Thursday, April 4, 2013

Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils Challenge

Hey everybody! It's a new month, so that means a new challenge at Inspiration Emporium!
 
This time its Masks and Stencils, so I thought a little step-out would be fun.
 
Since it's Spring, in some places, I figured a bird would be nice.
 
 
I started with a #10 Manila tag and Distress Inks.
 
There's Broken China and Peacock Feathers applied generously at the top. Then Seedless Preserves came over the top of them.
 
Squeezed Lemonade goes heavily in the middle with Ripe Persimmon on the edges. See how the blues turn a gorgeous green when the Lemonade hits them.
 
Then turn you tag upside down and add Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters to the bottom with a touch of Pine Needles, blending as you go.
 

 
Since this was done at night, I know, shocking to those of you who know me, I didn't take a picture of the in-between tag....sorry.
 
BUT, this is what you get when you use The Dotted Flowers stencil along the edge with Seedless Preserves Distress Ink, and Checkered Dots here and there with white paint on a piece of Cut N Dry foam. Clean the paint from your stencils quickly.
 
 
Then I stamped the Birdcage from Artful Flight with Jet Black Archival Ink. The Script from the Apothecary set is stamped with Coffee Ink.
 
I used the Border Stamp from the Classics 006 set, and the swirl from
Fancy Flourishes with Jet Black Ink all around the sides to fill in.
 
 
The Bird from Artful Flight is stamped on the edge of the tag with Jet Black Ink.
 
And the Flowers in the left corner are stamped with Olive Archival Ink.
 
The gorgeous ribbon was from the ladies at Red Lead. It's wider and looks great on this larger tag.
 
That's it for today.
 
A pretty simple tag you could send to someone hoping for Spring to show it's warmth in the coming days.
 
I AM READY!
 
Linda
 


24 comments:

ann said...

Oh Wow I love this, thanks for sharing !!

Helen said...

Beautiful tag, Linda!!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Love all the elements :) Wish Spring would hurry up.. absolutely freezing here! xx

sam21ski said...

Absolutely gorgeous, loving that colour combo, might have to try that out - thanks xxxx

Gay Peplow said...

Hi Linda, Love those gorgeous colours!! Fab images and a superb tag, love it!! Gay x

snazzyoriginal said...

Beautiful colours xx

Sharon Y said...

Nice tag! Excellent layers of inks, stencil and stamped images. Thanks for sharing.

SusanK said...

So vibrant and full of luscious layers! I really need to take the time to play with all the masks and stencils I have.

Lori said...

Gorgeouso! Love the colors, and yes, it reminds me of spring! Hope it's here to stay now!

Vic said...

I love the vibrant colors!

Craftylyn said...

I love this beautiful tag - the colours you've used have worked so well together.I've collected quite a few distress inks now but haven't really spent a lot of time playing with them so your tag has inspired me.
Linda W

Anita Houston said...

Talk about a glorious sunrise...or a sunset!!!! Just stunning!!!!!

Kay Wallace said...

Linda! Stunning tag! I so love those vibrant colors AND so love that bird! Its a win-win tag for me! Bravo!

Kelly Neis said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the stamps are really pretty on here.
Hugs Kelly

Martina2801 said...

This tag is simply gorgeous, dear Linda!!!!
I hope you have spent a good Easter and I wish you a nice weekend.
Hugs MARTINA

Crazydi said...

What a fabulous tag - love the colours and images used and how they blend together so perfectly. You're SO talented Linda - I love your work! Big well done!

Lynn Stevens said...

So Fun and colorful Linda!!
I had to laugh at myself... I read masks and kept looking for a face mask. duhhhhh. LOL
Hugs Lynn

Candy C said...

Linda...this tag is gorgeous!!! I mean...really! I love it!! That black is just stunning on top of the bright color. Girl...you've rocked another one! <3 Candy

Kathi said...

Gorgeous. Pinned this too so I could remember the color combo!

coco said...

Really gorgeous !! I love, love, it... Love the shades of colors and your Spring expression !!! Coco x

Wanda H said...

It's beautiful!!!

mamablitger said...

Oh Linda....your tag is fabolous....love the colors you used perfectly matched with the stamps you chose....AMAZING result !
Thanks a lot for sharing !!!!!

Ryn Tanaka said...

Hey Linda, hope you are doing well :) I just love this tag! The colors and details that you combined into it are gorgeous!

Linda E. said...

This tag would be welcomed any time of year.
I love it. Thanks for sharing your talent.