Monday, 5 May 2014

Challenge of 5 ~ Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Hello friends...

Another week has flown by and I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!!

Today, is the start of a brand new challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and this week it's all about the CHALLENGE OF 5!! For me, this challenge really lived up to it's name because I decided to challenge myself to use five products only and apart from the cardstock and paper, I carefully chose items within five product ranges...Distress Inks, Idea-Ology, Sizzix Dies, Embossing Folder and a stamp.

Now, for those of you who know my work, know that I do love detail and that was the first thing that I wanted to achieve with this tag...lots of detail but with the minimum of product. I also wanted to incorporate texture and dimension into this tag and it really is amazing what you can achieve with so few products!! As always, I hope you love what I've made...
To begin with I took the tag from the Manila Card pack and inked the surface of the tag with Peacock Feathers, Salty Ocean, Shabby Shutters Distress Inks. I gave it a quick spritz of water to blend the inks and then heat dried it before embossing the inked tag through the Big Shot using the Regal Flourishes Texture Fade.
I inked over the embossed areas of the tag with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and set it aside for later. The next stage was to create that kaleidoscope of butterflies and for this I used old book paper and the Butterfly Frenzy die. I layered each of the larger butterflies to give me some dimension and inked the edges with some more Peacock Feathers DI.
To get that gorgeous colour on the Crinkle Ribbon, I applied some Shabby Shutters DI to my craft sheet and spritzed it with water. I then let the ribbon soak up all the gorgeous pigment and colour before heat drying it. I wrapped a strip around the tag and then cut a further piece to use for my bow.
I stamped the Reality quote onto a piece of Manila card, which was inked with Old Paper and Antique Linen Distress Ink. I aged the edges of the card and inked these with some more Walnut Stain DI and then attached it to my tag, tying the crinkle ribbon bow next to it and attaching the Heart Charm with a Wire Pin.
Finally, I attached all my butterflies onto the tag before threading some jute string through the top.
So, I really hope you've enjoyed today's photo tutorial of how I made this "challenging" tag and that you loved what I've shared today. As always, for more great ideas and inspiration, then you need to look no further than the blog to see all the wonderful creations from my very talented Design Team members and every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp. Good luck....
Products used:


Book Paper from an old book


Thank you so much for all your visits today and I'll see you all very soon!!
Bye for now...love Emma xx

28 comments:

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful tag Emma! The embossed background looks fantastic! Love all the layered butterflies fluttering about! The little heart charm adds a sweet touch!

Rita said...

Such a stunning tag Emma. Those butterflies are beautiful. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Lisapmac said...

So very pretty , lovely sentiment as well xx

She King said...

Morning Emma, I love your Tag, absolutely stunning..the butterflies look wonderful. Love it! xx

Cathy said...

Beautiful tag Emma, love the gorgeous texture, Cathy x

Sonja van der Lugt said...

Beautiful tag! I love love love the dubble butterflies.

Redanne said...

Your tag is stunning Emma, you really DO concentrate on attention to detail and it really shows in this tag. The butterfly frenzy looks wonderful and I love the little heart charm. Anne x

Doreen said...

This is beautiful,lovely design and colours.xxx

little amanda 7609 said...

Absolutely stunning as ever

Sandra said...

What a beautiful tag, Emma! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

Suzanne C said...

Brilliant! I admit I couldn't think of how to achieve the texture and dimension with just five. You did it beauitfully!

Edith said...

Emma, I´m in love with your tag! Love everything about it - colors, details, texture, everything!
Edith

Shirley Davis said...

Yes, Emma, it is initially clear that you have used minimum products but definitely to maximum benefit! Little details mean a lot - it draws the eye in to study every part of the tag rather than standing back to admire the whole. Well done!

Sioux P said...

Really, really love your tag the texture colours and of course for me the winner butterflies thanks for the tutorial will def have a go myself.

Theresa Pace said...

fab tag. love the colours you used i tend to use them loads as well. amazing what you can come up with using a few things.
just a question: when there was the wings challenge my card was picked as an interesting one to look at and i emailed to get badge but i haven't got anything yet. could you help by any chance. sorry to bother you but i'd be very proud to have badge on my blog, hugs xx

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Wow!! It's like the butterflies are flying right off the page! I love all the dimension and texture here... super pretty :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Linda said...

so beautifully done and embellished!

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful embossed background and those cute butterflies. Such a gorgeous tag! :)

Bev Chapman said...

Beautiful and elegant for such few products. You really made the most of it!

LoraineC said...

Just beautiful I have just ordered the butterfly frenzy and can't wait to have a play :)

Mindy Dietz said...

Gorgeous tag!! I love the color combination you used for the background and the butterflies from book pages!!

MichelleZ said...

Emma, this is a fascinating design. The butterflies are lovely!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is one of my favorites that you've created!! I just love how much energy and movement you packed into one little tag! I especially love the abundant green ribbon and how you tied it all together with the pin. These colors are dreamy and you can never have too many butterflies! Really stunning!

Anna-Karin said...

This is beautiful Emma!! I love the butterflies (that's a favourite die of mine too, since I like small details, just like you). Love the textured background and that perfect bow.

butterfly said...

So pretty, Emma - have a large number of those butterflies fluttering round my way at the moment too!
Alison x

barbarayaya62 said...

FAb tag, fab colors, fab butterflies! You're an artist! Barbarayaya

Sarah said...

Beautiful Tag Emma - Love the colour combination and I love the 'Butterfly Frenzy' Die.

Sarah x

soapHOUSEmama said...

this is fabulous! Those text printed butterflies are so lovely!

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