Sunday, June 23, 2013

ransack: verb

to search thoroughly
 to examine closely and carefully
 to search through to commit robbery
 to search through in a way that causes disorder or damage

I combined the Tim Holtz- June 2013 tag

Ranger products:
Distress paints, distress stains, alcohol inks

along with
Tracy used:
You have many reasons to smile
We are all in this together
You are amazing just the way you are
Life isn't perfect, but it's pretty darn good

I just love the turquoise, lime and pink colors in this piece.
I just couldn't muddy it up with brown ink.

The backgrounds were created with my Gelli Plate. The small background piece was run through my embossing machine with the leaf stencil. It didn't show up as well as I hoped so I used some Distress stain to paint in the leaves a little so they would stand out better.

I accidentally discovered that if you apply sprays over the paint and then wipe off, they inks stick to the embossing paste beautifully. Really enjoyed that surprise. :)

The dragon fly is cut out of a shiny silver card stock so I used alcohol inks to cover the body first and then went back with the Twinkling H20's for some glimmer.
other products:
Cricut  - Art Nouveau cartridge, p. 54
Petaloo - flower
May Arts - vine ribbon
Helmar - 450
Gelli Plate
Sheena - embossing plate
Luminarte' - Twinkling H20's
Crafter's Workshop - art word stencil
Golden - Molding Paste
Higgins - waterproof ink


Judys Lace Creations said...

These are all lovely tags Sandee. Love every one of those sentiments too.
A few weeks ago I made a whole lot of tags too.On my blog header.

Sandy said...

This is so pretty love the glimmer and sparkle of it..

Carole Z said...

Hi Sandee, love your take on Tim's tag..fab colour! I posted mine this morning too! Carole Z X

Francesca said...

two very different tags, but fab colour combinations. they look great. Waving from the UK Love francesca

Teresa Jaye said...

oh my goodness Sandee - another gorgeous project! The leaf panel behind the dragonfly is so cool and really makes the whole piece extraordinary. So beautiful.

Anna said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sandee! Love the colors and I agree it didn't need to be muddied up with brown or distressed. I like how the embossing paste held the soft color from the spray. Perfect!!!

Craftychris said...

Wow this is stunning! I love the bright colours. The dragonfly is gorgeous! xx

Rita said...

I love dragonflies and this is really pretty! I always wished I had gotten that stampers anonymous dragonfly stamp on the Tim Holtz card. Love that you used gelli plate paper, too. :)

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous project, love the colours and images.
Yvonne x

MaryH said...

Marvelously bright tag. Love the turquoise colors, and thanks for explaining how you did the dragonfly. Simply beautiful. TFS & Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon. Hugs

Unknown said...

As always your work inspires me so!

Unknown said...

I love the light blue background!! it is very bright and I love it!! espically the white in the dragonfly, it really looks fabulous!

Winnie said...

Love how your tag turned out! Such a great background and love your dragon fly that you made! (I haven't started mine yet..oh boy!).

505whimsygirl said...

Love the dragonfly tag!!! Way to go.


Teresa said...

How stunning - love the colors, love the writing in the background, love the embossing and that dragonfly - oh that dragonfly!!!