Well here we are on yet another Friday. I'm sorry I've been a bit absent this week. There's lots been happening in The Craft Garden which has meant blogging has had to take a back seat for a while.
I've managed to scrap in just in time with my DT project for the new Stampman Challenge. Our lovely Team mate Angela has set the theme of Collage and has done a brilliant Tutorial on the Challenge site to give you lots of ideas.
Initially I struggled when I put my mind to this theme but I was inspired by an article by Tracy Evans in Craft Stamper. She used a collage background and these paper moulds. I already had a stack of these ready made after seeing Sheena Douglass demonstrate them years ago but had never used them. I coloured the dragonfly with Starburst Stains and then painted the wings in with Crushed Olive distress ink.
They are very easy to make. You just layer about 6 sheets of very cheap tissues over your stamp. Spray them well with water and then stipple the paper into the stamp with a stiff brush. They need to be left to dry for 24 hours and then carefully removed from the stamp. The impression of the stamp stays in the paper.
I made the background with Broken China and Crushed Olive Distress ink, layering up all sorts of images, bubble wrap stamping and sequin waste and sticking on some inked ripped text. The edges are embossed with Cosmic Shimmer Lapis Sapphire UTEE Embossing powder and the background of the main card is blended Broken China with little flowers stamped all over.
If you haven't found it yet, The Stampman have a great new Website. They are still in the process of getting things loaded up but there's lots of goodies to be found including all the things I've used on this project. The winner of the challenge will win a voucher to spend on it too so why not check out Angela's tutorial and have fun with your collage.
Thanks for stopping by and have a happy and safe Bonfire Night.
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