Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Colour - for a Simon Says challenge

It has been an absolute age since I managed to take part in a Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge - so decided that this was the week to make an effort!  The theme is "colour" and can be colour in any medium, ink, sprays, paint, whatever.

I went for Dylusions sprays and made a tag. I used Tim's Papillon background stamped in black archival on my tag, and sprayed with Calypso Teal Dylusions ink, with just a spritz of White Linen.  I used Chipped Sapphire distress ink round the edges of the tag.

I put a strip of tissue tape down the long edges of the tag too.
I had some die cut butterflies (from Craftwork Cards in the UK) which have been languishing in my stash for absolutely ever - this one is a pale blue with a hint of a shimmer to it.  I sanded it very lightly to help the spray "stick" - this is Cherry Pie Dylusions, and I sprayed it through a Crafters Workshop stencil (mini webbing)

I'd never used it before, but I love the pattern it's made across the butterfly's body.

To finish I added some ribbons and idea-ology bits and bobs!!

(sorry about the photo!)


As ever, the lovely people at Simon Says are donating a $50 prize to one random drawn entrant.

Now, where is my craft scrubbie? I have red fingers...!

13 comments:

Carmen said...

The blue is gorgeous and that red against it is yum. Just pops.

Really love that pattern on the butterfly.

brenda said...

Really lush coluors Helen, love it.

I found purely by accident that Grime Boss hand wipes take Dylusions of in a wipe. Bought a pack from a craft shop ages ago and not been able to find them again, but rang Creative Expressions today and they can supple direct.

B x

Pinksparklegirl said...

Ooh love the colour combo and once again my favourite set of stamps. Good luck with the challenge

Minxy said...

Nice tag'age with plenty of colour xo

Julie Ann Lee said...

This all works really well. I love the stencil you used on the wings and the ribbon - super colours and contrasts. Good luck with the challenge! J x

Miriam said...

I love your tag - teal is on my 'list'!!

sam21ski said...

Gorgeous, I have that stencil but not used it yet, it looks fab on that butterfly

Sam xxx

Dan said...

Great tag, your teal tissue tape works so well and the colour is awesome. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

alison said...

Gorgeous tag Helen! I love those colours you used! x

inkypinkycraft said...

Love the colours together , they make one another almost glow! Trace x hugs x

isisimaginings.com said...

Oooh, that's a gorgeous tag, I love the colours.

butterfly said...

Woomph - luscious colours - what a great tag!
Alison x

Virginia said...

Gorgeous colours on this tag Helen love them!