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Friday, 15 August 2008

ARTYLICIOUS STAMPBORD CHALLENGE




Glenda (Artylicious) has challenged crafters to make a handcrafted item using Stampbord and Elusive Images stamps on her blog...HERE IS THE LINK. She has kindly offered a prize in return.....a set of her fabulous new bird stamps!!! I just had to have a go and here is my ATC/tag. This is not what I had in mind at all when I was planning what I wanted to make but the fact I could only find ATC sized Stampbord did have an influence, since, as far as I know, it is not possible to cut Stampbord. Luckily it is possible to punch Stampbord using a Cropadile!


I coloured the blank clay canvas with pale blue Versacolour ink, and then used the largest stamp from Elusive Images Damask Squares stamp set inked up with Ranger Perfect Medium, then swirled Perfect Pearl powders over the image in Patina, gold and blue to add a touch of radiance. I then stamped over that with the large Damask floral stamp and swirly butterfly using various shades of Ranger and Versacolour blue and green inks.


The next stage was to stamp the main image, a lovely peacock stamp from Glenda's Graphicus Guild, in Black Versafine ink. I coloured the peacock with Supapoint pens and Sakura's Gold Shadow pen in green. When everything was dry I used a Pergamano needle tool (probably very blunt now!) to scratch into the Stampbord to add texture and highlights (mainly the peacock's body). I ran a gold PenTouch pen along the stampbord edges and sprayed the project with clear varnish.


I used the Cropadile Big Bite to punch a hole in the top of the Stampbord and set a large We R Memory Keepers gold eyelet, threaded a green sparkly organza ribbon through, followed by lots of strands of embroidery thread in gold/green/blue. I then twisted some of the strands to add texture and stuck 3 tiny gems below the eyelet (blue, green and gold to tone in with everything else).


I threaded turquoise, gold and green beads and a feather onto a headpin wire and attached it to the embroidery thread as a finishing touch.

I really enjoyed trying something new as I tend to stick to card making, though I really should try photography next as I must have taken 100 shots of this project and just can't get it right!!!!!!

33 comments:

Beryl said...

No sweat Denise. It's easy to lose track when you're blog hopping.This ATC is terrific. So many different elements in it. I'd love to do this sort of work but my mind doesn't seem to work that way. Godd luck in the competition.
Beryl T xx

Beryl (bik59) said...

The other Beryl (Beryl'sPlace) just told me about your stampbord creation. It is stunningly beautiful, not sure if that is gramatically correct, but it's the only way I can describe it.
I love your two cards in the JS Forum challenge as well
Beryl x (bik59 JS Forum)

Pascalebrad said...

Hi Denise,

Thank you for your lovely comments about my necklace. Your entry is stunning. I love the way you have used the feathers to look like the peacocks tail. I am relatively new to blogging so it was lovely to get your feedback. Good Luck! Hope to chat again soon. Pascalex

Chrissie said...

OMG Den, this is just stunning! You are so clever, I think you should definitely do more of this type of thing. Good luck in the challenge.

Ann Whitfield said...

Fabulous Denise!
Ann x

Phree said...

That's just heavenly, good luck in the competition.

artylicious said...

That's stunning Denise. Thanks for playing and watch out next week for the results...

Glenda

Jacqueline Tr├ęsBella said...

Ooooooo... this is very pretty.

Jacqueline

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

This is gorgeous!! Good Luck - a very worthy entry!

CraftyC said...

This is stunning, love it!!
Clairexx

June Houck said...

Oh my good ness, this is GORGEOUS! It is perfectly embellished. I love the colors too. (I think I have those same green fibers...some of my favorite.) Excellent job!

craftypixie said...

This really does give the WOW facter Den totally Amazing i love what you have done!!
Wendy xx

Anesha said...

This is truly a work of art! Great job and thanks for the comment about my flying pigs.

Kim Piggott said...

Just fabulous!
kim x

Deby said...

Love it x reminds me of those stunning hand made tiles abroad x

Deby

Carol said...

Stunning love it!!

TC
:)

Allison said...

thanks for visiting, cool stamp the colours are gorgeous
AllisonX

Jenny, said...

I saw this when looking at other peeps entries & remember thinking what a fab tag this was... didn't realise at the time it was yours...well done on a great piece xx

A Latte Stampin said...

You Rock girl!!!I need you to teach me. Some of the stuff you do.
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!
Hugs

Rosietoes said...

This is fabulous Denise. A real work of art. Love it!

BTW to answer your query on my blog, the tagger gun works exactly the same way as one used to pop labels onto clothes. It's made by Around the Block and comes with an assortment of coloured tags. :)

Andrea, said...

Fantastic work, the colours and fibres are wonderful

stamp and scrape said...

This is beautiul!!
Ros

Shirley Fyfe said...

Such a beautiful creation and a fantastic blog too!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for leaving such a lovely comment too!

Hazel said...

Thanks for visiting my blog :-) This is a gorgeous piece, and I love all of the beautiful fibres you have used: just like a peacock's tail. You have a great blog, very inspirational.

daisy said...

Stunning - so much detail.

Jak said...

Simply Stunning.

Glitter Monkey said...

What a stunning piece this is and thanks for the link - I will have a go at this I think. Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog too - right back at you! Lol Lynn x

Suzanne said...

Stunning - it got my vote and that was before I know I could vote for more than one - I just loved it as soon as I saw it - good luck

Suzanne

Jane's Crafty Creations said...

Absolutely stunning, so peacock like with those fibres. All the best with the competition.

Cazz said...

hi hun. As always I love looking at your site. I have nominated you for an award but it appears you already have it but pop over to my blog anyway and you can have it again xxx

Janette said...

Amazing piece !!Well done and TFS
Hugs
Janette SBS20

craftytrog said...

It's beautiful! Hope you win! xx

craftimamma said...

Hi Denise

I know the comp has been and gone but I was so busy in July/August I'm only now getting round to going through everyone's blog.

Have to say I loved your entry and I love your whole blog. Hope you've had a good holiday.

Lesley

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