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Well this has been a busy week for this collaboration from three great companies. I love Stampendous and Dreamweaver and have done for a long time. Although I must admit I do not use my stencils as much as I should do.
Here is my contribution, a tag using a combination of two sets of new Stampendous stamps, one from Nathalie Kalbach and the other an Andy Skinner set. I have gone with a Steampunk style. And I have kind of done a step by step as I sometimes get asked how to build up backgrounds to get depth and texture.
These were the stamps I used and here is the Dreamweaver stencil LJ915
I started off with white tag. I stencil embossed each end of the tag using the metal stencil.Then I stared blending dye inks over the top of it.
There was a plastic stencil/mask with the Nathalie Kalbach stamps which I used next to add to my tag.
Next I added some stamping in soft colours.
Then some distressing with splatters of water. I also used a pearlescent gold mica spray to add some lovely shimmer.
Now to start adding some stamping in black to make the images pop.
I also added some fine splatters of black ink with a fine paint brush.
I used some gold embossing on some stamped images and Frantage powders around the edges of the tag to add more texture.
And then I added the clock which I die cut as a circle and raided my "hardware" box for all the finishing touches.
And here is my finished tag.
Talking off busy weeks. We have decided to move house to give us a bit more room for when family and friends come to stay. The house went on the market on Sunday and by Wednesday we had sold it. I am still in a state of shock!! The realisation that it will probably take me a month to pack up my craft room, is starting to worry me!!. Never mind, it will be all worth it in the end.
I hope you have enjoyed the hop this week. There have been some amazing projects and it's not finished yet. Be sure to follow the links below :
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See you all next week.