Monday, October 1, 2012

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Leaf-tastic

Good morning! I am so glad you popped into visit! I have a DT project to show you for the latest challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show: Leaf-tastic I knew right away I had the perfect stamp I wanted to use....love that when the idea just pops in to my head :) I made this tag:  
 
 
I had the perfect handmade paper to match this Hero Arts Three Ferns stamp, in colours of summer because I am just not ready to accept fall...I will so miss the warm summer temperatures! Here is a picture of my handmade paper using Dylusional inks and salt...such a cool technique.
 

You can see a full post on the salt and ink how-to HERE.

 
Here is a close-up to show my favorite product at the moment:) Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy...so easy to use...just paint it on nice and thick and set aside to dry, and watch it crackle :) Just don't stand over it like "watching the kettle to boil" :) it does take a bit of time!


 

 
You will definitely want to join in on this challenge!!! There is a $50 dollar store voucher up for grabs to one random participant :)
I know I was blown away by the rest of the DT projects....you can check them out on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge Blog :)
 
Have a great day! Hugs,
TRace












20 comments:

Anna-Karin said...

This is just awesome. I love the crackle fern, it looks wonderful and the background is gorgeous. TFS!

Candy C said...

Trace, your tag is so lovely. I really love the background and how you achieved it using Dylusions sprays and sea salt! Just amazing results. I also love your Hero Arts Fern stamp. Perfect for your tag! Love your sentiment on your tag and the butterflies. That introduction of the browns against the bright green and teal tag is amazing! <3 Candy

Barb said...

Stunning tag, Tracey! LOVE the colors! I'm with you on not wanting summer to end!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Stunning Tag Trace, LOVE it ! And as you know I love that classic Hero Art Fern Leaf too. The effect of the background together with the crackle paint is gorgeous. I love Fall with the crisp air & bright colours, just wish it would last until spring! Have a great day, Shirley

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Stunning tag Trace, the fern works beautifully against your background and the crackle is stunning on this image. Beautiful. Tracy x

Petra said...

What a beautifull tag!!!very nice colors!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous! Love that leaf on your homemade paper, especially with the crackle.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Hi Trace,

While I personally love the fall season, I have to admit I adore the color combination you chose...and love it no matter what the season may be!! Super cool technique too!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Anonymous said...

Bond says....Hi Trace Love that tag, the colors, fern stamp, crackle effect and saying you chose. Great job.
Bond.

Suzanne C said...

The background is beautiful and then the stamped image with the crackle on the leaves is such a great technique!

Kathy said...

Wahhh hooooo so happy to see your card on the Simon blog!!! It's absolutely amazing and so happy they snapped you up...woot woot
xxo

Anita Houston said...

First of all...so happy to see you on SSS&S! Second, I loved the trials on this sea salt and the papers you made then, and so happy to see you've made one into this gorgeous tag! The crackled leaf is wonderful as well!

RachelB said...

Gorgeous tag!

Sandra said...

Really pretty tag! That background pops off my screen. Very cool how you did those leaves with crackle paint! Hugs, Sandra

Katie said...

Beautiful tag! Congratulations on being featured on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, I look at there blog every day! Love the salt technique! Great job!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

donna mikasa said...

Wow! What a gorgeous tag, Trace! Such a cool effect with the salt, and the crackle on the leaves--stunning!

butterfly said...

Just fabulous! We're still very green round our way, so these intense colours fit right in... gorgeous background, and your crackly leaf is delicious!
Alison x

Bianca van Noort said...

What a beautiful tag, just love the colors

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous tag there Tracey. Love the effect and off to see the salt post.
xx

Sarah Anderson said...

Oh WoW!!! These is exquisite - love the background and the rock candy leaf is just fabulous.

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