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 -

PLUS, Free gift with orders over £10
There are hundreds of sales prices throughout the website

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