Monday, 14 February 2011

Buy one, get one free

Challenges, that is!! I managed to combine my two favourite challenges this week - Simon Says Stamp  - a tag (the more discerning of you will know I do a few of these so that wasn't going to be too hard!!) and Linda's Compendium of Curiosities wants us to use Tim's Inking and Stamping Masks technique from page 59 of The book.

As today is Valentine's Day - even though I am not celebrating it - I used some hearts as my theme - from Wendy, of course!


I used my trusty old favourites, fired brick and dusty concord on the tag with spatters of water for the distressed look, stamped some hearts in the same colour inks and then "did" the technique with a custom made mask of said hearts.  Used a Wendy script background and added a couple of embellies and some shimmer spray (heirloom gold, perfect pearls).

As always, there are some great prizes for one lucky winner on each challenge.
Happy Valentine!

14 comments:

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow!! Spectacular colors! I like the charm too!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Erika said...

Nice touch, I love it!

Lori said...

Looks awesome, Helen, love the colors and the masking, AND Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

craftytrog said...

Brilliant masking Helen! x

Lesley said...

Great masking Helen and fabulous colours.
x

Julia Dunnit said...

Nice. Really hadn't thought of those two inks together; feel foolish becuase as usual, you make em look fab.

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Love the tag Helen, love the colours :-)
Anne x

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag! I really like those colours together and would never have done that myself.

Netty said...

Terrific colour combination Helen and a fabulous tag. Annette x

Carmen said...

Thought you'd been off shopping again :D

Lovely tag! You always make me feel like I should try more inks but I know I wouldn't do as well as you!

donna said...

Wonderful tag. Terrific background and sentiment.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gorgeous Valentine, and a fabulous color combo, Helen!I love, LOVE those cool little hearts, and the word stick is such a great accent piece. Fabulous!

Elizabeth said...

Hi Helen, Enjoy visiting your blog and admiring your work so please pop along to my blog: http://silverscrappers.blogspot.com where an award awaits you. Elizabeth x

Terry said...

Love your hearts and beautiful colors! The masking is amazing!