Friday 3 June 2011

Selection of Tags for The Stamperie Creative/Design Team Call

Since LIIU has closed I have been looking for a Design Team who focus on stamping for their challenges and I have found a DT call for The Stamperie where Jo is looking for 2 individuals to join her as part of a creative team for a new challenge blog.

From June 2011 The Stamperie on-line shop will be selling a line of stamps from The Unity Stamp Company (one of the hottest stamp companies in the United States)  called {Ippity}. I have taken a look at the range and have seen them about but never used them – but oh boy I would love to have a go with them as they are exactly the style that can cover a range of genres and I see great potential in creating all sorts of exciting things with them.

To apply for this post Jo has set a challenge and it is called Tag... You're It!   The only requirements are that the project includes Rubber Stamping of some sort, that a tag is included somewhere and the challenge is open to your own interpretation!

My collection of rubber stamps is growing all the time with more and more ranges being added to it. Primarily I started with Tim Holtz, but now my collection includes Wendy Vecchi, PaperArtsy, Crafty Individuals, Paper Relics, Creative Expressions and a whole lot more. I also have a number of clear stamps with Claudine Hellmuth being my most favourite.

 For this DT call I have made 2 tags using my most favourite of Tim’s new collections – Haberdashery and Papillon.

I have used this opportunity to combine the application with the challenges at Studio L3 where Linda this week is challenging us to use Tim’s technique from his Christmas 2007 12 Tags of Christmas, day 10 and at Simon Says Stamp and Show which is to use your favourite stamp. Here Tim shows us how to create a shabby chic effect using paint and embossing powder. It makes a fabulous background, which can be seen on my tag. To make the sewing card I used the Sewing Room die, I also used the tag and bookplates die.

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I think the  photo shows how the tag has been made. It’s the background which took the most time and work.

Colours used – DIs victorian velvet, brushed corduroy. Paints black acrylic, vintage lace and honey dew (PaperArtsy Fresco Finish).

My second tag uses Papillon stamps and is a completely different style. The background was distress inks, spritzed and the tag dragged through the colours and heat dried until I got the coverage I wanted, then stamped over with the Papillon text stamp.

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I used some Mariposa paper and a Fiskars border punch to create the pouch for the little tag which was stamped over with a music text stamp.
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I stamped the Papillion butterflies on acetate, cut them out and layered them over a Martha Stewart punched butterfly (the small one I just cut the punch down to fit it). The flower shape and ribbons finished it off.

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Colours used – DIs dried marigold, crushed olive, peeled paint, tumbled glass, black soot, mustard seed.

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Here you can see the second little tag, covered with DIs and stamped with a different text stamp.

Jo – If you would like to see other designs and ways I have used stamps look here, here, here and here.

Wish me luck everyone – I hope Jo gives me a chance and hopefully I have showed I can inspire others by demonstrating a wide range of styles and techniques.

Before I go I would like to extend a warm welcome to Leandre, lovely to see you.

Have a wonderful weekend, the weather is supposed to stay fine, so time to get out and about if possible. We are going to go down the coast this evening, it’s about an hours drive but with the later evenings we will be able to go for a walk and have something to eat. Tomorrow it’s a BBQ yay.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox


Debs said...

Oh Brenda - these are totally stunning! So much fabulous details.
My favourite (but only just) is the butterfly one - but that's because I love butterflies lol!!!Have a fab weekend.

Vicky said...

Oh Brenda...thet are so gorgeous hunni..! love all your details and the butterfly on the second one is so pretty!

have a lovely weekend...hugs Vicky xx

Anonymous said...

Ohhh Brenda, i just love visiting your page, beautiful beautiful work my friend and thanks for linking up with fun friday too
hugs June xxxxx

Juls said...

gorgeous creations as always the sewing one!!! the little coat hangers are adorable!! Hugs Juls

Netty said...

Beautiful tags Brenda, good luck with the DT. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous tags Brenda and so different too.
Best of luck with the DT application too and hope it's successful.
Have a great evening and enjoy your BBQ tomorrow.
Hugs, Fliss xxx

Margreet said...

both are amazing tags love your style and will try playing with distress inks myself too (when I can find the time)....good luck with the DT call (I think you deserve a spot!)
xxx Margreet

Gram's Treasures said...

Oh you have been busy. Delightful tags...good luck with the DT call. Enjoy your walk this evening and of course a nice supper!
Joyce xx

Kathyk said...

Smashing projects, you should be a sure thing for the DT - your blog is always "littered" with such splendid creativity - let us know how it goes

Happy Friday and have a great weekend


cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are just amazing all the elements work so well,good luck with the DT call,hugs cheryl xx

lisa said...

Wishing you tons of luck, Brenda although by the look of these two tags, you won't need it, they are stunning. i especially like the 2nd one, the colours are so fresh and vibrant.
Hugs Lisax

Sue B said...

Ooh these are gorgeous Brenda! Both very different styles but equally fab! Love the theme of the first one and the little details. And the 2nd Tag is beautiful colours - really pretty!

Good luck with the DT Call !!

Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs Sue xx

Lisa Jane said...

Two fab tags ... i have to say i love them both - but the dressmaing one if my fave just lol!
Lisa x

Sarah said...

Both are wonderful and very creative, the backgrounds look great. All the best with the DT call!!!
Sarah at 47

Jayne said...

Beautiful creations Brenda. Good luck with the DT'd have my vote!

Nancy said...

Beautiful tags!!
Thank you for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!

Rikki said...

Hi Brenda, I just came here from the forum of Claudine's class. I love the things you do. I'm pretty useless with paper and everything that goes with it, so I always admire people who can do something with it. I love the tag with the measuring tape above. I have no idea about the techniques you mention but it looks wonderful.

Unknown said...

Wow these are amazing Brenda, love the backgrounds and all the embellishments you added on your tags. Good luck with the DT Call, you have my fingers crossed for you :)

Irene said...

Hi Brenda,
Absolutely brilliant tags, I love them both,glad to see that you managed to catch up with Shirley last week. Good luck with the DT call.
Irene xx

Anonymous said...

Brenda both your tags are lovley. I really like the yellow one, the colors are so bright. Good luck on the DT call.

Anonymous said...

I love the different styles of both these tags! The Vintage look of the first tag and the different textures used really make it stand out. The colours on the second tag work beautifully together and the acetate on the butterfly is so subtle yet works so well! Thank you for entering The Stamperie Design Team Call, I am incredibly lucky to have such talented people apply and such beautiful entries to choose between!


Jane said...

Your tags are both stunning. Your challenge tag for Studio L3 really shows off the technique. I love your colors and fun embellishments. The other tag - oh my, the colors are so beautiful, and you used one of my favorite stamp sets. Thank you for the idea of layering the butterflies and the acetate. Very creative. Good luck!

Claire said...

Your tags are both fab Brenda, they really showcase your inky talents to perfection. You'll be a real asset to the new DT
Claire xx

Kaz said...

Stunning tags!! Good luck with the DT


Gerri Herbst said...

gorgeous submissions...I adore them both!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic pieces. Good luck, I'll keep my fingers crossed.