Monday, March 14, 2016

Lucky stars tag with video tutorial

Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about Lucky Stars. It's almost St. Patricks Day, so let's add some luck to our projects, of maybe only some stars. Or combine the two like I did in my tag.

When I think of St. Patrick's Day, I think of dark green, shamrock, Irish holiday and dwarves with pots full of gold. I've kept it with the dark green and clover for my tag. I wanted to make a light base so I applied a few layers of Cracked Pistachio. With the Stars stencil and the Lucky Clover (Lucky Stars...) Distress Ink I applied the darker layer.

I placed the Stars stencil back again and with Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist I gave the stars a golden shimmer, that can translate for the put with gold and the golden shine of the stars. With Words Remnant Rubs I added some text.

The clover I cut with my Silhouette Cameo. I picked out an image from the Internet, traced in the software and cut in 3 different sizes. With racked  Pistachio Paint Distress I have them painted green, and with the Big Brush Artist Pen May Green I gave some depth. Eventually, with the black aquarelle pencil I added more depth and shading.
See for the whole process the video below.


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 Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!



Lorraine A said...

Fabulous tag Sandra! the shamrock and the colours are awesome! LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous texture....just a fun and fab background, Sannie! Bravo!

Simon Says Stamp!

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Every monday I have to THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to share your videos with us. Sometimes this "little thing" is not appreciate enough.
Thank you for sharing freely your talent, I love this tag Sandra! Hugs xx

Amber Sheaves said...

So pretty! Those greens look perfect together. I need to add Lucky Clover to my collection now!

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful tag Sandra...Lucky Clover is one of my fave much texture and detail...hugs kath xxx

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

I love seeing Shamrocks!!! Gorgeous colors!!! FUN FUN FUN tag!!!

Maura said...

Woohoo! Happy St. Pat's! Love the shamrocks and the gorgeous green on your tag, Sandra!

Unknown said...

Wow I love it!! What a beautiful tag.

Thank for your always encouraging me

Barbara said...

Every week i'm waiting for your videos! I love them!!! Your tag is beautiful and full of details, as always a great work! Barbara

Macarena said...

Ay! Another great video! I love them just like Barbara ;-) I absolutely love your tag and the backgroung you made. Great effect of the black letters. Amazing. Hugs, Marzena

Catherine said...

I love watching your videos each week and seeing the process you go through to create your awesome backgrounds! This tag is so pretty and I love the color combination. Cathie <3

Meihsia Liu said...

Your tag is so beautiful, Sandra. It's always enjoyable to watch your tutorial videos. Thank you so much for sharing the great inspiration. :)

Emma Williams said...

Beautiful tag, Sandra and another wonderful video, full of inspiration, which is always fabulous to watch... Hugs :)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I really love how this tag turned out! Your colors are so vibrant, yet you've kept this tag very sophisticated. Love the details you added to the background-- especially the letters. Another little masterpiece here!

Annie said...

Such a beautiful and colourful tag. Loving the shading created with those black letters

Best wishes
Annie x

Sandy said...

What a lucky tag -- you design your tags like you design your art journals. Full of creative energy!
sandy xx