Sunday, 11 September 2011

Make A Tag With Fashionable Stamping Challenges

Hello everyone, it's time for the 4th challenge over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges but before I give you the details for this, I just want to say that everyone who was affected by the catastrophic act of terrorism on 9/11 is in my thoughts today. I know that I will remember the complete horror I felt on the day for the rest of my life and it's obviously unimaginable for those people who lost loved ones on the day.
Our new challenge runs for the next fortnight and this one has the theme of Make A Tag which gives plenty of scope for creativity, just please remember that your entry must include some stamping as that's what the challenge blog is all about - we're called Fashionable Stamping Challenges after all!
The Design Team have created some fabulous and incredibly varied inspiration for you and I hope you like mine:

The background for my tag was made using a technique I was taught several years ago by textile artist Kim Thittichai who makes the most amazing artwork. This involves painted bondaweb which is ironed on to a painted or inked background.
I inked my tag with Distress inks in Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade and Victorian Velvet Distress inks then ironed on a piece of bondaweb painted with Lumiere paints. I then ironed on some mica chips and Beadazzles and melted on some Cosmic Shimmer and Blonde Moments embossing powders.
I stamped the Magenta flower several times with Memento black ink and coloured with various purple Promarkers. I then decoupaged the flower, cutting out various sections for a 3D effect.
I stamped the B Line Designs butterfly with the black ink, coloured with turquoise Promarkers and cut it out.
I assembled the tag as you see adding altered leaves from an old floral arrangement and twisted ribbon through the top.

The winners from the last challenge will be announced in a few days and it's going to be difficult as we have loads of gorgeous entries - the theme was obviously popular! I'm hoping this one will be too.

I'm entering my tag in the following challenges:
Craft Your Days Away - Make Your Own Flowers
The Rubber Cafe - No Designer Paper
Crafty Creations - Anything But A Square
Creative Card Crew - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Make Your Own Flowers

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


Suzanne Brookfield said...

Fliss, this is beautiful!

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Fliss, this is beautiful!

Cheryl said...

oh fliss hun this is stunning those butterflies are just gorgeous and that background is so so effective hugs cherylxx

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss...everytime I look at this tag I am amazed by the bright and bold splashes of colour...from the background and the magnificent flowers. A stunning tag!
Dot x

lynne said...

Hi Fliss
Had to come over and comment on your colourful tag.
On a day such as we are having in Perth this is what is needed, some cheer and brightness as the weather is a shocker today!!

Meggymay said...

Your tag, sure brightens a gloomy day, its fabulous, love that butterfly. Yvonne x

Annette said...

Great tag Fliss, love that flower. Thanks for joining our 'make your own flowers' at Incy Wincy this week.

By the way, I have candy if you're interested in entering!


Valerie said...

Superb colours and I'm loving the background Fliss. Love your tangle blog:)
Val x

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Wooow, gorgeous tag, Fliss! The background is stunning and what a fabulous technique!!! Wooow!!! xx

Terry said...

So love that background with the glimmer! The leaves, flower and butterfly are right at home on this stunning tag!

Yvonne Garner said...

Your tag has cheered my gloomy weekend , Fliss! Hope all is well.

Nikbee said...

A beautiful tag. I love the background. Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
Nikki F x

Margaret said...

Gorgeous tag!
Thanks for joining us at Creative card Crew for this challenge
Margaret :o)

Dolly Daydreams said...

Fantastic tag just amazing work as usual . Love that gorgeous flower and the beautiful butterfly.


Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a fabulous tag in wonderful colors, love the texture on it.

Brenda Brown said...

Love your background Fliss and such fabulous colours.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Gaynor said...

What a wonderful tag, I like this a lot, lovely details. Thanks for sharing with us at CYDA and good luck Gaynor :)