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Saturday, 19 June 2010

Make a garden scene ....

Another great challenge this week from Frankie at Dragon's Dream Tag It On where the theme is to make a garden scene. At the minute my garden is full of flowers, birds and assorted insects, if we had some sunshine it would be lovely but the weather isn't on our side at the minute. I've used one of my favourite stamps from Elusive Images and I've had a go at Sheena Douglass' 'toilet roll technique' to make this tag

I've used an Elusive Images scroll stamp around the edges of the black card with versamark and dusted it with some yellow and orange mica powders before adding a couple of orange eyelets and some black velvet ribbon. The topper is made from loo roll lol. I had to have a go at this technique as it looked so much fun and made a few toppers, they didn't all turn out too well though, I think you have to be careful which stamp you use.

Anyway, I used 6 sheets of loo roll, spritzed with water til they were good and damp and then put them on top of the stamp. I pressed it down with a stencil brush and gave it a good roll with a hard rubber brayer for good measure. It took ages to dry (almost 24 hours) so I  may have wet it too much. Once it was dry I removed it from the stamp and tore the rough edges off and then sprayed it with yellow, orange, pink and brown glimmer mists. Then it had to dry again and I used some black soot DI lightly over the top with cut n dry foam to highlight the relief. I punched a couple of little butterflies out of black card to finish off

I'm also entering this tag into the following challenges:
Just Scraps: Butterflies, Birds and Blooms
Stamp Something: Something summer

Thanks for looking,
Claire xx


  1. Wowsa... what a amzing card you made. I love all the techniques.

  2. This is great Claire. I saw this technique and thought I would have a go so recorded it for future reference.Yours is very

  3. This is great Claire! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Absolutely stunning work Claire - had a good look through your blog and have joined your followers xx Hilda

  5. Wow Claire this is fab. Sounds fun and messy to do!!! If you didn't always have success there is no hope for me as you are clever hun.

  6. Stunning, have used toilet tissue in moulds but not seen this technique before the result is just WOW. xx Zoe

  7. Gorgeous little wall hanger Claire! I absolutely adore it!
    Love as always Gina x x x

  8. Brilliant! Lots of texture and colour and has that touchy feely quality (no pun intended!).
    Got to have a go ......

    Janet xx

  9. fabulous! I love all the texture! Hugs Juls

  10. Wooo Claire it is so grungy but delicate because of the birds. I love the whole effect you have created here and value your support of Fred and i FOR OUR BIG DAY... it went everso well thanks
    Hugs Frankie

  11. What a fabby tag! Love that technique XXX


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