Wednesday, 3 June 2009

Never Forget The Power of You ....

Here is what I made with my Studio 490 flowers ....A Tag Book which was in a parcel of pressies that my friend Ed sent me. There are five chipboard tags and five acetate ones, but I've kept the acetate ones for something else. As I said in the last post the only things I used were Grungepaper and Distress Inks; apart from the quotes which are stamped in black StazOn, the Life letters, which are ordinary chipboard and some buttons.
All the stamps are the yummy Studio 490 ones, which have been released in two sets of seven, the last set coming out from CHA earlier this year.
I read recently that someone found the Distress Inks a bit 'dreary'. Well I have to say certainly not. To get the bright colour on some of the flowers, I swiped the pad on the Grungepaper, sprayed it with water, dried it off, swiped again and dried with a heat gun. For some of the leaves I used the textured side of the Grungepaper, which I suppose is the reverse but which gave a really nice effect. I just love the Grungepaper - you can bend and shape it and it stays that way, but even laid flat, it is stunning. It cuts really easily because it bends and best of all - it doesn't tear.
The tags are on a book ring at the moment but I'll be adding fibres and ribbons later ....
Hope you like it ....
And a couple of close ups ....And - as if all this wasn't enough there is to be a third release of another seven sets in July!!!! You can get the stamps from the lovely Wendy at The Stamp Attic - let's hope she's getting the new release ......

6 comments:

The Stamp Attic said...

hi Sue, fab work....again! well done you. In answer to your question, yes, I will have all the new Studio 490 just as soon as I can get my sweaty hands on them.....looking forward to seeing what you do with them.
Wendyx

Ed said...

Love what you've done with the tags Sue, catch up soon, xxx

craftytrog said...

Hi Sue! Love what you've made with those gorgeous flowers! Spotted you on Wendy's new blog! xx

Gail said...

Really fabulous work Sue! I msut confess I always thought distress inks were a bit drab but you have proved otherwise.

Sandy said...

Oh wow Sue this is lovely.
Fantastic little Tag book. Love them.

wendy vecchi said...

BRILLIANT!
Your work is wonderful!
If you LOVE flowers...just you wait to see what's coming in JULY! I think you'll be happy!
wendy