Monday, 25 April 2011

Challenge Tag

Hello! Wow - two posts in one day. It's been a good day for stamping, other than refereeing two girls who are somewhat overwrought with an excess of excitement and sugar.

The current challenge at Stampotique is to use newsprint/old books on the project. It's an any-stamp-goes challenge, so I went with this nice quote from a Darkroom Door floral set. I had the tag on hand, used to mop up extra ink off the craft sheet from another project. I can't say what the colours are, probably denim and eggplant color wash spray, with some Memories silver in there too. Just guessing though! I stamped the twiggy branch (Sunshine Designs) using chipped sapphire and broken china, then the sentiment embossed in metallic purple. I did a bit of a frame in black pen, and brought in the old paper by die cutting some butterflies with a page from an old book of French poetry. Which I then coloured with Tombows and covered in stickles. But the old book paper is there, I promise. You can kind of make out the print on the two larger butterflies. I decided it was too hard to see the embossing, so I took a waterbrush filled with bleach and went over the words to highlight them.

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Pretty tag Karen. I clicked on the tag to get a closer look...yes I can see the text on the butterflies...looks FAB!
    I have never tried the bleach you dilute with water?
    Its a great idea. Similar to crayon resist which I love.

  2. What a beautiful effect you've created. Love your French text b'flies too. :0)
    Thanks for joining in with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge.

  3. What a gorgeous tags, love how you used the quotestamp and the butterflies are a beautiful detail. Thanks for joining the Stampotique designer's challenge

  4. beautiful text on this tag. Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.