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Monday, 13 August 2018

Simon Says Stamp - Designer Spotlight - Week 2

Hello Friends

I am still pinching myself!  This is week 2 and my second project in the Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!  Thank you so much for the lovely comments last week, both here and on Facebook, I really do appreciate it!
The new challenge for this week is 'Sprinkles and Splatters'.
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 I went all grungy, using products by AALLandCreate, Tim Holtz, Dina Wakley and Ranger.

I gathered up all the products I wanted to use, those products available from Simon Says Stamp are listed further down below, with links.
I love the Tim Holtz Etcetera Tags, they take a lot of product!
After stencilling on the tag with Ranger texture paste I painted the whole tag with Turquoise paint and left it to dry.  I added a coat of Distress Paint over the whole tag and wiped some off straight away with a damp cloth, removing paint until I was happy with the background - a technique I learned from my friend Tracy Evans.  It really highlights the embossing and tones down the turquoise colour somewhat.

The products I used from Simon Says Stamp are listed below.
AALLandCreate #45
Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag - Mini
Dina Wakley Acrylic Paint - Turquoise
Tim Holtz Distress Paint - Vintage Photo
Ranger Texture Paste
Ranger Embossing Powder - Copper
Ranger Distress Crayons
Ranger Crackle Accents


To create the magnifying glass I used AALLandCreate Stamp #64.  After stamping I fussy cut it and used Ranger Embossing Powder in Copper and then Tim Holtz Distress Embossing Powder in Vintage Photo before touching it up with Distress Markers in Rusty Hinge and Vintage Photo.
The butterfly is from AALLandCreate set #45, I cut it out and painted it with Dina Wakley paint and then overstamped with the script stamp from Set #64.  I used the same stamp to randomly stamp on the tag itself.  I cut some corrugated card, added a couple of layers of patterned paper, stamped the 'look deeper' element from set #64 and added the stamped magnifying glass over.  I added some Crackle Accents to create the 'glass'.

For my 'Sprinkles and Splatters' element I added some tiny beads from my stash (make unknown)  at the bottom and I splattered lots of paint over the whole tag.
I added some rusty wire and crinkle ribbon from my stash to the top of the tag.

When I create these larger tags I do like to add a hanging embellishment so to finish off. I added a vintage magnifying glass which I 'rusted' in the same way as the magnifying glass on the tag itself.
It would be lovely to have you join in this week 
Each week there is a fabulous $50 gift voucher on offer!

All the of the products that I used, which are available from Simon Says Stamp 
are listed above.
Thanks so much for your visit, I hope you will visit the challenge blog to see the wonderful creations that the talented Design Team have made too, you will not be disappointed!

Hugs, Anne xx

34 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Anne! I love the background and will have to try that paint technique, it really does give a brilliant effect, the rusty magnifying glasses are fabulous and I just love the butterfly with the nib! What a great design! LOVE it :-)

    Luv
    Lols x x x

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  2. Absolutely fabulous tag, Anne. Love the texture stenciling,the blend of colours and those yummy rusty touches. Terrific composition and great showcasing of so many products. Tfs .
    Hugs x

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  3. Oh Anne! This is such an exquisite beauty! My jaw fell to the floor when I scrolled through the SSS challenge DT inspiration post! WOW WOW WOW! You've created such remarkable texture and your design is perfection. I utterly adore this my friend! Big hugs, Autumn

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  4. Gorgeous Anne, thank you so much for the shout out. Adore your background, wonderful texture and of course I adore the magnifying glass. Beautiful piece. Travy xxxx

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  5. Oh my gosh, amazing!! Wow!! I absolutely love the background, Anne!! The texture is incredible!! I love how you used the distress paint over the turquoise!! The colors look amazing and I'm so going to try that!! The details you added are perfect!! I love the magnifying glass and the gorgeous butterfly!! This is spectacular, my friend!! Love, love it!! And congrats again on your so deserved spotlight!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Aaah, even your grungiest, rustiest, more distressediest project is a work of art, Annie! This is just incredible from the bottom layer all the way to the top and in every detail! The magnifying glasses are sensational! Once again, congratulations on the well-deserved Designer Spotlight!! Love and hugs, Darnell

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  7. Yes, a work of art is right for sure! Uber GORGEOUS Anne! Love everything single aspect of this and how everything is placed. You're a star! Nicola x

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  8. wow Anne this is amazing - what a wonderful selection of products and techniques you have used in making this tag - it is truely wonderful! I love it! Hugs Rachel xx

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  9. This is gorgeous Anne! One of my favourite colour combinations, and I love how you've made the looking glass. The tip about hanging something from a larger tag is one I shall definitely remember. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

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  10. Stunning, Anne!

