Monday, March 18, 2013

A bit of the wet stuff...

Hello and welcome to a watery Monday. I could be talking about the weather, but the wet stuff today is all to do with the new Water theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show.
I really wasn't sure what I was going to create so I decided to have a play with the bright Seasonal Distress Stains, a Mini Mister and a huuuuuuge tag cut from Manilla cardstock.  l splodged lots of Stains onto my mat, spritzed my tag with water and then just get dabbing and drying until I was happy with it.
I thought it looked rather deep and moody and would be a great background for a field of flowers which gave me the chance to try out this wonderful Fresh Daisies die from Simon says Stamp. I cut seven daisies, played around with the length and layering and then coloured them all up in lots of fabulous Distress Inks
The tag needed a little more contrast so I stamped some dots in gesso, added a few inky rings and did some crazy stitching. I did think of stamping the flowers with text, but I like the way they pop against the background just as they are. The words 'water the soul' suddenly sprang to mind and with my great Kelly Purkey stamps I can add anything I like! A bit of distressing and inky edging and job done!

For more watery inspiration, drink in all the really wonderful ideas from the Design Team here!
We can't wait to see what you will come up with this week. We'll be choosing our Top Three Artists and there is also this great $50 shopping voucher to be won.
Thanks for calling by. Until the next time...Sarah.

14 comments:

SusanLotus said...

Awesome tag!

Helen said...

This is stunning! I love those daisies... may have to go shopping for those...!! Love, love the colours.

Annie said...

Fantastic colourful tag Sarah. TFS

Annie x

Redanne said...

What a wonderful way to welcome in Spring this week Sarah (even if the weather does not cooperate!) with this gorgeous colourful tag. Love the delicious colours - it make me feel happy - thank you! Hugs, Anne x

Candy C said...

Sarah...your tag is so sweet. I ove the vibrant colors of your background. I love the sweet little die cut flowers that you have repeated across the tag as if they were in a lovely flower garden! The sentiment is so sweet as well and perfect for your tag! <3 Candy

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

This is just what we need on a dull Monday morning a fabulous bright sunshiny tag. Love love the colours on this, reminds me of Summer, or is that just me wishing the time away. Love the quirky flowers too. Hope you are all resting and hopfully feeling a little better. Sending huge healing hugs. Tracyx x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Absolutely stunning tag, Sarah! I love the thought behind the sentiment and I love the multi colored daisies...wow!!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sandra said...

Such a happy bright and vibrant tag! It really brings a smile on my face! Love the sentiment! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

soapHOUSEmama said...

gorgeous texture! gorgeous color! And, love the format!!!

Peggy Parker said...

Perfect, perky colors and message! Love this tag, Sarah!

Suzanne C said...

What a sweet happy tag! love the brightly colored row of flowers!

Anita Houston said...

Water the soul....I love that! This tag is uber gorgeous! Love the brilliant color and the flower and stitching! Hope you guys are all totally on the mend!

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great colorful tag Sarah.
Greetings Janny

nathalie crestois said...

nice the colours