I initially saw the challenges on The Stamp Man Challenge Blog and Simon Says Stamp and Show but then on my 'blog' hopping travels, I saw another lovely challenge blog where I could also show my work. The is a new challenge blog called Artful Times and is run by three ladies called Sam, Von and Neet. I don't know any of these ladies but I will be having a nose at their blogs because the work they've shown on the challenge blog is right up my street!
For the Stamp Man Challenge, we are asked to select three elements from a 'bingo' card to use on a piece of work. This was where I had the most problems because I kept changing my mind. I felt that my tag fitted two different sets of criteria but couldn't decide which to choose. Eventually, I plumped for: 'Green, Circles and Ribbons'. I hope you will see these three elements clearly displayed in my work.
Both Simon Says Stamp and Show and Artful Times ask us to make a tag so that was a lovely, wide set of criteria to work to!
|These are most of the elements I used to make my tag. I also used two gold 'brads' to secure the red frame on the tag but they're not shown here.
|The finished tag shows all the 'bingo' elements of green, circles and ribbon.
I used a die cut book plate secured with brads to contain the stamped sentiment. Both are coated with glossy accents. The butterfly was stamped, cut out and coloured with distress inks and a water brush then coated with GA's. I only attached the body of the insect to the frame because I hoped to created a 3D effect.
This image clearly shows the background I created using an embossing folder (TH faded texture in a circle design), distress inks and gold embossing powder.