Monday 25 May 2015

Decadent Love

     This is my last project this month using Phill Martin's Decadent Damask stamps and Decadent Wine colours. I shall be coming back to these though as I have fallen in love with them completely. You can buy these at your local craft shop, they are distributed by Creative Expressions.

     I began with a mount board tag that I had lurking on my desk, it was cream already so I didn't have to paint a base colour. I die cut a shape similar to Phill's motif and stuck it on with Cosmic Shimmer PVA, then I sprayed it with Decadent Wine Spray Mist. Once that was dry I rubbed some gilding wax over it, I don't have the wine (yet!) so I used Vintage Plum. If you don't have texture paste but do have a die cut machine this is a way of achieving the raised look of paste, the wax gives it the gorgeous shine that the paste has.
     The gold swirl is made with the same mask but using one of the other shapes along with Royal Gold Texture Paste.
     The word 'love' is from a set called Winter Greetings, they're mostly Christmas words but I liked the shape of this type face. Both on the word and all around the tag I have used Inca Flakes gilding flakes.
     In the bottom corner I have used made three little dots with the Wine PVA, some flakes stuck to it, I should have used the flakes and then done the dots last but it doesn't look too bad, it's antiqued!

       Using one of the Corners and Icons stamps with Distress Ink Seedless Preserve I stamped a few images in the top corner.
     The glittery motif was done using Phill's Sparkle Texture Paste and a Special Touch mask called ornate frame. I taped off the areas I didn't want so the paste only went through the shape I did want.
     To finish it off I have used some ribbon that I've had for some time, I think it's an iridescent ribbon that Creative Expressions had a few years ago, they do have quite a range of gorgeous ribbons to choose from.

Materials used
Phill Martin stamps - Decadent Damask Corners and Icons
Phill Martin Decadent Wine colour range - Sparkle Texture Paste / PVA Glue / Ink Spray Mist
CE Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Wax - Vintage plum
CE Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes - Inca Flakes
CE Cosmic Shimmer Glues - Dries Clear PVA / Flake and glitter Glue
CE Cosmic Shimmer Texture Paste - Royal Gold
CE Stamp Set - Winter Greetings
Distress Ink - Seedless Preserve

I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:
Inkspirational - Purple / and love or wedding
Simply Papercraft - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Stencil It
Love To Create - Anything Creative / Mixed Media


  1. A gorgeous tag, thanks for the lovely comment. Vee xx

  2. The gold is really lovely against the jewel tones, Rocky! Thanks for playing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge this week!

  3. gorgeous mixed media tag-love the dramatic feel to this and adore the gold with purple. Thanks for joining us at Ink

  4. What a bold tag! The purple and gold look great together and I like your work with the mask. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  5. The stamps are called 'decadant damsks ' and 'decadant' is the word that springs to mind when Ilook at your tag. Fabulously shimmery and ornate!


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