When I saw in the Simon Says Stamp Background Challenge, I knew that I wanted to use some of my favorite background stamps to decorate a tag that had some flowers on it. However, it turned into a 6x6 canvas that has a tag and some flowers on it. I am using this project as a gift for my mother as well as entering it into the SSS challenge.
I limited myself to using only plain scraps from my scrap container to make the flowers. I used Tim Holtz Tattered Flowers die to make the flowers. I decorated the plain cardstock scraps with various background stamps and Distress inks to give them a pattern and texture.
For the tag, I used Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates die. I cut it out of a light brown cardstock and did a tone-on-tone stamping with one of my favorite background stamps, Hero Arts Classic Fabric Design cling stamp.
For the base of the canvas, I stamped Stampin Ups Hello Doily stamp in Versamark ink and heat embossed it with Ranger clear embossing powder on pastel paper. I should have used a mixed media or watercolor paper, but was not sure what I was going to do at the time. I then colored the entire paper with Faber-Castell gelatos in Lemon and Butterscotch and blended them with my fingers and some water. After this dried, I adhered it to the canvas with gel medium. I colored the sides of the canvas in the same colors.
I adhered all the elements with gel medium and Tombow glue. Now I have a little present for my mother's desk (she is a teacher). I hope it makes her smile.
List of background stamps I used for the flowers:
Hero Arts Classic fabric design cling stamp
Hero Arts Tiny Ink Spots woodblock stamp
Recollections faded handwriting woodblock stamp
Tim Holtz Boundless flight stamps
Tim Holtz Urban Tapestry
Tim Holtz Mixed Media set ( love these stamps!)