Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 16 challenge

Hi everyone, here is a tag that I made using the wrinkle-free distress
technique that is in Tim Holtz's Compendium book on page 33.The tag is made of £1 shop lining paper! It is a wonderful material for inking on and very cheap too!
First, I wrinkle-free distressed the paper and stamped and embossed in copper on top. the stamp is by stampsmith.
I cut out some swirls from cereal packet card (another useful card that takes ink really well and is already a nice background colour). The swirls are spellbinders dies. I embossed these with a mixture of black and copper embossing powder. If you mix your powders you get many more effects and colours.

I stamped and embossed the lion and crown with red and gold respectively.

Another money saving tip! I don't have a craft mat for the distress technique so I made my own using cardboard, masking tape and silicone coated baking paper. I am sure its not as good the the proper craft mat but it does work.


I am entering this into the following challenges:

Studio L3 - CCC week 16 wrinkle-free distress

Simon says stamp and show - distress

Stamping Vacation - animal applause, an animal you wouldn't want running through your house!
Thanks for looking

Jolanda x

13 comments:

  1. I love the way you have constructed this tag and glad am not the only cereal box collector... This is a fabulous tag with a terrific design and the wrinkle distressing is gorgeous. x

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  2. The embossing on the background looks great!

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  3. Fabulous tag. Great background and embossing.

    Marilyn

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  4. It's really neat with all of the textures.

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  5. What a great tag! I agree with Shelann about the textures - they look awesome!! I'm loving the sentiment too!!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

    -Sarah

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  6. Yolanda, this is an absolutely beautiful work of art! The wrinkle-free distress technique looks fabulous on the lining paper-- that's a great idea and a really wonderful money-saving tip! The colors you used are lovely, and suit the imagery you used so well. That crown is awesome!

    This really is elegant, and such a wonderful addition to this week's CCC! I hope we see you back for Challenge 17. :)

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  7. Great tag! I love how you are recycling things to make your art, great ideas!

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  8. Wonderful Tag with a great combo of techniques!!

    thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!

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  9. great tag love the crown on top of the lion nice finishing touch

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  10. Wow! Fabulous tag!! Very creative! :)

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  11. Love all the beautiful details in your stunning tag!

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  12. That is so pretty and I love that you use recycled materials...great job

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  13. Beautiful tag love the colours and image thank you for sharing this with us at Stamping Vacation this month.
    Hugs
    Lorraine x

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