Friday 25 March 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge # 16 - Anything Tim

Hi Friday Bloggers

The next Stamp Man challenge begins today and yes, you can guess can't you? I have been in my element this week getting inky and playing with Tim's stamps and dies.

I decided to make a tag, mainly because I have been itching to get back to the 12 stamps of Christmas and apply the skills and techniques in different ways. This tag came about not quite as one of those happy mistakes, but similar. I was looking at Tag 3 you know the one of the Christmas bird on a branch with the tissue tape flower. Well ................................................ I happily covered some card with the tissue tape and die cut the bird and wing to do a spring themed tag. (See the Caged Bird at The Stamp man.) But as you can see that's not what came about. No, in fact I looked at the left over piece and though what can I get out of that so as not to throw it away and waste it. So I decided I would die cut a small section of the cage to put in my bag of bits to use on a collage another time.
Only I so love the 'broken' cage that emerged I decided I was going to use that for my tag instead. I grunged it with AI, glue and DI. Having decided I didn't want the die cut bird on this one, I got out the Nature's Moment set (see them at the Stamp Man shop) and stamped the bird, cut it out and covered it in distress stickles. I used the flowers from the same set of stamps to make the background. The words were computer generated and I made the tissue tape flower inked with AIs and added some distress stickles and glamour dust and some beads in the centre. I then added the little hanging piece to show it still fits in with the Spring theme that I originally started with.

Eh voila. 

Supplies used -
TH Caged Bird die
TH Nature's Moments stamps
TH Tissue Tape
DIs bundled sage, peeled paint, forest moss, tattered rose, dried marigold, antique linen, walnut stain and black soot.
AIs gold (on the cage), pink sherbert and watermelon
Trinket pin
Bee charm (also flying free)
Fabric for the tie

Hope your week has gone well.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - A Word (well 6 actually but the focus word is FREEDOM)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything but a card
Bling It On - Anything goes with a charm
There's magic in the air - Vintage card or tag
Polka Doodles - Spring Has Sprung


Wedding Book Page 2

Hi All

Just a quickie from me this morning as I have my Stamp Man post going up at midday.

This is another page for the wedding memories book I am making. The bride to be has chosen hot pink as her main colour. I have made a double tag pocket, two tags and a double photo mat for the parents of the bride and groom to record a short message for their children and their photos to be added later. I will let the pictures tell the story - cor do you remember that album? "Every Picture Tells A Story" - 70's Rod Stewart and I still love it.

Just have to say these tags took a while to make with 3 different layers of paper underneath, then painted with white gesso and left to dry. Next I tore pink tissue paper some plain and some stamped and stuck all over it with matt multi-medium before adding the butterflies and flower ribbon (thanks Lisa, I have found a use for it already).
Thinking of music I am off to see The Script tonight at Wembley with hubbie, daughter and daughter's friend. Will let you know tomorrow what it was like. This was our Christmas present from Maddie.

Have a wonderful day - see you later with my next post.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Crafts4Eternity - Something hidden (2 tags and a photo mat)
Alphabet challenge - Up in the air (The bird is definitely doing that as he is flying to freedom)
Paper Cutz - 3 patterned papers (3 on the layout itself)
Wednesday Stamper - Fabulously colourful
Truly Scrumptious - Tags
Simon Says - Mother's Day/Girlie (This book is for a special girl getting married in April)
Flutterby Wednesday - Open challenge
Crafts and Me - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Bingo (I chose die-cut (behind the fairy and the photo mat), embossing The mat behind the fairy is embossed card), and ribbon (on the tags).