Monday, May 7, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show... Your Favorite Stamp

Hello!

This week's theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is to use your favorite stamp.  I didn't have to think long about this one... there was really no doubt... the leafy vine stamp from Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions line.  So I went to town with a jumbo tag and all things Dylusional...


I used ink sprays to create a colorful background, and then added layers... more ink sprayed through the letter jumble and dotted flower stencils, and then some white gesso scraped through the diamond border stencil.


Then I stamped the leafy vine at varying heights from both the bottom and top of the tag, and the flying birds from the Bits and Bats set.  Both the leaves and the birds were stamped with jet black archival ink.


I painted in the leaves with a mix of perfect pearls (green patina and forever red) and water, and outlined all the leaves and birds with a white gel pen.  The character was colored in with distress stains and a water brush.


Of course, I had to create some sort of funky character, which is so fun to do with Dylusions stamps, mixing and matching body parts (building), legs and faces, and now... hair


Finally, added the sentiment from THIS set, cutting it up into pieces and adhering to the tag.


Hope you enjoyed coming along for the Dylusional ride this week.  Make sure you carve out some time to join in this week's challenge.  As always, our generous host Simon Says Stamp is donating a $50 shopping spree to a random winner!


Have a great week!

~ ellen

21 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Ellen saw your tag on Simons SS blog and had to take a closer look. This is fabulous and I love your journalling technique. This is a fab stamp with the leafy hair. Thank you for sharing. Your other creations are brilliant to, just right up my street so I am now your newest follower. Hugs Annie :)

Helen said...

Fantastic tag, I love it!! So much rich colour, beautiful!!

Candy C said...

Ellen, I love your Dylusional tag! I also love how you've blogged about it....giving your steps of what you did and how you did it. Your tag is awesome! Love the colors and all the different products you used to create such a beauty! <3 Candy

Marijke's stamping creations said...

awsome, great tag, love it

catherine said...

This is so fantastic and just love how you have put it all together. The colours are stunning
x catherine

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic colorful tag, love this images, too.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag Ellen, love your inky background and gesso'd areas. The leaf vine is a fabulous stamp and I always love how you use Dyan's images . Tracy x

Anita Houston said...

Uber cool!!! The brights are Dy's image and stamps are fantastic...so fun!!!

Patricia said...

WOW this is soooooooooo COOL!!!!!
Love all the details and colors.
Greetz Patricia

Sarah said...

Ellusions at her finest. I so love your tag Ellen - it's an explosion of colour, creativity and ink. Fabulous intensity, layers and detail. You always make me want to join in when you play with these arty goodies - a great make!

Terry said...

Hey there Ellen, love your Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions line....wowzerss the fabulous colors of it, the stamps and you allways use the FABULOUS sentiments my goodness they are absolutely great. Thank you for sharing Ellen, Hugs Terry xxx fabulous as allways.

Dangina Martinez said...

Your tag is amazingly cool! Love the image.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Love your tag and that gorgeous sentiment!! Yummy colors!

Cathie said...

wow! I love this tag. I finally got my hands on some Dylusions this weekend and I can hardly wait to really play with them this week. Thanks for the chance to win.

Kirsten Alicia said...

WOW!!! So fantastic!

Dylan said...

Hi gorgeous, fabulous tag, as usual xxx

Ellen said...

So creative! Love how you explained the stamps, inks, and technique used to create the tag and especially like the close up photos. Thank you!

Ellen said...

So creative! Love the way you explained what stamps, inks, pens, tools, and technique used to make this tag. The close up photos are super! Thank you!!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a cool tag, Ellen! Love all your gorgeous colors, and the white adds so much contrast. A beauty!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Ellen,

I'm loving this beautiful bright palette and I always love the sentiments you use!! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sheila B said...

Dont blame you a bit, perfect choice! Nice work too:)