Monday, May 30, 2016

Monochrome Turquoise 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 Monochrome. Pick one color and make your project with that color.

My favorite color is turquoise, aqua, mint green. I'm aware that they are actually different colors, but very often it's a matter of interpretation which color is which and I love them all. I've therefore made a mix of these colors, as they are almost the same. In addition, I used a lot of black to apply contrast and shadow.


The first step was applying Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Paint with a baby wipe to create my background. With Peacock Feathers and the Simon Says Stamp Diamond Circles stencil I added more depth to it.


The Trellis Framework (thanks Marzena!) die I've applied also with a layer Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Paint, followed by a layer of Opal Magic Blue-Gold Alchemy Paint. While the paint was stil a bit wet I've also applied some Mint Perfect Pearlso give it even more shimmer.

The Layered Dragonfly (again, thanks Marzena!) also got a layer of Vibrant Turquoise Dylusions Paint. To accentuate the embossed portions I went over it with Jet Black Archival Ink. But to give it even more dimension and some shimmer, I've then given a layer of Opal Magic Blue-Gold Alchemy Paint and once again went over it with Jet Black Archival Ink.



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!
You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.

Follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram
If you use instagram add #sssmchallenge to your challenge entry uploads so we can see them on there too!

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



Lorraine A said...

Beautiful tag Sandra, I love the aqua shades and the background and dragonfly are fabulous! the whole design is stunning :-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

I love, love the color you chose, Sandra, it's my favorite! Your background is amazing and the dragonfly is awesome. Love the whole design! Cathie

AlexaCzar said...

wow. this color is so beutiful. really nice work.

Macarena said...

I love it, you know :-) and you're welcome! I was so curious to see what you'll make with them and it's a great job as always! Thank you for the video! Hugs, Marzena

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

amazing! i AM in love with this TAG!!! Thank you Sandra for also sharing the video!xxx

Maura said...

Such a gorgeous deep turquoise, Sandra!!Love all the wonderful texture too.

Unknown said...

This one's my favorite this week.

Kath Stewart said...

stunning tag much detail and texture and I adore your dragonfly...hugs kath xxx

Unknown said...

I LOVE it ! My favorite color is blue in general and turquoise is a gorgeous blue. For me it means summer, warm sea, holidays.... Your layout is just Stunning ! Thanks so much for sharing. Izzy Scrap (

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a gorgeous tag, Sandra. I really love the beautiful colors and the pretty colors on the background. :)

Stephanie said...

We're totally simpatico! I LOVE the color turquoise! Fab tag, Sandra :D

Simon Says Stamp!

Zelda said...

Beautiful tag! I always look forward to seeing what you've made and I love your video's. TFS and the inspiration!

Barbara said...

Me too I love the turquoise! Absolutely stunning tag, the contrast turquoise black is utterly impressive! Barbara

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

Yes! You definitely know how to rock the turquoise and I loved seeing what you came up with! I adore the beautiful and elegant textured background you created and I think "forever" was the perfect sentiment to include!

Grá O'Neill said...

Gorgeous tag, love all the texture & fab colour :)

Mischelle said...


Sandy said...

A little behind (aren't I always!) I love your videos and save them all to my computer! Love it!!
sandy xx