September 2, 2010

Simon Says Stamp & Show - Layers!

Hi everyone!

I've been searching desperately for my mojo today, and I think it's starting to creep back... Phew!!  This week's theme on the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog challenge is all about layers!  I was poking around the web today and spent a LOT of time at Dyan Reavely's site - OMG she is just...well... **inspirational**!!!  So I "borrowed" some of her techniques, which I think are just brilliant - here's what I came up with!

I started with a blank tag and laid a piece of lace edged paper over top, and spritzed the whole tag with raspberry glimmer mist --- here's a shot of the finished tag next to the lacey template.

Inked the whole tag with spun sugar DI. then stamped a script stamp over the entire background using pumice stone DI.  Then cut out 4 layers of tattered florals by TH (double sided scrapbook paper, so lots of options for color combos).  Then laid the negative template from the die cut over the tag again, and spritzed with another layer of glimmer mist, this time a shade of orange.  Used a fine tip black pen to highlight the floral shapes, and outlined the lace patterns too - LOVE this look!

 Used the cap of my glimmer mist to stamp little circles, first in the raspberry glimmer mist, then overstamped in gesso.  Polka dots are the end of a paint brush stamped in gesso.  Assembled the tattered florals, sprayed AGAIN with glimmer mist, added some wire spirals, and added a DYMO label for "play" - because that's EXACTLY what this tag was all about - playing!    Hope you enjoyed playing along - thanks for stopping by!


~ ellen.


Connie said...


Lori said...

Funny, I can never tell when you've lost your! This is wonderful, I love the techniques you used, the colors are wonderful! Isn't Dyan a hoot?!!! She's hysterical.

Terry said...

Hiya Ellen, Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show with your wonderfull and fabulous colored bright colors and the way you have colored the tag is pretty smart...Good luck, hugs terry xxxx

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Fun flowers! I like the metallic centers!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


LynneForsythe said...

LOVIN' the white stamped circles...just the perfect added touch to your LAYERS!!
thanks bunches for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!!