Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Distress Tag

The Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is to show some Distressing. Now, they may have done this on purpose, but they said "Distressing" with a capital D, so I take that to mean "Distress" as in Distress products. =) So I did a fun and quick tag with as many Distress products as I could put together, namely Inks and Stickles.
P.S. For some reason my photos of this project look really dark. I swear they didn't look like that in Photoshop. Hmmmmm.... Anywho..... =/

The swirls in the background were done with a resist technique that was last week's Grungy Monday challenge, but I didn't get a chance to try the technique before that challenge closed. Oops. =P I like the way it looks here though. I used Bundled Sage, Wild Honey, Victorian Velvet, and Dusty Concord Distress Inks for the background. Vintage Photo was used to color the letters, which were from Tim's Grungeboard Alphabet Soup set. For once, I did not cover them with Glossy Accents. I figured there was enough sparkle on this tag. Speaking of....

Hopefully you can see some of the Stickles I used on the butterfly, which was cut with the Tim Holtz Fanciful Flight die. The body and veins of the wings were cut out of cardstock, sanded, and covered with Mustard Seed Stickles. The backgrounds for the wings were cut from some plastic packaging and covered with Worn Lipstick, Dusty Concord, Clear Rock Candy, and Shabby Shutters Stickles. I was hoping to create a sort of stained glass effect, and it sort of worked...I think. =P  (Btw, I LOVE all the ideas Tim Holtz has for recycling plastic packaging! I love using it for die cuts now. I think this was the first blog post where I saw him use it to great effect.)

Thanks for looking!



  1. Lovely tag!! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  2. This is a beautiful Springy tag! I love it! The glitter is a great touch : )

    Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!



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