Saturday 31 October 2015

Sweet Stampin' Dies And/Or Punches

Hello and good morning everyone ---

Anyhoo it's that time of the week again - it's my turn to share my Sweet StampinDesign Team project with you. So as our fabby theme this week 'Dies And/or Punches'(plus a stamped element) I decided to create an autumnal tag.  As you may know I love this time of the year, I adore all the gorgeous colours it creates so this was a great opportunity to use them in my project.

In my tag I used a mixture of distressing inks, gilding flakes, dies and a stamp etc.

Here's What I Did (sorry it's text heavy)
To start with I used a 4.75” x 8” tag. I created the tag background by blending several distressing inks (DI) together; I started with patches of Mustard Seed, then Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick and Pickled Raspberry blending them together as I went along. Gradually I added more and more ink until I was happy with the result.  Using a stencil I sponged Peeled Paint DI in different areas around the tag and to create even more depth I used Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Black Soot DI around the edges and in the corners.

To create contrast on the tag I die cut an oval decorative frame, a flourish and some small flowers from black card. I also die cut several leaves from white card and coloured them using the same distressing inks and method as before. To create interest and texture I stamped text onto both the tag and the leaves using a strong glue and copper gilding flakes. Then using the already glue soaked applicator I splodged (technical term! J ) randomly onto the tag surface and around the edges and added even more flakes.

To make the large focal flower I die cut 2 large flower shapes and one small one from a beautiful autumnal patterned paper; each flower was shaped by hand and inked at the edges. The layers were glued together to form the final flower and to complete the look I added a small ceramic embellishment in the centre.

To assemble the tag I started by gluing the frame, the large leaves and the flourish in place. Next I added the large flower, the small leaves and some of the black flowers. Using my computer I created the text banners which I printed and cut out then inked around the edges, these were also glued into place on the tag.  

To finish off I added a little metallic ink on the ceramic embellishment using a pen, and attached the last few flowers and a couple of pearls.
Here's What I Used
Distressing Inks - Mustard Seed, Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, Worn Lipstick, Pickled Raspberry, Peeled Paint, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Black Soot
Stamp - Inkylicious ‘Latin Script’
Dies - Spellbinders ‘Floral Ovals’. Sizzix ‘Tattered Florals & ‘Tattered Leaves’, Tonic ‘Ovals’, Marianne Designs ‘B117 Fanciful Flourish’, Creative Expressions ‘Camellia – Complete Petal’
Paper & Cardstock (CS) - White CS, Black CS, My Mind’s Eye ‘Vintage Charm’
Other - Dekromount Tag, Pearls, Copper Gilding Flakes, Flitterglu, Copper Sharpie Pen, Mask ‘Ivy Background’, Serif CraftArtist 2
So why not drop by the Sweet Stampin' Challenge blog and check out what my fab Design Team girlies have made to inspire you. So come on why not join in with the fun and enter your card/project into our 'Dies And/or Punches' challenge we'd love to see your entries. 
BUT REMEMBER you must include a stamped element on your card, follow our theme and link back to the Sweet Stampin' blog for a chance to win a prize!  Have fun and good luck.
This week's prize is a Live And Love Crafts

Thank you so much for dropping by and why not leave me a message to say hi :)

Challenges entered: 
 x Janine x


Christine L said...

Your tag is fabulous Janine........ beautiful Autumn shades and that stunning flower! Lovin the copper touches too... perfect!

Happy Halloween!!
Christine x

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

It's a fabulous tag, Janine, and a very true sentiment. Both my sons will be adults in two weeks. Hope you're having a lovely weekend.

Love and hugs

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Wow Janine, you never fail to amaze me hun! This tag is beyond gorgeous. I LOVE what you've done for this challenge. All that ink work alone would have taken so much time and energy. The gilding flakes look amazing. Love what you've done with the frame and the sentiment strips. Utterly, utterly gorgeous hunny! There's a reason you're one of my favourite crafters! Big hugs, Wends x

Sandra H said...

So beautiful x

An Occasional Genius said...

I am absolutely and utterly wowed Janine, this is gorgeous xx

Ali said...

Love this xx

Beckie Williams said...

Your tag is just beautiful ... love it

Kat W said...

I'm trying to think of something to type that expresses how amazing this tag is and I'm struggling...the colours and detailing are just utterly wonderful...I could look at this for ages :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx