Good Saturday morning.  My project today was made for the Splitcoaststampers Mix-Ability challenge to use at least two mediums.  Anna Wight was the host this week and she challenged us to create a layered floral tag.  For my tag I used color washing with Distress Ink reinker, PanPastel and Copic  markers.  The tag was made using the Poppystamps Pinpoint Main Street Tags,  Taylored Expressions Lattice Cutting Plate, Elizabeth Craft Designs Bunch of Flowers1 and Curvy Leaves.

I started by cutting the tag base using the largest die in the set. I cut the lattice layer, cut it again with the tag die and then attached it to the tag base with double stick tape.  I used the two largest tag dies to cut a frame and attached it over the the lattice using double stick tape.  The frame covered up the raw cut edges of the lattice and added another element of interest to the project.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 1 4 front

I cut the flower layers using white cardstock and color washed them with a brush using pink reinker mixed with water. My photos don’t  show much variation of color from the center out to the petals.  The light pink ink dried much lighter than when it was wet.  I actually added color to the center of the flowers and some on the petals with a pink Copic marker.  Check out my Color Washed Tutorial if you would like to see step by step color washing where I used a darker ink that allowed more variation of color.  I cut the leaves using white cardstock and colored them green using a mini applicator and green PanPastel.  I followed up by applying a yellow green ink with a Copic marker to add a more natural appearance to the leaves and also seal the pastel.

I formed the flowers using my Susan’s Garden Tool Kit stylus and molding pad and attached the three different sized layers together using glossy accents.  I lightly formed the leaves with the stylus and molding pad.  I arranged the foliage in place and attached to the tag base with glossy accents.  The flowers were attached in place using glossy accents.  I added the three tiny white snow pearls for the finishing touch.

KC Elizabeth Craft Bunch of Flowers 1 4 side

I had lots of fun combining the different mediums for my flowers and leaves.  It is always fun for me to play in the challenges on Splitcoaststampers and this challenge inspired me to get out both my PanPastel and Copic markers which I haven’t used in a long time.  I have learned so much playing in the Splitcoaststampers challenges over the 12 years that I have been a member and have gained so much from the wonderful community of paper crafters.  If you are new to Splitcoaststampers and would like to check out the challenges, galleries and resources just click here to go to the home page.  There is more information, inspiration and fun there than you could ever imagine.  You can start your own gallery to upload your artwork and you’ll find people there who love to encourage you.  I hope I see you there.

Thanks for coming by and I hope you have a great weekend.

Tag size”  5.00” x 3.25”