Saturday, April 6, 2013

Life Is Good!

We are "journaling" at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this fun theme was chosen by Ellie!  Now I don't really journal, so run over and check out what inspiration my "journaling" DT Sisters have for you!  There will be a random draw for a prize of $20 from Flonzcraft.  Here is my attempt!  Oh and we have a very special guest designer, Kate Crane, so stop by and give a hello!
First I started with my background "YIKES."  It was sprayed and thinned with water, sponged here and there over a piece of mesh.  Pulled out a couple of stencils and played around, added paint through some leaves.  Sponges on some Distress ink!  Never quite knowing what I was doing, but when I thought I was happy and enough was enough, we went on to the little sweeties from Artistic Outpost and if you use their stamps, link your project up to the Monthly Referral Program.
The girls were stamped with Black Archival and colored using Dylusions Spray and a water brush.  For the skin tone, I used Tattered Rose! 
The mesh (not in the photo) is what gave some of the texture in the background and I just sprayed over that with the brown.  Not sure if I did this correctly, but I did it!  Hope to see you join in the "journaling" challenge at FSC! 

Linking this up to:
Bloggers Challenge:  Backgrounds
Simon Says Stamp and Show:  A Very Strict Challenge
Inspiration Journal:  Marvelous Masks & Spectacular Stencils

Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Stamps:  Artistic Outpost, Birds of a Feather, Typography

43 comments:

2amscrapper said...

You have given me incentive to enter the challenge. I have lots of stencils now and really need to just make some art with them. Your tag is wonderful, Terry!

Kate said...

This is so awesome. Love the dylusions for your background. My kind of color scheme. And those girls are so cute. Love how you embellished with the stamps and left that fabulous background as a focal point. Happy Saturday.
Kate

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Terry, I think when you have fun with something it always shows...and it sure shows in this piece! I love the colours too, they fit the words and bring them to life...
Dot x

Dan said...

Great tag - I especially love that sprtized and stencilled background, so richly coloured and with a real textured feel to it. Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Jane Wetzel said...

I LOVE tags and this is awesome! No worries to be had for journaling!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Terry.... I love your background and the beautiful girls stamped this way.

Candy C said...

Terry...your tag is gorgeous. I love your deep green background. So pretty! I also love your Artistic Outpost girls. What a sweet stamp and you have really used it well on this gorgeous piece! Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Michele said...

the rich shades of green and the fab background and design are delicious! gorgeously done Terry! xo

Linda R said...

I LOVE this tag. That background looks amazing. Such a great design my friend..

Hugs~

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wowzers- this is just gorgeous!!! LOVE : )

Debi said...

i love this, the depth of the green and background- yum! Debi x

inkypinkycraft said...

A really great tag , love all the layers of colour hugs trace x

Karin said...

Gorgeous tag, love the colors!

Sue C said...

Gorgeous tag Terry ! Love the colours and your background is fabulous. The two girls are are just perfect too ! Sue C x

Annie said...

Great tag Terry...I love the background colours and stamped details. Wonderful piece.

TFS

Annie x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Terry, I love how you've coloured your girls and the background is to die for xx

Redanne said...

Wow Terry, that background is brilliant! You have achieved so much depth and texture and the girls are coloured beautifully to match. Love it! Hugs, Anne x

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely piece Terry! Congrats on being chosen for the top 3 at SSSS! hugs, Valerie

Pam said...

Just love the background!!! Very pretty!!

Sharon said...

Looks great Terry - love the background!

Ira Huberts said...

So sorry for being MIA for a couple of days Terry, but I had a touch of the flu... Anyway, I'm enjoying myself immensely seeing your latest creations on your blogs, such fabulous creations!! Hugs, Ira xox
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Astrid Maclean said...

This is stunning! Love the gorgeous green tones and the colouring of those sweet AO girls just fits perfectly. Stunning tag, love it!

Sophie said...

Terry, das ist super-schön.
Ein excellentes Tag mit wunderschönen Farben.

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Sherry said...

Really fabulous tag Terry, the background is wonderful! xx

wwilloww said...

Life is good, Terry and so is your gorgeous tag!!!

Lynn Stevens said...

Journaling? Whats that? hahaha.
I'm like you Terry I don't journal.
I couldn't even read my own writing much less expect anyone else too.!
Great tag, love the green tones in the background.
Hugs Lynn

Brenda Brown said...

You did a magnificent job on this Terry, love the depth of your background, great use of inks and masks and your sweet gals are gorgeous. Life is good and even better next month lol.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anita Houston said...

I love those two girls! Precious! Your background made this so vintage wonderful! Love it! Thank you for sharing with our anything goes challenge this week at Simon Says Stamp & Show...no joke!!!

Claire said...

Hi Terry, beautiful tag, as always your background is stunning. Hope you're enjoying the weekend
Claire xx

Chris Warner said...

Another beautiful tag Terry! The colours are so vibrant, fab! Chris xxx

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Gorgeous background and technique Terry - and green one of my favorite colors and veggies too! ;)
Hope you have a wonderful Sunday!

Meggymay said...

Wonderful tag Terry, loving the rich green colours.
Yvonne x

Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

Love love love it, Terry! The background looks so lush and the girls are so adorable! Have a fabulous week! xx

Sonia said...

Good afternoon my dear friend, I'm back from a short holiday in the mountains^_^
This card is really wonderful, very beautiful image and colors used^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Ephemera said...

Hi Terry, beautiful greens, and beautifully stamped and designed. xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fabulous tag with great background and main image. Love the leaves, too.

Lisa H said...

Very nice tag! I love the colors and the two girls stamp is fab. =) Thank you so much for joining us at Inspiration Journal for our April challenge!

Shirley Chillman said...

How can you say you don't do journalling when you give us such a beautiful tag as this. Love the girls and the leaves emphasize them beautifully.

Hugs Shirley x x

Laurart said...

This is wonderful and so inspiring! I don't do sprays very much but I think I will try and get some now! Lots of love from Laura xxxxx

butterfly said...

What a fabulous tag - such depth of colour in the background, and the girls look great against it!
Alison x

Pam said...

The background is wonderful and the colors are perfect, love this tag!

Ellie Knol said...

How lovely!

spikescreativeside said...

What a wonderful tag! I love the richness of the browns and greens you used together, it goes great with the image. Simply fabulous!

Thanks for joining us for the April stencils and masks challenge at Inspiration Emporium.

Hugs

Spike

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