If you saw my post from last Saturday, you may have noticed that I didn’t use up the unicorn puppies that I had stamped and doodled. I had two left to play with so when I had a bit of time this week, I made two more embellishment tags.
Before stamping out the puppies from the C.C. Designs “Puppy Power” stamp set (my current favorite stamp set), I wiped away a bit of the image at the top of each head so that I could draw in unicorn horns. I doodled in unicorn horns using Copic Multiliner Pens in 0.1 pt and 0.03 pt tips (the ink won’t bleed when you use Copic or other alcohol markers with these pens). Next I Copic colored the images with the following colors:
Rainbow unicorn horns: R27, YR65, Y15, G09, B04, B66 and V06 with Clear Wink of Stella for shimmer
Brown Unipup: E40, E30, E31 and E33; Gray Unipup: N0, N1 and N3
Blue eyes on unipup: B91 and B01; Blush and inside ears: R20; Paw pads: N7
Lastly I fussy cut out all the images with my favorite Fiskars spring loaded scissors and inked the edges with a Momento Tuxedo Black Marker to give them a nice finished look.
For the tag bases, I used Inkssentials Heavyweight #5 Craft Tags; stencils from Melissa Frances (Hearts Missing) and Visible Image (Stars and Stripes); and modeling pastes to create some textured backgrounds from Liquitex Professional Modeling Paste, and Martha Stewart Sparkle Texture Effect. Once dry, I had some fun with watercoloring, spraying and splattering shimmer sprays and inks from my stash: DecoArt Shimmer Mister in Turquoise; Recollections Simply Pastel in Blue Shimmer; Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold, Mustard, Sheer, and Primrose; and Tattered Angels in Blue Icing, Tin Can and Viva Pink. Once all the pastes and sprays were dry, I die cut some backgrounds from thick watercolor paper to add some visual separation between the tag bases and the images using a die from the Spellbinders Calligraphy Flourish Tiles Die Set from the Ooh La La Collection.
Then it was sprinkle in lots of remnant trims of laces, pearl strands, bling trim, satin ribbons, pearl sprays and organza ribbons. I hot glued embellishments in turquoise, pale pink, cream, cotton candy pink, turquoise, and silver. For finishing touches, I also used some Bead Landing Words Craft Beads to add the following phrases to each tag embellishment: “play, laugh, love;” and “special smile.”
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These tags are being entered into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Sprinkle and Splatter Challenge
Word Art Wednesday Anything Goes Challenge
Creatalicious Anything Goes with Optional No Square or Rectangle Cards Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday Watercolor Challenge
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes Challenge
613 Avenue Create Anything Goes with Optional Magic/Fantasy Challenge
Penny Black and More Add Something Beginning with B – beads, bling, blue, and bows
Crafty Gals Corner Add a Ribbon or a Bow Challenge
Stamping Sensations Favorite Stamp Challenge