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Tuesday, 13 September 2011

dressmaker tag

well I finally got to play with new stamps and also new distress stains, now I have kept saying why would I need distress stains, I've got the ink pads, got the re inkers to make my own sprays,who needs more ink, well........ yes I got tempted at the show and I'm so glad I did, love them ! so quick and the colours are so vivid, I need more !!!! For my tag background I spritzed the tag with water, added stains randomly, re -spritzed with water and let it all run into a lovely puddle, dried it off with heat gun,then dabbed more stains through a stencil, could have played all day ! then added various stamps with smokey grey versafine. The dressform etc are stamped on another piece of paper I had coloured with different stains. The stamps are new ones from Inkylicious that I also bought at the show, I'm just a sucker for sewing theme stamps, I have several different sets but end up buying more ! This is my tag for

Fashionable Stampers - Tag
also for
Make It Monday - Anything goes
Papercreations    - Vintage


  1. oh wow Joan - love the effect of the stains.. so pretty and the dressmaking images are fabulous . a gorgeous little tag
    Lisa x

  2. This is fabulous Joan - I can tell that you had a great time with those Stains and the dressmaking images! Love the colours and the way you blended them - totally gorgeous!
    Hugs, Sylvia xx

  3. Of course you need the Distress Stains, who doesn't? I love your tag, the experiment work with stains etc. has proven to be very effective, beautiful colours. Love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Make My Monday. Caz

  4. This is a lovely tag Joan...Love the colours and the dress~making images.
    Debbie x

  5. Joan this is gorgeous, Haven't used the Distress Stains, and like you thought I didn't need them - not too sure now!!
    I looked at these stamps, but bought the others - There's always next time.
    Avril xx

  6. Love your tag, I understand how you needed these stamps and the Distress inks, it looks fabulous. Yvonne x

  7. Gorgeous stamping. I especially love the use of pins. Cool touch. Thanks for joining Paper Creation Ink Challenge LindaS/GDT

  8. OMG Joan this Tag is so beautiful I just love how you have used your colours , right up my street this genre. You have given me some inspiration to use my stains now, like you I have inks for Africa too!!!!!
    Saw it on MIM, and I am glad I did too.

  9. Hi Joan .Stunning tag great technique used . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .
    When commenting on another’s MIM entry don’t forget to mention that you saw it on MIM and the more entries you comment on in this way, the more chances you have of winning.

  10. Joan, your tag is beautiful! I am rather new to Distress Inks myself and am so happy I watched a video to see what all the fuss was about! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenge! Best, Yvonne

  11. Beautiful tag! Love your colours and your background is awesome! Love the corset!

  12. What a fun vintage card! Love the image and the distressing is great! Thanks for sharing it with us at Paper Creations Ink!


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