Friday, 22 April 2011

The Stamp Man challenge - resist

What a super challenge this is! Different ways to resist in your crafting (not resisting chocolate is the first rule lol). So I googled it to see if anything caught my eye and found this site.
How fabulous! I love the one with the magazine and brasso - however being brassoless I plumped for a basic resist shown by Tim Holtz in his dvds but there are many more here too.
So first of all I embossed the image with clear embossing powder. I think this stamp set is called love letters but this dandelion clock stamp is beautiful don't you think? I have then used adirondack dye inks lettuce and denim first with a brush then with cut and dry foam to get the deeper colour at the edges. Once covered I have ironed off the embossing powder onto scrap paper with my craft iron to reveal these beautiful white images.

A piece of ribbon, a charm and a few pearls and its done. Well this bit anyway - I will be back on Sunday to show you what I have been playing with all week which includes the metal flower from my last post as well as this gorgeous tailors dummy from Tim Holtz alterations range. Of course the Stamp Man challenge is full of inspiration so do stop by for a look here. Some of the DT have also got tutorials on their blogs so its well worth making yourself a cuppa and wandering around the Stamp Man challenge blog and if a little retail therapy takes your fancy this bank holiday then the postage is free over £10 at the Stamp Man shop - what more could you ask for except a trip there in person!

Have a wonderful day xx



  1. Ooo this is lovely all by itself Janet, I can't wait to see your piece when it all comes together x

  2. Really lovely idea, is it the Tim Holtz die. The colours are great together. Hugs Bee

  3. I hope you are feeling a little less tired and grumpy now the weekend is here, Janet.
    This is a stunning project. I love the tailors dummy and those stamps are just gorgeous.
    Happy Easter.
    Hugs Lisax

  4. I love this Janet, the colours and the stamps are all fab ! Sue C x

  5. Love the colours you have chosen Janet. Lovely spring time feel to it. I would never have thought to stamp a dandelion clock on the tailors dummy but it is a stunning effect.
    Happy Easter


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