Monday, 16 June 2008

Wk 21 Sunday Stamper Challenge

This week as I'm off work i was able to join in my very first Sunday stamper challenge, and well my very first blog challenge ever.
The Theme was Ebony & Ivory.
I did go a tad mad, and made, not 1, or 2, but 3 things as i love the black and white theme.


I made 2 cards...

Both of which were fairly simple in the making, I just stamped the images using the watercolour technique (where you ink up the stamp using distress ink, spritz with water, and then stamp) i used Black soot. You probably cant see it very well in the pic but the wording on the cards has a fantastic shimmer, this was achieved by stamping with versamark embossing ink, and then dusting a pearl white mica powder (available in a set from The Artistic Stamper.) over the top to reveal the verse.

And the 3rd thing i did was a Tag...

I used one of the new fab black chipboard tags from a range @ the artistic stamper, along with black chipboard wings. I stamped the swirls straight onto the tag with a white versacolour ink pad. I then stamped the lady image onto white cardstock using black soot distress ink and dusted with the blackish mica powder from the set. I then cut her out and mounted her using foam tape. I used the same swirl from before to stamp the wings, and used a white embossing powder round the edges to emphasize. Added the wings to the lady and then punched out the wording using my around the block label kit. To finish i popped some black and white ribbon through the top.

I am loving all 3 pieces and really enjoyed this challenge. Thanks to Hels, and to Jennie for setting this weeks theme.

xxx Hugz xxx

15 comments:

Hels said...

As ever Minxy you have made stunning creations....love the stamps, the words and the styles of all of them....thank you for joinin in the challenge and welcome BTW to your first one...now there is no excuse for not doing another LOL xx *almost forgot to say....the black card with the white message doesn't show up very well on my screen so I think you may need to send it to me so I can really check it out!! * Wanders off wondering if Minxy will fall for that one? :O))

craftytrog said...

Hi Minxy,
These are all gorgeous! Love the sentiments, and your dymo message! Beautiful stamps too! :0)
love Alison xx

Andrea said...

these are just Stunning Nicky, love black and white and yours are fabby xx

Ann said...

Gorgeous Nicky - love them all, I especially love your tag!! I got the black tags & wings too - faberooney!!
xx

Linda said...

Like them all very much Nicky.........esp love the colours! :)

Angie C said...

I don't like these Nicky ... I love them :-) The stamp you have used on the tag is so different and I love it, especially with the wings attached :-)

Linda Elbourne said...

These are fabulous Nic and the tag is my favourite - you clever girlie you!

craftypixie said...

Woweeee woman you been busy even thou you got baddy hand!!
Love all your work babe
Where you get your Dymo from ????? I want one been looking around for ages
Wendy x

Craftyideas said...

They are gorgeous Nicky xx

CraftyC said...

Hiya Minxy,
You tag is super duper and I love what you have done, have a nice day!
Clairexx

Tracey said...

These are fab, love the stamps too.
x

Hels said...

*jumps up n down with excitement!!* Minxy fell for it peeps and I am honoured to say that beautiful card is now living with me :O)) Thank you so much Nic, you are a sweetie xx

Minx said...

I didn't fall for anything, the card snuck out the house and posted itself to Hels :Op xxx

Jennie said...

awesome black and white....
Jennie x

TinaB said...

Stunning work!!! xx