Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Follow Your Dreams

Hello there crafty friends! Thanks for stopping by ~
Today, I have a tag and a card. Inspiration for the current challenge at Tag You're It comes from the incredibly talented DT member Karin Akesdotter, who created this gorgeous tag:

 And, here is my take on her tag:


Recently, I bought the MFT Small Brick Wall stencil, so for my tag, I inked Soft Stone cardstock with Hero Arts Soft Granite Shadow Ink to create a subtle background. I also inked water color paper with Peerless Water Colors, which were a gift from my Blog Friend, Betty (thanks, Betty!) for the dragonfly, and added some Wink of Stella clear glitter to give it some shimmer. I added the sprig, a sentiment, and some Doodlebug Twine.

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I created my next card for the new Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge! Barb Engler is our 'Hostess with the Mostest', and she has presented us with a color inspiration:


This is my second entry, and for this card I used my brand new SSS dies. Here is my card:



I used all the colors from the inspiration photo, except for grey, which I substituted with silver foil cardstock. I colored each of the presents with Copics (looks a little splotchy on my screen), and die cut the foil cardstock to serve as an outline for the bows. Also, I die cut the sentiment twice and stacked them to add dimension to the card.

So, that's it for me! I hope everyone is having a great week ~
Barb

Supplies:
Tag:
Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Say it in Style
Ink: Hero Arts - Soft Granite: Versafine - Onyx Black
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Soft Stone
Stencil: MFT - Small Brick Wall
Dies: Pretty Pink Posh - Stitched Duo 1; Clearly Besotted Stamps - Dragonfly
Twine: Doodlebug - Gray

Card:
Dies: Simon Says Stamp - Christmas Blessings, Brilliant Gifts
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - Select White, True Black; DCWV - Foil Cardstock
Sequins: Pretty Pink Posh - Crystal Clear 4mm
Markers: Copic

27 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome creations, Miss Lady!!

Barb said...

Love that fabulous tag, Barb! The brick background looks amazing and the pop of color from the dragonfly is beautiful!

So glad you entered another card for the challenge too! Love your gorgeous gifts! That is such a fun die, isn't it? Thanks again for playing along, my friend! ♥

Betty Keefe said...

both creations are wonderful - especially love the tag - love the dragonfly on the brick wall together!

Rosemary said...

love your take on Karin's tag, barb!! i'm always in awe of your stenciling skills!! the Christmas card is so fun!

Kelly Latevola said...

Your brick background looks amazing Barb! I love how the bright colors of the dragonfly are. They pop so beautifully against your soft background! Your Christmas presents look awesome outlined in silver! So pretty!

Anita in France said...

The fabulous, shimmery dragonfly is just gorgeous against the stencilled brick, Barb ... and that row of beautifully wrapped Christmas gifts is a delight! Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

These are both fabulous interpretations of the inspirations, Barb! Love the wall on the dragonfly tag.

Sarah Gray said...

Both of these are fabulous, Barb! Love the shimmery dragonfly against the brick stencil and the row of parcels for the SSS Flickr challenge - you have incorporated the colours brilliantly :)

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous cards Barb. Love the tag with that stunning dragonfly. And your presents card is lovely.

lostinpaper said...

Loving that brick wall stencil.. reminds me that I have some stencils somewhere too lol. I've been so busy reorganizing that I haven't been creating, maybe this weekend!

KayM said...

Oh wow! That brick stenciled background is fabulous! I might need that ;) Your tag is so pretty! LOVE the presents on your card with the beautiful silver outline! And coloring them in with the Copics is a great idea! I just got this die too, so I'm wanting to do something fun with it! The bold sentiment looks perfect too! Lovely work on these Barb! ((Hugs))

Deepti said...

I love that subtle brick wall on ur tag along with the beautifully colored dragon fly :) awesome design! Love ur second card too :) a perfect delight

Cat Craig said...

Oh my Barb, your tag is sublime...that brick background is a wonderful showcase for the tags sentiment. The dragon fly is so unexpected yet beautiful. Your second card of packages lined up is wonderful with the silver outline portion. I just want to grab those little packages and give em a shake!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous projects! I especially love your tag -- it's gorgeous! Wonderful take on Karin's tag!

Marybeth said...

Love both of your beautiful projects! The brick on your tag was a great idea! Simply dreamy! Thanks for joining us at Tag You're It!

Loll Thompson said...

Two fabulous projects Barb! Love the brick stenciling on your tag ... such a cool background. And LOVE the shiny Christmas packages ... adorable! Loll xx

Tracey McNeely said...

Barb your tag is just gorgeous, I love the dragonfly. Those presents look so cool in those colours. I just got those dies too and you have given me some inspiration of what to do with them! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Tag You're It!

laurie said...

Awesome projects, I love your new dies!

Chark said...

these are so great! love the brick and butterfly together!

Chark said...

sorry, the dragonfly! :)

Karen Mead said...

Both your card and tag are gorgeous - love the cool background on the tag! xx

donna mikasa said...

Love your take on Karin's tag! The stenciled brick background is the perfect base for the dragonfly! Thanks so much for joining us at Tag You're It! It's always great to see you in the gallery!

Irish Cherokee said...

Two excellent creations Barb. Great take on the tag and a great and colorful Christmas card. - Jim

Hannelie said...

This is so inspiring Barb! Love the dragonfly! Looks so pretty against the brick stencilled background!

Marion said...

Awesome tag and card Barb! I simply adore your tag - awesome background. Thanks for joining the TYI challenge :)

Greta said...

I really love this tag, Barb! The background stenciling is perfect & the dragonfly is beautiful! I've wondered about those watercolors. Great Christmas card, too!

Karen L K said...

Both your tag and your card are great looking. I love the brick background and the dragonfly. I also like what you did with the Simon Says Stamp challenge.