Monday, April 25, 2022

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Wild and Wonderful tag using Studio Light's Label and Moodles Dies and Paper Rose's Eucalyptus Stem Dies

"Wild and Wonderful" is this week's theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  I'm glad they threw in that qualifier of "wonderful" because I've observed toddlers, teenagers and puppies and all would qualify as wild, but perhaps not 1,000% wonderful every single second.  :)  For my project, I went with a wildflower/wild plant vibe for this tag:

I started with this deliciously quirky tag from Studio Light.  It's from their Moodling (mood + doodling) line and I love a lot of pieces in this collection.  I cut the shape out of Strathmore Mixed Media Paper and stenciled on some polka dots with a Confetti stencil from My Favorite Things.  I just wanted to get some texture going.

While that dried, I cut these absolutely gorgeous Eucalyptus stems (these dies are from Paper Rose) and smeared black paint over them.  The black paint didn't get into all the crevices of the die, so it left these cool white outlines within the die-cut shapes.  I also didn't pop out every single shape that the die cut.  I left some of the cut-out parts intact for more visual variety.

I dabbed some acrylic paint on my tag, then spritzed it with water and just started blending.  The background was blue and teal, but I wanted the plant part to pop, so I laid down my cut-out Eucalyptus stems and traced where the open inside parts would be on my tag (you can see my pencil trace-marks on the tag).  Then I painted those penciled-out sections in different colors.  When I laid the stems back over, the insides of the stems and leaves were colored.

I finished my tag with a sentiment from Dina Wakley's Ledger Paper, Set 1 and I also flicked on some Dina Wakley Gloss Spray to get a dotted effect.

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

What wonderful wildness will you choose to highlight with your project?  Upload your creation to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.