Friday 22 April 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge # 18 - Resist technique

Hi All    -    Happy Good Friday   -   Have you had your hot cross buns today?

It's another beautiful sunny day here in Surrey with wall to wall sunshine. What a fabulous week it has been for getting in the garden and I have done so much, it is looking very tidy and ready for summer. I even have done most of my pots with summer bedding - just waiting to get some geraniums and to do my hanging baskets and I will be done.

On to the main business of the post. Welcome to the Friday Stamp Man challenge where the lovely Lisa O is challenging us to produce a card or project that includes the resist technique. As always the challenge is sponsored by Jill at The Stamp Man and the winner will receive a £10.00 voucher to spend at the shop. There are lots of new products on-line so do go and have a look.

Now as you know I had a play last weekend and enjoyed the experience but was not inspired by what I had created, but, with my next memories book now well and truly on the make I am much happier. However I cannot show you the totally finished cover today as 'the cat will be let out of the bag' so to speak but here is the cover of the project so far

Wooden book
Household paints - coral flair, duck-egg blue, lost lake, sophistication, white
Claudine Hellmuth - tacky back canvas, gesso, multi-medium matte
DIs - dried marigold, worn lipstick, barn door, weathered wood, tumbled glass
Clear embossing ink and powder
TH stamps - shabby french, tattered elements
Graphics 45 Le Romantique paper pad.
Ideaology - ornate book plate, fragment charm, grungeboard letters - alphabet soup
Cosmic twinkles - red fire
Items for embellishing from my stash

 These photos show you the 'recipe' I have followed -

The wooden book bought from the Fanborough Show earlier in the year

This shows the boards which have been primed and painted. I used multi medium to stamp onto the sticky back canvas and then washed over with watered down household paint. This was stuck over both front and back boards and spine to allow the boards to open.
See Claudine Hellmuth's tutorial - HERE

I also primed and painted the inside pages.

I used the embossing resist technique on the front cover board.
See Tim Holtz tutorial - HERE

The book is coming together.

I then started to embellish it.

I used lace, inked muslin, flowers, a fragment charm and die cut leaves, hearts and butterfly.

Painted and glittered TH grungeboard letters and coral lace have finished it off so far.

Challenges that inspired me this week are -
Sunday Stampers - All you need is love
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Lord Tim of Holtz technique
Simon Says Challenge - Emboss it
Pile It On - Smells like rubber

So I hope we will see you at The Stamp Man Challenge for this next fortnight.

Have a great Easter weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Margreet said...

this looks wonderful Brenda....I'm curious at the inside....hope you have a happy Easter!
xxx Margreet

Lisa Jane said...

oh wow Bredna - its looking fab.. i cant wait to see it come to life
Hope you have a great easter weekend
Lisa x

Gram's Treasures said...

Wow, have been busy! This is gorgeous! Love the colours you have used too. It's so hard to imagine the gardens being planted already. I haven't even started...too cold, but it's getting better. Have a great Easter!
Joyce xx

Val said...

BrendaThis is a stunning piece of work. I really admire what you are doing - so much detail, but not OTT, and fabulous colours.
Have a lovely Easter break.

Val said...

BrendaThis is a stunning piece of work. I really admire what you are doing - so much detail, but not OTT, and fabulous colours.
Have a lovely Easter break.

Debs said...

Oh Brenda this is stunning! The colurs are gorgeous and the detail is just perfect.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend.
Take care

lisa said...

This is amazing, Brenda. I love your colour combination and the embellishments are gorgeous. I've had a nosey at your second post and this is certainly going to be a stunning keepsake, there is so much work.
Have a really lovely Easter weekend and enjoy the sunshine.
Hugs Lisax

DesignerDiva said...

This is beautiful Brenda - something to keep forever
Laurie x

Hels Sheridan said...

Corrrrr...this is seriously lush, loving the layers of gorgeousness... thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper xx

Lorraine A said...

Oh wow Brenda !! this is absolutely GORGEOUSSS !! It shows that alot of work has gone into this but it's well worth it , stunning album !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Wow Brenda this is fabulous ! Absolutely gorgeous colours and I love all of the detail. Sue C x

Junibears said...

I've been catching up again Brenda. This is terrific. You make everything look so easy. When I try to embellish anything it looks as if it fell off a wheelbarrow!
You do such beautiful work. Al;ways a pleasure to visit. Hugs xx

Sue said...

This is beautiful Brenda, something to keep forever x

FerrellGraph-x said...

Wow this is simply stunning!
Kindest regards,
Jennifer Ferrell