I don't like copying Tim's tags exactly, so I just concentrate on the techniques, and my tag includes the faux porcelain flowers (I also used Primas, plus some others found in my stash), as well as the tissue paper background. Instead of a spool, I placed my bouquet in one of Wendy Vecchi's art parts....the flower pot, which was gessoed, inked with the new peacock feathers distress ink, dusty concord and (also new) shaded lilac. It was then stamped with one of Wendy's fab backgrounds with berry purple archival ink.
The sentiment is a Wendy stamp. Next, a close up of the flowers. The small ones started out purple, but the others were white, and I tinted them with two of the new distress inks.....shaded lilac and squeezed lemonade (which is a great yellow) before dipping them in the melted UTEE. Please click on the link to Tim's blog (above) to see the step by step details for this technique.
Since digging out the melt pot and actually using it is not an everyday event around here, I wound up making way more flowers than I needed, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to participate in the current challenge over at the Wendy yahoo group. The theme is ATCs and the only rule, other than sticking to the theme is to use at least one of Wendy's stamps. I did that, and more, and also included more art parts than you'd think would fit on a 2 1/2 x 3 1/2" piece.
The scallops, leaves and vase are all art parts. Actually the vase started out in life as the base for a lamp, but I easily sliced off the lampshade. I used pretty much the same colors on it as I did on the flower pot and added a dusting of lemon sparkle perfect pearls (which goes so well with the touches of squeezed lemonade distress ink I used throughout the ATC.
I tried faux porcelain flowers once before with less success. The difference this time, I think, is that I really filled the melt pot with UTEE. It works much better if you can actually submerge the flowers into the UTEE. It still requires a little finesse, and Tim's blog has some helpful hints,.
As luck would have it, this week's challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show is "anything goes." So, I'm submitting the ATC there as well.
And now, back to working on some of my unfinished "masterpieces," LOL.