Thursday, March 9, 2017

A Play Day for Me

Hi friends, 

Just a quick stop today - I have been playing in the studio and decided to join in a few challenges that are currently going.
For the Simon Says Stamp Challenge they want us to make our own background.
For Creative Carte Blanche, Its All About The Numbers.
For Emerald Creek Dares says -Splatter Some Fun
And Mixed Media Monthly says - Buttons
 I did a big chipboard tag with several tags added for a colorful and playful creation.

This was fun for me because I could just do as I pleased and that is just what I did.  For the main focal point I used a printed canvas from Dylusions.  I used the colors in the canvas as my start.  I must confess I did some stash diving and came up with some tags that were just laying around. After adjusting the colors a bit - they were perfect. 
I found this tag that was rather too orange for me and sprayed it with Memories Mist, Iced Coffee.
The background was made by putting some embossing paste through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil.
When that was dry, paint was added.  It is hard to explain this process as we all go at it in a different way but I used several colors.  Some of the paint was wiped away before it dried to reveal the stenciled numbers.
After much playing and decision making on which embellishments to use - everything was glued in place.  In order to add the splatters, the main image was covered and then the splattering began.
I used some Media paints, some Tim Holtz Grunge Board elements and the end of a ticket from my idea-ology stash, some of Tim's Remnant Rubs and a star button.
Thanks for stopping by -
Enjoy your day,


  1. I love your bold colors especially because I find them so difficult to use. I always appreciate it when someone can combine them so effectively.

  2. This is super fab ! Sandy So funky and cool x

  3. Sandy you did a fabulous job creating this tag. Love the colors, love the image and love that you shared the result of your play day with us.. Thank you so much.
    Hugs from Monica

  4. This is amazing. I love the bright, bold colors and all the elements you added. Fabulous background! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

    Cathie ?

  5. Your chipboard tag is superb! The texture, the colours are fantastic. Thank you for taking part in this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Clare DT

  6. OMG... how cool, love the background !

  7. This is awesome! I love the design and overall layout. It's beautiful.


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