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


  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

  2. The embossing on the background looks great!

  3. Fabulous tag. Great background and embossing.


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

  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!!!


  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. :)

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

  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!!

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

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

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

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

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