Monday, 10 March 2008
Thank you Hels for setting another great Sunday Stampers Challenge. This week the theme is Oriental. Same rules as usual, inky, stamping and whatever media you would like to use; cards, ATCs, Tags, whatever you want to make".
Well I had so much fun making this tag. I used a red 6" x 3" tag and then made a slightly smaller tag in black. I used an oriental background stamp to stamp on the black card with a versamark ink pad and then I put on gold embossing powder and heated it. I stamped a very large oriental lady in stazon onto a piece of white shrink plastic and coloured it using sakura glitter gel pens, painted on with a waterbrush, to get a very soft finish. I then punched a hole in the shrink plastic before heating it to shrink it. The main image I stamped onto a piece of white card using versamark and again used gold embossing powder. I coloured the image using the sakura glitter pens and waterbrush. I then gently rubbed over the image and the white card with some distress inks, to give it a slightly aged look. I decided to have a go at triple embossing, so I inked the distressed piece of card with versamark ink and dipped it in to some UTEE and then heated with the heat tool and then repeated again twice. I matted this on to black card and then gold card and mounted it onto the tag. I attached the shrink plastic piece with a little piece of red and gold thread to the bottom of the main image - so the shrink plastic piece "swings".
Well I have finally managed to complete last weeks Sunday Stampers Challenge, set by Hels. "Make a card, ATC, Fat Page, Moo, Skinny, tag...in fact, just whatever you wish....but you must use an image of a man or of men." Unfortunately this one didn't photograph very well at all. I used distress inks for the background on the tag and then I stamped the image using a black ink pad. I had trouble getting it to dry, so after heating it with my heat gun I sprinkled a little gold embossing powder over the image and then heated it again. This is definately a "looks better in the flesh" one LOL.
I joined in a monthly swap, along with about 14 other people. The object of this swap is to create mini projects of your choice to send to others on the list. The general idea is that once you have received a piece of craft, then you could use it for inspiration or interpret in your own way. This is the first project I have made.
I used a blank wooden picture frame and covered it with aluminium foil tape and then dabbed alcohol inks over it. I then added 6 small paper flowers, each with a touch of gold glitter in the centre. The rose picture is from one of Joanna Sheen's CD's. I printed the design out and then decoupaged it up. I also printed "Sammy" on the inner frame.
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