Sunday, July 29, 2012

WHAT DO YOU SAY?

Happy Monday to all!  Can you believe that is almost the end of July already? Where does the time go?  Well...it IS time for another Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!  This week, we want to know what you think or feel as expressed through sentiments.  

Check out the amazing projects my Design Teammates have created for you this week.  Such wonderfully different styles yet all tied together through words!

Usually I would have to say that I agree with my very talented teammie, Sarah Engels-Greer that old photographs and sentiments go hand in hand.  That is very much in my comfort zone of creative thought.  But, I wanted to design something totally different than you guys might expect from me.  So ...


I created a very bright, colorful tag in the style of Dyan Reaveley.  The sentiment is one that I totally agree with and was my inspiration for creating this tag.  It comes from Dyan's Say What You Mean stamp set and says,   "CHANGE FOR NO ONE AND BELIEVE IN WHO YOU ARE".  That says so much, doesn't it?

This tag is done on a #8 Manila tag.  I spritzed the tag with a little water and then sprayed several of Dyan Reaveley's fantastic Dylusions Sprays to create this wonderful blended background of vibrant color!  Specifically the colors I used are:  Bubblegum Pink, Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange and Vibrant Turquoise.  Then I heat set them. 



I then randomly stamped the hearts, leaves and polka dots onto the tag using Dyan's Dylusions Stamp Sets:  Further Round the Edge, Inbetweenies, and Basic Backgrounds.  Rather than laying them on an acrylic block, I just inked the stamps with Jet Black Archival Ink and held them in my hand; allowing them to roll off of my fingers and create some interesting partial stamped images.  I also stamped some of the polka dots by putting Vibrant Turquoise directly on to the stamp and then stamping it onto the tag.  Then heat set all of the stamping.  Next I doodled using a white opaque pen around the polka dots, in some of the hearts and along the edge of the tag.

The basic tag was finished and time to add my character.  I chose to use the large face image from Dyan's Bits of This stamp set.  I stamped her onto Ranger's Specialty Stamping Paper with Jet Black Archival Ink.  I also stamped the flowers from Background Love on the special paper.  Those flowers always make me think of the 60s or early 70s...when hippies, flower power and free love was the mantra. (smile) 

 (Flowers before adding the Stickles)

I colored the flowers and the girl's lips using several Tim Holtz Distress Markers.  The colors I used are: Broken China and Tumbled Glass, Bundled Sage, Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick, Mustard Seed and Dried Marigold.  I colored in between the flowers with a Black Soot Distress Marker so that it would look like this girl had flowers in her black hair.  Then I heat set all of the colors.  Next I cut out around the perimeter of the flowers and set it aside.  I then filled in what would be considered black hair on the top of the stamped head and cut it out.  I glued the flowers on top of the head and I really like the way the two stamps worked so perfectly together! 

(Flowers after adding the stickles)

Next I added complimenting Ranger Stickles to the flowers.  The colors I used are:  Fruit Punch (lips), Yellow, Eucalyptus, Orange Peel, Glam Pink and Waterfall.  I also added Waterfall Stickles to the ends of her lashes.  They look so pretty and they really add a lot of sparkle to this tag.

Finally, I stamped the sentiment on to the Specialty Stamping Paper and heat set it.  Then I cut it out, leaving just a little of the white paper as a border.  Then I glued it into place on the tag.

So...remember my sentiment..."Change for NO ONE and believe in who you are!"  Believe in your ability to create something wonderful using sentiments, too!  Then DO IT and post it to our challenge!


You could be the lucky winner of our most generous sponsor's weekly random gift of a $50.00 credit voucher to the lucky winner.  You could also be voted as one of our TOP THREE works of art for the week!

THE SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW PRODUCTS USED IN THIS PIECE



Good luck!  I can't wait to see your creations!


 


26 comments:

  1. Love everything about it!!!

    ~Linda

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  2. This is a fantastic tag! Love the vibrancy, the sentiment is fab and wow those lashes!! The stickles give it a real fun, summery feel!!! Onefab make! Love trace. X

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  3. love it, love it and love it, stunning tag Candy, great colors and the sentiment is só true...

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  4. Wow! Yup, that's a different look for you, but executed with such style and skill - so I guess it is you after all!
    Alison x

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  5. LOVE this!!! The sentiment is so spot on and the color is fab and fun! Love seeing you do this!

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  6. Brilliant sentiment/stunning tag. A fab creation and tut as always. Thank you Candy x

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  7. Candy you have rocked the dylusions!!! Awesome colours and that quote is one of my favourites!!

    brilliant!!
    kazxx

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  8. Wow Candy! Love this tag a lot! She is gorgeous! The background is stunning as well! Love all the doodleing too. And your sentiment is so true! Hugs, Sandra

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  9. Hey there my sweet teamie, I really love your bright colored Tag, love the image it's very beautifully colored and the bright colors that you have used are fabulous. I really love your last words, Don't change for ANYONE and believe in who you are....sooo soooo true my sweetness another STUNNING project by your creative hands Candy, I am loving it. Hugs Terry xxxx

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  10. Wow! Didn't see this one coming, but I love it! I just bought all of her sprays & some stencils. Won't look anything like your masterpiece, but now I gotta start playing. I LOVE that sentiment. Another fabulous piece!!!

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  11. Maybe outside your comfort zone girlfriend but you rocked it and still true to your wonderful unque style. I love the background and how you abe used the stamp in your hand as opposed to an acrylic block to give a more random look, love it. Her hair is stunning and like you say reminds me too of the 60's, mind you I was only born in 67 , do still a mere baby lol. The white highlights are always the perfect finishing touch. Awesome! Tracy x

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  12. Loving your fabulous tag Candy with its awesome image and words. Terrific colours and design. Have a great week, Annette x

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  13. Hi Candy, definitely shades of flower power in your wonderful tag, I was of an age to enjoy the 60s and 70s, mini skirts and all. Love the colours you have used and those eyelashes and lips are just fabulous. Love it! Anne x

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  14. Fantastic tag Candy! LOVE the happy and bright colours and all the different details. The blue glitter on the eyelashes is such a great touch. All the Stickles look so great here. TFS!!

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  15. Gorgeous!! I love the brightness of this - really eye-catching. I'm going to try SO hard this week to join in. I'm really missing my challenges!

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  16. Fantabulous tag, Candy! I love how many stamps you used, and especially how you did the flowers in her hair!

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  17. Ack! My fave stamp again!!! And now you've finally convinced me that I NEED Background Love, so I can put flowers in her hair. lol. This is flippin' fantastic! I LOVE it!

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  18. So much work and so many wonderful layers on this. I LOVE your choice of colours and images and also agree totally with this sentiment. Thanks for your inspiration, hugs Buttons x

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  19. Thanks for the information... I really love your blog posts... specially those on Packers and movers in Chennai

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  20. Beautiful tag, Candy!! I just love the bright colors and the pretty stickles on the lashes :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  21. What a gorgeous tag Candy, love it in total, with the great details!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  22. WOW Candy, So colorful! Knock your socks off kewl!!!
    Hugs Lynn

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  23. Hi Candy, loving all the bright colours and quirky design, you are SO rocking the Dylusion goodies. xx

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  24. Beautiful colors so bright and bold! I kept thinking of the tropical ladies with baskets of flowers on their head!

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