Friday, 12 April 2013

"big hair" -for the Craft Stamper Make It, Take It Challenge!

Hooray! Another Challenge has been revealed this morning over at the Craft Stamper Blog!
I really really hope you all play along with this one, its so easy and so fun!
The Craft Stamper challenges always focus on a technique shown the current issue of the magazine, the idea is that you take the technique and make it your own...hence the name, Take It, Make It challenge! This time the technique is a fabulous ripping and tearing technique, showcased wonderfully by Helen Chilton on pages 78-81 of the May 2013 issue. The DT have shared their takes on the technique on the main Blog post HERE.... My contribution is 'big hair'.....
Yes, OK, I admit it... this looks NOTHING like the other DT makes does it?!! I really wanted to show everyone that you can think totally out of the box with this technique. The ripping and tearing technique IS there.....
See?! That pic is a closeup of the top of my block, before I added her head!!
I decided to create a person because when I looked at the ripped and torn frame from the side it reminded me of a ruff, a kind of Victorian collar type thing. The whole body/wings/spool end project evolved from there!
I started by painting a wooden block and spool. White as a base, then turquoise and a grape colour smeared over the top. I stamped using paint and black ink, and added in a few bits of book pages here and there..
The heart on the front is metal, painted red then given a coat of crackle glaze. I typed the words then stuck them on..
My lady is Marie Antoinette by The Octopode Factory....Isn't that hair huge?! Not surprised there are butterflies nesting in it...

I glued the head onto the top of the block in the middle of my ripped and torn frame...
A pair of purple stamped wings later and it was done...
Something a little quirky and different!
Hopefully you'll be inspired to play along with the challenge, the winner gets published in the magazine, and there is a fab stamp from Indigo Blu up for grabs as well!
All the details can be found on the Challenge post HERE!
Good Luck!
Trish xxxxxxx


  1. So cool! sorry I haven't been around much lately xx

  2. Fab! A really cool idea! Trace x

  3. So much fun! And I love her ruffled collar... such an imaginative way to use the technique - brilliant and inspiring as always, Trish, thank you!
    Alison x

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