Sunday, 9 March 2008

The Sunday Stampers - Week 7 - Turning Japanese, I Really Think So.....

Morning peeps,

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.

Hels xx

47 comments:

Tracey said...

Lovely tag Hels, love that stamp too.

TraceyW
x

craftyscot said...

it is great Hels and I love that stamp as well. Great colours :0)
xxx

Andrea said...

WOW a fantastic tag and challenge, might be a few of us using the same stamps though,love it Hels xx

Anonymous said...

I have that stamp too and I love it haven't got round to doing last weeks so will try and put both in my PB same time I think your tag is amazing and I dont usually like oriental. I love how you gold emossed it to make it look bubbly and not flat and the colours are superb I just love pink and gold - you just get beter and better
Craftyjoy xx

Angie C said...

Stunning tag Hels :-) will try and do this one

Karen said...

Gorgeous tag Hels :) I haven't got anything Japanese at all so I shall have to sit this one out but I cant wait to see what everyone else does xxx

Anonymous said...

Love the tag Hels. Love RachelP xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Beautiful Hels - that stamp takes me back!!!

I love your tags more than I love Roast Chicken, stuffing, Roast Potatoes, Cauliflower and carrots Mmmm Mmmmm XXXXXXXXXXX

Angelnorth said...

What a great tag, Hels - love the rich purples and gold - gorgeous.

I read somewhere recently that the TH crackle paint doesn't crackle as much if you speed up the drying so maybe try without the heat gun next time? (wander off and make a cuppa or something!)

Heidi said...

A bit tricky for me but I have managed to make an ATC. It is at
http://craftinginasmallspace.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

Have made an oriental tag using alcohol ink background Here is the link - RachelP
http://i113.photobucket.com/albums/n238/Rachelp_04/Sunday%20challenge/Orientaltag.jpg

Rainbow Lady said...

Lovely challenge today thank you. Here is mine
Love Cynthia x

http://rainbowladyscraftyblog.blogspot.com/2008/03/oriental-lady.html

Hels said...

Many thanks for your comments and those who have joined in so far...fab creations! Hels x

Linda Elbourne said...

Mine is now on my blog at http://acraftingjourney.blogspot.com
Thank you for another fab challenge Hels X

Linda Elbourne said...

sorry missed off all the wwws

http://www.acraftingjourney.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Great tag Hels, first time I've taken part (but hopefully not the last!) Here is my card http://rebeccaclews.blogspot.com/

Hels said...

Thanks to Linda and Becky, I have visited and had a good old nosey and I love both of your creations...thanks for joinin in xx

Anna Jones said...

Loved to have joined your contest, but I don't have any stamps that are even close to the orient. May be next week. xx

Andrea said...

mine is now in my blog xx

Bee said...

love your tag Hels - gorgeous.

I've had 2 goes at this week's challenge to make up for not doing last week's - they are now on my blog at

http://nannabeeshive.blogspot.com

xx

Wigglescards said...

After having a look at everbodys great pieces of work heres my humble efforts

http://wigglescraftybitz-wigglescards.blogspot.com/

Lesley said...

Lovely tag Helen - mine is on my blog now xxx

http://themessycrafter.blogspot.com/

Hels said...

Andrea, Bee, Lesley and Wiggles, thanks to you all for joinin in ...I looove what you have all made xx

CraftyTracy said...

love the tags

Tracyx

Anonymous said...

Mines in my photobucket now Hels background's done with distress ink pads weathered wood, milled lavender, worn lipstick and dusty concord Stamp is Puccinis Muse stamped in brilaince graphite black and embossed in detail black other stamps inc my fave tree from Katzelkrafts
Craftyjoy xx
Here is the link ( it's on the home page )
http://photobucket.com/

Hels said...

Thanks for joinin in Joy, your tag is beautiful xx

Rachel said...

What a great tag! I really like it. Sorry I can't join your challenge. I have absolutely NOTHING oriental... Nice job with your project, though...

Hels said...

Aw that is a shame Rachel, dont forget to call back next week for a brand new challenge x

Angie C said...

I've managed to get mine on my blog now - not as inky and messy as it should be, but I tried out a few new techniques :-)

Melissas said...

Great tag, though now that song REALLY is stuck in my head :)

Hels said...

Thanks for joinin in Angie...love your tag xx As for the song, I am still humming it too!! :O))

Shaz said...

Fantastic tag Hels and thanks for the challenge mines on my blog now xx

Wacky Jacky said...

Great work as usual Hels. xx

Sharon said...

Hi Hels,
Love the tag and the Madam Butterfly Stamp. Mines in my blog.

Lydia said...

Fab tag Hels! Shame about that bloomin' song!! *.*
I'm off to look for my buried Oriental stamp and to turn up my music in hope something else can attach itself to my ickle brain cell!!! ^.^

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Here we go Hels - a double whammy I am afraid!

http://craftblog.craftybutterfly.co.uk/2008/03/oriental-flavour.html

Sue said...

This is beautiful, you've inspired me to have a go. It's in my new blog!

Hels said...

WOW, thanks to you all for joinin in ....I am overwhelmed by all your wonderful creations this week...:O)) Hels x

Lydia said...

Mine is on my blog ^.^

Hels said...

Thanks for joinin in Lyds, your tag is lovley xx

CraftyC said...

Done mine Hels and put it on my blog!!
http://clairebsd.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Stamper

Clairexx

Karen said...

Love that tag: I walked down the aisle to Puccini's Madame Butterfly!

Made a quick oriental card:
http://karenscreation.blogspot.com

Ann said...

Stunning tag as always Hels!!! I've blogged my effort now for last week too - late I know ooops - sowwy ^_^

I've made fat pages this time Hels, hope you like them xxx

Anonymous said...

Lovely work Hels ;-D; fabulous stamp.
Mine's in my PB - did 2. Not happy with the flower in the corner of tag 1 (wild plum ink)

Anne AKA Little Lion
xx
http://s80.photobucket.com/albums/j173/little_lion_2006/Sunday%20Stampers/ password luvcrafts

Hels said...

Ann, Anne, Karen and Claire, thank yu all for joinin in ....have left messages for you Bloggers...and message here for Anne, love your tags...those colours are smashing hun xx THanks to you all again xx

Mee said...

Finally managed to complete mine, just in time. It can be seen on my blog :o)

Hels said...

Thanks Mee, I love what you made, thanks for joinin in x

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