Sunday, 8 September 2013

fashionably irresistible..

Hello there, can't believe it's time already for another FSC challenge but here we are ! Thanks so much for all your entries to our Sew 'n' Sew theme.  This fortnight the lovely Fliss has chosen one of my favourite techniques for a 'can u resist' challenge. I love the effects you can achieve with resist techniques and have used more than one  - I  made a sheet by stamping with Gesso and colouring over with distress inks - the Gesso resists the ink, I think it gives a slightly 'grungy-er' effect than embossing resist. 
These two sheets are versamark resist - images stamped in versamark on glossy paper, once dry coloured with distress inks. 
The focal image is a different take on embossing resist. Start with glossy card, colour with alcohol inks, stamp and emboss in clear - you can just see that here - 
To create the contrast I then applied alcohol blending solution over the image and surrounding area, it lightens the colour everywhere except the embossed image which 'resists' the solution (the 2 photos came out different tones but hopefully you get the idea). 
So here they are layered together on my tag - the edges are inked with walnut distress ink and added a little more stamping detail. 
The rest of the FSC team have, as always, made some beautiful projects for inspiration, so do pay them a visit. It would be great to have you join our challenge - don't forget we MUST see some stamping, not just Digis, and the winner will be chosen at random and receive a voucher to spend over at FlonzCraft.


  1. Bravo Esther this is gorgeous. Beautiful colours and the fairy looks so fragile and delicate (maybe because she hasn't any clothes on) so shocked!! lol. Love it x x

    Brilliant step by step tutorial which I have added to FSC. Thank you sweets.

    Crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  2. Gorgeous tag , love the beautiful colours and the magical fairy.

  3. Wow - stunning tag, Esther, and I love those different resist techniques. Definitely going to give the alcohol ink one a try so thank you for the inspiration.
    Alison x

  4. Gorgeous tag Esther, love the different techniques and the clear embossing just highlights the colours.
    Avril xx

  5. Fabulous tag Esther and an amazing array of resist techniques. Beautiful colours and texture and the fairy looks very ethereal.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  6. Thank you for showing the fantastic techniques. Your tag is gorgeous, Esther.

  7. Hi Esther...Wow!!! I would never have thought of that resist technique with the main image...the effect is stunning! And such a beautiful main image. I had a smile to see you still having soooo much fun with the gelli plate.
    Dot x

  8. Pretty tag, Esther! I love the colors and images, so perfectly blended together! I still do no have a gelli plate!

  9. This is one truly irresistible tag Esther! I love the fairly image with the lightened background and it all looks for beautifully together. Wonderful work hon! Have a fabby weekend! xxx

  10. Fabulous tag Esther :-) gorgeous colours and I love the fairy silhouette x TFS

    Crafty hugs Annie x

  11. Great techniques and a lovely stamp & finished tag! Thanks for sharing. Suz x

  12. That's a wonderful creation. Fabulous soft colors.


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