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uk stampers weekly challenge tag week 32


This is the 3rd attempt to get this tag finished – it didn’t all go according to plan and it still doesn’t look right to me.  It looks like the dragon it in mid air and not grounded.  You get the general idea of what I was going for.  The challenge was to incorporate:

  • fabric
  • dots
  • a crown

The fabric is red velvet paper (hope I get away with that as I couldn’t find my piece of red velvet), black dots are along the hinges and door straps and silver dots on the chalice, the crown is sitting on top of the pile of jewels.

Inks:  Black memento ink, Distress inks Black soot and Pumice stone
Card:  white card, red velvet paper,
Stamps:  medieval set (unknown origin)
Other:  gems, gold beading, crown, glossy accents, copics to colour, eyelet, bunch of keys

uk stampers weekly challenge tag week 31


Here is week 31 of the ukstampers rolling recipe challenge:

  • dots
  • a form of transport
  • fabric

The image of Betty Boop is fabric; I pasted it too a piece of card and cut away the back ground which was black and red flames.  Her little dog looks 2-toned because the card I pasted it to was a scrap piece which had been previously stamped and this is coming through – woops.  The background denim is stamped, coloured then distressed.  The dots are on the large brad.

Inks:  Adirondak Stonewashed and Denim, Distress inks Black soot and Faded jeans
Card:  white card
Stamps: denim background (unknown)
Other:  small strip of frayed denim, Betty Boop fabric, black and white checked ribbon, large brad, chain, large pewter eyelet

uk stampers weekly challenge tag week 29


My inspiration for week 29 ukstampers weekly challenge is a copper etched coaster that I had my coffee mug on.  This photo doesn’t show the metallic sheen very well.

The rolling recipe this week is:

  • stamped image of a child
  • dots
  • anything of Tim Holtz

I stamped and embossed the images the swiped over the copper paint.  This didn’t show up the image as much as I would have liked so I then dabbed highlights in Pearl and used a water brush so swish it over certain areas. The dots were stamped around the edges in black, then to make it all look slightly aged I took some sand paper over it.  You may have to look very closely to see the dots.

Inks:  versamark clear embossing ink with clear ambossing powder, Memento black
Card:  black card
Stamps:  A stamp in the hand Field of sky (dots), Joanna Sheen Mainly babies, Stampers Anonymous (Tim Holz collection) Fairytale frenzy
Other:  eyelet, fibre, Acrylic paint dabbers Pearl and Copper

ukstampers weekly tag challenge No.28


Lagging behind again but here is my tag for the ukstampers rolling recipe challenge for week 28.  The recipe is:

  • stamped image of a child
  • sepia
  • dots

Just in case you can’t tell – the dots are on the butterfly!
Inks:  Memento black, Distress inks Vintage photo and Antique linen
Card:  watercolour card
Stamps:  Elisabeth Bell Planting some love (Sugar Nellie), Daisy flutters Aspects of design by Kay Carley
Other:  flower trim, heart eyelet and brown eyelet, lace, water colour pencils to colour, glitter pen for highlights, fibres

uk stampers weekly challenge tag week 27

Week 27 recipe over at ukstampers weekly challenge is:
  • Bunting
  • stamped image of a child
  • sepia

I have tried to depict a child running  from the waves on the beach holding the bunting which is trailing behind her.
The image on the stamp is the girl and some waves so I stamped using the whole stamp first of all then selectively inked up the waves part and stamped repeatedly to make the sea.  I chose not to put in a horizon and to show only the sand and the sea – I’m not quite sure that this worked.

