Friday, September 12, 2014

Make your own background

That's the latest Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge.  Well my order from SSS arrived in the courier yesterday morning so I had a play last night.  In my order were: Tim Holtz stencils, a Prima Doll, a watercolour tag pad, a Hero Arts stamp set amongst a few other bits and pieces.  I decided to use these items to make a tag with my own background.


I started with the Prima watercolour paper tag and I sponged it with Peeled Paint distress ink.  While the ink was still a bit damp I used some Ranger Texture paste through the Holly Bough stencil.  The paste soaked up the ink colour, but once it dried I enhanced it with Pine Needles ink and some Festive Berries ink.  I distressed the edges with some of the red and green inks mixed together.   I stamped the Prima doll stamp onto white card and some PP by Kaisercraft so I could paper piece the dress.  Sundresses are the order of the day here in NZ for Christmas Day as it is mid summer.  I then used the sentiment from the Hero Arts set trimmed up and distressed with black ink.

As I used some Patterned Paper I am entering this into the challenge at Virginia's View.
And as I used texture paste and made a tag, I am entering this into the Textured Tag at Beyond Grey Challenge

Hoping to get a few more cards and tags done this weekend.   Hope you do to!

13 comments:

Barb said...

That background is fabulous, Dawn! Sounds like a fun technique! What a lovely tag!

Greta said...

Unique & beautiful, Dawn!

Maxine D said...

Stunning Dawn - love the juxtaposition and total contrast of the holly background and the sun dress!
Blessings
Maxine

joy said...

LOVE this tag, Dawn!!!! You did a fabulous job using all of your new goodies. The paper pieced dress looks great against that background. I could get used to wearing summer clothes at Christmas!

Virginia Lu said...

GOR-GE-OUS!! I love the summer take on Christmas themed card! Your background and use of pattern paper are SUPERB, Dawn! So glad that you join the fun over Virginia’s View Pattern Paper Challenge! (you can enter SSS Wednesday challenge since you did create your own background)!!

Anet van Zyl said...

Your Christmas Tag is stunning Dawn, I love the beautiful distressing as backround. Have a wonderful weekend. Anet x

Barb Ghig said...

Your background is absolutely AMAZING, Dawn! I love how you inked under and over the paste, and the texture is fabulous! Love this charming Prima doll, too! Such a gorgeous tag!!!

cheiron said...

Fun and fabulous! Love the BG. Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Make Your Own Background Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week :)

Monika Reeck said...

woowww wooowww wooowww I love the BG behind the lady and the dress on her is totally adorable Dawn.. I love this tag and the sentiment stand out of all and lovely Image too...your coloring so lovely too...I love this...

zub momi said...

Fabulous tag!!! Lovely background and great use of texture paste. Thank you so much for playing along with us at BGC :)

Arlene said...

Love your background and the doll is a delightful redhead.

Beyond Grey Challenges said...

What a fantastic tag !!!
Thanks for playing along BGC's textured tag challenge

Aneta said...

Fantastic tag! I like the background!
Thank you for playing at BGC this fortnight!