Friday, 6 January 2017

Craft Stamper January Challenge - Take A Stamp

Morning everyone,

Today is Craft Stamper Magazine's new challenge day, and for January it's simply 'Take a Stamp'.

Our sponsor this month is Rubber Dance Stamps:

The stamp set on offer is also featured on the cover of the February edition of the magazine, so you can see it in action! Our random winner will win this lovely set.

We also choose a Design winner, who gets publication in Craft Stamper Magazine, a GDT slot for an upcoming challenge, and a winners profile.The winners profile is a stand alone blog post, showcasing the style and work of the winner.

You can read the guidelines over on the main blog along with the challenge HERE.
My inspiration for you today is a tag, with a lovely swirled background and gold stamping.

I first put modelling paste through the Fleur medallion stencil onto a Tando tag, then painted with DecoArt's Americana chalky paint in Legacy.  Decor Crackle was painted over the top, and after that the top layer was Lace chalky paint, which crackles beautifully.  Over this I laid a wash of prussion blue hue, raw umber and quinacridone gold media paints.  Down the left hand side I stamped the text from Andy Skinner's 'Curiosity' stamp set, in Venetian Gold. 

I gave the Tando heart the same treatment, but in coastal waters multi surface paint, again with the decor crackle, then lace chalk paint on the top.  Over this I stamped from the Steampunk set in Venetian gold, and then the numbers from a stamp in the shabby set, in prussian blue hue. 

The tiny heart was painted in coastal waters, and stamped with the crackle stamp from the toxic set, again in the gold.

The wings were painted gold and all elements glued together, and a pretty ribbon added, stamped with Totally Tracy Texture stamp, to add the little dots. 

Hope you like it, hop across to the main Challenge to see lots more inspiration!  

Kindest Regards,


Products used:
Andy Skinner Stamps: Curiosity, Toxic, Shabby, Steampunk.

DecoArt Media fluid acrylics: Prussian Blue Hue, Raw Umber, Quinacridone Gold. Media Modelling Paste.
DecoArt Dazzling Metallics: Venetian Gold.
DecoArt Multi-surface Acrylics - Coastal Waters.
DecoArt 2oz Chalk paints - Legacy, Lace.
Fleur Medallion Stencil.


  1. Gorgeous! Love all the texture and the colours are fab! xxx

    1. Thanks Chris, I do love that background! xx

  2. Fab! Love the way the different textures and colours all work so well together. It looks bright and fresh and perfect! xx

  3. Lovely Nikki, adore the background texture and two tone colour. Gorgeous. Tracy x

  4. Gorgeous - love the costal waters colour - not seen this one "in action" before Have a lovely weekend x

    1. Thanks Carol, it's the DecoArt multi-surface paint colour. xxx

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  6. Beautiful tag .... I love all the gorgeous texture, and the colours look amazing! xx


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