Are you all humming that song by The Vapours? I have been humming it all morning whilst I was making the new Challenge :O))
This week the theme is Oriental. Same rules as usual, inky, stamping and whatever media you would like to use; cards, ATCs, Tags, whatever you want to make :O))
I have made a tag for this weeks Challenge;
I am in a colourful mood today so I decided to use Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord Distress Re-Inkers to make a nice splotchy background for my tag. I started by dotting a few drops of the inks onto a non stick craft sheet. I then used Gold Glimmer Mists to mix the colours together. I dabbed the tag onto the inkyness and then dried with a heagun. I stamped the Puccini's Muse image (Imperial Cargo) which is one of my fave stamps, using Black VersaFine ink. I made a mask of her and then stamped a background Oriental text (Artistic Stamper) using Imperial Purple VersaFine. I used some Dusty Concord CracklePaint on the top section of the tag, speeding up the crackling with a heat gun - I think my paint has gone off though, it has been open for a few months and I didn't get many crackles. Hmmm, now I am left with a naff looking tag, so I hit on the idea of using gold Embossing Powder on the edges of the tag to cover some of the painted bit. Once I had finished embossing, I then took some more card and stamped the sentiment (Penny Black) and edged this with gold embossing too.
I added a few ribbons and a coin charm to the top of the tag but my Muse image was kind of lost as the tag had got a bit "busy". Hmmmm, again! I decided to dab Goss Boss clear ink over the image and then clear emboss it, this made the image stand out a bit more which made me a little happier. I am still not 100% with the tag, I no doubt will make something else for the Challenge this week :O))
Have fun everyone and please remember to link your Blog to here and leave a post so we can see all your wonderful creations.
Sunday, 9 March 2008