Tuesday, October 4, 2011

I sometimes dreamed

I have two tags to share today, mainly made out of scraps. They are for Stamptoberfest challenges at the Stamping Board on Two Peas. Stamptoberfest runs between 1-16 October and there are lots of fun challenges. Here's a link to the master thread.

I am hosting a challenged called 'Ink + Water'. My challenge is to use Distress Inks (or other dye inks) and water to get a watercolour effect.

The first tag is for SOF11 Distress, Don't Stress challenge (use Distress products) and for the Masculine challenge.

The background was watercoloured with Distress Ink. I used Distress Stains quite a lot on this tag. A die cut grungepaper house was covered in printed tissue paper (which I got very long ago), then coloured with Faded Jeans stain. The roof, cloud, and grungeboard star was also coloured with Distress Stain (Brushed Corduroy, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint). Much quicker than using normal ink. The dog and circle was covered with Antique Linen stain to tone down the bright white a bit. The background was stamped with Brushed Corduroy stain. The fence was die cut from grungepaper, painted with Picket Fence Distress crackle paint and then covered with Brushed Corduroy stain. There’s a piece of torn mica in the window and a piece of stamped music on vellum behind the door. The sentiment was cut from an old book.

And a close up of the fence:

Supplies: Hero Arts Music Background CG222; Happy Definition CG269; Artistic Outpost music stamp; Distress Stains: Faded Jeans, Brushed Corduroy, Antique Linen, Tumbled Glass and Peeled Paint; Picket Fence Distress crackle paint; Tim Holtz Sizzix On the Edge Fence die, Artful Dwellings, Flourishes, Tattered Florals; dies ledger embossing folder; metallic mesh; grungepaper and grungeboard; 7Gypsies tissue paper; Webster’s pages pp; MFT cloud die.

The second tag is for SOF11 Distress and Children's card challenges. I was in a tag mood yesterday.

As with the first tag, the background is watercoloured with Distress Ink. I have a bunch of such tags in my scraps, which have been used to soak op leftover Distress Ink on my craft sheet. It was stamped with Forest Moss. The cloud was coloured with Broken China and covered with Distress Stickles. The boy was watercoloured with Distress Ink and the gauze was dyed with Broken China reinker and water. A branch was die cut from grungepaper and painted with Distress crackle paint. The panel behind the sentiment is covered with Perfect Pearls.

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Supplies: Hero Arts Stripes CG118; Artistic Outpost Huckleberry Finn stamp; MME ‘Boy’ stamp; Tim Holtz Sizzix Branch Tree and Scallop die; Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Tumbled Glass, Scattered Straw, Bundled Sage, Vintage Photo; Vintage Photo Distress crackle paint; grungepaper; gauze.

1 comment:

  1. Oh I am loving these ones, totally my style. Love the cutouts and how you've distressed and given them such a shabby look. Beautiful!!!


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