Inks:  Versafine archival vintage sepia, Opalite Glacier blue (you can’t really see it), Distress inks old paper, vintage photo, and brushed corduroy
Stamp:  Joanna Sheen On the beach
Card:  ivory card 
Other:  tiny bits of material for the bunting, fibre, shell stickers, water colour pencil for her bathing suit, white pen to add subtle highlights, sandpaper to distress

ukstampers weekly tag challenge No.26


This weeks rolling recipe tag challenge No. 26 had to include:

  • stamped image of a child
  • numbers
  • bunting

Inks: black document ink, Distress inks Frayed burlap, Tea dye, Old paper and Antique linen, Stazon Blazing red, Versafine archival Vintage sepia
Card: white card
Stamps: Alice in wonderland (unknown)
Other: Diamond glaze, watercolour pencils , fibre, gold stickles, gold pen, gold mesh coloured with Sharpies, Cosmic shimmer mist Sunlight mist

ukstampers tag challenge 25


This weeks recipe for the challenge is:

  • something shiny
  • numbers
  • stamped image of a child

Inks: memento tuxedo black, Distress inks Antique linen and Bundled sage
Card: white card
Stamps: The Artistic stamper Jolly day out, Flower soft The gate
Other: prisma pens and sansodor to colour, silver pilot pen, page pebble, silver brads, pewter eyelet, glossy accents

uk stampers weekly challenge tag 24


This weeks uk stampers weekly challenge recipe is:

  • something shiny
  • numbers
  • Paris

I have used masks for the numbers, there is silver metal flake behind the stamped guitar on the acetate, and for the Paris part I have used the lyrics for Parisienne walkways by Thin Lizzy. If I was making this again I would use a bigger font and allow the text to go over the edges.

Inks: Stazon black, Memento black, Distress ink Fired brick, Barn door and Milled lavender
Card: white card
Stamps: Inkadinkado Rock star
Other: acetate, silver leafing flakes, white opaque pen, silver pilot pen, eyelet, Tim Holtz mask

ukstampers tag challenge 22


By now you will all know how bad I am at photography but I am even worse when it comes to shiny items. You can see the reflection of the house in the globe and there is also a slightly pink tinge to the silver foil (I am wearing a pink sweat shirt and this is being reflected).

The challenge this time was to include:

  • something round (clock face, plastic globe, brads)
  • something shiny (sheet of gold foil, shine on plastic globe also glossy accents)
  • and some heat embossing (stamped clock face and the large brad)

After embossing the clock face I then painted over it with the moonshadow ink and to see the lovely red mica in it I then went over it with the glossy accents. I did the smaller face first and distressed the look by heating the glaze to make it bubble up. Then I glazed the rest of the clock face.
After embossing the cogs I coloured the metal using alcohol inks then removed some the colour using blending solution on a cotton bud to highlight some of the cogs.
The large brad has been coloured with alcohol inks then embossed with the Distress embossing powder.

Inks: Brilliance Graphite black, versamark clear embossing ink
Card: white card, Bits N Pieces wood-grain paper
Stamp: Stampin up Sense of time
Other: gold metal foil, Tss Big Daddy 7 mould, brads, spinner, eyelet, cog, foil tape, clear embossing powder, Distress powder Vintage photo, card board corners, Moonshadow ink Burnt umber, glossy accents, alcohol inks

ukstamper challenge week 21 tag

Well it has been a while since I last did the weekly challenge so we are now on week 21. The recipe for this week is:

  • a stamped image of an animal – I have used a unicorn
  • heat embossing – I sprinkled on some Moss and Clear sparkle and heated from below
  • something shiny – I used Glossy accents for the stream, painted on rather than straight from the bottle

I may have to take a photo from the side so you can see the twinkle and the stream but it has taken me over an hour just to get a decent photo as it is – I wish the colours would look the same as in the photo as they are in real life. The green should look more olive than it does here.

I have edited this after trying out a few photography tips and tried a few more settings on my point and shoot camera. Here is the image I came up with – can you see any difference??

Inks: Stampin up Mellow moss and Always artichoke, Versafine onyx black, Memento London fog
Card: white card
Stamps: Lavinia stamps Unicorn, foliage and bridge, stampin up Autumn days and Pocket silhouettes
Other: Embossing powders Clear sparkle and Moss, Distress stickles peeled paint, glossy accents