Monday, 13 June 2011

My Pass it Forward piece for WOYWW

My Pass it Forward WOYWW celebration piece has made it all the way to Elizabeth :)
How very spooky that it was an Elizabeth (Liz) who gave me a Pif Pif gift was sent to an Elizabeth and believe it or not my Mum wanted to call me Elizabeth but I ended up as a Susan!!!
(Does anyone know why there were so many Susan's in the 50's by the way?)

Anyways....I can reveal my Pif now....
...I could not stop myself and just had to make something with my Dance stamp designs for The Artistic Stamper ;) and a few other favourites too ;)

I aged the base tag with antique linen and scattered straw and added some extra wild honey dark spots with an inked dried up baby wipe.

Then added a little bit of stamping in aged mahogany with the very tiny grungy stamp from the mini set that was in the T!m TSV on QVC a good few weeks ago. those speckles ;)

The tag is made from mount board and I'm making a little how to on the making of the tag shape for a future post ;)

Then stamped the Dance dictionary background with weathered wood.
Stamped T!m's corner flourish and crosses in aged mahogany.
The mount board had some printed numbers already on the to make a better background for my sentiment I dragged a bit of gold paint dabber over the area before stamping "Light you own Fire! in Archival black.

The crown is one of the lovely new ones on Crowning Glory from The Artistic Stamper...I stamped it onto some tomato paste tube metal in StazOn and molded it a bit with tools.
The WOYWW letters are stamped onto some grunge board that had the crackle glaze biz done to it using Paperartsy fresco finish acrylics....rusty rose as the first coat and snowflake as the top coat...and then the T!m metal stencil letters were inked through with black soot.....stamped onto more of the same with the month and date using T!ms month stamps and a Papertrey Ink number.
OOOH! I just love that crackle! ;)

My Dancer was stamped onto grunge paper using the outline version on the set and cut out....then I got out the distress embossing powder in tattered rose but....well.....I don't know about you but distress embossing never seems to be quite...well...
...just not distressed enough to me!!! LOL
So I do something that I don't believe T!m has ever suggested doing!!!

....I double or even sometimes triple emboss with it....yep I know it is not what everyone says but I like the effect it works particularly well when covering large areas like the dancer image....sometimes if you heat it for too long it can take on a shiny look in little areas but that too is not a bad thing and adds to the whole look....again it is just what pleases you.
...I can tell you it pleases me! ;)
....I would warn that it can use quite a bit of powder though.....
I used the crackled wings from the same dancer plate stamped in black onto grunge paper and embossed with Ranger holographic that stuff ;)

So that was my Pass it Forward art and I can tell you I liked making it a lot even if it did take me weeks to finish due to lack of motivation here!!! LOL

Oh! Nearly forgot...I gave the back a little decoration too.
...mainly because I accidentally got a splodge or two of snowflake paint on it!!! HOL

Typed up the wording on the old computer and die cut it with a Papertrey Ink mat stack 3 die.

Thanks for looking and happy stamping!
xoxo Sioux


  1. What a fab gift - I am sure it will be well loved.

  2. Lucky Elizabeth who received your pif. All that work too. I bet she sits for ages just admiring the techniques - I would.
    Talking of names, my mum wanted to call me Terri but my dad wouldn't let her. Good job as my ex was a Terry and 'peg leg' is a Terry. How confusing!!
    Hugs Joanne xxx

  3. oh wow loved reading all about how you put your tag together that image is amazing it works brilliantly with all the elements you have put on this tag hugs cherylx

  4. such a fabulous piece!!! HUgs Juls

  5. I knew it'd be stunning, Sioux. I bet Elizabeth just loves it. Isn't it funny how you can age people by their names!!
    Hugs Lisax

  6. Such a beautiful piece of art hun... love your tag AND your ballerina stamps. What a wonderful PIF :D
    Chris xx

  7. Lucky, lucky Elizabeth!! Your tag is fabulous - I love the back too!

  8. oh this is fabulous, love it. really must get me some inks and other inky stuff. Lucky Elizabeth!
    ((Lyn ))
    Happy late woyww

  9. back again.... just wondered if you knew how people leave comments on that 'Links to this post' thingy seeing you have loads!! It would be a great way of letting people know I'd popped in, if my comments disappear! but so far I haven't found out how they appeared
    ((Lyn)) one seems to know!

  10. Oh I so love this piece you have made! I was over on Elizabeth's blog and saw it, so I had to come over to see the details of how you made it! I was especially interested to see what you had done to get the texture on the ballerina! Now I know! What a fabulous idea! I have not used my distress powder much because I was not entirely happy with it but now I have learned how to use it to great effect from you! Thank you!


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