Thursday, July 22, 2010

Challenge for Jude and Carol

A couple of weeks ago, while chatting on Card Making World with Jude and Carol, I suggested a challenge using the flower stamp from a recent Craft Stamper magazine. The challenge was eagerly taken up by both Carol and Jude. What was the challenge? To make three completely different articles using the stamp - one of which could be a card. Jude, unfortunately did not have the stamp, so carol and I both sent her a heap of stamped images to use in the challenge.

The first article I made was an altered tin. I painted the edges of the tin with copper coloured paint (Adirondack Paint Dabber) first. Then I took some metal, stamped the image 4 times then embossed it from the wrong side to get the raised image. I also embossed a separate image for the add on flower. I painted the metal the same colour, but on the add on flower, I used a pearl paint as well to get a lighter image. I used a bright yellow copic to colour the centre of the flower then added some kindiglitz for sparkle. I mounted some leaves (cut with the Cricut) and glitzed them then added the flower with mounting foam to make it stand out from the tin. The metal strip was fastened to the tin with DS tape and tied with fancy yarns from my stash.

The card was made from a bright pink card base that I found in my stash of goodies, layered with an off-white paper that I punched to provide a fancy edge, then stamped the flower image 3 times with worn lipstick distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
The lace edging was a piece of white cotton lace that I coloured using the worn lipstick distress ink then topped with a ribbon. I have not added a sentiment as I couldn't find a place to put it without it appearing too much!!

The third piece for the challenge is a pair of ear rings.
I stamped clear shrink plastic with black stazon ink, cut the flower images out then coloured with a pinky-coloured copic. I shrunk the images which then came out at about 1.5cm across. I added the beads and silver coloured findings to make the ear rings. (They actually are the same length - the picture is a bit off centre!)


Shairon said...

Great makes, all three! Love the earrings.xx

crafty creations said...

Fantastic art work Janet xx Hilda

ju said...

Very versatile use of that stamp, lovely!

Joy said...

Very pretty card and fab earrings xx

Joy said...

Fantastic altered tin. Flowers are gorgeous xx