Wednesday, October 17, 2012

CC2 - Challenge 25

Whew... another week has flown by, but I am happy to say it was a fruitful one. I got my Wednesday Card Club in this week, having finished jury duty last week. Thanks again ladies for a wonderful meeting!! I also got in quite a bit of consecutive time in the craft room - it was very relaxing after the trial and I got to play with some of my new TH goodies.
This week we are thankful for SimonSaysStamp, as they are sponsoring the 25th Challenge for Linda over at Studio L3. This week's challenge is a technique found on page 53 of Tim's book. The technique is called "Ink Palette: Perfect Pearls."
I love Perfect Pearls, so the chance to create the palette and use them in a new way was intriguing. I was certainly impatient for the colors to dry!! But that gave me a chance to break out my tree die, my mini leaf dies, my new leaf blueprint stamps, and my Shrink Plastic!!
I created my background with some fall-colored Distress Stains, including my favorite - Wild Honey. Then I overstamped the oak leaf a few times in Archival ink (Orange, Olive and Coffee). Then I diecut my mini leaves from Shrink Plastic and shrunk them with a heat tool. After they were shrunk, I colored them with alcohol inks. I die cut the branch tree and used the woodgrain texture fade with some clear embossing powder. I then colored it with my new palette. Sweet!!
Here's another photo (I think with the flash on):
So there you have it. I had fun with this one and now off to tackle another crafty project!
I am entering this in the following challenges:


  1. I love all the different techniques you used on this - you're a woman after my own heart! The shrink plastic leaves are perfect!

  2. Lovely tag, wonderful texture and I love the embossing on the tree. The mini leaves are wonderful and the leaves give great movement too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

  3. A very beautiful tag. Love especially the textured tree, the colors and the shrinkies - thus all of it :-) Great piece. Think I have to get the tree die after all ...
    Best, Suzanne

  4. Thank you for sharing your fabulous Tag with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the different colors and the little leaves. Hugs Terry xxxx

  5. Hello,

    I found your tag on pinterest and it immediately grabbed my attention because of all the colors and the shrinky leaves!

    I love the colorpalette and the drips(?)on the tree.

    It's just a pity that your photos on your blog are so small... When someone comes to your site the tiny photos absolutely don't do right to your tag and maybe people oversee them and go on without having a good look at them... I kow you can make them larger when you click on them and i did, but i don't think everyone does that...
    Maybe there is a button on blogspot to show your photos the width of your text ?
    Your creations are worthwhile looking out for that button!

    Greetings from belgium