A Loveliness of Ladybirds by Samantha Read

Hello, Samantha here today and I have a short tutorial showing how I altered a cheap wooden tag in to something pretty.
Did you know a group of ladybirds is called a Loveliness - how perfect!

It was my first time using the Things with Wings stamp set for these ladybirds, I chose to colour them in the traditional red colour but I think they would great in any colour, maybe seven, all the colours of the rainbow....

This is how the wooden tag and ladybirds began.

I painted a couple of coats of gesso before adding three colours followed by the gold.

I then knocked back the brightness of the colours by using walnut ink and stamping a leafy background for more details.

I coloured the leaves and ladybirds with watercolour and white embossed the sentiment on black card and adhered them all in place.

To finish I added some brighter coloured red ink to the ladybirds and some glossy accents and finally some spotty ribbon.

Here are the stamp sets I used:

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Thanks so much for looking, wishing you a lovely day, Sam :)


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