Tuesday 15 June 2010

RSS is all the fashion

I've been away on my holidays so I'm only just managing to sneak in on the very last day of the current Ready Steady Stamp challenge. Nefertiti has set the ingredients and they're quite tricky!

If I'm honest, I probably made it even trickier by deciding that I would like to make an ATC!

The embellie made out of punched shapes was my biggest challenge as I don't own very many punches so my options were limited.

The instruction was that the embellie had to be made by using the punch a different way (so not a flower from a flower punch, a butterfly from a butterfly punch etc). My little flower is made with hearts punched out of tissue paper and stuck to a circle in a couple of overlapping layers to make fluffy petals. I pushed a velvet brad through the middle to finish it off. I found that punching through six layers of tissue paper at once was the way to get a clean shape (and it saved time, too!).

For the fabric, I stamped the ladies on a piece of silk, coloured the dresses and then stuck the piece to some double sided tape sheet before cutting out just the dresses. I stuck that piece over the same image stamped on plain card and coloured with Copics. I hope you can see the texture and sheen of the silk on this detail shot.

Stamps (Cornish Heritage Farms):
Haute Couture set (All Things Considered line - if you're in the UK, Bubbly Funk is now stocking this and other CHF sets {here})

Simply Smooth White
Simply Linen Black
White tissue paper

Brilliance by Tsukinkeo (Graphite B lack)

Silk fabric
Copic markers
Seed beads
Heart punch
Velvet brad
Double sided tape sheet (look out for 151 brand in your local £1 shop if you're in the UK!)

Thanks for stopping by and don't forget there's a new RSS challenge tomorrow!


Isabelle Norris said...

Well done on the challenge! great ATC

Hearts Turned said...

Wow, Joanne! This is a stunner! What a lot of work you put into it, and it was so worth it! Love that you stamped those lovely ladies on silk...perfect! And hearts for your tissue flower? LOVE it! Beautifully done, my friend!


Anonymous said...

Absolutely fabulous! Love the silk dresses & tissue flower! x

Hazel said...

Very elegant x

Sherry said...

What a beautiful piece! I love the clean lines, and yes, the texture does show up beautifully in the close up photo.

adeline/ lili said...

this card is gorgeous, love it!

Maureen said...

A great atc, love the way you worked with the stamped silk!!

Sid said...

Very brilliant challenge piece !

Traceyr said...

Clever you Joanne to stamp onto silk. The effect is amazing. :)

Christine said...

Beautiful ATC!

Kathy said...

It looks fab. Love the flapper girls image

Dominike said...

very very pretty

Karen said...

Wow....brilliant idea to stamp onto silk! Gorgeous atc my lovely X

Unknown said...

Can't believe you fitted all that on to an ATC! Looks great :)

Unknown said...

What absolutley stunning art work you have created since my last visit.

I do pop in to look, but don't always have time to leave a comment

I just adore the different techniques and variety of projects you create - brilliant

joan said...

fabulous atc !