Saturday, June 30, 2012

Far East at FSC!

We are traveling to the Orient for this challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and we would love you to join us with your stamped creations!  My DT Sisters have some amazing projects on the FSC blog, so really stop over and give your eyes a feast!   As always there is a prize from Cottage Crafts for some lucky stamper! 
Well my selection of stamps was minimal to say the least, but I did come across a couple of background stamps that I thought would work out just fine!  I inked up my tag with Distress Inks and then stamped the leaf background with Black Archival.  All edges were inked with clear embossing ink and then I applied gold embossing powder

Regular and Shrinky
As luck would have it, I have a large Sizzix Fan Die and of course had some fun with shrink plastic and alcohol inks!  For the larger fan that was cut from black cardstock, I used daubers to brush on Opalite colors and then heat set.  I used one of my background stamps and stamped with clear embossing ink and covered with gold embossing powder.  Then I covered the entire fan with clear embossing ink and powder!  My plan was to use this on the tag, but decided against it.  The fun part was the shrink plastic fans!  Two were inked on one side with alcohol inks and gold mixative (frosted SP) and stamped with Archival Black.  The black fan was cut from black SP and stamped with Archival Gold Brilliance.  The words were computer generated.

Well I hope you are enjoying this weekend and doing something fun!  Thank you for visiting and as always, I do enjoy and appreciate your comments!

Alcohol Inks:  Cloudy Blue, Stream, Red Pepper, Gold Mixative
Distress Inks:  Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Festive Berries 
Opalite:  Golden Mist, Nordic Ice, Crystal Blush
Archival, Black, Gold Brilliance

34 comments:

Beverly G said...

Love your idea with the Shrink Plastic. Your tag turned out very pretty.

Cazro said...

Loving your tag. There is so much detailed work. A wonderful Oriental sample considering you felt you had nothing, great inspiration. Caz

Dots Dabbles said...

I love the shrink plastic too...it looks like heaps of fun Terry. Is that large fan that is black and blue the bit you decided not to use??? it is gorgeous!!! The feel of the orient is definitely here on this tag...great creative thinking!
Dot x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautifully done- Oh I gotta get out the shrink plastic and play! I have been seeing it popping up in blogland alot lately! Love the BG and the pretty colors- and the fans are wonderful!

Debi said...

cool tag, and the fans make me want to get my shrink plastic out :-) Debi x

littlethings1 said...

Love your tag ,I was working with shrink plastic this am !!!!
Beautiful work !
Eunice

2amscrapper said...

this is magnificent, Terry!

CuddlyBunny said...

Outstanding Terry! I love the gold edging ... it looks just like so many enamelware pieces from the Orient!

Sharon said...

WOW Terry this is just perfect!!!

Shirl said...

Terrific is all I can find to say sweetie pie nothing else seems to fit for this gorgeous piece.

Stunning use of shrink plastic, inks and stamping.

Hugs Shirley x x

Michele said...

ooh this is gorgeous! i love all the different elements involved here from stamping to shrink plastic. pretty inspiring Terry! xo

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Really a stunner, fantastic details.

Sandra said...

What a fun tag! Love the Oriental flavour you've created!

Meggymay said...

Great tag, the shrink plastic fans look gorgeous.
Yvonne x

Ira Huberts said...

This is just so beautiful Terry, really love your oriental fans and those fine twine stamps are gorgeous. Your butterfly tag is a truly awesome creation with so much texture and depth. Fabulously done again!!
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craftattack said...

Just GORGEOUS!!!! Valerie

Buttons said...

Love it Terry - it's so your style. Gorgeous choice of colours. Hugs, Buttons x

cathy said...

Lovely tag. The shrink plastic fans are a great addition.

Shelley said...

It's perfect! It is such a challenge to find the right images when you have no stamps for a particular theme and you nailed it again! Using the shrink was a brilliant idea!

trisha too said...

So pretty, Terry--it almost looks as if it could be made of porcelain.

:)

Karin said...

wow gorgeous!

Claire said...

Told you so lol!! I knew you'd come up with something stunning Terry and you certainly have with this gorgeous tag! I love it
Claire xx

Netty said...

Loving your fabulous tag and loving your shrink plastic. Annette x

Mrs.B said...

I love this one Terry, background colour and stamping is gorgeous. You thought you were lacking inspiration for this one - I think you are very inspiring - LOVE the fans!
Have a great 4th.
Avril xx

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, your tag is awesome. I'm so glad you made it. I love the fans they are terrific and what a gorgeous selection of colours you're used. Really lovely. Have a great day. xx

Ellie said...

A beautiful card! I love the way you used one single stamp to create this! I also just have one stamp to go with this theme LOL
xxx Ellie xxx

Carol said...

Gorgeous details on this tag, love the fans, beautiful work.

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag, I love those fans!

Cindy Adkins said...

I love your gorgeous tag, Terry!!! So beautifully created, my friend!!!
XO
Cindy

Linda R said...

Such a beautiful tag.. Those fans look fabulous..

Hugs~

lynne said...

Hi Terry
Missing not being part of FSC this fortnight.
For someone who doesn't have many oriental stamps you created a stunning tag that most certainly has a flavour of the east. Very beautiful indeed.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

Love those fans Terry and such a gorgeous card. You are so creative in the way you put your projects together. Love it.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} xox

Yvonne Garner said...

I would never guess you were lacking anything you needed for your Oriental tag! The soft colors are perfect and I love the images you selected. I had not heard of black shrink plastic until this week. Stunning! Best wishes, Yvonne

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful! How lucky to have the fan die and lever to shrink it. I love when you shrink stuff!

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