Friday, 4 November 2011

A New Challenge At The Stampman

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.


craftimamma said...

Wonderful collage card Lisa. I love the colours you've used and the way you have built up the background. Lovely work.

Lesley Xx

Siobhan Fyffe said...

A lovely card Lisa. And I love how you have made the dragonfly. I remember seeing Tracy's article and always meant to have a go!!! Maybe this time I will, as you say it is not that difficult.
Have a good weekend, hope you get some crafting time!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi Lisa, Hope all's well in the Craft Garden and that you're just busy:0)Fabulous card, love the collage effect, the embossing on the edge is so pretty too, Gay xxx

Sally H said...

stunning card, Lisa! I love it! Gorgeous colours and that technique is one I haven't tried yet - fab!


Gorgeous colours and detail Lisa - the paper Dragonfly is fabulous. Love the way you have built up the collage background - it really is beautiful.
Hope all is going well with you and yours - Hugs, Sylvia xxx

Brenda Brown said...

Such a fabulous card Lisa, I love the dragonfly - I have never seen anything made like that and your colour choice is spot on.
Hope you are having a good weekend. We are having fireworks later with the girls (although I can hear lots going off now).
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hi Lisa do love the butterfly image! great idea - ah for time to do all these things - and dont forget to pop over to my Wonderful Encouragers candy for my Blogaversary please - love you to enter - if you wish as there is a calligraphed piece in the prize and you have been encouraging me for nearly all the time of my year of blogging, for which I thank you! Shaz in Oz.x

Anonymous said...

Just found you through another blog I follow, love your cards, I have a passion for glitter, so LOVE this card as its got glitter, PLUS it's a beautiful card!! x

Lesley Edmonds said...

Lots of layers and texture. Love the colours too. Altogether gorgeous!

Emma said...

Stunning!! A beautiful, BEAUTIFUL card and I love this effect ~ you've done it so very well and if I ever get the time, I think it's a technique I'd love to have a go at!

Hope you and your family had a lovely weekend!
Love and hugs, Emma xxx

Angela Weimer said...

A wonderful card lisa, love the touch of Ep and the whole design is fab. Have a wonderful day. Angela

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous. :-) kezzy x