Saturday, 12 March 2011

A New Party Frock?

Finally I've used one of the giant tags that I bought ages ago, but just didn't seem to know what to do with! As the challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week is Show Some Metal, here's my entry.
The tag is coloured with distress inks, stamped with some of Tims fab new stamps, and sprayed with some white Crafty Notions spray to create a soft look, and then some more stamping on top. The Sewing Room die has been cut once in grunge paper and then just the body from Ten Seconds Studio metal (the plain aluminium roll). I've embossed the metal using a damask effect folder. The metal has then been aged with black acrylic paint and lightly coloured with denim and caramel alcohol inks.
To finish off the tag I've just used some ric-rac, old buttons, and a fabric flower. If you look closely you can see the fundamental error I made in not moving my metal far enough away from the white spray, but I'm telling myself it adds to the aged look!

15 comments:

Helen said...

Oh, this is lovely! That dress form is so cool, and I love the embossing on it.

Artyjen said...

Fabulous Sue! Love that embossing...love the dressform....I need that die I really do!! LOL
It's aged to perfection by the way ;)
xoxo Sioux

Paula said...

loving the embossing on the dress form - fab tag

trisha too said...

This is so cute, Sue!

:)

SannaS said...

WOW!!!!!! GORGEOUS piece of art!!! absolutely love it!!! =)
Hugs, SannaS

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece, just received my die and it looks very effective on your piece, love the metal element. Beautiful. Tracy Evans x

Dan said...

Wonderful - I love the extra texture you added to the metal! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

Julie Forest said...

Absolutely stunning! Love this! And I love the denim and caramel AIs together - gorgeous!! Have a fabulous weekend! :)

Netty said...

This is terrific Sue and love your new stamps, have now got stamp envy....again.......lol The embossed metal torso really looks gorgeous. Great effect and so lush. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Maggie Ann said...

This is so impressive! I'm in awe...

Minxy said...

Loving the metal dress form, colours are fab, as is the rest of the tag :oD

Terry said...

I see we both could not wait to use the sewing room die goodies! Love your dressform! I did not get the stamps until two days after and wish I had waited, but had an idea and had to run with it. You know how it goes! Love your fabulous tag!

Daniele said...

the dress form looks great, and I love the subtle stamping in the backgroun of your tag
hugs

Laura said...

Great make. Love all the elements you have added!

minnie_mac said...

Beautiful tag. Have been trying to resist these stamps, but can now feel my resolve is weakening. Love the effect of the CN spray - one of my favourite sprays. The colours are great.

Marilyn