Friday, 9 March 2012

AnnaBelle Stamps - Say It With.......



Ooh yes, Andrea has picked a great challenge this week for us to get our teeth into! Pardon the pun......
Lick your lips and play along with us again this week......Looking forward to seeing how you interpret this challenge.

Check in with the Belle's....... They've come up with some fun projects this week, you'll want to check them out before you start.  Links under the DT tab at the top of my page or visit AnnaBelle Stamps blog.

A couple of weeks back I made a card with a chocolate heart featured......been there, done that!!!!   I thought instead I'd make a tag featuring the colours of chocolate......much less fattening don't you think?



I watched a great tutorial from Heidi Swapp who decorated a scrapbook page by stamping randomly around a masked area.  She used just one colour ink and over stamped lots of different images before sponged around the mask.  The clear space left once the mask is removed, can be decorated anyway you like.  

I've masked a heart shape then using BBD 5 and SU close to cocoa laid down the first background.
If you look closely you can see BBD 3, 6 and 7.  I've also stamped images from Fanciful Flowers and  Love Birds.  s.e.i cocoa and cappucino (that's how they spell it !) chalk inks were used as well just to vary the shades. Once the mask was removed I stamped the check pattern to the centre of the heart and added some tiny Sprinkles.

The hearts were punched from card I'd stamped with a script from BBD 6.
One of ABS buttons finished with a bow using the fine hemp twine to complete my tag.   


Hope you might be inspired to try this idea......It's fun I promise!

Thanks for calling past today, looking forward to all your chocolate treats this week!



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14 comments:

Robyn said...

Hi Sue! Just love your beautiful tag!
What a fab technique! (and what a great ambassador for Annabelle Stamps you are- you have used nearly the whole collection on one tag Lol!!)btw Hope the house selling is going ok.

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is pure yumminess! Love the masking technique! Need to give that a try!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

I love your tag! Very creative!

Olga said...

WOW!! Breathtakingly gorgeous~!!!

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Sue .
So intersting the detail on this tag .LOVE IT .

Selma said...

Wow, what a fabulous job you did with this tag. It is gorgeous Sue.

lostinpaper said...

Incredible Sue! I can't believe the dimension that you've created using monochromatic colours, it's wonderful!!

Jose said...

Lovely tag Sue, and non fattening too :)
Jose

Victoria said...

This is utterly gorgeous! The depth of colour is stunning.

Andrea said...

Wow Sue, the detail is amazing around the heart and inside it! It's just beautiful!
Andrea
x

Lyn S said...

Fabulous chocolate tag Sue! Love how you used all those background stamps!

Kylie said...

What a stunner of a tag, Sue! Your heart is gorgeous as is your design, just love it!!!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Sue said...

the technique is fabulous Sue and give a fantastic effect! you have rocked this choccy challenge, and all without calories! :)

Marion said...

I just love tags Sue. Yours has so much stamping goodness on it!