Friday, January 14, 2011


Have you checked out the weekly challenges over on the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog?  They're really fun!  This week they're into masking.  Well, I did more than just mask...I multi-masked!

Using Tim's Tattered Leaves die I created a mask of each leaf.  I laid down a light coat of Mustard Seed DI over the entire tag.  I positioned my leaves then stippled Wild Honey DI around them.  After repositioning them I stippled Rusty Hinge DI then did it again but used Barn Door DI.  There's a bit of Peeled Paint and Vintage Photo DIs around the edges of the tag.  I should have taken photos of each step so you could see the different layers.  Hindsight is always 20-20!

The background stamp is from Wendy's Artfully Noted set and was stamped in Coffee Archival Ink.  'Collections', from Collectible Art, was stamped in Black AI.  'Autumn' is by Stamp Camp and was also stamped in BkAI.

Wendy's leaf (Life and Art) was stamped in Olive Archival Ink on grungepaper and colored with Wild Honey, Rusty Hinge and Barn Door DIs and edged with Vintage Photo DI.  Mustard Seed, Dried Marmalade, and Worn Lipstick Distress Stickles were smeared over the respectively colored leaves.  Hey, Tim & Ranger, we sure could use Distress Stickles to match the last series of Distress Inks!!!!  These colors actually worked out well as they just gave a bit of color; the same colors might have been darker than I wanted.

I pen-stitched around the tag, added some fibers and a metal tag that I coated with the Black Paint Dabber then sanded it so you could see the words, 'Happy Fall Y'all'.  Even though we're currently in a very deep freeze I really needed to make something colorful and fall is my favorite time of year - so very colorful if Mother Nature is in a good mood.


  1. Stunning, Susan!I love autumn colours too, and this is just gorgeous.

  2. Absolutely wonderful - I love this tag! :) Autumn colours are always a favourite of mine! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  3. Gorgeous tag!!! The background is fabulous!!!

  4. Wow! The background is just FANTASTIC! Love those colors, and the masking is superb! Well done, my friend!

  5. This is beautiful, Susan! I love the colors - and Wendy's stamps! Hmm... I have the Collections one, I do believe ... lol

  6. absolutely stunning tag,
    your background is amazing,
    love the autumn colours,

  7. thanks you for playing along with the Design Teamies and Simon Says Stamp and Show Susan with this fabulous tag and your colors are absolutely stunning I love it. Hugs Terry xxxx