The challenge at the Sunday Stamper this week is to use the theme of 'Dreamer'. Hels Sheridan used the work of Finnabair as inspiration so I popped over to have a look for myself. Wow! Such amazing inspiration can be found here and I know I'll be going back very often. I've tried to use some aspects of her style by using layers and elements although I don't own a very large number of these so decided to make them from die cuts.
I like the way that Hels split her tag into two sections. I decided to add a lace die cut and hang it from the bottom of the tag as my interpretation of what she did. It was fiddly but I really like the effect as it adds another dimension. I've used the word 'Dream' on my tag and soft, dream like colours with a romantic bias to the content in order to fit Hels' theme.
At Simon Says Stamp And Show, the challenge is to show layering. I've chosen to layer flat and embossed die cuts, inks, shimmer sprays, acrylic paints, texture paste through a mask and various stamping.
At Try It On Tuesday, the challenge is to select a line from the bingo card and the twist is to add a butterfly. The line I have chosen is: brads; flower; die cut or punch. I've used brads in two of the flowers and made all the flowers from die cuts and the smaller ones from punched shapes. The required butterfly is there too!
The Stampalot Challenge is to show your crafty passion. I've used distress inks, shimmer sprays, stamping, flowers and glossy accents - all of which I love! The only one I left out was my beloved powder embossing because it didn't really fit this time. I added gold highlights with Rub and Buff gold leaf paste instead.
The challenge at The Artistic Stamper is circles. I've used gesso stamped circles to help build the background of my tag.
Here's what I made this time:
|The main elements of the tag before construction.|
|The completed tag where colour has been spritzed and painted to create depth and interest.|
|Die cut was inked, painted and gold leaf paste applied as before. Punched flower treated the same and a brad finishes the look. Small punched flowers were attached to the jute thread to add interest.|