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Sunday, July 27, 2014

"J" is for....

J is for ?  The Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge this week is all about being inspired by the letter "J".   My tag became a  "Just in Time" project.

I was playing with a sherbert array of colors and painted them on my gelli plate to look like this:



I made about 3 backgrounds for this and then waited too long and my last sheet ended up sticking to my gelli plate.  I peeled it off and soaked my gelli plate to get it clean.  I decided I liked the torn texture on the background and used it as the base for my tag.

I laid the honeycomb stencil over the background and sponged on a layer of brown dye ink randomly over the surface.

I stamped the flower using black ink and colored with watercolor pencils.  I stamped the sentiment and ended up embossing it in black embossing powder.  I then stamped the flourishes around the edges along with pretty trim.  I highlighted everything with a touch of white gel pen. 

I stamped the butterflies on another scrap of the backround and colored them to coordinate.

Products: Wendy Vecchi - The BeautyTim Holtz Layering Stencil - Honeycomb,  Stampers Anonymous - Artful Artifacts, Ranger Archival Ink - Jet BlackStampers Anonymous - Butterflies & Moths , Memento Dye Ink - Black White Acrylic PaintSigno Uni-Ball White Gel Pen,
Black Embossing Powder, Ranger Distress Ink - Walnut Stain,  PearlsPaper Artsy Fresco Finish - JOFY PaperArtsy Fresco Finish - Eclectic, PaperArtsy Fresco Finish  Beach Hut,
Gelli Plate

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Thanks for stopping by!

Suzz



15 comments:

  1. Love this tag! The flower and the butterfly strike my eyes! BArbarayaya

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  2. This is totally gorgeous Suzz. Love it!
    Dot x

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  3. Gorgeous tag, Suzz! Love that you started out with a gelli print! Hugs, Sandra

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  4. This just proves what they say about "happy accidents". I really admire this, especially the tiny white bits and the fine scroll work on the top and bottom.

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  5. The background colors and patterns are awesome! Love your gorgeous tag, Suzz. :)

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  6. Beautiful tag Suzanne! The subtle color palette looks splendid! Love the stenciled pattern!

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  7. Great tag! The background really is amazing. That pink is so pretty with the darker colors. Isn't it funny how projects become something unexpected? And just in time, too! I love that.

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  8. This tag is gorgeous Sue! Love all the wonderful layers and flowers and words.

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  9. Cool tag, Suzz! I love the texture and the layering :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  10. Wow! Way to turn tragedy (stuck torn gelli plate paper) into triumph! I love how this turned out with the color palette and those great layers of pattern!

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  11. Such a pretty tag - I love the white highlights on the flower, really making it pop against that torn distressed print background - very cool.
    Alison x

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  12. This is such a great tag and I absolutely adore your background ~ it worked so well and was definitely a very "happy accident"! It's stunning Suzz! :)

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  13. so lovely - full of such gorgeous detail!

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