Thursday, 7 July 2011

Sunday stampers - The writing on the wall.

As my head is always in a book of some description I was happy to make a tag for Hels Sunday stamper challenge which for this week is writing. I love writing of all descriptions, eclectic to the core that's me!
Sunday stamper 'words'.
I glued a sheet of dictionary to a tag, covered with a layer of gesso and then when it was dry painted
yellow and pink acrylic over the top and smeared some off to reveal the text. Then I used a tim stamp of text to the opposite edges and distress inked some mountboard letters with walnut stain and edged them with gold viva paste. I rolled up dictionary papers stapled in the middle and adorned with muse tokens to spell speak  down the side and a small tag with a sentiment from crescendoh stamps went underneath. I then stained some tissue tape with spun sugar and pleated a ruffle on the bottom, some matching ribbon and there we are!

Before I go I thought I would make you smile. My dear friend Sally lives too far away for a regular get together, but we send each other a card and atc or tag every month, it is so good to look forward to the packet coming!  Here is her July card from me, I can post it in safety as she has already received it! If you are reading this Sal, get a blog going, you make lovely cards!

Card for Sally

The background is a project from craft stamper magazine, where I stamped cream and white card with text and tore it into strips along with some sheet music. Then I layered alternate strips and washed over gesso. I love this stamp, applied a shadow to the outside and then adhered it with sticky pads. I'm the one in glasses but in years to come I hope! I stamped vintage and added a philosophy token and a handbag charm to complete. Well, Sally said she laughed anyway!


  1. Love your tag Barbara. Especially the rolled up text, very clever and I love the added "SPEAK". Great take on the challenge and I love love your card, made me smile. Tracy x

  2. How fantastic, both pieces are just wonderful. Love the old ladies and the handbag is a fabulous eye-catcher.

  3. Fab fab fab! your tag is gorgeous... and I love that card, I have that stamp... and there is another one with four of the old biddies... oh and you are SO not that one there with the specs lol Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

  4. I like the thought of 'everyday a new story begins' ....... Barb. Lovely tag. Look forward to seeing you in about three quarters of an hour! Lol! xxxx

  5. Fab tag and card! - love the rolled up dictionary papers :)