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Friday, 1 January 2016

Anything Goes- The Artistic Stampers January challenge

Hi Everyone

I hope everyone has enjoyed the holidays and a Happy New Year to you all.
This months challenge over on The Artistic Stamper Blog is Anything goes, I hope this post inspires you to pop over and join in.


To start I cut a a curve into the top of a piece of chip board to make a tag, that measured about 25x10 cm. I then covered the whole tag with strips of both book pages and music sheets.


Before I started this tag I decided to only use three colours of Distress Ink. The colours I chose were Pumice Stone, Ground Espresso and Aged Mahogany. I spread some ink over my craft mat and dragged the tag through it repeatedly, drying in-between layers, until I was happy. 



Leaving that to dry I stamped and heat embossed the images I wanted to use. these came from Architecture 1 and Gibson Girls 2. I also stamped out a few feathers.


I coloured the stamped images using the same Distress inks, cut them out and glued them in place on the tag.

I then painted around the edges with black paint, stamped out part of a quote "A woman is the full circle" the full quote is " A women is the full circle, within her is the power is create, nurture and transform". I added some Gems to finish.


thank you for reading
Gemma