Monday, 23 August 2021

Simon Says Stamp Designer Spotlight - Week 4

Hello Friends

My project this week in the Designer Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is a mini Etcetera tag. 

The challenge this week is Spritz and Splatter and so I got out my Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains, including the new Limited Edition Distress Mica Spray and had lots of fun getting very inky and messy!

I used a Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag (mini) as my base.  They are not really mini but measure approx 8" x 4.1/2" and give a nice sturdy base.
I started with a sheet of Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour Cardstock and spritzed three colours of Distress Spray Stain randomly over the card (Picked Raspberry, Salvaged Patina and Scattered Straw).  To move it even more I spritzed with water and then took another piece of cardstock and placed it over this one to mop up some of the wetness.  I now have a second piece of coloured cardstock for another project.
I glued the cardstock to the Etcetera Tag and went around all the edges with a black marker pen to give a finished look.  Next I took Tim's Ledger Script stamp set and very lightly stamped all over the tag (you can barely see it but it adds some extra 'texture').  I then stamped Tim's Faded Type stamp set in black at the top and bottom.

I splattered the whole tag with white gesso along with the three colours of Distress Spray stain that I used to colour the card.

Next, I die cut the gorgeous Perspective Butterfly from some black card. 
I then spritzed the butterfly rather heavily with the new Tim Holtz Distress Mica Spray in 'Empty Tomb' (I love the names of these new sprays!).  It added a gentle sheen to the butterfly.  I ended up using the spray on the tag reinforcer too after using a marker to colour it black.

To finish the tag off I added one of Tim's Word Chips along with the number 2 from the Idea-ology Odds & Ends set.  I used some Distress Embossing Glaze in Salvaged Patina to add a little shimmer to the number.

We hope that you will join in the challenge this week, one lucky winner will receive a $25 voucher to spend!

The products I used are all listed at the end of this post.

I cannot believe that this is week 4 being in the Designer Spotlight - sadly, just one more week to go.  I have something a little special to share next week so I hope you can visit.  As always, thanks so much for your visit, it is always appreciated.

Crafty Hugs, Anne xxx

Products Used:

Tim Holtz Etcetera Tag - Mini

Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour Cardstock

Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stains

Tim Holtz Distress Mica Stain - Empty Tomb

Tim Holtz Embossing Glaze - Salvaged Patina

Tim Holtz Sizzix Perspective Butterfly die

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Ledger Script Stamp set

Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Faded Type Stamp set

Tim Holtz Idea-ology Odds and Ends

Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Quote Chips


  1. Stunning tag Anne :-) the background is just FANTASTIC and the stamping and splattering are fabulous!! Love the butterfly too, the whole design is absolutely GORGEOUS!

    Hope you have a great week!
    Lols x x x

  2. Such a gorgeous tag! The colours are stunning and I love that big butterfly, it's on my wish list 😀. Wishing you a happy new week! Hugs Jo x

  3. 🦋… I’ve been loving the butterflies I’ve seen in my garden, so I’m especially drawn to this… you really highlighted the beautiful detail of the butterfly with the colors & subtle textures!! 💕

  4. This is so beautiful Anne! It's a shame to cover any of the tag up but this open butterfly is just perfect. Take care and have a very happy week, Sue xx

  5. Wow the colours are amazing, so bright and uplifting. The black of the butterfly and the stamping makes them pop. Love it. Andrea xx

  6. Love the rich mix of colours and that black butterfly looks super. Great project once again Elaine xx

  7. This is so bright and beautiful and the butterfly is gorgeous! Take care my friend, hugs xxxxxxx

  8. I somehow missed this dramatic and gorgeous butterfly tag, Annie, and I love it! The colors are magic together and I'm bookmarking this post because I just love how you've put these colors together step-by-step. I also love the added schplatters, and, of course, the schparkle which must be awesome in person on the tag and the butterfly! Hugs, Darnell xoxo

  9. The colors on this are glorious! LOVE the ETC base too...I always forget to use them and they are so nice. Beautiful make.

  10. So clever to use a sheet of paper to spritz on rather than just the tag, indeed you now have a second piece to create another beauty. The dark mica spray on the die cut Butterfly looks dynamic against those bright pops of colour (I love the spray names too.) Offset it brings a whole new perspective to this tag. Another fabtastical creation Anne.
    Creative Hugs Tracey xx


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