Sunday, 17 November 2013

Sunday Stamper - Week 283 - String of Pearls

Goooodly Morning Stampers and a very happy Sunday to you all!  Big thanks for all the cracking carmine creations (oooh, la!la!) entered for last weeks challenge.  This week the new theme is.... STRING.  To join in with the challenge is simples: make a little something, it can be anything you fancy.  Add in the theme AND some stamping and then pop back here to leave me a comment with a link to the place you are showing your entry.  If you haven't got a blog, you can join in via Facebook (simply tag my name on your upload) or via email and attaching a small res pic for me to see (my email addy can be found by clicking on my photo over in the sidebar)  If you wish to view other peoples entries, simply click on their link in the comments box and you will be transported to their blog.   The challenge will remain open until 21:00 Saturday 23rd November 2013.



My entry this week is a rather festive tag.  I saw Tim do a fab technique ages ago and I haven't had a chance to play til now.  Basically, you get some rub on's. Rub them on and then ink over the top and the rub on is resisted... so whilst you can still see it, it also has a great light outline around the edge of the image.  I used a Wrinkle Free Distress technique for my tag, adding Iced Spruce, Broken China, Pine Needles and Salty Ocean Distress Inks to the tag... I love the little dapples you get with this technique.   I added some stamping to the base of the tag - firstly, using Aquamarine Archival and a Diamonds stamp from Kaisercraft... and then a gorgeous flourish stamp from a really old Tim Xmas set and Jet Black Archival so that popped from the background.



I used grungeboard to die cut the Pine Tree and then coloured it with Pine Needles and Vintage Photo DI's.  Then I got the old Rock Candy Distress Glitters out and by running Glossy Accents around the edges of the boughs, I made some "snow" for the tree.  I have had this leaping reindeer lurking around on the shelf above my desk for 376 years so I thought I would allow him to become arty... I coloured him with Frayed Burlap, Vintage Photo and Walnut Stain DI's and then again, using Glossy Accents, added Tarnished Brass Glitter to his antlers and Vintage Photo Glitter to his body.  A length of string around his neck with a bell finished him off nicely.   I added some more string to the tree trunk and also to the top of the tag... et voila! 


I am scheduling this post today - Friday - as I am away this weekend... hoping it posts at the right time!  So, if you entered later in the week to last weeks challenge, sorry I haven't had a chance to visit, I shall be on my way around on Monday (tomorrow... )   Thanks for looking, have a great day!  TTFN

Hels x

13 comments:

Rita said...

Beautiful Christmas tag Hels. I love the colours. Enjoy your weekend. Hugs Rita xxx

carol edwards said...

Beautiful Hels,really has everything you think about for Christmas. Thanks for tip about rub on's they look good x

Helen said...

Hels I hope the weekend is going well. Have fun today.. love the tag!

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Hels, Hopefully your weekend is going well.
I love this tag, the colours are gorgeous and I'm loving the glittered embellies, gorgeous.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Carole Z said...

Hi Hels, love the colours on this tag..amazing what we find lurking on our shelves isn't? I just love this reindeer! Hugs Carole Z X

Redanne said...

Very festive and very beautiful Hels, love all the sparkly bits! Hope you are having a lovely weekend. Hugs, Anne x

Lisette Baker said...

Gorgeous tag - can't wait to try that colour combo of inks. The rub on technique looks fabulous. I have been quick of the mark this week, which probably means I will be back later on!

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1Wi

Shazza said...

gorgeous hels x

Linda Simpson said...

A fabulous tag Hels. I hope you have had a brilliant weekend.

Hugs
Linda xxx

kay said...

Loving your tag Hels and thanks for demoing the technique on Saturday,have to say I had a fab time at the workshop today and hope you enjoyed your visit to Taunton. Wll add my canvas to blog tomorrow x

Marleine said...


Hi Hels,

Love this tag. Has so many gorgeous, interesting elements ant techniques. Brilliant. X

Lisette Baker said...

Loving the string thing - hoping baker's twine is the same thing!!!

http://wp.me/p3bDgK-1Xa

rachel said...

hi Hels - mines bakers twine too!!!
http://fisherscardsandcrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/string-at-sunday-stamper.html
Hugs rachel x

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