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Monday, July 22, 2013

Simple Summer with Sizzling Fish

This is my second and final July guest designer sample for The Craft Room.   Suzanne would like to see some heat embossing for Challenge #56.  Sponsor for this challenge is Stamp Addicts.

I chose fish as my theme so that my project could serve as double duty for this week's contribution to Tag Tuesday.

Let's get those fish sizzling in the heat embossing frying pan!



I used a Ranger Distress Ink pad in Salty Ocean directly on the oversize manila tag.  I spritzed with water and removed some of the ink with a baby wipe.  I used Dyan's vine stencil and her Dylusions Fresh Lime ink spray to frame the tag while everything was still wet.  This gave me the blended undefined look I was going for to create the murky river bottom background.  Lots of time now with the heat tool to get everything dry. Then I placed the stencil back on and outlined the leaves with Ranger Bundled Sage Distress Marker.

I used the heat embossing technique found HERE on the Ranger website.  I used the following products:  Ranger Emboss It Dabber (clear), followed by Stampin' Up Heat 'N Stick Powder, followed by Red Lead silver glitter.  The fish stamps used are from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 set, Art For Men.

I moved on to my scrap of manila file folder and used my brayer to add streaks of  Ranger Distress Ink in Mowed Lawn and Picked Raspberry before stamping my Inkadinkado image with jet black archival ink. I used a black Sharpie to outline the papers.  (Ignore the details of this picturesque image--I always thought they were going fishing until I took a closer look--but they're still going fishing for today's purposes!)

Studio G self-adhesive gems on label.  Really Reasonable Ribbon silver curling ribbon, Idea-ology tissue tape and muse token; Singer metallic safety pin,;other ribbon and alphabet clip from stash.  And lastly, some dresden metallic scrap along the bottom to mimic waves.

You may have guessed by the use of Tim's summer 2012 set of Distress Inks that I was going for the hot summer look and with the use of silver glitter that I was attempting that glint of sun in your eyes in order to enter these challenges:

Frilly and Funky:  Summertime (2nd entry) 4 others besides theirs
All About Vintage and Beauty:  Feeling of Summer with Sparkle
Crafts 4 Eternity: Inky Fingers (2nd entry)
Really Reasonable Ribbon:  Sizzlin Summer Colors and Ribbon
Simon Says Stamp & Show Monday Challenge:  Celebrate (The muse token says "lifetime".  I'm celebrating a lifetime of simple pleasures--what could be finer than that?)

I  used some of the techniques Tim featured on his July tag so that I can keep up with his 12 Tags of 2013.  Here is TIM HOLTZ's July tag:    And his tutorial is HERE  where I will link up this tag.
I skipped the Rock Candy.  I thought about using it on a fence along the bottom but then decided I've done that technique before.  I didn't dye my ribbon either.

JULYTAG

29 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Wonderful colours and design Helene, a real sizzler of a tag.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Micupoftea said...

Great tags, Helene! Thanks for the tut link- I've never adhered glitter with this embossing technique. Regarding your previous posted tag, your blog image does look like your mom, as if they were sisters!

hazel said...

I love your fishy tag, the image is lovely.
Thank you for the lovely work you've created as guest designer for the Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

clare said...

great tag.x

Sari Jokinen said...

Such a gorgeous tag! Love the colors and splash of sparkle! Thanks for joining my challenge over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

SusanK said...

What a delightful summer tag!

Sue C said...

Fabulous tag, I love the vines being used for the plants in a river ! Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

Kate M said...

Great tag, lovely bright colours and a touch of sparkle!
xx

Avril Ann said...

Wonderful, Helene, love the colours you have used here xxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Gorgeous tag the blending and effects are magical. Thank you for sharing your talents with us at Craft-Room Challenge we are honoured to have had you as our GDT. XOXO Zoe

Tracie Dean said...

Just left you a comment on Tag Tuesday!!
Love the boy and man image!

Happy Crafting
Tracie
http://homeofthepurskey.blogspot.com

PetraB said...

Such a delightful tag with the Summer colours and this lovely image!

Kristin said...

Oh, what gorgeous tags! I love the effect of the embossing.
Thank you for your comment and for playing along this year with the SOC. I love all of the work you shared (I especially remember your red and yellow :) and so look forward to next year.
Thank you, Kristin xoxo

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag, in fact the focal image is one of my favourites. Love your background which showcases the image beautifully . Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Michele said...

i love the way you did the fish! great tag. xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful tag- I grew up right on a river, so many memories of fishing....love the image you used and the fun BG technique!

butterfly said...

Fab tag... those sparkly fish are a treat!
Alison x

1CardCreator said...

Both tags are great! ~Diane

Suzanne B aka brookfies said...

Helene, you have been a great GDT for us at the Craft Room and your tag has done my challenge more than justice. it is a stunner! Suzanne

Terry said...

I love that image and background! Fabby take on Tim's tag! Have fun!

Debi said...

brilliant tag Helene, love the silver fishes, thanks for the sweet words you said about us too :) Debi x

Nicky Wilcox said...

Such a lovely tag xxx

Sharon said...

A great tag Helene!

michele said...

Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing your creation with us at Crafts 4 Eternity. Hugs x

Suzanne C said...

Love that image! Fantastic background colors. Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Maria said...

This is gorgeous Helene, I love all the summer colours, and this image is beautiful. I have some of the heat n stick powder but haven't as yet tried it out - you've inspired me to get it out and try it. It's definitely been an honour having you as our GD, your artwork is fantastic.

Maria xxxxx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Hi Helene, now i had the time to look this closer, it's a stunner, fab fishes!
Thank you for being our GDT at Craft-Room Challenge, it's been a pleasure to meet;-))m

Bonnie said...

Great tag! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

Heather said...

Super cool tag Helene! I love how the background turned out..the ink colors of the whole piece go so well together!!
Hugs
Heather

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