Friday, October 10, 2014

Fuzzy Monsters!


Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #50. er sponset både av Drawn with Character! Jeg valgte disse kjempesøte pelskledde monstrene for mitt DT-kort ♥ Som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke 'Knapper' :) 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/DrawnwithCharacter

Drawn with Character are both sponsoring us this week! For my DT project for Creative Fingers this week, I've inked up some cute and cuddly Fuzzy Monsters! ♥ Challenge #52. is as always themed Anything Goes, and we have an optional twist of using 'Buttons' on your project. You are most welcome to join in! :)
 
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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Simon Says Stamp ~ Use Watercolours! [Oct.14th.]
Crafting for all Seasons #87. ~ Too cute to spook! [Oct.13th.]
A little Bit Crafty ~ Boo!
[Oct.28th.]
Open-Minded Crafting
#20. ~ Fall / Autumn [Oct.10th]
Pile It On
#40. ~ Autumn! [Oct.11th.]  
 
Stamps/Images: Drawn with Character digistamp 'Valentine's Fuzzy Monsters1'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). PapirDesign CS 'Barnedåp 107955'. North Star Stamps CS 'Bursdagstekster A5'. KaiserCraft CS 'Retro'. Kort & Godt 'M-225'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Studio Light PP 'SL 03'. Plain cream cardstock. Notepaper.
Embellishments/Tools: Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 22'. Martha Stewart 'Flourish Edge Punch'. Crafters Companion 'Decorative Heart' 6x6 Emb Folder. Buttons unknown. Ranger Stickles and Glossy accents. Gluedots and 3D.

Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads to watercolor and distress image and papers. 

I created the background paper on a cream colored card, using Distress inks 'Fired brick', 'Spiced Marmelade' and 'Mustard Seed'. Starting with the yellow on the entire card, orange on the raised embossed heart as well as the edges around the heart. Finally dark red all around the edges. Misted it up with a spray of water and dabbed quickly off with a papertowel, to get a spattered effect. The little monster cuties were painted with a Koi waterbrush & the same colors plus green 'Peeled Paint' :) The text banner is done using the remains of ink on my craftsheet, mist of water and dabbing, plus 'Vintage photo' and 'Shabby Shutters'.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Fairy Shaylee Card


Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #50. er sponset både av ArtByMiran & PPinkyDolls! Motivet på mitt DT-bidrag er den nydelige feen 'Shaylee' fra ArtByMiran ♥ Som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke 'Tekst/setning' :)

https://www.etsy.com/shop/artbymiran?ref=pr_shop_more

Card text: The World's Best Sister!

ArtByMiran & PPinkyDolls are both sponsoring us this week! For my DT project for Creative Fingers this week, I've inked up the beautiful fairy 'Shaylee' from ABM ♥ Challenge #50. is as always themed Anything Goes, and we have an optional twist of using a 'Sentiment' on your project. You are most welcome to join in! :)

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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
ArtByMiran #15. ~ Anything Goes! [Sept.30th.]
Cute Card Thursday #340. ~ Dies and Punches [Oct.1st.]
Scrapy Land Ch. #2. ~ Dies & heat embossing!
[Sept.28th.]
Simon says Wednesday ~ Anything Goes! [Sept.30th.]
Cuttlebug Mania
~ Anything Die Cut! [Sept.30th.]
...Supplies used ~ Spellbinders dies etc. listed below :)

This is how it looks when the card is displayed standing ~ if the light is just right you can kind of see through the sentiment on the inside, to the fairy image on the front.. Not intentionally, discovered it when I took photos of the card for the blog! Cool effect :)

This Winnie the Pooh sentiment is just the cutest ever! I think it's this quote that's been translated here: Some people care too much. I think it's called love
 

