The Splitcoast Stampers Mixed Media challenge MIX269 this week is to do no line piercing with a spring theme. And of course make it mixed media.
Since I am cheap and use black stazon ink because I only need one ink pad, I wasn't sure how the black would work since you are supposed to use a light colored ink with your stamp, so I went outside the box. OK... I went so far outside the box that we aren't even in the same neighborhood anymore. I used a ARTplorations stencil called Bold Florals Mini..
I traced on the back side of a tag that I made using
I used some packing material and a sewing pin to do the piercing.
After piercing, I watercolored the flowers and background.
I could have stopped here but I decided I wanted more. Much more. I stamped the dotted circles and splatters. I used an alphabet set to stamp the sentiment. I then took a black ink pen and started doodling on the flowers and around the edges. I also added glitter to the centers of the flowers.
I wanted it to be a double tag. So I used ARTplorations stencil called Plaid Maker.
I stamped more of the little circles and a little heart from
I then tied both tags together using some blue raffia.
Since I had extra of the "plaid" paper I made another tag.
I used STAMPlorations Art Marks
and Butterfly Row
as well as the little heart from