Sunny Days

Friday, July 25, 2014

Playing along with a few challenges today.  A couple of them involve a tag, so it was fun to pull out my Lil' Inker Anytime Tags dies.

I used three shades of Distress Paints on a piece of Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, misted it with water and then ran it through an embossing folder.  Once that was dry, I then dripped some Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine on it and smudged it with my fingers.

The sentiment tag was also cut with the same set of tag dies, but since I wanted a smaller strip of paper, you only see the stitched lines on two sides.  There's an enamel dot in the center of the butterfly and my usual smattering of sequins, this time in gold to match the color shine.  A bit of twine through the top and done!

Here's what I used:
Paper:  Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper, vellum card stock and SU! Peach Parfait
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Stamps:  Mama Elephant Smitten
All the other stuff:  Big Shot Pro, Tim Holtz Rays embossing folder, Lil' Inker Designers Anytime Tags dies, Simon Says Stamp Leanna Butterfly die, Spiced Marmalade Distress Paint, Squeezed Lemonade Distress Paint, Mustard Seed Distress Paint, gold sequins, MME enamel dot, misc. baker twine, Heidi Swapp Gold Color Shine and adhesives

Splitcoast Stampers MIX 78:  summer tags
Tag You're It #2:  inspired by Laura Bassen
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge:  emboss it
Mixed Media Card Challenge #1:  touch of nature

Back soon with more my sweet friends...


  1. This is beautiful ! You might also wanna link it up at the Mixed Media card challenges :) I love the water color effect on the BG :)

  2. Love the colors over your sunburst embossed tag Lee-Anne! So bright just like the sun!

  3. Gorgeous colors for your watercolored and embossed sunburst. Love the softness of the fancy-cut white butterfly. Loll xx

  4. A fabulous tag - a great design and stunning colour scheme. Such a pretty butterfly and lovely detailing!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Heather xx

  5. What a beautiful tag. I love bgs like this and the butterfly is gorgeous! Wonderful details too. Hugz!

  6. What a lovely tag. I love the colors you used over the dry embossing!!

  7. This one made me gasp, Lee-Anne! It is so brilliantly colored and has tons of dimension and eye interest with all your sweet embellies!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. The colours n the bg textures are fantastic. Thank you so much for playing Alongwith the mixed media card challenge blog.

  9. Gorgeous tag! I love the technique you used with the embossing folder!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Tag You're It!

  10. So much goodness for the eye to take in! Thanks for joining our first MMCC with your lovely tag, Lee-Anne.

  11. thanks for joining in with us at MMCC with your bright and happy tag :)

  12. love the look of your tag...such pretty, warm colours mf.
    Hope you are enjoying your summer.

  13. Gorgeous colors! I love this tag creation. Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Emboss It Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog :)

  14. I'm really loving the shape of this tag and the way you combined the background wash with the embossing folder! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Tag You're It! Challenge!!!

  15. Oh, this is gorgeous! I love your take on Laura's tag!


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