Thursday, 14 July 2011

Double Dream...

...I know, a rubbish title but... I have been meaning to try out that double stamping that my mate Dan does... and this tag is my foray into this technique. And, I have to say... I rather like it! The latest "Hels must do" thing for me is to use some of my older Tim Holtz stamps... I mean, there they are, all folorn, sitting there, unloved, un-inked... and it just ain't good enough.

So, background on tag sorted by splashing a load of Stains onto the desk... smooshing the tag thru, spritzing with water and drying... I moved onto the stamping... namely the old tree from about 284 years ago. Stamped in Olive Archival I think it looks rather splending... however, I then went and did my usual trick of embellishing and you can't really see it... tis there though.. promise lol

Then...I used the birds... another oldie but goodie stamp... black Archival this time and stamped a couple of times so they look like they have some perspective. I then made a flower... which is a surprise for me because I don't normally have flowers on things I make... mwwahahahhaaaa... I used Kraft Resist and Tattered Florals and Fired Brick Stains... and added a couple of Tattered Leaves too.

The dream stamp was popped onto a piece of Kraft Resist that I had coloured with more Stains... stamping first in Vermillion Archival (ooooo, LOVE this new colour) and then over the top with black... just slightly offset so you can see the edges of the red bits... mmm, liking this effect... so thank you Dan for inspiring me! Anyways... tis all from me for today... another busy day ahead so I had better stop this waffling and get cracking! Thanks for looking... TTFN

Hels x


Helen said...

Love this - that double stamping is great - well, when you do it... Not sure if you were up early or late from the time you posted this, lol!
have a good day..

jude said...

Gorgeous tag love the technique and the colours just lush!
hugs judex

sharon said...

I do love this tag and amazingly have many of the elements sitting on (or around) my desk. There are no prizes for guessing what I will be attempting this afternoon - including that oh-so-rare flower! A lovely way to spend a sunny Winter's afternoon in Oz ;-)

Fuchsia said...

Absolutely stunning! .

StampDancer said...

oooh! This is lovely!

Dragon said...

Ooo I am liking these colours a lot!! and that flower, you know, the one like you NEVER make usually?? well thats beautiful... you seen T!ms latest release??? I NEED that pine cone NOW!!!!!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Great tag Hels, love the colours, love the double stamping ;-)
Have done something for SS this week (did put link on your SS post)
Anne xx

Nicks said...

simple technique but effective

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gerdavriens said...

Love this tag, wonderful job!

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