Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Dreams

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends, and happy Wednesday to everyone else!  Wednesday means another challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog, and this week we're all making tags or ATC's!!  I can't wait to see what you all do!  My teamies and I are working with Tim Holtz products this week; here's the tag I made for you:


I used the Flights of Fancy clear stamp set, and shaded lilac (from the Spring Seasonal set) and tea dye distress inks for my tag.

I started by clear embossing the floral swirls at top and bottom, then colored my tag by sponging on the 2 colors of distress inks.  This technique is called emboss/resist - the embossing protects the image from any inks or other images I may stamp over it.   Don't you love that periwinkle color that the shaded lilac makes?  Next I overstamped the plant sprigs using shaded lilac distress ink and added some lines of music in tea dye distress ink.  To finish I stamped the sentiment twice, once in each ink, and cut out the lilac "dreams"  and glued it over the tea-dye one, then popped it above the tag before adding my butterfly and my ribbon.

Okay, what will YOU make for our challenge this week?  There's a nice big $50.00 voucher up for grabs from the Simon Says Stamp Superstore!


For more ideas, please visit us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - my team-mates have some wonderful creations to share with you!  And then link up your creation - can't wait to see what you make!

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog

25 comments:

Annette Allen said...

Lin this is gorgeous....Happy 4th of July

Barb said...

Beautiful tag, Lin! These colors look amazing together! Love all the stamping and inking! Happy 4th to you, my friend! :)

LauraJane:) said...

BEAUTIFUL tag Lin!Great colors:)
CONGRATS on the MOXIE FAB win and MENTION!

Kath Stewart said...

absolutely fabulicious lin...happy 4th July...hugs kath xxx

MarcyK924 said...

LOVE your tag, Lin! Gorgeous mix of stamps and color! Have a wonderful Fourth! XO

Lisa Carroll said...

Lin, this is BEAUTIFUL! Such a lovely color combination and I LOVE how you did the sentiment! You are the queen of florals, friend. :) xo

Lucille K said...

Absolutely beautiful Lin. Love the gentle coloring and the sentiment :)

joy said...

Love this little mini collage, Lin! The colors are so yummy I like the popped up sentiment, too. Happy 4th!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Lin :-) the colours and whole design are fabulous ! ,,, so pretty :-)

luv
Lols x x x

Heather said...

Hi Lin, a beautiful tag, such wonderful colours, your inking is fabulous and such a great sentiemtn.

hugs Heather xx

The Scrapbook Lady UK said...

I love the stamped sentiment. Lovely work. Happy July 4th. jenx

donna mikasa said...

such a gorgeous tag, Lin! i DO love that periwinkle color and the depth from all the stamp layering! Happy 4th to you and yours!

Robin K. said...

Love the combination of elements and the gorgeous inking! HUGE congrats on the MFW win and shout out!! That was such a stunning card!! Hugs:)

Sarah J Moerman said...

SO pretty, Lin! Love the gorgeous purple paired with the earthy colors.

Alice said...

love love the background and colors. gorgeous tag, Lin! love it! and congrats on your Moxie Fab World win. that's such a beautiful card! hope you had a happy and safe 4th! =)

Joy said...

This really is beautiful Lin, love the soft tones of blue, brown and white together, stunning stamping...hugs

Dawn T said...

Hope you have enjoyed your 4th of July Lin. Great tag. Love the beautiful colour the Shaded Lilac gives.

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful tag Lin, love the colours.
luv
Debby

Karin Ă…kesdotter said...

So BEAUTIFUL Lin! Big congrats on your ccw win at Moxie too - you really are on a well deserved roll !!!
Big hugs, Karin

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE what you did with the inks/sponging! GORGEOUS tag!

Melissa Bove said...

So beautiful Lin!! Love how the colors blend into one another!! So elegant!!

hugs...

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow, Lin this is a fabulous tag, I love the sentiment and the layering of textures and colors!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

cheiron said...

Gorgeous tag and colors Lin. Love the color of that ribbon!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Gorgeous! Lucky you, getting to play with some Tim things. I love his stamps!

Jenny Marples said...

Love this tag Lin. Keeping the colours limited and stamping on each side is such a good idea and so effective. Thanks for your lovely comments, hugs Buttons x