I was in desperate need of a "play" yesterday and as I haven't had the opportunity to join in some of my favourite challenges lately decided to use a couple of challenge themes to just "create".
I also had a flower left over from my tutorial and decided to use that as the basis for my tag. Click the link HERE for the tutorial if you would like to see how it was made.
I started with a Tando Creative Greyboard Tag and covered it first in DecoArt Brown Acrylic Paint before adding a coat of DecoArt Crackle Paint. A little Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges gave it a rustic feel.
I cut some metal mesh using a die and as this was a bit brassy I coloured it in places with DecoArt Burnt Umber and then some Quinacridone Gold.
More mesh and a cinnamon stick plus leaves cut from hessian and a sentiment from cork - all rather rustic! And the glam provided by the ribbon, flowers, glass pins and pearls.
Finally I added white gesso here and there with a paint brush and a few splatters as well.
I really enjoyed making this and hope to find more time now that some of my commitments are getting less to play for "me" more! I would like to enter my rustic tag into two of my favourite challenges:
It is very worthwhile hopping over to both these challenge blogs for some fabulous inspirational ideas from the Design Teams.
Thank you for joining me today and I hope the sun is shining wherever you are as it is here (although it is also raining and rather windy!)