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

Father’s Day or one for the men at The Stamp Man

The new challenge at The Stamp Man is to create a card for Father’s Day which is coming up very soon in the UK.

My piece has been made with a downloaded map from Vintage Catnip, alcohol inks and a stamped image and some TH ephemera, plus a lighthouse button.

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The map has been distressed with gesso and AI and stamped over with the clock face. The main image was made by dabbing AIs on glossy paper, sprinkling with blending solution. The clock is a fragment wit AI on it stuck onto the image from the TH paper stash.

Supplies include -
AIs – sail boat blue, denim, stream, meadow, pearl
DIs – walnut stain, weathered wood
Stamps – Aspects of Design 2 Nautical, TH The Journey
Paper stash by TH – Lost and Found
TH die – ticket strip
TH journaling ticket
Small alphabet stamps

Challenges to have fun with -
Lexi’s Creations – Father’s day / Male themed cards
Stamping Scrapping Challenge – males
Here Come the Boys – Father’s day / Male
Craft Your Days Away – Father’s day / Special Man
Easy Craft Projects – For Dad
Simon Says Stamp - Father's Day
Sweet Stamps - Masculine

I hope you have had a good week and have some lovely things planned for the weekend.

Take care.

luv and hugs {brenda}