This week's theme on Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is to do a project using STRIPES. I'm not a huge fan of stripes myself, so this was indeed a challenge.... I am, however, becoming a big fan of collage work, so I decided to put a little twist on the stripes theme by using "strips" of paper as the background for this tag.
I started with Basic Grey's Out of Print paper, added some of the amazing new seasonal distress inks to tone down and alter the paper colors. Here's the finished project....
Then I added this long skinny sentiment stamp from Tim Holtz to a piece of handmade paper, tore the edges and distressed it with the new gathered twigs distress ink. Then I used some Shabby Chic paper to cut some mini rosettes, again altering the color with the new ripe persimmon distress ink, and crushed olive distress ink. I distressed the edges with gathered twigs distress ink.
Added another sentiment stamp from THIS set and cut up the words before adhering to the tag and altering with antique linen distress ink. Outlined the words with a black pitt pen to make them stand out.
Finally, added some idea-ology, and some 7 Gypsies metal corners to finish off this cute tag!
Hope you make some time to make some art this week and join in the fun. As always, you'll have a chance to win a $50 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp!
Have a great week!