Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tropical Tag

I joined in another tag swap with the Creativeblock-Stampers Anonymous. The theme is tropical - kind of fitting as we are experiencing record low temps and more snow today.

It seems I am really into texture these days. I started out with some modeling paste. While the paste was still slightly tacky I stamped into it with a Tim Holtz Script stamp. 

Next I used several Distress Inks to give the tag some tropical colors. After I was happy with the tag color, I went over the raised areas of the modeling paste with more ink. 

I then stamped my image with Archival ink and a Stamper Anonymous Stamp onto some white card stock. I inked up the card stock with Peacock Distress Ink. I wanted the butterfly to pop off a bit so I used some Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink and colored the in the butterfly. I also added some splashes of the Distressed Marmalade Ink. 

For even more texture I used corrugated cardboard. I first covered the cardboard with white Gesso and then went over it with some Distress Peacock Feathers Ink. I then flicked on some water to create a bit more interest. 

I used another Tim Hotlz Stamp , a piece of vellum, and black Archival Ink for the word Voyage. As we don't have any tropical weather here in Northeast Ohio I thought the word voyage was fitting. I used the a Stampers Anonymous Stamp to stamp the small butterflies onto vellum. Then I cut them out and adhered them onto the tag. 

And there you have it my Tropical Tag. I am submitting this to the Simon Says Stamp Paradise Challenge, I think my tropical butterflies fit right in with the challenge. As always thanks very much for stopping by. 


  1. Your tag looks awesome!
    Great job!

  2. Love your beautiful tag! The colors and textures are wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)