Monday, September 24, 2012

Twinkle, twinkle...

little tag! Not quite the normal lyrics but sparkling all the same! Good morning and welcome to a new week, my blog and the new challenge theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show! We are in the mood for a bit of the shiny stuff... So if you fancy adding a touch of glitter, join in.
I'm not really a glitter gal and it's waaaaaaaaay too early to even whisper any festive utterings so I went for a last dive into my Summer Distress Inks to enjoy some colour and create a bright and funky tag. Remember... glitter is for life, not just Christmas.
Life is very busy indeed at Chez La-De-Dah as my baby Ruby approaches three months. We've had a bit of a rough start to say the least, and free time is a precious thing, so enter the joys of a tag. Room enough to have fun and petite enough to create a mini work of inky art! So if you are pushed for time or a bit stressed, grab a tag and get thee some inky therapy!
I blended the Summer Distress inks onto a Manilla tag and then used them all for the over-stamping too which gives a great uniform result. l die-cut three hearts, inked them up and then ran them through my Big Shot using the Retro circles embossing folder.
I added a touch more ink to highlight the texture and then a good coat of Antique Linen Distress Stickles. It gives a nice subtle sheen of glitter without being too OTT. l added a few lines of stitching as I feel it gives the hearts a sort of grounding, then finished off with a couple of ChitChat stickers and a big painty 'love' all thanks to my stash of Grungeboard letters. Just blob on the paint and edge with ink for more emphasis. See you can use those Summer Distress colours all year round. Mmm, I think I might be going for bright and funky "Sshhhh don't say it yet" cards later this year.
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Over and out.
Thanks for calling by, Sarah.


14 comments:

Helen said...

What a pretty sparkly tag! Hope your routine soon allows you to spend more crafty time!

Annie said...

Love your tag Sarah. Hope we get a proper update on Ruby soon with lots of pics :-) 3 months????? where has that time gone?
Hugs,
A x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Hi Sarah, wave to Ruby and Gersom. Love your mini piece of art. Your colours are wonderfully intense and such great depth. Love your background and the hearts are a lovely addition, love the added texture from the embossing. Take care. Tracy x

Candy C said...

Sarah...I love your tag! I love the design and the three little hearts. Do those symbolize your sweet little family of three? :) I love the bright colors and all of the stamping you've done on the background. Very pretty! Kiss Ruby for me! <3 Candy

Kezzy said...

Gorgeous tag, certainly has brightened up my wet and dreary day lol. Sounds like things have been stressful. Hope Ruby is ok and also that your looking after yourself. 3 months that has gone really fast, but I bet it's gone slower for you. Don't worry soon everything will fall in place and have a routine to give you time to be you. All your bloggy friends will still be here for you. :-) xxx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Great bright colours...a lovely tag!

greetings, Alie :-)

Samantha Elliott said...

Gorgeous tag there Sarah! Can I quote you please? Glitter is not just for Christmas! Brilliant and should be my motto as no matter what I am doing I end up with it on my face even if it hasn't been out!
Hugs to you all
xx

Dottie said...

So beautiful!. I had to pin it on Pinterest as inspiration.

Sandra said...

The bright colors are amazing! love it very much, and the touch of sparkle makes it even prettier! Hugs, Sandra

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Phenomenal coloring! I love the bright beautiful colors!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful bright colors! Love the happy hearts and the beautiful texture on them!

Marjie Kemper said...

Bright is right! Love the stamping and the texture on those hearts.

Anita Houston said...

Congrats on 3 months! She is an angel, and I know it's rough sometimes, but the fact that you had time to make this intricate tag says you doing great! I love the sewing and the glitz, and of course the color....BRAVO!!!

butterfly said...

Glory be... intensity of colour is amazing, and glows almost all by itself! Lovely sparkly card, with gorgeous layered stamping - love it!
Alison x