Monday, August 1, 2011

Communication of Love

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.  
Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I so appreciate your lovely comments and don't forget, if you ever have a questions, just leave it in the comments section or email me privately.  I'm always happy to share!


Margreet said...

Awesome tag, Linda...I stare my eyes out to all fab details...hope you enjoyed the Keys??...if you have any tips for me??..we are planned to go there in December...
Have a nice day!
xxx Margreet

Suzi Mac said...

Another stunning tag Linda, love the corrugated card, shapes, and how you manage to get so much onto it I'll never know. lol.
Suzi x

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so beautiful Linda! Love all the layers and the contrast between the fabric and metal flowers. The little paper heart is captivating with that tiny bit of book paper peeking out behind the Papillon stamping.

DeeDee Catron said...

Your work is always put together so wonderful! Super vintage, super collage, and super gorgeous!

Conniecrafter said...

Lovely collage tag, everything works together perfectly~

scrap joanny said...

wow this is sooooooo stunning !!!! colors, details - perfect :-))) hugs Joanna

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Denni said...

I love the layers and colors and textures - BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Linda ! So much detail I've had to have a really close inspection ! Sue C x

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I absolutely love this piece, Linda! I love the layering and on the corrugated board so nice! I really love the flowers too :)

Simon Says Stamp!

LindaS said...

Gorgeous design and wonderful colors. Love the layers and fabric especially.

Gillian .... said...

Simply stunning Linda, this tag is beautiful in every way, loving all the layers and textures.

Dragon said...

Oooo I have just hopped over to see this up close and I am LOVIN the texture... Fab colours too

Sharon Wheet said...

Linda, I just love this tag! I love all the layers, the distressing, the pretty, delicate flowers, and the varying of stamps! I simply LOVE it!

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