I started with one of Tim's most basic distress ink techniques.....wrinkle free distressing, and used dusty concord, milled lavender, worn lipstick and tattered rose. I then stamped the dress (I won that Impression Obsession stamp in a raffle on the Ink Pad bus trip to the W. Springfield stamp expo last Saturday. Yea!), covered it with a mask I made of it, and restamped it so it looks like one is behind the other. I used black archival ink for that.
Next, I covered both dresses with masks and stamped over the whole tag with a Wendy Vecchi background stamp, using one of the newest archival ink colors.....sepia. Which is one of the (many) things I purchased at that stamp show. To continue with the masking theme, I put two Heidi Swapp mini butterfly masks on the piece (with the dress masks still in place), and using the blending tool, covered everything with some dusty concord. After removing the masks I decided there was too much contrast and went over the lighter areas with a little broken china.
A little rose just under the waistline was part of the stamp, and I covered it with a tiny Prima flower to add a bit of dimension. The sentiment is another Wendy stamp and it was cut with a Stampin' Up punch. The final touch was the beaded trim, a ton of which I scored at a very good price at the stamp show. Thanks to my friend Heidi for pointing me in the right direction or I would have missed it.
You know, if I had one ounce of patience I would have waited until Wednesday to see what Lori's Making Art challenge theme is going to be at Everything Wendy Vecchi this week. Maybe I could have had a fourfer. Or should we call that a quadfer? No matter. I lack patience. I couldn't wait. So I guess I'll be making something else on Wednesday. Hey, another excuse to ignore the growing mountain that is my laundry basket. A good thing.