Saturday, 27 November 2010

Challenges - *The Stamp Man* & *Simon Says*




Both these challenges are Tim Holtz and distress themed. *The Stamp Man Challenge* has to have something TH in it and a Xmas theme. I made a black and white tag, as it is very frosty outside today, so seems to fit. The black tag has been cut with a TH die, as have the winged heart and bird die cuts. The Santa is an old Sizzix die. I left the chipboard white, and distressed them with silver & soot black stickles. The tag background has been stamped with a text stamp using clear ink and white embossing powder. Added some die cut white lace at the bottom and a silver ribbon.

The *Simon Says* Challenge was to use distress inks. I cut a tag from cardboard, which I distressed by partly pulling off the top layer. Then I used distress inks in crushed sage, Victorian Velvet and tubled glass, before embossing with a mixture of bronze and clear embossing powder, and perfect pearls in pink, gold, interference blue and green. Added a TH timepiece and a nostalgic angel cut out. The pearls are from Prima.

8 comments:

  1. Very good job!!!I like them both!Good luck!

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  2. These are fabulous creations, Valerie, I especially like the black and white background on one of the tags, that really does look great. You could make and send these instead of Christmas cards, they are just so 'you' and would be treasured works of art. CoB

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  3. Thanks a lot for the nice comments! Carole, I might just do that....

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  4. Another post? Have you stopped everything else except crafting?? Well done, both tags are lovely! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Both the tags are fabulous Val. Annette x

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  6. Wow Valerie your work is stunning. The tags are beautiful. As Cobbly suggested, you should send these instead of cards. Well done, your work will always give pleasure to those who see it.
    xxxx

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  7. Thanks China, nice to see you here!

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