Friday, April 1

Welcome April!

Hey everyone! Welcome April! You know what the first of the month means ... a new challenge on the Mixed Media Monthly Blog. This month our challenge is Dimension.
This is always one of my favorite themes. I created a tag this month using products from our AWESOME guest designer, Wendy Vecchi. I used one of her stamp sets to create the focal point of my tag. Here's what I created 
I added dimension to my project in several ways. I used Tim Holtz Distress Collage Medium "Crazing" to achieve the crackle effect. I scraped the collage medium through a stencil and then let it air dry. Once dry I colored areas of the tag with Distress Crayons and blended them with a with a wet wipe. I stamped the flower image with archival ink onto watercolor cardstock. I then water colored it with distress markers.
The flower center adds great dimension as well - I colored a Tim Holtz Idea-ology Gumdrop with alcohol ink. I colored crinkle ribbon with distress markers. I used the Picket Fence Distress Crayon to color in the metal typed token.
Our sponsor this month is the fabulous Stampers Anonymous.
Stampers Anonymous is offering prizes for a few lucky challange participants - check out the blog for more details.
Thanks so much for stopping by and we look forward to seeing your projects!! 
Happy April!!! 

38 comments:

Tone K. said...

Really, really, cute and beautiful ! This really smells Spring. So pretty !
Wish you a happy weekend ! :)

Lynn K said...

Thank you Tone!

Sara Barker said...

BEAUTIFUL spring tag, and you have made the most dimensional lovely background! Did you flick a little water at it to get those pretty little droplets? I adore this tag in it's simplicity! Don't you just love that Crazing?

Lynn K said...

Thanks Sara. No water flicking this time. The white is a roller stamp with gesso.

Ohhh Snap said...

Beautiful tag! I haven't purchased the Crazing Collage Medium yet, but it sure is on my wishlist.

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love the crazing on that gorgeous background Lynn and your beautiful dimensional flower, a perfect tag to welcome Spring! Thanks so much for sharing it, Deb xo

Lynn K said...

Thanks!! You will love the crazing medium - So easy and great results!!

Lynn K said...

Thanks Deb!

Astrid Maclean said...

Such a lovely tag! Love the fresh Spring colours you used for it!! Just beautiful!

Lynn K said...

Thanks so much Astrid!

Rosica Katreva said...

Lovely tag, hun! Love the spring colors!

Hugs
Rossi

Lynn K said...

Thanks so much Rosica!

Tami said...

Love the crackle effect of the background Just a great job!!

Maureen said...

what a delight! I love looking at all the little details. I especially love the metal charm and sentiment…this made me smile today!

Lynn K said...

Aww. Thanks Maureen!!

KarenB said...

Beautiful - love the bright and sunny pops of yellow.

Jackie P Neal said...

Lynne,
Your tag is just delightful! Sunny and fresh! I love the quote you used as well! And did I say, I love that crackle? mmm!
Jackie ")

Lynn K said...

Thanks Jackie! Your comment brightened my day.

Sanna said...

love the colors you used! so bright and happy. very pretty tag!!!

Lynn K said...

Thanks Sanna!!!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Just love the colours and the texture. Karen x

Lynn K said...

Thanks for your lovely comments Karen!

Redanne said...

The background you created is stunning, the colours are wonderful and I just love the subtle crackles. Gorgeous flower too!

Lynn K said...

Thanks for your lovely comment Redanna!!

Elizabeth Britt said...

I love mixed media tags. The texture and colors are gorgeous! TFS

Lynn K said...

Thanks Elizabeth! Mixed Media tags are one of my favorite formats to work with!!

butterfly said...

Absolutely love the colours and that subtle crackle in the background, and the sunflower popping out to meet the eye is wonderful.
Alison x

Lynn K said...

Thanks so much fro your lovely comments!!!

Greta said...

Love the background--gorgeous colors & texture! The flower is fabulous & love the center--I have some & you've inspired me to get them out of the package!

Electra said...

Your tag is really spectacular! The yellow and blue is my favorite colour combinations. And your background is gorgeous!

Lynn K said...

Thanks so much Electra! These are my go too colors too!!

Lynn K said...

Thanks Greta. I love the Ranger Gumdrops. They color nicely with alcohol inks!! Thanks for stopping by!!

Mac Mable said...

Gorgeous colours and layout. Loving that cute flower and the crackle is fabulous. Thank you so much for the inspiration on your beautiful project x

Lynn K said...

Thanks Mac I appreciate the lovely comments. I had a blast creating this tag!!

Laine Kammeraad said...

Such a gorgeous tag Lynn. The colors are beautiful, love that quote, and your dimension is fabulous. I even learned a couple of new ideas so thanks so much.

With smiles
Laine Kammeraad

Lynn K said...

Thanks Laine for your lovely comments! This tags was so much fun to make and glad you learned some new techniques. Thanks for stopping by!

Julie Gearinger said...

Love your tag!! The colors in the background are perfect for spring and summer as well as the glorious flower and all of your other elements- what an inspiration!

Lynn K said...

Thanks for your lovely comments and for stopping by!!