Friday, 4 May 2012

Clematis Tower Challenge

Hi, it's Elaine here and I'm very excited today as Lynnda has asked me to be a Guest Blogger here on the Oak House Studio blog.

As all the talk recently has been about ONE STAMP and what you can do with that stamp in 24hrs (June 9th & 10th), I thought I'd show you a wall hanging using the CLEMATIS TOWER stamp.

The Clematis Tower was stamped onto some Ten Second Studio aluminium with black Stazon and then worked with tools to create the raised effect. For the label I wrote on a piece of paper and drew over this with a pointy tool. Both pieces were then stuck to card, the edges folded under and finished with a wheely tool.

I used black acrylic paint to create an aged effect and then coloured the metal with alcohol inks - Red Pepper, Cranberry and a bit of Black Soot. This was done for a wall display with a red, black and white colour theme, but you can use any colour you like for the clematis!!

Well thanks for looking and thank you Lynnda for inviting me here. I hope this post has stirred your interest to use the Clematis Tower stamp and join in the fun!!


Sarah said...

Hi Elaine,

Just wanted to say how beautiful your clematis artwork is!


Lynnda said...

This comment came through but I was unable to find it to publish it so re posting for this person

I've been thinking about how to 'mess' with metal all day at work (not related! but the mind wanders sometimes!!) and this is such a clever technique. One for the LONG weekend! Yippee!!
Thanks for sharing, hugs, Buttons x

Redanne said...

Hi Elaine and Lynnda, this piece is absolutely stunning! I have used the same stamp this week and my card is featured on Christine Emberson's blog. Christine is on C&C and is also often published in Cardmaking & Papercraft. If you want to have a look, Christine's blog is: and my card is the 5th one. Regards, Anne x

Lynnda said...

I love you card, lovely colouring and layering.
It would be lovely if you could post the image on the one stamp project page on facebook

Redanne said...

Hi Lynnda, I have tried to put it on but I am not a member of Facebook (I have only recently started blogging and still learning) and will not allow me to do a post. If you can think of any other way around this please let me know. Regards, Anne x

PS I am going to put in on my blog tomorrow 11 May) if that helps.

Lynnda said...

thats fine Redanne, would it be Ok for me to link to your web from facebook?

Redanne said...

Thanks Lynnda, I would be delighted if you did. Regards, Anne x