Monday, February 27, 2023

Simon Says Stamp: Things with Wings Tag using Carabelle Studio's Head and Shoulders Stamp Set and Mama Elephant's Globies Grid Cover Die

"Things with wings" is this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge theme, so I added some fanciful fluttery wings to this quirky person from Carabelle Studio's Head and Shoulders stamp set and made a tag.

I don't know if I've gotten lazier or smarter as I age, but lately I've been using a lot of leftover scraps from previous projects for new projects.  Recycling bits and pieces from past projects is a great time-saver and you get a lot more bang for your buck out of your initial time investment.

I cut a white tag out of Strathmore Mixed Media paper with Waffle Flower's Nested Tags die set.  Then I grabbed this scribbly stamped collage I'd made a few weeks ago and cut it with Mama Elephants' Globies Grid Cover die.

I glued the cut patterned paper onto my tag and instantly had a colorful background!

With the globe shapes that had been cut out, I painted and colored on them and then glued them back in place.  I added more white paint to tone things down a bit.

Next I stamped and fussy-cut this quirkly little person from Carabelle Studio's Head and Shoulders stamp set.  I whipped out my Copics to color the person, then I added paint and cut out a hat and wings.  The wings were cut out of Dina Wakley's Ledger paper, Set 1.

The person was crazy and the background was crazy, so I needed some sort of layer in between.  I sewed together some scraps (including a tea bag that was also left over from a previous project).  The text strips and bits were made with Tim Holtz's stamps.  I glued all my layers together.

I now had my three elements ready to go: the background tag, my main character, and the "buffer layer" to go in between.

I glued everything together and then stamped the word "Fly" using My Favorite Things' Connected stamp set.  I added umber paint around the edge of the tag and this little project was done!

Here are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:
How will you spread your wings this week (see what I did there?) for our challenge?  Upload your winged creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $25 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store.