Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Sir Stampalot September Challenge DT Project

Good morning,

It's September! That means it's time for another challenge at Sir Stampalot and this month our theme is "ALL DISTRESSED".

As usual, our sponsors, Sir Stampalot, have donated a brilliant prize.

I decided to make a tag.

The stamps I used are all from Paper Artsy "Hot Picks 1004", one of my current fave stamp sets. I stamped the sentiment onto the tag using Tim Holtz Distress Ink "Aged Mahogany" and then heat embossed it with holographic embossing powder. Next I stamped the moth image randomly over the tag using Versamark ink and again heat embossed with holographic powder. I then sponged Tim Holtz Distress Inks "Antique Linen" and "Aged Mahogany" over the whole tag, starting in the centre with the Antique Linen. I love the colour of Aged Mahogany when it is sponged on, it's such a lovely pink and so different to the colour of the sentiment. Next, I spritzed the tag with a mixture of "Heirloom Gold" Perfect Pearl and water, using a Mini Mister, once the tag was dry I ran a "Galaxy Gold" Brilliance Ink pad around the edges.

The gorgeous flower stamp is from the same stamp set. I stamped this flower four times using Versamark, heat embossed with Heat It Up! "Enchanted Gold" and then sponged over each flower with Antique Linen and Aged Mahogany Distress Inks, before cutting them out and assembling them into a flower. (There are many videos and tutorials describing the process of making these flowers, including this one by our very own Brenda, leader of the Sir Stampalot challenge). Finally I added some leaves cut from vellum using  a Marianne die (LR0133), and a little heart brad.

I hope you feel inspired to join in with the challenge this month.

Hugs, Clare xx


Kristel said...

That's a wonderfull tag Clare! Looks lovely!
Hugs Kristel

Donna said...

Wow Clare, this tag is stunning and the glitter and sparkle looks amazing on your flower :) Donna x

Juls said...

this is just so so stunning!!! Proof that the distressed look can be soft and elegant! Love the soft colours and the glimmer......utterly gorgeous, LOVE IT!!!!!!!! Hugs Juls

brenda said...

Stunning work Claire.

The flower is gorgeous and love the sheen you have achieved on your tag.

B x

Violets Corner said...

Truly gorgeous with lots of fab shimmer! The heart brad fits in perfectly.


Riet said...

This is so beautiful Clare.

Hugs Riet.xx

Debs said...

Gorgeous tag Clare - love the rose and the colurs are beautiful.
Take care
Debs xx

Tracy said...

I love your tag and the sparkle is gorgeous.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

lisa said...

Ohhh, I love your tag, Clare. That flower is stunning. Love the shimmer. I haven't made a tag for ages, you've inspired me to get going again.
Hugs Lisax

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful work Clare the colour and that flower is wonderful.
Lorraine x

Nannieflash said...

Hi Claire, wow love your tag and that flower is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

KraftyKoolKat said...

Fab work on this tag Clare.


Basslady said...

wow, this is such a stunning card!

awesome look! love the embossing!

hugs and kisses from germany,