Monday, August 17, 2015

Tag with a Twist of Citron

Hi everyone,

This Monday and it's time for a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week's challenge: "Citrus with a twist." Based on Twisted Citron Tim Holtz Distress Ink color:
Twisted Citron has me thinking about all things citrus, neon and fresh! This week from oranges to bright fresh color we want to see how you'll use citrus ... with your own twist.

I wanted to play with Twisted Citron for this tag. I really like this color and it's a great addition to the existing palette. I didn't only play with Twisted Citron, I used Hickory Smoke and Mermaid Lagoon too of the new 2015 colors. Amazing how well these go and blend together.

After the background, I made with Black Marble my trusty splashes. And this time I chose a different background stamp, Numbers of Kaisercraft. Since the tag was a bit dark, I wanted to add some lighter color. I mixed a little Twisted Citron with some Crackle Paste and used the Mini Brick stencil. I applied a medium layer, so I got nice crackle on this bricks. When the crackle was dry, I applied Walnut Stain Distress Ink with Ink Blending Tool, to accentuate the crackle effect. The ink stains it.

To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! The way the eye is drawn to the citron because of the darker beautiful hues of blue is gorgeous.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Wow! Love the way these colors play so well together :) Just a beautiful background. And I always love Crackle Paste -- awesome on this wall Sandra. And I think the sentiments are perfect. -- Mary Elizabeth

Stephanie said...

Stunning tag, Sandra! Love the way you layer as always, and the colors blended together are totally stunning!

Simon Says Stamp!

Maura said...

I love the seeming simplicity of your tag. When you look a bit deeper, you discover some wonderful elements like the textured bricks. It's great!

butterfly said...

Hah! That's my favourite trio of colours at the moment too! Love your slightly grungy take on the citrus theme - fabulous tag.
Alison xx

Terry said...

Love this touch of citron! What a gorgeous tag and the crackled bricks look amazing. Love all the details! Hugs!

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Sandra :-) I love the crackled bricks and all the details, absolutely fabulous! :-)

Lols x x x

barbarayaya62 said...

Beautiful tag as always! Love crackle effect! BArbara

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful tag Sandra and I love the texture that the crackled bricks add to the wonderful background ~ fabulous! Hugs... :)

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful tag Sandra and I love the texture that the crackled bricks add to the wonderful background ~ fabulous! Hugs... :)

Michelle said...

Hickory Smoke is GORGEOUS with the Citron! Love this tag, Sannie.
And thanks for coming up with such a great theme. It was a fun one!

Anna-Karin said...

This is gorgeous Sandra!! Love the colours of the background and the stunning crackled bricks.

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Really great work on this piece! I thought it was so clever of you to sort of reverse the colors so that the bricks are white and the mortar is colored as opposed to doing it the other way. So clever and this color palette is gorgeous!