Sunday, 14 September 2008

UK Stampers Sunday Challenge no. 4- Leaf Tags

Gail did it again, and issued a challenge which, well, challenged me!

Sunday challenge no6

Summer is nearly over and the leaves are starting to fall.........Make 3 tags, each must be leaf shaped and use the colours of Autumn....other than that anything goes!
Post your challenges here on the blog or post a link.
Happy stamping!
I did this on Saturday night, as always- I tend to do my swap/card commitments first and do challenges if I have the time. It was fun creating something just 'because', and I have ended up with three little embellishments which I am sure to use. I also used this challenge to experiment with some different techniques, which is always useful!

Colour: Distress Ink, Glimmer Mist, Paint Dabbers, Embossing Powders, Brilliance, Versafine
Stamp: Cherry Pie leaf stamp
Other: Japanese newspaper (base for first leaf), alcohol inked background (base for second leaf), funky foam (base for third leaf), eyelets, raffia, leather thong, ribbon, all from my stash.

The top leaf is heat embossed on paper, the second is made by using different colours of powder on top of clear UTEE, and moving the colour about with the heat gun before pressing the stamp into the hot goo, and the third is funky foam, painted with Paint Dabbers, heated, stamped into then heated again for the curl. I *love* my heat gun :D


Sarah said...

these are absolutely fantastic - I can't choose a favourite, they are all brilliant

Lorraine said...

love your leaves Hazel they look relly good and love all those techniques that I have never tried before..thanks for your nice comment on my blog

AnnM said...

I love them! I didn't have time to try this challenge unfortunately, but I wouldn't have been able to do anything as wonderful as these.

Carrie said...

how amazing are these - absolutely love them - cant believe the last one is funky foam - looks real.

Zuzu's Blog said...

Gorgeous.. I love Autumn and the wonderful colours of the leaves. very lovely work!

Brandy said...

Your leaves look so pretty!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Again, another perfect contribution to the challenges set over on UKS...these are fabulous- amazing colours.