Friday, 5 April 2013

A Springtime Tag


I coloured the background with distress inks, mowed lawn, wild honey, squeezed lemonade, ripe persimmon, salty ocean.  I did the bump technique with circles stencil using seedless preserve and mustard seed distress inks. 

I stamped the flowers from the PA Hot Picks 1004 plate in picked raspberry and pine needles distress ink, then over stamped them in black stazon.  They looked slightly dark, so I got the white posca pen out to lighten them up a bit!!  I took a couple of chipboard butterflies, coloured them with a few coates of limelight freso paint and added some eggplant to the wing tips and main body.  I edged the tag in pine needles distress ink.

Over at Country View Crafts Challenge blog this month, they have a theme of butterflies. Stampotique's theme this week is flowers and  Simon Says Stamp and Show have a very strict challenge this week where anything goes!!! 

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http://countryviewchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/winner-top-3-merit-awards-for-our-april.html?showComment=1367912118292#c1987997215833172943


22 comments:

Carol Q said...

that's fabulous Sam - wonderful colour mix and your bump technique looks cool too.

Helen said...

Another great tag, Sam!!

Pinksparklegirl said...

Wow really pretty, love the colours.

Lissa said...

oh, i love the butterflies! very spring-y! =D

Candy C said...

Wow! What a beautiful tag! I love your blended colors; from the salty ocean through the oranges and yellows to the mowed lawn. So pretty! The polka dots look very cool and I really love the thistle flowers and dimensional butterflies. Your fiber at the top of the tag is PERFECT for this tag! I also really love your white doodles! Boy, do they pop! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Buttons said...

Loving those spring-like colours Sam. Hugs, Jenny x

chrissies said...

Terrific colours Sam to brighten any day. I love the different colours you have used for the tag tie as well

Best wishes Chrissie xx

hazel said...

I love your Springtime tag Sam, the colours are lovely and I love the bump technique.
xxx Hazel.

downrightcrafty said...

how gorgeous
hope you have a lovely weekend
Hugs Kate xx

Chris Warner said...

A wonderfully delicious tag! Love the colour work and the design. Clever use of the white pen too. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

Sandra said...

Stunning tag! Really spring indeed! Love the use of the stencils! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Marianne said...

Pretty colours and I love the flowers!! Great tag! xxx Marianne

Reflective Art Studio said...

Heee heee my heart was just warmed by the colors that you used... Yeah. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challnege this week. Hope to see you again soon.
Sarinda

butterfly said...

Gorgeous colours... and your stencil bumping looks fab!
Alison x

AssiCrafts said...

Great tag, beautiful colors. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

Sue said...

Lovely tag Sam, very Spring like (think it may actually be on it's way :-) Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique. Sue xx

Gez Butterworth said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous tag Sam. Thank you for joining Stampotique's flower challenge, sorry for not calling sooner, life n all that! Looking forward to a catch up real soon. Take care, hugs Gez

Samantha Read said...

Love your tag Sam! Thanks for joining in with us again at Stampotique this week. xxx

Kaz said...

Such a lovely and bright tag. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique again x

Basement Stamper said...

I love everything about this bookmark, the colors, your squiggly flowers and the frayed ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Claudia said...

Wow! What a beautiful tag!

Brenda Brown said...

Woo hoo Sam, congratulations on your win at country view crafts with this fantastic tag.
hugs {brenda} x0x

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