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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Anytag Goes!

How about a challenge that allows you to play with anything you want?  This week the   Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  is anything goes.  I decided to play with my favorite tags!


Tags are one of my favorite things because it allows me to try out some new ideas and keep them on hand to look back at and see the techniques.  This time I played with stencils and embossing paste.


This tag started with a soft background image.  Then I applied the Wendy Vecchi Crackle Texture Embossing Paste   through the  stencil.  After the paste dried I sponged on blue dye ink and then added a hint of brown dye ink to showcase the texture.    I stamped the sentiment in the background.  The butterfly is stamped on vellum with a painted backside of white acrylic paint with the front stamped using Stazon ink and sponged with blue distress ink.

For my second tag I played with a different stencil:
The background was stamped with the texture stamp and a soft yellow.  I then applied embossing paste through the stencil.  After it dried I sponged brown dye ink over the surface. It looks like a soft suede.  I then stamped the delicate flowers around my stenciled flowers and colored them with a touch of watercolor.  I added the bees and the sentiment.

Products: Bee, Hero Arts Delicate Blossoms, Wendy Vecchi Stencil, Wendy Vecchi - White Embossing Paste, STAEDTLER watercolor pencils, DarkRoom Door Floral Texture Stamp,   Impression Obsession In a Garden, Ranger Archival Ink - Black, Potting Soil, SaffronStaZon - Timber BrownWhite Acrylic Paint, Ranger Distress Inks - Vintage Photo, Broken China, Wendy Vecchi - Crackle Texture Paste, Penny Black Promenade Stencil, Stampendous Butterfly

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30 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning, both of them! Specially love the combination of stamps and stencils on the second one, so summery! Love those bees!!!

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  2. These are both wonderful Sue! Love the colours on both but especially the second as yellows are colours I love but are usually out of my comfort zone ..... note to self... must be braver! Really like the stamps & stencils used on both and that crackle texture paste is awesome. Definitely need to try that!

    Hugs
    Lesley XX

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  3. Hi! So beautiful! I'm tempted to make some now! Ingrid x

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  4. Suzz, your tags are fantastic. I especially love the second one with the bees. Fantastic use of colour and texture. Love it. Jean.x

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  5. Oh Wow these are both just stunning!!

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  6. Wow... both tags are fabulous, Suzz. Love the great textures and beautiful colors. :)

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  7. both the tags are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Amazing tags, Suzz! Love them both! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. The crackle texture is just glorious on those stencilled stems, but it's the second one with that glow of warmth that has really won my heart. They're both terrific tags, Suzz!
    Alison x

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  10. fantastic tags - i love them!!!!

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  11. Stunning tags, I love the delicacy of the background on the first and the warm colour palette on the second . Absolutely stunning designs. Tracy x

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  12. Stunning tags Suzanne! Love the pretty mix of colors and the crackled stenciled detail! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  13. What a pretty duo of tags! I just love that crackle effect :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  14. These tags are so pretty! I always love it when I get to see two similarly-themed tags in two totally different styles. It's hard to say which of these I like better as they are both so sophisticated! I do love the sentiment on the blue/aqua tag, but I only wish it were true in my case! I fear that our garden has become our enemy in terms of the weeds taking over, but I will dream about it becoming a friend someday!

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  15. beautiful tags, love the crackle effect, many thanks for the inspiration! Kerstin F.

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  16. Love the tags, the texture and colours are just gorgeous...love your blog too..have joined your blog and invite you to join mine if you wish to and into my candy which is sponsored by three lovely artists...cheers, aNNie ♥
    The Journey is the Start

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  17. Suzz this tag is one the most beautiful that I've seen! Love every little detail!!! Barbarayaya

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  18. Gorgeous tags! Both of them! I love the monochromatic color schemes and the crackle on the first one and the stamping on the second one.

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  19. Love them both Suzz. Stunning work.

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  20. beautiful work Suzz. both are gorgeous.

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  21. Both of these tags are just absolutely stunning and especially the second one...which is so, so beautiful! They're gorgeous Suzz! :)

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  22. Beautiful tags. Love the details. Wonderful Colors too. Thanks for showing Anneke.

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  23. These tags are so beautiful!! Love both of them. The crackle on the first one is wonderful and the colours, flowers and stamping on the second one just as fantastic.

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  24. Both are beautiful tags, Suzz. I love that crackle. You've really mastered that technique. Such wonderful results! Your projects are always inspiring and this is no exception. Fabulous!

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  25. Suzz...your tags are so pretty. I love both of them and what you were able to do with the embossing paste. The yellow one is just outstanding...but I love bees and that soft yellow color. I also love the added vintage lace at the bottom. Your blue tag is also beautifully done! <3 Candy

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  26. I'm a bit late responding but I love the tags, they are both just gorgeous!

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  27. beautiful tags! Who makes the bee stamps? They are adorable!

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