Monday, February 27, 2017

The Secret Garden 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 "Based on a Book".

The book that since my childhood is my favorite, is the secret garden. I remember when I went to buy it with my mom in a special shop in the city next to our small town. I've read the book countless times and that really shows. I still have the book and will cherish it forever along with the beautiful memories.


It was time for a tag, I've used the new Distress Mixed Media tag (Thanks Anita!). With different colors of washi tape (Thanks Anita!) I've made the base of my background. With on top a layer of Opal Magic Blue-Gold paint. When that was dry I grabbed some of the Infusions, Emerald Isle for the color of the plants and A Bit Jaded the color of the sky.


I've colored the Bird Branch die cut (Thanks, Cathie!) with different colors of  Distress Inks and with Distress Crayon I gave it a little more dimension. The Garden Greens (Thanks, Cathie!) are colored with different sprays, a homemade one made with Peeled Paint Reinker and Sour Apple Perfect Pearls and Dylusions Cut Grass. But before I sprayed them the flowers were first painted with Opal Magic Blue-Gold paint to resist the spray.



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...

Gorgeous tag Sandra! I love the colours (I need to get some infusions), the background and little bird are fabulous and the details are all so pretty, LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Catherine said...

I always find your process mesmerizing and how you put everything together. Amazing!

Cathie ♥

Macarena said...

Beautiful nature on your tag! I love the clever use of washi as a background and Infuions of course. Great mix of colors! LOve the branch a lot! Hugs, Marzena

Maura said...

Gorgeous tag, Sandra! Love your colors, and the sweet little bird! I am intrigued by the quilt like squares you have created at the top with the washi. hugs, Maura

Paper Profusion said...

A stunner, and snap on the book Sandra! Brilliant job on the whole tag that looks incredibly vibrant and lush - just as the garden would look in my mind's eye. The way you used the tape for the backdrop works fantastically. Thanks so much for sharing your process - watching and enjoying the music has livened me up no end - I was practically bopping along lol! Nicola x

Billie A said...

Love this tag. I love your work. So creative and your hand writing is pretty.

Billie A said...

Love this tag. I love your work. So creative and your hand writing is pretty.

Stephanie said...

Absolutely STUNNING TAG! Love the combo of colors and textures and the overall composition is just lovely! Bravo!

Simon Says Stamp!

Lou said...

Gorgeous tag. Using all the Washi tape to make the background is an inspired idea! Lou x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is amazing! I really love the way this turned out and am always so interested to see how you created that yummy-looking background. I especially love how it softly blends from blue to green. This is one of my favorites of yours (and I have a lot of favorites of yours)!

Barbara said...

I am going to place an order with some Infusions! And you know that the merit is yours! I like so much how you use them that I would try it too! I love the background and all the details of your tag! Amazing job! Barbara

Emma Williams said...

Such a pretty tag with so much detail! I adore the background and love everything about it... Hugs :)

Art By Wanda said...

A gorgeous tag!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fabulous tag, Sandra. Love the beautiful washi tape on the background and the pretty bird embellishments. :)

Kath Stewart said...

beautiful take on the challenge the washi tape background...hugs kath xxx

Anna-Karin said...

Fantastic tag Sandra! It feels like I could walk right into it. Love the greenery, bird and all the textures.

desperatehousewifecraft said...

Gorgeous tag!

vaiybora said...

Love your party invites. The mousse you used is really cool. Have a great week, a merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy new year 2018. Hugs, Valerie