Thursday, 16 March 2017
Oxide Meadow Flowers
Hello all! After all that Skullduggery, we're back to more normal service with a quick meadow flower tag for you today.
You saw the background for this in the XOX Oxides post, and this tag came about just as a bit of playtime with those backgrounds.
This time we've gone in the direction of my favourite meadowgrasses, rather than the more masculine look of Hats Off to Distress Oxides.
The purple and brown combination has long been a favourite around here and I had such fun adding the chalky oxidisation of the new inks into the mix.
Again, this is a combination of Oxides and traditional Distress Inks, so that you get the mix of opacity and translucence.
For me, so far, that's the real joy of the new Distress Oxides... getting the interplay between their chalky softness and the more intense colour of the original versions.
And because the background is basically the point here, the rest of this tag is really very simple.
There are some of my favourite Tim Holtz grasses (from the Spring Sprung stamp set)...
... and some of the Wildflowers, all stamped in Potting Soil and clear-embossed to give them good strong definition against those complex inky effects.
I added some white pen accents to the heads of the flowers, as is my wont.
I felt it needed another white echo or two, so I added some doodled borders around the edges, as well, of course, as some delicate white spatter.
Some Small Talk stickers provide the words - excellent advice when you have new arty stash to play with, I think.
And a matted kraft background and some simple twine finish the whole thing off.
Thanks so much for dropping in today. I hope you're all having a great week. I'm at Destination Inspiration over at A Vintage Journey on Monday, so I'll hope to see you there!
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There's some subtle white splatter here, and really that whole background is just smoosh and splatter, so I'd like to share this at Emerald Creek Dares, the March dare is to Splatter Some Fun