Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Autumn Leaves

Hello blog friends, welcome to my blog.  Right now the blog posts are like buses - you wait ages for one and then three come all together.  There are reasons - one being that, this month, I have been working on some detailed projects (yet to be seen as part of my DT duties at LOC).  Another reason is that real life gets in the way - and sometimes unreal life (the sewing machine is out again as other half wants a steampunk costume made up - did you know it's really easy to buy a pith helmet on the internet?)
So, here is my contribution to The Artistic Stamper Creative Team challenge blog this month.  The theme is autumn, so I've gone for shades of yellow and green.  

I began with a large tag and  blended some DI's over the area I wanted to stamp the leaves in the foreground.  I've had these stamps for AGES - they were some of the first I ever bought and I'd more or less forgotten them.  I kiss-stamped them first (a technique I hadn't used for a long time) onto texture stamps (from the Artistic Stamper - I used dogtooth, hexagon and sequin waste textures)  and then went over them with a Versamark pen (not very expertly!)  and glazed them with clear detail embossing powder.  

After that I blended more shades of DI over the background and went back with the leaf stamps, stamping two or three generations with Memento ink.  Because I'd glazed the leaves in the foreground I didn't have to mask them but just wipe them - cool, eh?  I finished by stamping the words.

I'm also entering this in
Our Creative Corner - Forgotten things (the stamps, kiss stamping technique)

Thank you for visiting.  See you soon!

Crafty Hugs,

Keren

4 comments:

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

A Fabulous tag, and thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :)

Redanne said...

Your tag is really beautiful, I love the rich autumnal colours, the kiss stamping technique is one I had forgotten too and the embossing looks wonderful. Thanks so much for joining in our Forgotten Things Challenge at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Anne x

Buttons said...

This is such a beautiful tag Keren. Love the contrast of the leaves and the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Hugs, Jenny x
ps. would LOVE to see the steampunk outfit when it's ready x

Margie said...

Lovely autumn colours on your tag Keren and the embossing really shows up well. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Our Creative Corner. Margie x