This is my entry in the Lovely Linda Ledbetter’s challenge, using techniques outlined by Tim Holtz on page 54 of his Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 2. Tim discusses some variations on this technique, and I used several of them on this project, especially loving the Textured Layering. Again using what I had on hand, I used Sunflower Sparkle and Forever Violet sprays and placed the faux enameled metal on a #8 Kraft tag.
The stamp is La Blanche, stamped on kraft paper and heat embossed using Distress Embossing Ink and fine black embossing powder. The purple ribbon was stained with Dusty Concord Distress Stain; the other ribbon was colored with Sunflower Sparkle. The rosette trim (Tim Holtz) was stained with Forever Violet and Perfect Pearl.
I wanted some dimension around the swan, so I matted her with some card stock from the Nostalgic Collection, Cut & Emboss Series, and then popped her off the tag with black foam tape. All edges were inked with Black Soot Distress Ink, some also with Dusty Concord.
I love the feeling of calm I have when I see this beautiful swan. I chose the word “Serenity” (computer-generated) to express the emotion.