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 madeLook 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