Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Resisting Art (Hels' Sunday Stamper and Tando Creative)

Hi all!  Today I have being resisting temptation...not!  I am like Oscar Wilde, I can resist anything except temptation...and bling (and a Picnic, today, which I found in the drawer...)!  So, Hels set a challenge based on 'simply irrestistable' and Tando set a challenge on purple, white and blue.  I thought I'd join them up.
I started with a gold/bronze coloured tag, cut with my sizzix die.  I stamped it with versamark and embossed in clear.  I don't have Distress Paints (will they be my next big thing?), so I hit my lovely Distress stains and that gorgeous Distress ink pad, shaded lilac.  Mmmm.  There are a lot of layers of ink on there.

I edged it up with ink, and doodled an edge, too.

Meanwhile, I ripped out three pages from a junior encyclopedia (still feels like a very wrong thing to do), inked them up with the same colours, and die cut the tattered florals, as Hels did.  To bring the Tando challenge in, I went round the end of most of the petals with a white journalling pen, to make them pop a bit more.  The others got a touch of Distress marker.

On the Tag die is also this lovely bookplate.  The surround is the same base as the tag, a bronze pearlescent card.  I stamped using the versamark again, but this time used a gorgeous Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder, Denim Lilac Aurora. Just amazing!  Then versamark all over, with detail clear, and effectively triple embossed over the top of the text embossing.  Then out with the versamark pen, to emboss the edge of the centre, which I had already coloured.  I stamped Art with picket fence stain.

Finally, as it needed a little something, I made up the charms and suspended them - so now it wouldn't sit on my easel!!  Looks great on the wall tho!

Hope you like!


Distress Ink - Chipped Sapphire, Shaded Lilac
Distress Stain - Picked Raspberry, Peacock Feathers, Chipped Sapphire, Picket Fence
Distress Marker - Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Worn Lipstick
Versamark Dazzle - Frost
Inkssentials pen - Opaque White

Studio 490 - Just Word Art SCS033
Image Tree - Text stamp

Die Cutting
Sissix - Tag and Bookplates 656938, Tattered Florals 656640

Bling and other stuff
Cosmic Shimmer embossing powder - Denim Lilac Aurora
Stampendous embossing powder - detail clear
Idea-ology - pins and jump rings
Brads and charms from stash


  1. Fabby creation Fred, love all those details and layers ... Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

  2. Love the flowers and the book paper.

  3. Very pretty, thanks for joining us at Tando this month.

  4. what a lovely tag - thank you for joining us at Tando Creative Challenges this month