Wednesday, 29 May 2013

I Can See Clearly Now... SDC 102

Hi everyone! It's Libby here today, hosting the Stampotique Designer's Challenge. This week I'd like to challenge you to use something that makes you see your craft project in a whole different light. It can require you pull out supplies you don't typically use, or try new techniques. Or maybe it's something you use all the time! I'd like you to use a transparent element on your design. Whatever you'd like - acetate, glass, left-over plastic packaging - if it's clear, it's fair game! I'm excited to see what you come up with!
This is what I made 
 Look at that sunshine, you can tell I made this a little while ago lol.
I have about 20 little pots of stickles glitter glue that I havn't used since Christmas (1999?) so I spread a few colours onto my acetate and squidged them about a bit. I then stamped Stack of Birds in black Stazon. I coloured their beaks and wings with Portfolio pastels and went Oooh 'cos it shows through the stickles and didn't rub off the acetate.
I made the background by scraping some Distress Paints down a giant tag. I'm now officially a fan of  Distress Paints, I love the way you can dab a tiny bit onto your mat,  and the colours are yummy.
I randomly(ish) stamped with Fax To Wolfgang and Vintage Script I then cut the arch and frame out of the tag, so I now had a tag with a big hole in it :-) I stuck the acetate to the back of the tag, and the frame to the front. The stars are rub-on's.
France's Banner has also been stamped onto  acetate and coloured with the pastels. To finish I stamped Row of Numbers onto the bottom of the tag, and dyed some seam binding for the top. This was great fun to make and I'll definitely use acetate and the Portfolio's together again.
Check out the blog to see all my teamies fab ideas then join in the fun with us. Be sure to add SDC 102 when you link up to be in with a chance to win one of the $30 gift certificates.
Thanks very much for looking xx


  1. Lovely, sunny piece - very pretty! Valerie

  2. Clearly a great make Sue!!!

    Sam xxx

  3. Love the use of the stickles to create your background and the colors of it all.

  4. It looks great, beautiful sunny colors!
    Groetjes karin

  5. oh gosh this is lush Hun,the colours are just gorgeous,and one super make hun,hugs Cherylxxx

  6. Love this Sue, the colours are gorgeous. I'd love to have seen your ooo moment! x

  7. just the sorts of colours we need in this weather! Love it!

  8. What a fun tag it brought some colour into a very dull Yorkshire coast day.

    Love the birds they made me smile as well.

    Chrissie xx

  9. Just what I need this morning as the rain comes hammering down ! a super nice happy sunny tag Sue :)
    Von ♥

  10. Totally fabulous tag, Sue - just put a big smile on my face, thank you!
    Alison x

  11. gooooorgeous piece with yummy colors, love everything about it!

  12. Gorgeous Sue, love the colours and composition. Wishing you a lovely weekend xxx

  13. I so totally love everything about this tag!

    I have a ton of Stickles that I never use, so I'm definitely going to steal this idea, maybe even today as I have to make something with a transparency for Bombshell Stamps!


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