Weekend Blog Take-Over With Taheerah Atchia – Day 1!

Hi everyone, and happy Saturday! I’m Taheerah and I blog over at *Fill Your Paper With The Breathings of Your {Heart}* and I’m delighted to be staging a Take-Over of The Ton’s blog today! Over the course of today and tomorrow I’ll be bringing you a few projects that I hope you will love!

The Ton Blog Take-Over - Taheerah Atchia

A few words about me, for those who don’t know me!

I’m a 30-plus-a-few Londoner now living in the North West of England with my beautiful cats. I work in IT by day and craft by night! I love all things geeky – having a background in science and working in my profession I guess that can’t be avoided! I’ve always been creative but stamping and cardmaking have truly captured my heart and my imagination. I love experimenting with most styles and am definitely a huge lover of trends. You can find my work on my blog – I’d love it if you stopped by and checked it out! I really thrive on pushing my skills and creative eye to the limit, so my work is frequently packed with techniques, outside-the-box uses of product, and clever details!

I fell in love immediately with The Ton’s unique and highly detailed stamps, particularly those of the diamonds and peonies! I had to add them to my arsenal straight away and couldn’t wait to have a play and show you a project or two! And of course, once you take a look at all the other amazing designs that The Ton has, well, you just have to have them too!

For my first project I’m sharing a piece of wall art featuring Fresh Cut Peonies and Friggin’ Fabulous:

You're Amazing Wall Art

As you can see, I chose to use the peonies in a watercolour style – how cool is that?! I dampened my watercolour paper and then spritzed the stamps with water after inking to help the ink to spread! I still used all the layer-building capabilities of the stamps but with the soft dreamy look of a watercolour – love!

You're Amazing Wall Art - Detail

I just love the sentiments from Friggin’ Fabulous – and their unique nature too! I used a few of them to build my sentiment to add a bit of a funky touch to an otherwise traditional-looking piece!

You're Amazing Wall Art - Sentiment Detail

 

My next project shows off the detailed nature of those peonies and just why I fell in love with them so much:

You're Wonderful Card

I am so completely in love with this card! Lots of layers, funky embellishments and gold and glitter – Heaven! Aren’t those peonies *incredible*?! I stamped them in various tones of creams, pinks and corals!

You're Wonderful Card - Flowers & Background

If you look closer at the background you should also be able to see the *amazing* detail you can get from the Peony Garden Background stamp – stunning! I heat embossed it with semi-dull clear embossing powder for a subtle finish, almost like a letterpress effect!

You're Wonderful Card - Detail

Of course, Friggin’ Fabulous featured for the sentiment again! I can’t get enough of those wonderful brush script words!

I hope you’ve loved today’s projects! Please join me again tomorrow for more – and please do leave a comment and let me know whether you’ve loved what you’ve seen today! Thanks for stopping  by!

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