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Sunday, June 5, 2011

Celebrating Our American Summer


Hello and welcome!  Thanks so much for stopping by today to see what I have made for our weekly Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  This week, we're challenging you to show us a tag.  I was still feeling patriotic after last week's Memorial Day celebration so I decided to carry the theme through on my tag for this week's challenge.  Actually, summer has very strong patriotic overtones for me.  With Memorial Day being the traditional kick off for summer, then July 4th and Labor Day, even though it's not really patriotic, it's still a celebration of how we fought for worker rights here in the U.S.A., which has a strong patriotic feel for me.  So I used all those feelings to develop my tag.

I started by covering a Tim Holtz tag with blue cardstock that was run through the Cuttlebug Stars embossing folder and brayered with Snow Cap Pigment Ink.  Then I played with some Tim Holtz techniques including rusted enamel and using Fired Brick crackle paint.  For the middle heart, I did emboss resist using the Fabulous Flourishes stamp set, applying Fired Brick Distress Ink after I clear embossed the stamp.  The tags were all cut with Spellbinders dies and the sentiment is computer generated.  A Tim Holtz fragment was combined with a vintage patriotic image and a slim Melissa Frances Vintage Crepe Paper ruffle finished it off.

That's pretty much the story on this make.  Hope you will stop by the challenge blog at Simon Says Stamp and Show to see the amazing work the rest of the design team has to offer for your inspiration this week.  And, as always, our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp has a fabulous $50 shopping spree for our random winner this week.


Thanks again for stopping by and for the wonderfully encouraging comments.  Hope you have a wonderful week!

23 comments:

Sue said...

Love it,even though I am not an American! The frill at the bottom looks great.
Smiles:)

Diane said...

Terrific tag. I love the little music tags and the star background treatment. Thanks for sharing your talent. Blesssings, Diane

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Love it. Lots of great detail and my fav colors. I can march to this tune.
Congrats on your win with the awesome little blue boy image. That was a precious card.

Suzi said...

Gorgeous tag Linda, love all the little tags making up your patriotic saying. It's fantastic.
Hugs
Suzi x

Irene said...

Morning Linda

Another fabulous creation, just gorgeous.

irene
xxxx

Debs said...

Linda this is a fabulous creation, one of my fav's super duper elements and fabulous colors and design--great job
Debs
xxx

Marjie K said...

Love the tiny tags out of sheet music and your hearts behind it all. Lovely!

Chris said...

Wonderful project!

Evette K. said...

This is just the best tag for the 4th I have seen. All your added pieces fit so well especially the fringe at the bottom, clever idea. GREAT JOB gf. Hugs.

kksb said...

Cool tag! Your crepe fringe is terrific!

Beverly Gotthardt said...

You've really packed a punch with all the great elements on this tag. The fringe at the bottom was the perfect finishing touch.

Linda R. said...

WOW!! Your tag is amazing I just love it. It makes me want to put my hand over my heart and start singing the star spangle banner.. I have never played along with simon says.. I just love making tags!! I might have to play along this week..

Lori said...

Really love the patriotic theme on this one, Linda, I've been thinking along those lines myself. Fantastic work as usual with all the layers, comes together so well!

Esther said...

Oh wow, fantastic tag! I just love it!!!

sasa said...

Your tag is really beautiful - no need to doubt this one. Just love this shade of blue and all the details, layers and embellies are just great. Great work Linda.
Sarah

LynneForsythe said...

GIRL......love you PATRIOTIC tag.....just warmed my heart!!!

Candy C said...

Linda, I love your tag. The background blue with the stars is so cool and then to add the red elements on top...perfect! I love your little vintage images as well. I think you did a fabulous job on this tag! <3 Candy

Gillian said...

This is such a fab patriotic tag Linda, love all the little details,especially the little frill adorning the bottom.

Jen said...

Wonderfully patriotic!! Like the music sheet with the sentiment on it!
Jen :)

Conniecrafter said...

Wow that is a fantastic patriotic tag, love the vintage image and all your embellishing, right down to the crepe paper border

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous patriotic theme! I really love the vintage images too :)

Fabby work!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp

Sandy Ang said...

love the deep blues and reds of your card

Payne Holler Cards said...

so much to always enjoy! this is truly patriotic work of art!

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