Monday, April 1, 2013

Simon Says Stamp and Show: A Very Strict Challenge :)

Fooled you!!! Today's post is anything but strict!!!  We have a very fun challenge for you at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week....basically ANYTHING Goes...so go wild and show us your stuff!
I wanted to see just how much sparkle and shine I could stuff on one small tag...push it to the limits and see what happens!!!



Of course IRL it is even more sparkling :) I was able to cover the whole tag with sparkle product, and then layer more and more sparkle = happy girl! I really don't think one can have too much :)
The tag began it's life as a mop-up tag...you can see some of the inks were even shiny :) 


I added some dimension in the way of molding paste through a stencil, then covered the WHOLE tag with Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in clear rock candy....LOVE this stuff!!!




I outlined the Dylusions saying with my Sakura Gelly Roll pen...another must have glitter product in my arsenal :)


I created this butterfly by embossing it in silver powder, and then once again applying the clear crackle paint. Then I applied a layer of Inka-Gold metal paint in silver topped with walnut stain ink applied into the cracks to give it some punch!



Our generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp Superstore is generously offering up a $50 dollar store voucher to one randomly chosen winner. 
Please pop on over to Simon Says Stamp and Show to see the rest of the inspirational projects from the dt! Hope you can join us in the fun!!
Have a great day! Hugs, TRace






 

20 comments:

Anita Houston said...

Oh the embossing paste under the crackle is just delicious!!! I love it!!! The close ups are fabulous! Gorgeous color as well! Marvelous tag!

Sandra said...

Really loving all the crackling that is going on in this tag! The background is gorgeous with all those colors! Hugs, Sandra

Sanja Grdinić said...

Amazing work! I love Your tag - it is absolutely perfect - colors, quote, embossed butterfly...

cissi said...

Love this tag and the butterfly is so beautiful!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tag, big on sparkle. I love how,you added the embossing paste and the crackle over the top, looks absolutely fantastic. Real eye catcher of a tag. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Trace...your tag is so pretty! I love all of color, crackle and sparkle! That butterfly is really gorgeous! Reminds me of mercury glass in a way. I also love your doily type pattern that you've added with the molding paste and stencil. Very cool design. <3 Candy

Cheryl said...

I'm with you - it's all about the bling!! Love love love your sparkle :) the background is wonderful! Hugs, Cheryl

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous crackly effect over the brilliant colors. Beautiful tag!

Chark said...

I think I need this crackle paint! Beautiful work here!

Anna-Karin said...

This is fabulous Trace! Love all the crackle and it looks great on top of the stencil work. The butterfly looks amazing!

Anonymous said...

Bond says....Oh you did it again. I love those colors. You have a wonderful piece. I really want to try making that butterfly.
Bravo my friend. and that is no april fool's joke.

barbarayaya62 said...

LOve this tag! beautiful colors and crackly effect is stunning! BArbaryaya

froebelsternchen Susi said...

what an amazing tag!
breathtaking design!
xxx
FROEBELSTERNCHEN FROM AUSTRIA
ART-JOURNAL-JOURNEY
MOO-MANIA-CHALLENGE

Robin Cooper said...

Beautiful!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I'm really loving the crackle effects on this tag, Trace! Pretty colors too :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Maura said...

This is so gorgeous!!! Love it...the saying, the techniques, the colors....

butterfly said...

Wow... just fantastic! LOVE the texture paste under the crackle - looks fabulous - and the colours are so lovely (yay for mop up tags!)... This is a real stunner, Trace!
Alison x

Kathi said...

I saw this at Simon Says Stamp & Show and just had to check it out to find out how you created it.

It's gorgeous. I love the sparkly crackle!

soapHOUSEmama said...

you've done it again! perfection and beauty with all that color and texture :)

Riikka Kovasin said...

Awesome textures! <3 Loving it!

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