Friday 23 September 2011

A Perfect Pear

That's the theme for the new challenge at The Stamp Man this fortnight or it could be the Perfect Pair, which would you choose? Janet has chosen the topic and asks that you include pears in your project or pairs if you prefer.

I chose a PAIR of PEARs on one I used the rusted enamel technique and the other was stamped and stickled.

The background was made up of lots of layers. With glue stick, adhere brown paper to the tag, iron and tear off. Do the same with copy paper, add vintage photo DI direct to tag. Add dictionary paper and iron dry with paper over the top and gesso and paint over the layers. Swoosh through DIs sprayed with water on craft mat and heat dry, repeat as desired. Stamp over the top then add stamped and cut out pears and other embellishments. 

You might notice that I chose dictionary paper that says perfect and pear. I've added some inked tissue paper, a flower and printed words etc. to finish it off.

I just love distress stains - here used on a cream, dark blue and turquoise flowers to grunge them up a bit.

The distress stains used here to change the colour of my cream shabby ribbon.

Supplies -
Stamps - pear from the Stamp Man, TH- nature's moments 
Distress inks - bundled sage, vintage photo, mustard seed, broken china, peeled paint
Distress Stains - dusty concord, peeled paint
Stickles - crystal
Studio acrylic paint - dab of yellow, landscape green
Brown paper, copy paper, dictionary paper

We would love to see you join us at The Stamp Man. My lovely team-mates have produced some amazing creations, I hope you will pop over to see all the inspiration. If you decide to join us you could, of course, win a £10.00 voucher for the on-line store. Don't forget there is -

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We welcome a new team member this week to the Stamp Man, Siobhan from Recovering Stampaholic. She produces some amazing pieces of art so I hope you will go over and give her some love. Great to have you aboard Siobhan.

Have a fabulous weekend whatever you are doing and thanks for stopping by. I am off to Ally Pally on Sunday, I know Neil and Sarah will be there - anyone else?

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Kathyk said...

A glorious project from you Brenda, loving all the colours and textures.

Happy Friday


Irene said...

Fantastic tag Brenda, love the flower, I'm gonna have to have some of those distress stains.Hope you enjoy Ally Pally.
Irene xx

Margreet said...

Your paired pears are very inspirational, Brenda....learned a lot about the distress stains...will give it a try to use them...have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

donna said...

Hi Brenda...Your pear tag is fantastic and judging by the instructions I think it was a fun and inky one to make. Hope you are having a perfect week..hugs..Donna

lisa said...

A Pair of Pears. Well done, Brenda, you got them both in. This is stunning as always. I love the background, there are so many layers and the stained ribbon to match is gorgeous.
I love your pears.
Enjoy Ally Pally.
Hugs Lisax

Netty said...

Smashing tag Brenda, have a great weekend, x

Siobhan Fyffe said...

Hi Brenda
Love your pair of pears!! I love the contrast between them. And your background is so full of texture and detail. Very talented!!
Thank you so much for welcoming me to the DT. It's lovely to be part of such a good team. I know Janet and have met Neil and Angela. It will be a challenge for me keeping up with such a talented bunch, but I will do my best.

Berry said...

Completely stunning Brenda I love it! All your techniques are so beautiful hugs Rebekah xx

Von said...

Impressive ! lots of lovely texture :)
Have a fun weekend
Von xxx

Meggymay said...

Love your Pear tag, the textures look amazing. Yvonne x

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how totally beautiful, my friend! What a gorgeous creation!!


Terry said...

Those are some lucious pairs! What a fabulous tag and the background layers look amazing! Have a fun weekend!

Unknown said...

An utterly stunning piece Brenda and brilliant techniques used throughout awesome teamie xx

Junibears said...

Gorgeous work as always dear Brenda. And I love your photography, showing every detail. Brilliant idea with the dictionary pages in the background! Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Brenda your work is simply gorgeous on this one. Love all the detail and the orginality of it. its beautiful
hugs June x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I really love this tag, you're right, the pears are perfect, great glittering on it.

Juls said...

gorgeous!!! Loving the sparkly pears!! Hugs juls

Sue said...

Just beautiful Brenda, I love the layers and the ribon. Thanks for the detailed instructions, got to give this a try x