Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Spring for The Artistic Stamper

I thought I'd make a little hangy tag piece for this month's "Spring" challenge at The Artistic Stamper.
I re-purposed a tag (it's approx. 9.5 x 15 cm) it was attached to a garden implement I bought recently!
Firstly I scanned an encyclopedia entry relating to the seasons, printed it onto paper and stuck it to the tag.
...Stamped the Wendy Vecchi flower from the Be Happy Make Art plate in Archival coffee directly on the tag and then onto pieces of the Lost and Found paper stack from T!m to decoupage it up...colouring the leaves with a watercolour of Distress Ink bundled sage and peeled paint.
...now up until Friday last ;) I did not have any of this and as I had not seen it in the flesh could not see a reason to buy yet more paper.....but....but...
...this is quality stuff (already grungy LOL and more like card than paper) and as I had all these little offcuts left over from the T!m workshop I had to use a few...silly not to :)

The pinked edged swatches at the bottom of the tag were made using the dots background stamped in a variety of colours and heat embossed with clear EP, then coloured as per the following photo's.

...The banner was created using the Ideaology stencil type on a scrap piece of inky card....I love these....you can admire having them and use them again and again!!! LOL

...The WV bird from the same plate as the flower was stamped onto some tomato puree metal (I shall be eternally grateful to Laura for that idea) in black StazOn, cut out, then puffed up a bit using Ten Second Studio tools.
...Just to take the starkness off the white tag background the edges were tattered a bit and coloured with Distress Ink aged mahogany then a quick spritz with Perfect Pearls Mist Heirloom Gold before I stuck everything down with silicone glue.
...mmmmmmmmm gorgeous touch of shimmer ;)

There are some fab "Spring" creations that the rest of the team have made and here are the DT member links for you.

So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "Spring"
The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art, hangy piece ;)... just remember that it must include some rubber stamping and the theme... and... if you use Artistic Stamper stamps on your entry you will be entered into the draw twice! The prize is £15 worth of stamps from the Artistic Stamper shop... along with the KlingOn to mount them onto.
I hope you get chance to play at the challenge... it is open until March 31st and the winner will be chosen by Random.org shortly after :)

Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux


  1. See your penguins are still dancing, Sioux!!
    Love this hangy piece and your colour swatches are great!!
    I'm feeling like Spring already. Despite the chilly grey morning.. !

  2. Wonderful piece, love the flower and the embossed papers are just fab!

  3. Love it..a lot of work - the flower is a triumph!

  4. Not only have you made an ingenious piece of art, but you've actually gotten back into crafting whilst being up in those clouds with me!!LOL
    hugs Joanne xxx

  5. wow this is just stunning!!!! Hugs Juls


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