...tis that time again... oh yesh a brand new challenge over on the Craft Stamper blog... and the challenge technique this month is to use repeat stamping. This is a fabby technique and perfect for jazzing up background papers and your own inky backgrounds too. For my creation, I have made a tag and used Distress Inks and Archivals to make my background... here's how I made it:
Starting out with a Size 8 manila tag, I blended Antique Linen DI all over it and then blended Stormy Sky DI around the edges and in towards the middle, leaving some of the Antique Linen showing. I then used Faded Jeans to blend a bit darker around the edges and finally used Black Soot DI to give the tag a frame. Using a watermister, spraying water into my paw and flicking it at the tag, I achieved a nice bleachy splatty effect. The repeat stamping was done using a really old PSX stamp I have - it was the second rubber stamp I ever bought about 271 years ago... and I still loves it. I used Wendy's Cornflower Archival ink - this is perfect to go with Stormy Sky and Faded Jeans... however, I did a "second generation" print... basically, ink the stamp as normal, stamp onto paper and then onto the tag... this way the ink is slightly lighter and that is what I wanted as I didn't want the butterflies to be too prominent.
Adding in a smidge of black stamping around the edge always pleases my eye, adding to the "frame" of Black Soot, so I did a few impressions of the shabby diamond stamp using Jet Black Archival... and remembering to dry the ink too as Archival needs to be heat set to ensure no smudgey paw marks. The big old butterfly is an Indigo Blu stamp, isn't it gorgeous! That was coloured with the same DI's as the tag... and then pearls added to jazz his body up. The sentiment is one of Tim's from Stuff to Say, stamped onto card, 3D'd and torn along the bottom for a bit of extra texture. A few pearly swirls added a little bit of prettiness... and there you have it!
Don't forget to CLICK HERE and visit the Craft Stamper blog... also, there be a prize for one lucky entrant too!!! Today I am mostly going to be prepping for my class tomorrow at Neil Burley's Studio tomorrow... and also, playing with something *brand new* that will be launching at the Stitches trade show this weekend... ohhhlalaaa.. I am loving this new **********.... teeheee!! Thanks for looking, have a grand day! TTFN