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Monday, August 5, 2013


Hey there, Taylored Expressions August Release is soooo big, we had to start sneaking today just to get it all in!  My first project is Zinnia Bouquet and OMGosh...can I just say this stamp rocks?  *swoon*  I am looking forward to coloring this in full color, but the reason I went monotone with a splash of color...I'm participating in Splitcoaststampers (SCS) Virtual Stamp Night (VSN) Pop Goes the Weasel challenge.  The deadline was extended until Wednesday, due to the Dare to Get Dirty challenges, so there is still time to play!  Heidi challenged everyone to use neutral colors on the image with a pop of color.  I thought these zinnias would be perfect for that!

The image was stamped with Tuxedo Black and colored with Copic markers.  Everything was done in Cs or Ts for the exception of the orange flower.  Banner Stacklets1 was used add a splash to the corner and a couple buttons complete the card.

FLOWERS:  C3, C1, C00, YR68, YR15, YR12, T4, T2, C6, C4, C2, C0  FLOWER CENTERS, STEMS:  T6, T4, T2, T0  BUCKET:  T6, T4, T2, T0  HANDLE:  C3, C1, C00  SHADOW:  C3, C1, C00

STAMPS:  TE Zinnia Bouquet
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White (aka Bazzill Coconut Swirl Smoothies); Bazzill Raven Monochromatic; My Mind's Eye Collectable Notable collection
INK:  Copic markers; Memento Tuxedo Black 
ACCESSORIES:  Spellbinders Grand Calibur; TE Taylored Dies Banner Stacklets 1; American Crafts Elements black buttons; Creative Impressions black twine; Mini Glue Dots; adhesive
SIZE OF FINISHED PROJECT:  A2 (4 1/4" x 5 1/2")

This is another project for SCS's VSN.  Lee's challenge, Winter/Summer is Here, is to make two for winter and one for summer.  It didn't take me long to figure out TE Build a Scene dies would be perfect!  Tag Stacklets 1 were cut for the bases of both tags, and each were sponged with Summer Sky, Bahama Blue and Paris Dusk (as was the seam binding ribbon).

After the base was cut and sponged, hills were cut with Build a Scene - Rolling Hills.  They were sponged with Pistachio then adhered to the tag base.  A scrap piece of paper was sponged with Dandelion, die cut then the edges were sponged with Cantaloupe.  The cloud from Build a Scene - Swirly Clouds was left white and everything was layered.  Easy peasy!

Winsor & Newton masking fluid was sprinkled onto the winter tag and left to dry before it was sponged.  Once that was done, Stickles were added to the Build a Scene - Mountain Tops for some glimmer.  Two snowflakes from the Make a Snowflake dies were cut and layered, but only the top snowflake has Stickles on it.  A Sparklet on top of the stacked snowflakes completes the tag.

STAMPS:   None
PAPER:  Neenah Solar White (aka Bazzill Coconut Swirl Smoothies)
INK:  Memento (Summer Sky, Bahama Blue, Paris Dusk, Pistachio, Dandelion, Cantaloupe) 
ACCESSORIES:  Spellbinders Grand Calibur; TE Taylored Dies (Build a Scene - Swirly Clouds, Build a Scene - Sunshine, Build a Scene - Rolling Hills, Build a Scene - Mountain Tops, Tag Stacklets1, Make a Snowflake); Winsor & Newton Colourless Art Masking Fluid; toothbrush; sponges; Star Dust Stickles; KaiserCraft Sparklet; reinforcements; hole punch; adhesive

That's it for me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with more sneak peeks.  Until then, hop on over to the Baker's Dozen blogs to see what they've been up to!

Thanks for stopping by! 


Jami said...

Wow - what fun projects today! The pop of color concept is so artsy! And your coloring with gray tones is amazing! Love the 2 season tags - looks like they were a ton of fun to create!

Joan Ervin said...

I am sooo blow away with your coloring on the Zinnia's absolutely gorgeous, Tammie!!!! Your little tags are adorable, clever to use the mountain die for a snow scene...beautifully done!!!

Jen Shults said...

Fantastic!!! I love your bold color combo on the Zinnias and your beautiful sponging on your tags!

Patti J said...

Beautiful projects, one and all! Love your zinnia coloring - you rocked that one for sure! Thanks for sharing :)

Shannon White said...

Wowie!!! LOVE your Awesome coloring on the zinnias Tammie!! And the pop of orange looks Fabulous!! And your BAS tags are too much Fun!! love the shading and pretty skies you created for them too! 8-)


Unknown said...

Gorgeous! LOVE how you colored the zinnias and the pop of color! And your tags are just wonderful!

Shelly said...

Hey, Tam, WOW! I love how you spotlighted one zinnia in color and your tags are so gorgeous with the bright blue skies! So pretty!

Natalie said...

Your tags are so cute and that "pop" of color on the bouquet is fabulous!! Beautifully done!

Heather Rogers said...

Great projects! i love how you highlighted just one Zinnia. :)

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