Friday, 1 April 2011

What the butler saw for The Artistic Stamper

Another month another challenge over on The Artistic Stamper creative team blog.
"Build it up"
I decided to play with some die cutting ;) to layer the stamps.

I started by die cutting some yellow cardstock and some silver coated card with the Sizzix tag and's fab that you can now have this large tag in any cardstock you choose ;)
...I found that the magnetic three holes die fitted nicely along the bottom :)

I then cut an oval from the centre using nestabilities and made a frame from this oval by cutting the next size down die from the centre of this.
I grunged the edges with some Viva Inca Gold silver paste. the shiney metal glow ;)

I cut some of the separate reinforcers  from the same tag die using brown cardstock and hand wrote "Peep Show" on them before sticking them down and adding some small bingo numbers from the Lost and Found stack underneath.

Stamped the lady from Nudes 063 plate in Staz On black on the silver tag.
Stamped the dapper gentleman and the butler from Mens plate 001 in Archival black onto some previously inked card and cut out.

The bookplate from the same die set was cut from card that I had printed out with some old advertisments I had found in a book of Coronation memorabilia bought for 20p at the charity shop.....think I will get a lot of use from this;) and computer generated wording attached to back.
....loved the fact the tea set was called "Ever Hot" !!! HOL

Layered the oval frame over the lady using dimensional sticky pads added the dapper gentleman on this layer......using more dimensional pads attach the yellow tag over the silver one and add the butler image on the front.

Hope you like my slightly risque take on the challenge.
...I think I am in Ooh La La mode pending my trip to Paris later in the year! ;)


To see all the other creative "Dimensional Layering" that the multi talented team have made here are the DT member links for you.

So don't forget.............the monthly challenge is "Build it up"
The rules are simple... all you need to do is make a piece of art, be it a card, ATC, wall art, altered art, tag ;)... 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 April 30th and the winner will be chosen by shortly after :)

Thanks for looking and happy stamping
xoxo Sioux


  1. Love it so cool may have to play as well. I am also loving my wonderful Vagabond, going to have to give him a name vagabond is just too darn long ;) vincent vaga from a film is a cool name I may call him Vinny maybe not macho enough I will have to think! Love the tag

    love Dawn xx

  2. Ooh la la! That is great! How's the Hunk?!

  3. Wonderful tag, can see you are having fun with your Vagabond. :)

  4. Your imagination knows no bounds. Brilliant tag. I applaud the use of yellow card as no-one uses that and I think it looks amazing. You could make a fortune selling ideas for the use of unusual coloured card - I have a 15 drawer cabinet full!!!! help.....
    Hugs Joanne xx

  5. Fantastic! Really made me smile when I saw your saucy tag Sioux! Love it!
    Alison xx

  6. Loving this, it made me LOL at the naughtiness of it but oh so fun :D

  7. Very Saucy!!! Trust you and bums. Lol

  8. Love the tag - have read the last few posts - hope you are ok :)

  9. such a clever idea for a tag! Fun project, i am loving the bright colours! Hugs Juls

  10. Such a fantastic piece, great images.


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