Monday, July 4, 2011

With a Flourish


I'm back again today to show you my sample for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge.  This week we want you to show us flourishes.  Since I was trying to get all my projects finished before we left Friday morning for a few days in Key West, I opted to make a simple tag for the flourish challenge.  I used the Tim Holtz Flourish mask on a manilla tag and misted it with a mixture of Vintage Photo distress ink, Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls and water.  The tag and sentiment frame were cut with the Tim Holtz tag die.  The shabby flower was made with tea dyed crinoline and tulle cut with the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.   Everything here is in vintage photo tones except a bit of misted stamping with Weathered Wood distress ink and the Flights of Fancy set.  The sentiment is from the Mini Classics set.  Plus I stamped the sentiment with Weathered Wood and used it to dye my crinkled seam binding. 


Hope you will play along with us this week.  Check out the challenge blog Simon Says Stamp and Show for some amazing inspiration by the rest of the design team.   And every week, our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp has a $50 shopping spree to gave to a random winner.  Can't wait to see what you  make for the Flourish challenge!

Don't forget, here and here are two of my tutorials for making flowers from crinoline.  I have crinoline available in my Etsy store here.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comment you care to leave!
 

19 comments:

Sue said...

This is the most gorgeous Tag Linda, I love everything about it.
Smiles:)

Candy C said...

Hi Linda! Your flourish tag is lovely! Oh my goodness...lots of layers and wonderful details on this!! <3 Candy

Moz said...

Absolutely fabulous tag Linda!
My very favorite colours to. I think the touch of blue makes it all pop.
Enjoy your break.
hugz
Moz

MD said...

Ravissant
bravo md

Lori said...

Gorgeous Linda! Really love this!

Marjie Kemper said...

That's one of the most beautiful flowers I've ever seen, Linda. Love the masked flourish, too!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is so beautiful! I loved them all on the SSSS team this week!

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous tag!

Netty said...

Beautiful take on the challenge, so many wonderful layers. xx

Payne Holler Cards said...

happy 4th - have something for you over on my blog (-:

Sue C said...

Happy 4th July Linda ! Gorgeous tag, love all the embellishments. Sue C x

Jennifer Scull said...

what a wonderful tag! I am drooling over that flower..... no way could I ever re-create something like that, you just have 'the gift'! ;)

happy 4th of July to you!

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful Tag.. I love the shabby vintage feel that you are so good at doing..

Hugs, Linda

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous tag, Linda! I love the soft colors and the flourish within the musical notes and lace..wow!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

sasa said...

Hi Linda, Hope you are having a wonderful time. I looooove your tag - you say simple and yet it is bursting with vintage loveliness, layers, and lace. Gorgeous flower and wonderful tones and details... Love it!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Linda this is stunning as always, I love, love, love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Jane said...

Surely you jest :-) I guess your idea of simple and mine are very very different! I love your tag. The victorian look and feel...and that flower - gorgeous.

Amystarz said...

Nothing simple about this tag...every detail is absolutely gorgeous! Breathtaking work :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's fantastic, love the flower.

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