Saturday, May 17, 2008

Flutter Friend

Today’s project is a book and tags made for the Innovative Stamp Creations tag challenge. If you want details on the tag challenge read here:

Flutter Friends:

I named this Flutter Friends because each tag has butterflies (Flutter) and there are friendship sentiments on each tag.

This is the book and one of the tags. The butterfly on this page was made with a splash and smoosh technique on glossy card stock (CS). The finished size of this book is 5.5 x 4.25 inches. The pocket inside the book is 2 inches.

Here is an inside picture with two of the tags tucked into their pockets:

Next a picture of each tag with a description:

Tag 1 - Gesso Background/Tag 2 - Emboss Resist:

(tag 1)The office tag was covered with Gesso (the gesso allows the inks to keep their true colors on the manila background). I used an old plastic room key to put the gesso on the tag and I left swirls/ridges to give the tag some dimension. The inks were added by sponging across the dried tag. The butterflies were embossed on designer paper (Basic Grey’s Lilly Kate).

(tag 2)This image is an opposite negative (the background is solid and the flowers are open). The image was stamped on DP and clear embossed. The brown was sponged on to make the flowers pop. The sentiment is stamped on CS Vellum. Flutter is polished stone.

Tag 3 - Chalkboard/ Tag 4 - Polished Stone/Embossing:

(tag 3) Ever wonder what would happen if you did the chalkboard technique on a light background? Well it shows up beautifully - see the flowers on this tag. The butterfly is also the Chalkboard technique. Here is a tutorial on SCS for this technique:

(tag 4)Flutter is polished stone and embossed brown. The flowers are sponged ink on White CS and then embossed brown. I sponged the paper instead of using colored CS to give the flowers a softer look. The swirl behind the flower is embossed. The pink glitter stripe is made using red line tape. You can find a tutorial on how to do the polished stone on SCS here: note - I did not use the metallic re-inker.

If you would like more information on the base of the book let me know.

Thanks for Visiting!

Other info:
Stamps (all Innovative Stamp Creations) Nature Silhouette I, Art 4 Frames II, Friendships, Rustic Artsy Swirl
Paper - Lilly Kate (Basic Grey), Choc Chip (SU), White, Office Tag
Ink - Timber Brown Stazon, VersaMark, (rest SU) Whisper White Craft, Choc Chip Craft, Choc Chip, Pretty in Pink, Soft Sky, Bashful Blue
Other - Pearlescent Chalks (Peebles), misc ribbon & fibers, Bind-it-all, Memory Makers tag maker, SU photo corner and circle punch, beads, pop can tab


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Hulda Pollock said...

Wow, you've done wonderful job on every single tag and the book of course. What a great way to showcase all the different techniques!

Michelle Zindorf said...

Wow! This is such a fantastic project! Love your color coordinated tags and it screams spring to me. Beautiful!

SmilynStef said...

What a beatuiful creation ... love how you incorporated so many techniques ... fabulous!

Beth Norman said...

Too funny!! I put this into my favourites at SCS, and here I am seeing it again in detail. Too funny! I had no idea it was your design. I've done this before. Guess I am a stalker.

Beth Norman said...

I forgot to mention that I think this is fabulous. It totally rocks!

Ila said...

Wow!! these are all Gorgeous!! I just came from commenting on SC. What a Wonderful piece of Art!!

Debbie Olson said...

Kathy, this is an amazing little book--a true work of art!