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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Smear, Splatter, Splash

 A little smear a little splatter and a little splash had my mojo going this week for the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show.  Do you remember when the Electric Company show would end and they would say and today's show was brought to you by the letter "S".  Well Today's challenge is brought to you by the letter "S".  You interpret it anyway you want.  A song can inspire you, a technique, a person whatever starts with "S" you choose. 

I started my project with the thought of making a big splash.

With that thought in mind I pulled out the Distress Stains and cardstock and started playing with the stains on my craft mat and lots of water which was spritzed and sprayed all over the colors.
I made several pieces of paper with a mix of the three colors and picked one of them to cut it to a tag size.
I stamped the flourish along the left side using a lovely teal colored ink. I then stamped the fern in the same color over on the right. I added a bit of text in the background using a green ink.

I stamped the fairy using black ink and colored her to coordinate with the butterfly stamped in teal. I took a clock face and painted it with the same colors to blend. I added a few metal corner pieces painted white

The wings on the fairy is inked up with versamark and heat embossed with a crystal embossing powder. The sentiment was stamped onto vellum with versamark. I heat embossed it withe embossing powder.  I painted the reverse side of the vellum with distress stains. This gave a nice touch of color behind the white embossing.  The tulle was painted with acrylic paint and the ribbon with the distress stain.

I added a touch of white embossing enamel around the edges. 

Products: Ranger Distress Stains - Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Peacock FeathersHero Arts Papillion, Versamark, White Embossing Powder, 
Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Timepieces, Artistic Outpost - Neverland, Metal Corner, Snow Cap Acrylic Paint, Stampers Anonymous - Way With Words, Stampendous White Chunky Embossing Enamel,

Come join in the challenge this week for a chance to win a gift certificate from the ever generous  Simon Says Stamp.


Thanks for Stopping By!

Suzz

25 comments:

  1. This color combination is absolutely wonderful, definitely one of my favorites, but not only the colors, all the work is absolutely beautiful!
    BArbarayaya

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  2. wonderful Suzz. Love the mixture of elements and stamps on your tag.

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  3. Love, love, love your tag! Great colours, wonderful stamping and a real inspiration! This is such a fab theme!!

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  4. Wow! I love this. There are so many incredible details and techniques here yet they flow effortlessly (seemingly -- I know it took a great deal of effort) into a cohesive piece. That is talent and incredible artistic eye. Fabulous tag.

    - Mary Elizabeth

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  5. Suzz...this tag is just gorgeous and I knew it was yours without even seeing who had created it. You have such a knack for stamping and over stamping! I love the colors and your design. That distress stain colored background that you started with is so pretty and you just continued to enhance it with each flourish and fern leaf! The little fairy is darling. Love the sentiment and how you've stamped it on vellum and then colorized the back. Just a lovely tag! <3 Candy

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  6. So sorry I haven't visited in awhile, but I just had to screech to a halt when I saw this gorgeous creation. The colors drew me in, but the details made me swoon! WOW!

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  7. Gorgeous colours and I love that fairy
    Rosie x

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  8. Just saw your tag at the Simon Says Stamp blog and wanted to drop by and tell you how fab your tag is!

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  9. The title of your post would indicate something "sloppy," but oh this tag is anything but that!!! It's beautiful, Suz! I haven't made anything for more than a week, but I'm inspired. I have so many of the stains, but have used them only 3 times.

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  10. Beautiful magic tag here! I like the way you mixed colours and images =^_^=
    www.vive-lavi.blogspot.com

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous... the colours are stunning - so light and fresh, and the stamping looks amazing. One of my favourites of yours ever, I think!
    Alison xx

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  12. That is absolutely EXQUISITE!!!!!!! And thank you for including the info on how you made it; I just love it!

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  13. Oh my word! This tag is stunning Suzz!! I love the color combo and the way you embellished!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  14. This is such a super gorgeous tag Sue! Love the colours and your wonderful layered stamping. Beautiful!!

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  15. un tres beau travail de fond!

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  16. Wow! What a beautiful tag. Followed you over from Simon. Thanks for sharing the details.

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  17. Your tag is one of the prettiest tags I have ever seen - absolutely gorgeous!!
    Sandy

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  18. Wow Suzz, This tag is really amazing! Love the color combo very much and what a great background! Hugs, Sandra

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  19. You make some of the most lovely tags and this is another one.I'm going to try and attempt to make a coloured background like you did as it looks fascinating. I just love the way you used the vellum for your sentiment too.

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  20. You make some of the most lovely tags and this is another one.I'm going to try and attempt to make a coloured background like you did as it looks fascinating. I just love the way you used the vellum for your sentiment too.

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  21. Woww.....an amazing tag...


    kind regards, Alie :-)

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  22. Divine! Love everything about your gorgeous tag Suzz. So, so pretty and fresh.

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