Friday, May 29, 2020

I love you Speckled Egg...

Hi my friends, after labelling, swatching and organising the new Speckled Egg goodies, it was time to play and first, I decided to make a Distress Custom Blend Ink Pad to use to create a background on a tag but what colours did I want to add to complement this beautiful soft Duck Egg Blue
One definitely was going to be Frayed Burlap and after much pondering and several cups of coffee I went for, from top to bottom...Antique Linen Distress Ink, Speckled Egg Distress Oxide, Old Paper Distress Ink and Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide. I smooshed the ink pad several times on to my craft mat, spritzed with water and laid the Distress Mixed Media HeavyStock tag on to the ink and after drying, spritzing with water and tapping back in to pick up the remaining droplets of ink, this was the result. When you choose colours to make a custom blend ink pad, you never really know what you're going to get but on this occasion I was super duper happy with my choices.
I decided to use the tag to make another project to add to my Collection Folio

I got a little carried away during the creative process so there are some steps that I didn't photograph. I trimmed Distress Mixed Media HeavyStock to 5" x 7", spritzed with water and sprayed with Vintage Photo Distress Spray Stain, Walnut Stain and Speckled Egg Distress Oxide Sprays, dried and spritzed with water again to create the waterdroplet effect. I inked the script stamp from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Flower Shop with Speckled Egg Distress Oxide, stamped randomly on the background, sprinkled with Speckled Egg Distress Embossing Glaze and heat set
I fixed the tag to the panel and trimmed to create a border around the edge. I stamped the bird and nest images from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Nature Walk and the script from Flower Shop inked with Ground Espresso
Inspired by my sweet friend Zoe's Speckled Egg tag, I stamped the eggs from Nature Walk inked with Speckled Egg Distress Ink on to a scrap of Distress Watercolor card over-stamped with the speckly detail stamp inked with Ground Espresso Distress Archival.
I used my trusty Fiskars Craft Knife to make a slit in the nest and yes, I know what you are thinking, should have done it before I fixed the tag to the panel and slipped the eggs into the nest.
I applied Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink through Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Digits Mini Layering Stencil, sprinkled with Speckled Egg Distress Embossing Glaze and heat set. I added Idea-ology Field Notes Ephemera, coloured randomly with Vintage Photo and Speckled Egg Distress Spray Stain using a Distress Detailer Brush, sprinkled with the matching Distress Embossing Glazes and heat set. I added white splatters using a Posca Paint Pen.
I die-cut the flower from Distress Watercolor card using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Wildflower Stems 1 and coloured with Speckled Egg and Vintage Photo Distress Re-inkers using a Distress Detailer Brush.
I fixed the flower in place with Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mini Foam Adhesive to create dimension

added Idea-ology Field Notes Snippets and Clippings Stickers

and finished by distressing the edges of the panel using Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
The weather forecast is sunny and warm for the weekend, so have fun whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday to share my DT project for Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. But if you are heading over to Tim and Mario's place on Saturday night (6.00pm) if you're in the UK for another fun and inspiring Facebook Live party, I'll see you there.
Toodle-oo for now
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. Beautiful Kath and the new colour is amazing.xx

  2. I adore this Kath the combinations are stunning ❤️

  3. Fabulous Kath! The custom blend is awesome and, of course, the speckled egg color is my new favorite! I just received mine in the mail, so this weekend will be play time! Have a great weekend!

  4. Kath, what a fantastic tag!!! I love everything about it! You are one creative, talented lady!!!

  5. So beautiful enjoy your weekend x

  6. Amazing creation, Love all the elements and love the Robin Egg Blue!

  7. What a great combo for your custom ink pad. I must be out of touch as I have not seen these before.Love the duck egg blue. I have not used my blog for almost 4 years now, so I am trying to get back into it. Good to be back amongst my favourite crafters.

  8. LOVE this Kathy, well done. I love the detail, the colours, can't wait to get my Speckled Egg!! Stay well and creative.