Stamps/Images: ArtByMiran 'Fairy Shaylee' digistamp. Kort og Godt clearstamps 'M-188', and 'M-193'. Hot off the Press 'Dressform'. Echangeable ClearStamps 'Courage ER-A11'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Magnolia 'BakgrundsSwirl Bröllup'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white and dark brown cardstock. Digipaper inside '..'.
Embellishments/Tools: Anna Griffin 5x7 Emb. Folder Border 'Wildflower Gate'. Panduro Hobby 'velvet vine ribbon'. ScrapLovers rhinestones, and Basic Grey 'Bling it'. Washi from Søstrene Grene & Jekta Libris (Tromsø). Spellbinders™ Nestabilities 'Labels 8-S5019', and Frameabilities 'Scalloped Edge Frame'. QuicKutz (new branded as LifeStyle crafts/We R Memory Keepers) A2 Emb. Folder 'Label'. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75', and round corner adorner.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. 
I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, the shimmer is really fantastic with theese! And Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. To get the gold flecks, I saturated a brush with H2O inka gold + water, and flicked the brush against a wooden stick, so it spattered the image.
Added Glossy accents to some details. The die-frame is heat-embossed with 'unknown bronze' embossing powder.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Amor Vincit Omnia..


Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #48. er sponset av Beccy's Place. Mitt DT-bidrag er et bryllupskort med den vakre setningen "Amor Vincit Omnia" som betyr "Kjærligheten overvinner alt"Som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke 'Blomster'. Blir nok til å bruke denne digi-blomsten flere ganger ~ nydelig!


I love this sentence "Amor Vincit Omnia" which means "Love Conquers All" ♥ 
I made a wedding card as my DT project for this weeks challenge #48. at Creative Fingers
http://www.beccysplace.com/

Beccy's Place is our sponsor, and the Theme is as always Anything Goes, with an optional twist this week of using 'Flowers' on your project. You are most welcome to join in! :)
 
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I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Beccy's Place ~ September ch.: Anything goes [Sept.30th.]
Creative Knockouts #54. ~ Outdoors [Sept.17th.]
A Creative Romance #32. ~ Anything goes
[Sept.25th.]
Sister Act #74. ~ Anything goes [Sept.18th.]
Crafty Little Fairies ~ September ch.: Sparkle & Bling! [Sept.28th.]

Stamps/Images: Beccy's Place 'Romantic Roses' & the hearts & love txt digistamps. Kort & Godt 'Til brudeparet - Gratulerer' CS M-151. Panduro CS 'Bryllup'. Kaisercraft Clear Texture Stamps 'Botanical' & 'Flutter'.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Plain white cardstock. Panduro Hobby - Amor Vincit Omnia coll. 'Eternal Love', and Panduro unknown (maybe Vibeke Spigseth?) designerpaper. Kay Miller Design digi 'KMILL_journalingbox'.
Embellishments/Tools: Panduro washitape 361658, and hearts velvet ribbon. Doily unkown. Basic Grey 'Bling it rhinestones'. Butterfly glansbilder from TGR (Tiger-Stores). Lace unknown. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Techniques: Ranger Ink Glossy Accents (to create the raindrops). 3D foam. I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams.  

To watercolor the flower image, I used my Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors; Ruby Red, Poppy Red & Sweet Alfalfa, plus my Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads; Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters, Mowed Lawn, Mustard Seed, Festive Berries, Fired Brick & Aged Mahogany. DI Tea Dye to distress edges of card and papers. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

My ScrapRoom & Watercoloring!


I'm showing off my scraproom today, as well as letting you know a couple of useful storage tips & watercoloring tips for digistamp newbies! :) 

The simple but yummy candyjar above is decorated with washitape and string, and the image is a Sugarnellie rubberstamp by Leanne Ellis 'Cherub'. I wish to enter it into the following fab challenges: 

Eclectic Ellapu ~ Anything goes: using HEARTS [Sept.30th.]
Not Just Cards #1. ~
Anything goes [Sept.13th.]
Crafty Girls
#26.~ Anything goes [Sept.16th.]
Stamping Sensations ~ September: Things with Wings [
Oct.1st.]
Craft my life ~
August & September: Non-card projects! [Sept.30th.] 

