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Friday, 13 April 2012

Forgotten Friday 53- A bit of resisting


Hi Folks, well it's Friday, and that means time to search through your unused stash again to see what you have lying there neglected and and forgotten. I have found several things this week, and have been experimenting!

Firstly, I decided to use a Stamp Camp stamp that I bought last year on a scrap piece of card, and I stamped it with Multi medium, to act as a resist. I let it dry for a while as I went off and did some other things, then just gave it a quick blast with my heat gun to be sure that it was completely dry. I then got out my unused Portfolio Pastels, and scribbled some of these over the top, blending them with my finger. I tried heating them with my heat gun to see what happened, but they didn't do a lot. I hadn't laid them on very thickly, and that might be why. So, I got a baby wipe, and moved them around a bit. I liked the effect that this gave. I added a bit more of the pastels to give a bit of depth and definition to the resist stamping, and that was the background sorted. I think it reminds me of wisteria colours. My wisteria plants are starting to get leaves on now, they are glorious when they are in full bloom.

I stamped a Lost Coast cat stamp onto some more blended pastel colours, using Archival ink, and cut that out. I also used the original leafy stamp, and stamped a couple of tiny Crealie butterflies, using the same Archival ink, (Plum, my favourite!). I used another unused stamp from Stamp Camp, this came from a sheet of butterfly sayings, a handy thing for a butterfly stamp lover like me. I stamped this on an unused Nestie shape. I have done well this week for using my unused stash.

I snipped the corners off the piece of card, and turned it into a tag. It's rather large, but I don't mind, I like large tags.


I added some pretty seam binding ribbon to finish. I hope that some of you will have a rummage this week, and leave me a comment. If you do, I'll pop along to your blog and take a look.

I'm off to Ally Pally tomorrow for the weekend. I hope to see some of you there. Please do say hello if you see me! Thanks for stopping by, xx


8 comments:

Paula Whittaker said...

great background.

craftimamma said...

Lovely tag Judith. Such pretty colours and that background is gorgeous. Still wish Blogger hadn't changed the click to zoom thingy so I could see the detail better. Thanks for your lovely comment this morning Buddy. I thought you might like the chooks! Hugs Lesley Xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Love your background & the way the colours gradate. The contrast with the brown cat is delightful. Hope you have a wonderful time at AP.
Paula (PEP)

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

A beautiful tag Judith, I love how you've done the background. Here is my contribution this week.

Sue x

Anonymous said...

Lovely tag with great colours and love the cat and butterflies Judith. See you tomorrow at AP. Suexxx

Aquarius said...

Love this tag, particularly the resist background. Have a great time at Ally Pally and I will look through my forgotten stash later hopefully.

Jill said...

Hi Judith! Hope you're well.

I *love* that tag. The background is wonderful and I adore that cat stamp. I've got it on my wish list as I'm not buying any craft stash this year. Hoping I'll get it for a pressie from Jo!

Love

Jill
x

Aquarius said...

Here are a couple of cards which fit the bill this week

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