Tuesday, 19 August 2014

August Challenge, inspiration, tin foil background

Hello, this is what i have been playing with today. lots more messy hands !!
Craft stamper, take it make it challenge is to use a technique from a 2014 craft stamper magazine.
Take a technique and make it your own
I am using a tin foil background from July 2014 magazine.
It was a master class by Jaine Drake, called
Aluminium foil & it's fascinating !
the link to Craft Stamper challenge is here :-Craft Stamper August Challenge

I would also like to enter this into Hels Sheridan's Sunday stamper challenge
this week its all about how you create your backgrounds, so this is ideal .
Hels challenge is called Moon Shadow and can be found here :-Sunday stampers, Moon Shadow

    I began with a tag covered with foil as the article in a Craft stamper said.
Then the fun begins , lots of lovely alcohol inks dropped on to the shiny background
Looks like petrol on water ! See the photo's below 

Here below are all the inks I used. 

       Then I embossed the tag , using the embossing folder below ,(bad photo !) ps use a little
        Parchment paper maybe between your tag & your folder or you will end up 
         Scrubbing away , like I had to , to get all the ink off !!!
Lovely result , see below.
The magazine article suggested using a blending pen to get back the lovely
Silver raised embossing, I used blending solution with a cotton bud.

                 I wanted to use my bird cage die cut again , bit of a favourite just now, I
              Used the French roast fresco ink dabbed all over it , with a little red brick Distress ink too.

See my messy photo above , while it was still wet, I added some
Distress embossing powder randomly on so I got a nice weathered look.

The cage sort of disappeared on the background a bit, so 
Continuing on the shiny theme I found some lovely gold-ish
Pearlised vellum to go under the cage, see below

Next I needed a bird for the cage, so what better than to use a cover mount
Bird from Craft stamper magazine June 2014, don't you love it when a plan comes together !

He looked great stamped out in timber brown & coloured in
With distress ink pens in a water colour effect

I used a Tim Holtz pine cone die cut to make a pretty rose decoration.
& seeded preserves distress stain ink on this
With some 

artiste white spritzing ink to continue on the shine idea.

                       Lots of lovely glossy accents over the rose and blue tit for more shine .

A little lace added under the cage & distressed with a dab or two 
Of seeded preserves distress stain.

                    I used more alcohol ink on a silver heart I wanted to use as an accent
                    On the bird cage. I just love the jewel effect colours you get from the
                             Foil technique , shows up great in the picture below.



  1. Janna, this is REALLY lovely... I love to play with foils on paper... and get all kinds of lovely things like you have here... I love the colors and the energy that you have created on here... very nice work.. .and the little bird and cage nice too... very very nice, with a little ingenuity with things you have created a very very very nice tag... love it all.. Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  2. GORGEOUS, that ickle birdy is just so perfect for the tag, the background looks grand! Thanks for joining in witht he Sunday STamper x

  3. Hi Janna! Wow! I am in awe! This is so gorgeous! What a brilliant idea and your tag looks fab!
    Ingrid xx

  4. Janna, this is spectacular! So many different elements and layers and textures... fabulous make! Heather x

  5. Wow stunning project. I love your step by step pics. Fab x

  6. What a fabulous tag! Love seeing all the steps you went through. The alcohol inks and the embossing are fantastic on the foil! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Wow how fantastic, thanks for choosing my article and your finished tag is wonderful. I love the shine with the foil and it's so full of texture. Well done and thanks for entering the challenge.

  8. Gorgeous alcohol ink combination! Good use of the free stamp, too. Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  9. Oh Janna, looks like you had a load of fun with this one!
    I love it!
    Dawn xx

  10. Wow Janna what an amazing tag- love the technique you have used and the tip re the embossing folder and parchment

    Mines on my blog
    HERE it would be great if you had time to come take a look
    X Hilda

  11. Hi Janna. You have certainly made this technique your own. The AI on the tag looks amazing.
    Thank you for joining us at the Craft Stamper Take It Make It challenge.

  12. Thats's a gorgeous tag and I love your background, I haven't seen that embossing folder before it's lovely. Thanks for sharing with us at the take It Make It Challenge. Elizabeth x

  13. Beautiful!!! Love the background, great mix of colours. Thanks for joining in with the Take It Make It Challenge ... good luck! Linda xx

  14. Thats a beautiful tag Janna, great use of the technique :-) thank you for joining us for the Take it Make it challenge xxx

  15. Gorgeous Janna! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Blog Challenge this month! xxx


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