My Scraproom and some tips & techniques! :)



Now, I've been asked many a time about how I store my stamps, papers and ribbons. But how I watercolor & print my digi-stamps is most often asked, as many experience a lot of 'bleeding' from the black lines when they print with inkjet printers, and some even give up on digis altogether!
I mostly watercolor, both the rubberstamped and the digistamp images. Favourite medium to use are my Tim Holtz® Distress Ink (pads & markers).

As well as regular watercolor cubes and pens, I LOVE my Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors! I have loads of fun stencils I use, with the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool (& Mini Ink Round Blending Tool) and Foams. 

When I ink, I usually do several images at a time, in the same color theme ~ It saves time and you don't waste too much of your inks either, as you would if you did just the one image. Theese four digistamps to the left are from: A day for Daisies 'Music For Me' & 'Braid In My Hair'. MayzyArt 'Bibis Harmony'. Saturated Canary 'Fancy'.


The watercolored image up top I made this summer for an FB challenge this summer in the Simply B Stamps group. 'Chilin' Lola' digistamp with my own drawn n colored background! I was happy with my bat - not so much the crocodile, but it's been years since I used to draw!
 
If you have time, you should really check out this Comic book artist, Brett Weldele's YouTube channel. He's an amazing artist with an extraordinary technique, using both Tim Holtz DI markers, stains and pads when he paints! This demo is with the Distress King himself: Scrap-Time's CHA demo med Tim Holtz - Distress Markers. Katharina Frei from Whiff of Joy also have a YouTube channel using distress inks for inking.

And there are so many more to get inspiration from, just type in watercoloring, or any other search words, I can spend hours watching amazing artists play on camera :)

Storage tips...
I'm all about saving my inks, they are expensive enough to buy, so I want them to last as long as possible. I keep a white paper/cardstock inside a plastic bag, sealed with a tape. I use this as a 'palette' for blending my colors. You can also write ink-names/add a sample color on the paper first, before putting it in the plastic bag. The distress ink will dry on it, and reactivate when u want to use it again. Just store it dust-free ;) And if you have a laminate maschine/laminate pocket that would work fine as well. Actually, any clean smooth non-porous surface will do fine, even a ceramic kitchen tile. StampinStuff01 have a youtube video where she uses a kitchen tile for her coloring, and she uses a blendingpen along with markers :) 


This is my work space, and as you see I keep my H2O inks in a metal box, wich I've lined with strips of 3Dfoam, to separate the colors. And after coloring, if there is ink still left in my plastic sheet, I just store it on top of the H2O's in the metal box. If I have muddled the colors to much or almost used them up, I just spray a little water on it and dry off with a kitchen towel.

To keep my workspace bench clean (it's all white and I wish it to stay that way!), I use a wax tablecloth (?) which I cut to fit, and stuck to the table with washitape. The brown sheet is an invaluable thing to have ~ Ranger Non-Stick Craft Sheet. You can use your heat gun, spill inks and paint, no problem! Even alcohol inks, just rub off with some alcohol solution.



I am definitely a hoarder when it comes to stamps and papers.. You can see I have many ways of storage. The black albums are from Stamp n' Store, and store most of my EZ-mounts, Clearstamps goes in re-used plastic boxes, still smelling slightly of cookies ;) 
EZ-mount can also be stored in CD-cases & old VHS-tape covers. I also got A4 ring-albums where I've laminated sheets to adhere the stamps to. 


I probably own several thousand rubber & clearstamps, and it's the same with digistamps, they just don't take up as much space.. sitting pretty inside my computer.. and on a back-up harddrive, PLEASE remember to back up your files as often as possible, it is TERRIBLE when a crash happens o_O



I love to sort and label my stuff, everything has it's place!
Papers, embellishments, stamps, ribbons, fabric, tools.. If you have any questions on any of this, I'll try my best to answer :)



I print my digi-stamps onto watercolor papers with my inkjet, and there is a trick to making the ink set on the paper before watercoloring it! Ofcourse if you got an laser-printer you are all set! Laser-printers make the ink stay put, but if you got inkjets, there's very few that has permanent ink. This means that the images you print out will get 'bleeding' of the linesart and result in smudges and muddied black lines when you watercolor. 

