Sunday, July 3, 2011

Simon Says “Show a Word” – Peace

Happy Independence Day USA.  I got my inspiration from…..Tim Holtz (So, how many times have you said/heard that one!)  Anyway, I really liked what he did on his blog this weekend.  So, here’s my timely tag for SSS Show word challenge.  I thought I might try adding some fireworks with Distress Stain like Deb Corder did here.  Awesome, right?  But, I think I want that to be the feature in the next 4th tag.  Or the ruffle that Shelly Hickox did here, but I didn’t have the right color to make it work.

So, I did the burst same as Tim, Embossed some stars with sparkle blue and red distress.  The grunge paper letters are silver alcohol inked, then glammed with stickles.  The ruffle was made with layers of crepe paper.  Snip, glue, glue, pinch, fluff.  The trim was from a dollar spool,  that I colored with color wash.  It looks like a blue caterpillar.   But, I had a long struggle to make it (suffice to say stain everywhere) so I’ll look at it for a few days,  then replace it with something nicer.
Yesterday was beautiful, but it’s raining here right now.  Hope it doesn’t spoil anyone’s plans for the 4th.  Great day for a movie!


  1. Wonderful tag! I love the techniques you chose and the adorable photo!

  2. Wonderful tag Kathleen, great use of a word! The picture is fabulous!
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!
    HuGs Kim and the team :)

  3. Incredible tag especially with your little cutie!