Monday, August 1, 2011
Hi there, yeah, I'm back again. It's been a fairly creative couple of days and I have really enjoyed getting back in the groove again. Here is my design team sample for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge. This week we want you to show us a tag. A quick and easy challenge this week - no excuses not to play along with us!
For my tag, I decided to give it a twist - I made a chunky tag using corrugated cardboard. I used the Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplates Die and cut four tags and layered them together. I lined up the corrugated cardboard diagonally before die cutting it for visual interest.
Before I glued them, I added a layer of lace, a layer of dyed cheese cloth and a kraft paper ruffle between the tag layers.
I decided on a theme of Communication of Love and used an old stamp of a pretty woman's face along with the communication images from the Ephemera Backgrounds set from Artistic Outpost. I dyed the cheese cloth and lace with Tattered Rose distress ink and used it and Vintage Photo to do a lot of sponging and distressing on my torn images. The scrap of Venise Lace and seam binding were both dyed with Antique Linen distress ink. I made very simple flowers this time out of crinoline (not fluffly like I usually make them) and added a pink faceted crystal to the center of each.
I guess I'm still in my pink phase and actually loving it. Really, this has been a year of color shifts for me - first purple and now pink. I'd actually be happy to stay in the pink phase but I love the harvest colors and they'll be comin' around very soon!
Okay, enough rambling. Did you stop by the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog to see the other designer's take on the tag challenge? It's always an amazing line-up of eye candy and talent over there. And don't forget, there is always a $50 shopping spree at Simon Says Stamp in the offing for some random winner - compliments of our ever-generous sponsor of the same name.