You can reduce this by heatsetting the images with an iron (use copypaper between the iron and the watercolorpaper). Or heatset by heatgun - needs to be heated up several times, and cooled off completely. It generally helps big-time to just let the dry-off period be a couple of days :) However....

my RINSE ~ TAP ~ DRY technique
for watercoloring inkjet digistamps! :)
  
The very best technique is to just rinse the digistamp under water! Takes only a few seconds to run off excess ink. Immidiately turn the paper face down and tap off the water on kitchentowels, turn it over onto another kitchentowel which is dry still - and tap off again. Then allow to dry completely. Now the image is 99% non-bleed-proof :)


When I've added my chosen digis to for ex. word, I print them out on
Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed), which is my preferred paper of choice - it fits fine in the printer without getting stuck.  
However, if I do use thicker paper, I add a regular copy/printer paper underneath - taping the watercolorpapers end a centimeter above the bottom of the copypaper - then the printer drags the copypaper inside the rollers first, and the watercolorpaper doesn't get stuck! Just make sure there's enough space above the digis so you don't cut bits of them off :)

First of all though, you want to make sure you print using the black cartridge - forgetting this is the main reason why digis from different companies act so differently in this process. Some digis are actually not pure black, but a mix of colors - that appears black to our eyes, and the printer mixes it's colors to create the black for you. But I've found that the pure black sets better than using the color cartridges, so do try the 'print in monochrome / grey scale' option!


Just see how clear the lineart stays on this lovely ADFD digi, even with lots of watercoloring on the lines :) For creating good flow and even surface with the watercolors for the backgrounds, use a broad/flat brush or waterbrush. I also find that masking an image first (post-it's are super for masking) and then going over the image with distress inks, mists and spray of water or just the 'flick & swish with fingers' method, is an easy way of creating great backgrounds for your stamps. 
See examples of this technique on theese watercolor projects:
A Pirate's Life for me... Cogsley Copperpot SteamPunk Tag .. and example with use of stencils also here ~ Still inking with the Green & Blues!

To finish this very loooong blogpost ~ which I probably will add more to as I remember it *lol* I give u some links to some of my absolute favourite digi-stamp companies! (you find more in my sidebar) They all give excellent service and quality, tried and teasted.

Awesome Digi stamp companies:...
AuroraWings Saturated Canary Mo's Digital Pencil A day for daisies Kenny K. MayzyArt Tiddly InksThe Stamping Chef Sassy Studio DesignsSweetPea stampsSimply Betty StampsMake it Crafty The Paper Shelter StitchyBear misc. artistsWhimsy stamps misc. artists... and theese are only but a few of my faves!

A little reminder: Please remember to add watermarks to your photos when posting your creations online.. and don't share digi-stamps with others ♥ 
Search for freebies that are given away by the artists themselves instead! A good place to start is the Free Digital Stamps Blog. Learn all about AngelPolicies at Stamp Out.
You can also create your very own digistamps, either by drawing or texts in paint or other programs ~ for example like this Alice in Wonderland text, it took me no more than 5 minutes! Freebie 4 u :) 

...På norsk? Beklager, ikke denne gangen! Blir litt for mye å oversette... Men det ligger en 'Å skrive ut / Bruk av Digitale stempler ~ Tutorial!' jeg lagde for noen år siden på Scrapping.no forumet. Med mange lenker om emnet :)

Friday, August 22, 2014

Home sweet home! :)


Nå er sommeren snart over, rekordvarme dager, sol og mye reising frem og tilbake til Lofoten... Og forrige uke var jo opp og ned, Lofoten, Bodø, Tromsø og tilbake siden mamma hadde netthinneløsning på et øye og måtte opereres ~ det gikk kjempefint! Og innimellom fikk jeg jo shoppet litt også ;) Er bare SÅ deilig å endelig være hjemme igjen, og kunne kose meg ordntlig på scrapperommet mitt, og pakke ut nye herligheter... [skal legge ut et bilde av allt stæsjet her!]

Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #46. er sponset av OddBall Art Stamps, og som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke 'tekstur'. Utfordringen varer i 14dager, så her er tid nok å være med :)

"Next time you think of beautiful things, don't forget to think about yourself!"

SO good to be back home! After staying in Lofoten almost all summer long, and travelling back and forth, it's sweet to relax and enjoy my scraprooms treasures again :) Got my inks and stampmotifs with me when I'm away, but inspiration to create (and all the stuff to do so with) is in my scraproom ofcourse.. would be difficult to carry all that ~ they joke that I got more supplies than a whole store.. which probably is true! *lol*

This weeks challenge #46. at Creative Fingers (will run for 2 weeks) is sponsored by OddBall Art Stamps, and the Theme is as always Anything Goes, with an optional twist this week of using 'Texture' on your project. You are most welcome to join in! :)
 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/oddballartco

I enter my card in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
Eclectic Ellapu ~ Anything goes: using watercolours! [Aug.10th.]
Sister Act #71. ~ ! [Aug.28th.]
Sweet Pea Stampers ~ embossing wet or dry!
[Aug.27th.]
Crafting Musketeers #16. ~ 1,2,3! (1 image, 2 flowers, 3 leaves) [Aug.29th.] [TOP 3 Pick!]
Sisters Of Craft
~ August Anything goes! [Aug.31st.]

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Stamps/Images: OddBall Art Stamps 'Big Eye Girl Image No. 24'. North Star Stamps 'Store gode tekster'. The text on front is from a papernapkin glued onto cardboard, used a scalpel to make a frame in the prima paper :)
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Prima Marketing Inc. - Flirty little secret coll. 'Coy', and (inside) Prima Journaling notepad bloc-notes.
Embellishments/Tools: Prima flowers 'Belle fleur rouge 523695', and leaves 'Crown Jewels coll. Elizabeth'. Magnolia Doohickey's Die 'Tilda Lace'. Memory Box Stencil 'Tessatina 88516'. Anna Griffin 5x7 Embossing Folder and Border 'Foundry'. Nille Memories epoxy stickers. MT kamoi washi tape 'ex1P stamp', and 'number pink'. Poshi washi tape 'love all around'. EK Success® Whale Of A Punch 'Large Circle 1.75'.
Techniques: I always use my Scor-Pal to score n fold my cards. I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image and papers. Rangers Glossy Accents added to details ~ shiny!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Owl tag for my Mum ♥


Merker at denne sommeren har fløyet bort når jeg kommer til bloggen min! *tørker støv* Har vært i Lofoten stort sett siden slutten av mai, noen snarturer innom hjemme, rasket med meg litt ting og tang i kofferten... Å glemme klær går an, glemme distress inks'ene er umulig! :) 
Sist vi var hjemme i Blokken var hybelkaninene blitt så store at jeg nesten snublet i dem! *hehe* Hvem gidder å dra frem støvsugeren i den varmen som har vært? Og midt i all den fartingen frem og tilbake? Neida, satt heller med ei vifte i nærheten, iskald pepsimax og scræppet en tag til mammaen min, med ei ugle på siden hun er så glad i dem ♥

Ukens utfordring hos Creative Fingers #45. er sponset av DillyBeans, og som alltid er det 'Lag-hva-du-vil' med et valgfritt tema som denne gangen er å bruke 'Fargen SORT + andre farger', men hovedsaklig sort! Siden det er sommer vil den vare i 14dager, så her er tid nok å være med :)

Min niese på 10 år tok dette flotte bildet her på Hammerstad Camping :)
 
Helt fantastisk sommervær iår! Oppe i 32°C! Har jo hatt noen torden dager også ~ og duallverden for et regnskyll, trodde det var syndefloden som stod for døren... om jeg hadde trodd på sånt da ;) Men i morgen blir det visst sol og fint vær igjen ~ og da blir det kansje tur på Vikinge festivalen ~ Lofotr museumet på Borg iløpet av helga? 


