Monday, March 26, 2018

My Other Creations: Box and Tag using Dina Wakley's Weird is Good Stamps

This week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is to think inside the box.  I decorated a box and made a tag book that fits inside it.


I'm a big fan of Washi tape, so that's how I start a lot of my projects.  Even if I end up covering 99% of it, putting it on paper gets the creative juices flowing and makes me feel like I'm doing something even if I have no idea of where it'll end up.  In this case, I cut a square of Strathmore Mixed Media paper to glue on the lid of my box, then I made a scrap tag book (with a black cover).  I put Washi tape on each and added some  white paint through Altenew's Halftone stencil.

I added a few more white-stenciled dots and some color.  I smeared some acrylic paint onto both surfaces.  I'm loving the new Olive shade from Dina Wakley!

I cut out some circles and people from Dina Wakley's Weird is Good stamp set, along with Seth Apter's Ring Around die.  Seth Apter's dies continue to be some of my favorite go-to shapes.  I also added some background stamping with a circle pattern from Carabelle Studio.

I assembled everything together and added a few touches here and there like Tim Holtz's Label Letters and some lines from one of his Correspondence patterned papers.  I did some white heat embossing as well.  Here's a close-up of the tag notebook:

And here's the cover of the box:

Those little teeth-shaped parts at the bottom are made from the torn-out edge of a piece of notebook paper that's outlined with a black Sharpie.  I also added some black and white Washi tape around the lid of the box to give it a finished look.

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I'm excited to see what you come up with for this week's theme!  Be sure to upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.

13 comments:

  1. Wowzers, Andrea! You are rocking the black on this one, and it really makes the colors pop! What a fun tiny album and matchbox. Great little details, and love your idea with the washi to get you started, sometimes that is the hardest part. Awesome use of materials! hugs, Maura

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  2. I love that you made a little box for your notebook! the washi tapes and all of the stamping, stencilling, doodling, die cutting etc all add to such a fabulous effect! Very artsy and creative project Andrea!! Love it! :-)

    luv
    Lols x x x

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  3. Crazy as always and completely out of my comfort zone and even my mind! That is whu I like them so much. Great contrasting colors and all the deep black details. Hugs, Marzena

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  4. So fun, Andrea!! I love the "Weird is Good" stamp set!! :D

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  5. wauw...i so love your color and the way you use black...Love it!

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  6. Wonderful... just came in for a closer look! Love these bolder colors, and always love your generous use of washi! Question: do you use a heat tool frequently? If so (I'm guessing yes because you are busy and we ain't got time for paint to dry!), which one?

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  7. Love all the patterns and texture and especially those images from the Weird is Good set! Such a fun project :)

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  8. Love love love ths double project! Tag boog and its box are absolutely fabulous, as always i'm amazed by your use of colors and washi tape! Barbara

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  9. as always such a beautiful and creative project!!

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  10. another masterpiece of beautiful colours and full of detail, Happy Easter. hugs kath xxx

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  11. I love to see the creative process behind your projects, Andrea and how you build up your layers is always fascinating and this is another beautiful piece of art with a gorgeous colour palette that is just so striking and a feast for the eyes! :)

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  12. Love your fun and awesome project, Andrea. The colors and patterns you make are always so creative! :)

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  13. These are amazing, Andrea! Love the fabulous colors and contrast! The washi in the back is awesome! It's perfect! Hugs, Sandra

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