Monday, February 14, 2011

Another Monday, Another Twofer

We're up to the 32nd technique in the Compendium of Curiosities challenge.  Can you believe it?  This week we're to try inking and stamping masks, found on page 59 of the book.  If you click on the link above, you'll be taken to Linda's blog for all the details.

At Simon Says, the challenge is to use a tag, so combining both was easy, and got me another twofer.


The background was the "B" side of one of Tim's papers, and I just added some distress inks to it.  I made a mask of Wendy's queen stamp and used that for my stamping/masking technique.  Of course those are Tim's gorgeous flourish stamps in the back.

I stamped one of Wendy's single eyes on paper, gave it plenty of black soot and rock candy stickles, and attached it to a double layer of scrap grungeboard to give it some lift.  It was glued right over the existing eye on the queen.

What I'm most excited about though (clearly in doesn't take much) is the new (or some might say backwards) way of using the memo pin.  I noticed that the memo holder part was just the same size as the eyeball, so thought it would be cool to highlight the eye even more by attaching the pin that way.  The pin side just pierces the sentiment (also a Wendy stamp) and holds it in place.  By the way, my current favorite adhesive, Claudine Hellmuth's matte multi medium holds the pin in place perfectly.

Distress ink colors used:  black soot, broken china, crushed olive, chipped sapphire.  Archival ink in black was used to stamp the queen and the sentiment, and coffee archival ink was used on the flourishes.


26 comments:

Helen said...

Love this tag - I saw it when I loaded mine to the ATT group (I combined these challenges too) and had to come for a good look! Love how you used that memo pin.

Marjie K said...

Looks great, Eileen. Nice twist with the pin!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Very nice! I like the colors and the use of the pin! The flourishes are great too : )

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Vic said...

Fantastic!!

Tammy D said...

This is such a great tag!

Nancy said...

LOVE this, Eileen! And the pin upside down - genius!

Candy C said...

Your tag is pretty cool, Eileen! Love the colors and the stamped images you used!
<3 Candy

Dorothy said...

Awesomeness!!

Erika said...

Good job!

Lori said...

Love it! Smashing idea about the memo pin, and hey, it gives new meaning to "you're going to poke your eye out with that"....
lol....thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Helena said...

That eye thingy is CLEVER to say the least.
Love this!

craftytrog said...

Brilliant masking & stamping Eileen! Fabulous tag! x

Karen said...

Another great tag! Love the 'eyeball' memo pin!

SusanK said...

What fun!

donna said...

Awesome tag!

Diann said...

I'm loving this tag and you did a fantastic job with it...lvoe the use of the pin too! Always fun to see you get a twofer! Diann

Plume said...

great tag!

Meggymay said...

Fantastic tag.

linda said...

Very cute idea turning the pin upside down!

linda
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Kat said...

love your tag,
grate masking,
love the colours,
Kat.

Linda Ledbetter said...

Spectacular, as always, Eileen! I love the funky, cyber look you created with the dimensional eye, and you're right-- this is a great use of the Memo Pin. Your masking is impeccable, of course! Love it!

Kristy C said...

very nice!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful tag. I really like the color palette. Super work with so many different techniques and your use of the memo pin is brilliant! So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

Sherry Goodloe said...

Wonderful use of the pin Eileen! Love the whole tag though :) xo

Gillian said...

Love the dimensional eye and pin, coo quote too Eileen.

Shelann said...

Love your tag. The eyes have it.