I know that I've been absent when I get to my blog and have to dust away imaginary dust-bunnies! ;) The time has just flown by, summers gone soon and now it's almost fall.. 
Well, at least it's livable now! There's been times with record tropical heat, up to 32°C here on Hammerstad Camping ~ fantastic for northern Norway, just check out the pretty postcard photo my 10 year old niece took with her iPad up above! Have had som days now with thunder and lighting, and such heavy rainfall.. thought we might need Noahs ark.. ;) But tomorrows forecast is sunny again, so we might get to go to the Viking festival at Lofotr viking museum this weekend!

http://www.sillydillybeans.blogspot.nl/
I'm joining the B-Team for this weeks challenge #45. at Creative Fingers. The sponsor is DillyBeans & the Theme is as always Anything Goes, with an optional twist this week of using 'Black & ......any other colour(s)'. You are most welcome to join in! :)



I enter my tag in theese fab Challenges: [Ends on]
A Vintage Journey #12. ~ Time Flies! ~ w.Tim's techniques! [August 20th.]
Stamping Sensations ~ August Anything Goes! [August 31st.]
Scribble and Scrap #24. ~ Anything Goes!
[August 13th.]
Time 4 Scrap #44. ~ Animals! [August 15th.]
Dilly Beans ~ Create a Project/Character Based on YOU! [August 14th.] [TOP 3 Pick!]

Me and my mum are different in many ways, I'm much more of the brown/dark fan, as for her, she tends to like the white vintage romance style. I read Stephen King & like my solitude.. She reads the Bible & love the company of others.. But we love alot of the same things too ~ our family, vintage, owls & cats, sci-fi, art & crafts, painting.. quotes!
"Life is a Journey... Not a destination!" So don't be in a hurry to get there ~ take your time in each moment & enjoy the sights, make memories, enjoy creating & sharing

Stamps/Images: Dilly Beans digital stamp '539-Owl'. Lazar StudioWERX Inc rubberstamp 'Funky Holidays' (swirl). Createwings Designs digital element house from 'Creation C23 Bundle - This Moment'. Quote is from Ralph Waldo Emerson ***INPUT when I get home***.
Papers: Bazzill cardstock. Misc scraps & papers.
Embellishments/Tools & Techniques: 
Tim Holtz Sizzix Big Shot Die 'Tags And Bookplates'. Prima flower. Reuse of Old button and some ribbons from shirts/blouses.
 I prefer Canson Montvale aquarelle paper (200 g/m coldpressed). My distress tools from Ranger Ink is always in use! ~ Tim Holtz® Mini Ink Round Blending Tool & the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool and Foams. I used misc. Luminarte Twinkling H2o's Shimmering Watercolors, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads & markers to watercolor and distress image. I swiped some DI inkpads over the tag, added water let run, heatgun & blended again, spattered with some Distress Inks spray mister with refill DI's, dried off ~ then I embossed the image, and stamped parts of the tag with my swirly stamp, plus transparent WOW embossing powder.. *Sooooo SHINY!*    
 Added Glossy accents to some details, some washi tape and Panduro waxed thread. Some background paper is done with mixed media ~ acrylic brown, black n gold paints + bubblewrap on my Gelli Arts 6x6 Gel Printing Plate. And on the top of the tag I've used Ranger Ink Dylusions 'Black Marble' spray ink & Tattered Angels Glimmermist 'coffee shop' and a stencil 'Memory Box Stencil - Flourish 88519'.