    I love the contrasts and color combination!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  11. What an awesome tag Anne! love the colors, all the texture and the wonderful rust! you are rocking this Anne!!

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  12. This is utterly fabulous Anne! I love the effect of the magnifying glass and your colors look gorgeous! Such a stunning piece for the well deserved designer spotlight. xx

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  13. love the background, amazing stencil and also love that magnifying glass awesome fussy cutting :)

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  14. Ooohh!! I love this Anne!! Fabulous background .. must try that technique, it looks amazing!! Also love how you rusted your magnifying glasses .. they look absolutely amazing .. and the butterfly is the icing on the cake!! Love, love, love!! Have a wonderful day!! hugs xx

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  15. OMG! This background makes me speechless! What a fabulous effect and the color combo is just perfect. I need to try this technique since I love texture on my backgrounds, too. And I absolutely need to have this stencil! I am amazed by this tag, Anne. Colors, texture, dimension, rusty magnifying glass and the off the page details - this is AWESOME!!! Hugs, Marzena

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  16. This is a marvellous take on the challenge Anne, the stencilled background is fabulous with every detail picked out. I adore this colour combination. From rusted looking glass to those tiny beads it's a sheer joy to investigate.
    Thank you so much for sharing this inspirational tag.
    Creative wishes Tracey xx

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  17. Your tag is fabulous Anne x Love the background colours and texture x The AA&C stamps are amazing especially the magnifying glass. Wonderful composition and details, its lovely to see you here again at SSS too xx

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  18. Anne, first let me apologize for my poor blogging habits over this summer, which seems worse than ever! But I wanted to stop by to see what you were up to, and by golly, you blew my doors right off! Congratulations on being SSS Guest Designer! You are certainly so very deserving!

    What an incredible make! That background is AMAZING! And how I love your authentic looking rust combined with the blue! Be still my heart! My new Anne Redfern favorite!!! (if it's even possible to top my other AR favorites! Sending BIG hugs!

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  19. Anne, this is one amazing tag!! I love it! I feel the naturalist behind it with those awesome magnifying glasses. Wonderful grungy texture in the background, and love love the beautiful 3D butterfly and the spirals coming out of the gorgeous ribbon. Wonderful!! hugs, Maura

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  20. As always, so much attention to the infinite details! Reading your creative process is almost - not quite - as enjoyable as seeing the finished unique project. Love how you've highlighted the texture paste with the distress wipe off. The script overstamping the inked butterfly was another detail that I liked so much. The magnifying glass was brilliant to think of how to do that, and it looks so dimensional. Just so much to look at and enjoy. Kudos to SSS for having you as a Guest Designer too! TFS & Hugs

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  21. Love this tag, so many fun details!! Not to mention variations of my favorite colors- well done.

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  22. Anne! The background of your tag is amazing! I love the texture and the look of aged copper in the color mixture! So cool!!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  23. These are some of my most favourite stamps and stencils at the moment and love how you've used them. Hugs, Angela xXx

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  24. This tag is gorgeous, Anne ~ I love that textural background you've created and all those lovely rusty elements and wonderful little details are such a feast for the eyes! Hugs xx

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  25. what an amazing tag Anne, love the grungy texture, the colour palette you used and those rusty elements are just beautiful, hugs kath xxx

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  26. This is fantastic Anne! I love the textured background and the colours that you used. The magnifying lass is so clever and rusty! The butterfly is very pretty too.

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  27. Love this gorgeous tag, Anne. The texture and embellishments are so beautiful. :)

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  28. Really a masterpiece! Love everything about this project
    especially your use of stencils and colors you used! barbara

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  29. What a fabulous tag, Anne! It looks absolutely stunning! My top favorite combo of color is teal and brown, it has so much grungy-ness with also a softer side, perfect match! Hugs, Sandra

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  30. So good to see you on SSS! Beautiful tag and love the colors!

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  31. Gorgeous tag with so much lovely colour and texture. Love the butterfly and the magnifying glass - all of it in fact! So much to see - another masterpiece my friend! Hugs xxxxx

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  32. Oh Anne!!
    This may be grungy,but it is also over the top gorgeous as well!!
    There is no denying, that when you are given fun products to work with, the excitement shows loud and clear! LOVE your chosen palette!!
    hugs my friend,Jackie xx

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  33. You probably don't need telling that this is my favourite so far! Perfect colours for me, and I love that stencilled texture picked out in detail with the paint layers. Love what you've done with Tracy's butterfly and that amazing magnifying glass.
    Alison x

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  34. You and AALLandCreate are a match made in heaven, superb use of those stamps, a fantastic project with fantastic rusty effects on the embellies!!

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