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