Monday, April 8, 2013

Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Fly


Good morning! I am back today with the latest challenge for Simon Says Stamp and Show: Fly. Upon thinking of ideas for this challenge, many came to mind such as birds, airplanes, clouds, feathers, and of course my favorite butterflies....so I just had to go that route :) This tags message comes at a fitting time actually...for I have recently resigned from my job....cross your fingers for the magic for me would you? LOL!


This tag did started as a mop of tag, to which I then applied my Mini Peony stencil and embossing paste...love how this gives dimension!

Next I applied a coat of Distress crackle paint in rock candy...I was pleasantly surprised to see that this made some of the ink colour move around, and it also facilitated the embossing paste picking up some of the colours too!

After the crackle paint had dried over night, I applied a layer of Distress Stain in picket fence. 


I just love how the Tim Holtz white picket fence paint pools in concave areas of the crackle and just gives it a bit more subdued look :) Almost like clouds for the butterflies....ok I know that is a bit of a stretch lol!


Ok....one last photo to show the dimension of the butterflies, I use Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots adhesive...it is so cool, because you can built it up to what ever height you need and they don't flatten down...love that!!


Now wouldn't you want to be the recipient of a $50 dollar store voucher at Simon Says Stamp Superstore??? of course you would !! So all you have to do is create a project with the challenge theme in mind: Fly, and pop on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show and link it up....easy peasy!


Hope to see you there! Thanks for stopping by to visit and have the most wonderful day! Hugs, TRace



20 comments:

Candy C said...

Trace...your tag is gorgeous. I love the bright colors and the wonderful stenciling you've done. Such a gorgeous background! That crackle paint is amazing on this tag! I also love your sentiment and the sweet little butterflies that you've added to the tag. <3 Candy

Sandra said...

very pretty - thanks for the inspiration!
Sandra ltb

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Trace, wow the crackle on this is so so eye catching, really does add so much wonderful detail and texture to your tag. Your use of colour is fantastic and I love the added paste. Tracy x x

wendy vecchi said...

this is REALLY REALLY pretty!

Anna-Karin said...

This tag is beautiful Trace! Love the different colours, crackles, paste and most of all the picket fence stain. Fabulous sentiment! Wishing you lots of magic!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Love this tag, Trace! The multi color/crackled paint combination is such a beautiful stained glass effect!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Robin Cooper said...

Your work is really beautiful!! Thanks for sharing.

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Karen Schroeder said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous! Love the look of the crackle paint!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous techniques and a stunning outcome, love this.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful texture and colors! Lovely in the natural light as it really shows how gorgeous the effect is!

Sandra said...

What a pretty tag, Trace! Really like all the different colors and those crackles are so fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

Kelly Booth said...

This is so PRETTY Tracey...I Love the Colors you used!! xo

Buttons said...

Oh, this is beautiful Tracey. Love how that rock candy has pulled out the colour. Good luck on the job front too - I have to say in my experience the right thing always happens, no matter how scary it seems. Hugs, Jenny x

Anita Houston said...

Oh the texture! Oh the color! Fabulous design too! Gorgeous tag!!!

butterfly said...

What a genius background - like sparkling jewels... it's just wonderful! The texture paste has become something magical, and that sentiment is utterly uplifting (as a fellow risk-taker!)... Will keep my fingers firmly crossed for you - hope you know the quote (usually attributed to Goethe):
Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.
Good luck!
Alison xx

Maura said...

Beautiful! Love the way the crackle reminds me of the butterfly wings.

Cathy said...

Beautiful tag, the close up pics are amazing. Good luck :) Cathy x

Dawn said...

love the crackle and the quote!

Debora said...

This tag is so amazing and beautiful! So glad I found your blog! Hugs!

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