Monday, 26 April 2010

Sunday Stamper/Colour Create

I've been having a play with alcohol inks today! The metal is a used tomato puree tube which has been cut open, washed thoroughly and then flattened with a brayer. This has been die cut with a Sizzix Bigz die called Bird with Leaves and Flowers. I very recently came across my Pergamano tools and thought they might come in handy with metal so I used a triangle perforating tool on the branch and a star embossing tool around the outside of the bird. I've used lots of different alcohol inks including raspberry, sunshine yellow, lettuce and denim. The flower petals have been shaped slightly by hand and I've added the biggest gem I could find lol!
The tag was cut out on my Cricut using the Plantin Schoolbook cartridge and some gloss white card. This has been stamped with a brick stamp from The Artistic Stamper, a face and music stamp from Clear Art Stamps and a script stamp from Inkadinkdo using an Impress ink pad in Jet Black.
I've used Distress Inks in Fired Brick and Mustard Seed. I found dabbing these on with the applicator easier with the gloss card rather than the usual way of distressing.
Finally I've added a black pearl for the bird's eye and a black organza ribbon.
This project is for the Sunday Stamper Challenge where the theme is Free As A Bird, you can make anything and add a bird if you wish and also the Colour Create challenge where the colours are burnt orange, black and cream this week.
I hope you like it, I really had fun making this tag.


Aquarius said...

I just love this tag - great use of alcohol inks and die cutting. Well done for recycling the tomato puree tube too I've used them with machine embroidery in the past and they are so useful.

Stressed Stamper said...

Love it - one thing I have not done is inks - must try it. Make sure you enter my candy over on my blog

Paula said...

Wow Jen wow wow wow your tag is absolutly stunning those colours are so beautiful and so is the bird wow such beautiful work.

Paula xxxx

Cathy said...

Stunning Jen. I love the use of metal and fab colours.
Cathy xx

BeccaRoo said...

What great inspiration I have this same die and only use things at a time but this is a fantastic idea!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

oh so pretty!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab art hun...and brill idea for recycling! thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper x

Mina said...

wow Jennifer this is stunning, perfect for the colours...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx

scrappyjan said...

Hello Jennifer, What a stunning tag!!
Great use of colours for the Colour Create Challenge..
Thanks for joining us..
hugs, Janiel