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:

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  3. So very pretty , lovely sentiment as well xx

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

    ReplyDelete
  5. Beautiful tag Emma, love the gorgeous texture, Cathy x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Beautiful tag! I love love love the dubble butterflies.

    ReplyDelete
  7. 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

    ReplyDelete
  8. This is beautiful,lovely design and colours.xxx

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a beautiful tag, Emma! Love it! Hugs, Sandra

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  12. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  13. 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.

    ReplyDelete
  14. 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

    ReplyDelete
  15. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  16. so beautifully done and embellished!

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

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

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

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

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

    ReplyDelete
  22. 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!

    ReplyDelete
  23. 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.

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

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

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

    Sarah x

    ReplyDelete
  27. this is fabulous! Those text printed butterflies are so lovely!

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for all your comments and messages, they are all appreciated.
Please come back and visit again soon...
Emma ~xx

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails

Total Pageviews