Friday, 4 November 2011

The Stamp Man Challenge - Collage/Collage Background

I can't believe it's time for another Stamp Man Challenge. This time the lovely Angela has chosen for us the theme of "Collage/Collage Background" . To me collage means layers of paper, ink, stamping and adding things!!
As Christmas is fast approaching I thought I would have a go at a Tim Holtzesque tag.

This is how I built up my layers:
  • Cut a Tim Holtz Big Tag from mount board and text paper from an old book. Stick together.
  • Apply a thin layer of gesso to the text paper. Allow to dry.
  • Stamp several snowflakes with Versamark and emboss with white powder, making sure to avoid the area where the overhanging pine bough is to be stamped.
  • Apply and blend blue distress inks over the top.
  • Stamp the pine bough in the top left. Stamp the small pine tree several times in bottom left with Pine Needles distress ink. 



  • Sponge a little versamark along the bottom of the tag and emboss with white powder to create drifting snow.
  • Die cut deer from mount board and stamp with music background then colour with Brushed Corduroy distress.
  • The ornate plate was partially inked with silver ink and embossed with Stardust powder. I also inked the edges of the tag with silver ink and embossed with the Stardust powder. The photos don't really show up the sparkle, but it really is pretty and catches the light.
  • To finish I added ribbon and a snowflake brad, some gemstones and a shrink plastic snowflake dangling off the end of the ornate plate.

 I had fun making this. I like making tags but haven't made one in ages so this has got me in the mood again. Be sure to check out what the rest of the team have created and perhaps join us at The Stamp Man Challenge. Be sure to check out The Stamp Man online shop. They are offering free postage over £20 at the moment.
I thought I would also enter this at The Artistic Stamper challenge which for November is Backgrounds. I just discovered this site tonight and was very inpressed by their DT.

    12 comments:

    1. Gorgeous tag! So many layers and some great embossing. Love the idea to hang a charm on the frame!

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    2. This is beautiful Siobhan. I love the colours and all the layers and elements you have used.
      Have a wonderful weekend.
      luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

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    3. I love the background you've created with this Siobhan, it's definitely Tim-esque!!
      It's a gorgeous tag. I haven't made one for months and used to make them regularly, you've inspired me to get back to them again.
      Enjoy your weekend.
      Hugs Lisax

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    4. Very stylish, Siobhan - just as I'd expect from you. Lovely work x

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    5. I love everything about your tag Siobhan, it's fabulous.
      xxx Hazel.

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    6. Beautiful! Love all the layers. It's nice to just do a tag every now and then.
      Fran├žoisex

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    7. Oooo ahhh, this is right up my street, am loving the gorgeousness of this design... the whole tag is just so perfectly balanced! Thanks for playing along with The Artistic Stamper Challenge this month :O))

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    8. Lovely tag and I don't think it is Tim-esque, I think it is Siobhan-esque, much more uplifting your colours are always so perfect.

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    9. A beautiful Collage tag Siobhan. Love all the layers and the soft colors. You can almost here the snow falling. Simply Stunning. Have a wonderful day. Angela

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    10. Stunning tag Siobhan! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Artistic Stamper Challenge! x

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    11. Gorgeous tag and use of techniques. TFS

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    12. Gorgeous background and tag :)
      Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month
      xoxo Sioux

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    Thank you for taking the time to comment. I really appreciate them.
    Siobhan x

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