Sunday, March 24, 2013

Up pops Spring

The sun is out and even thought we still have a bit of snow on the ground, it has put me in the Spring mood. I decided to make a spring tag to celebrate the Spring.

For my tag background I used the tie dye technique shared on the Stampers Anonymous Yahoo Group. The background technique I used requires quite a bit of water which goes right along with the water challenge over at Simon Says Stamp and Show. I was happier with how my paper towel turned out, which you use in the tie dye technique, than the tags, but decide to just go with it.

In keeping with the water theme I added drops of glossy accents to mimic rain. The umbrella and boots are stamps from the Dylusions Ruby Rainbow stamp set.

I stamped the umbrella onto Wendi Vecchi's Modeling Film. This stuff is great and very easy to mold into any shape you like. I then colored it with Distress Markers.

I may have a small addition to the Pop-n-Cuts Die and when I saw Shelly Hickox's pop up tag I knew I had to give it a go.

Like I said earlier I really liked how my tie die paper towel came out and decided why not use it. I applied Wendi Vecchi's embossing paste through a flower stencil I made onto the paper towel. After the pate was dry i colored it with Distress Markers. You can see the wrinkles in the paper towel through the paste, which i really liked. To finish off the edges I sewed around the paper towel before attaching it to the tag.

My pop up flower pot was actually an ice-cream cone cut out of my Cricut. I then inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. To add some texture to it I used Vintage Photo Crackle Paint and then inked over it with Black Soot Distress Ink.

The flowers in the pot are a combination of flowers cut form the Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die and some fabric flowers I had on hand.

The fabric flowers are colored lightly with distress markers and then spritz with, you guessed it water.

Again in keeping with the water theme, for the base of the pop up tag I used the Tim Holtz spritz and flick technique with Peeled Paint and Mowed Grass Distress Inks and of course water. I finished the tag off with the May flowers saying, some leftover tie dyed paper towel and some brown embossing thread.

Thank you very much for stopping by. Be sure to check out the water challenge for a chance to win a gift Certificate to Simon Says Stamp. I hope this tag puts you in the Spring Mood and you have a sunny kind of day!


  1. I love your watery technique for your blue backgrounds and you've used such rich spring colours throughout this piece. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

  2. What a fun water technique to use to make this gorgeous blue! Love the April showers! FUN! The pop up is a bonus to us! What a great inside, and the flowers are wonderful! Thanks for playing in our watered down challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  3. I need to get some of that foam! Great piece!

  4. Fun pop up, love the happy spring colors. The umbrella tag is very clever, too. Hope I get one! Barb

  5. Wow! So many awesome techniques here! I love what you did with the umbrella and of course the Pop 'n Cuts tag is fabulous. The modeling paste on the paper towel - so cool!