Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Distress

I love distress! To me it immediately says Distress Inks - and now Stains too...which I got a few of at the weekend at the Ally Pally show.  So when Simon Says Stamp and Show 'distress' this week - easy peasy lemon squeezy!

So tonight I had a chance to play a bit - took a tag (for a change, lol!) and antique linen which I covered the tag with, then streaked some wild honey down . 

Used my new coffee archival ink pad (can you believe I've never had one till now....?) and stamped the Wendy dictionary stamp.  Back to wild honey distress - ink this time - for the flowers

I had some leftover patterned paper covered grungepaper from a secret project I can't show you yet which I used for the butterflies and the sentiment was stamped on a scrap of tag covered with wild honey distress stain.

Edged the tag with walnut stain ink (please tell me why I didn't buy this in distress stain at Ally Pally???)

All stamps today are Wendy's.

Pop over to Simon Says to catch some gorgeous art and have a go - there is a prize on offer, what have you got to lose?


Kaz Hall said...

Love, love those butterflies, they bring the whole tag to life, great tag Helen.....loking forward to the secret being revealed!! soon i hope!!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great tag, you are on a roll, I am still on my first project with the butterflies LOL, hopefully blog it tomorrow. Love the background, the stains are great. Tracy x

Netty said...

Terrific tag Helen and love the woodland background, brill. Annette x

Lori said...

Love it Helen! The background is fab, and love those butterflies! What? No Coffee until now? The horror! lol!

Candy C said...

Hi Helen! This tag is stunning! Love the background and the butterflies! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Alison said...

Fabulous tag Helen! Love those little flutterbys! xx

debby4000 said...

Oh beautiful tag and love those butterflies.

Nancy Wethington said...

Great tag and love the technques you used! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

What a beautiful scene you've created!!!

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!