Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Going Green- Enjoy The Journey

For the Good to be Green Challenge over at Simon Says, I am going green in more ways than one. 

I am using a recycled cardboard muffin box for my tag. 

The tag was cut turned over to the plain side then sprayed with Ranger Dylusions ink spray LEMON ZEST Dyan Reaveley.

My second way to use green for the challenge was with Ranger Dylusions ink spray CUT GRASS Dyan Reaveley. While the green was still wet, I wanted to add texture to the green by rolling a roll of paper towels through the green spray. You can see the excess of green on the paper towel plus the texture pattern. 

The texture is beautiful. As the green was  absorbed on the paper towel, tiny bits of yellow became visible. I thought it looked like thousands of tiny leaves. 

A spritzer filled with water can also be used for additional effects. 

A flourish stamp from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Flights of Fancy was stamped with Archival Coffee ink. The tag was spritzed with Sheer Shimmer Spritz Sparkle.

I'll add little drops of gold Stickles to the flourishes later in the process. 

Now time for flowers that were already shades of green and only needed a little misting with the Ranger Dylusions ink spray WHITE LINEN Dyan Reaveley. and Ranger Liquid Pearls gold.

Archival Ink Jet Black was used to stamp the Stampers Anonymous Tom Holtz Collection Simple Sayings  "enjoy the journey." The key represents the key to start the journey. It was also cut from recycled cardboard then painted with Ranger Antiqued Bronze Metallic Distress Paint by Tim Holtz and sprayed and dried several times with Ranger Dylusions ink spray WHITE LINEN and CUT GRASS Dyan Reaveley to get an aged affect.
On to the butterfly, which was stamped with Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Collection MINI BLUEPRINTS 2 using clear embossing powder directly on the tag and embossed with Ranger Super Fine Detail gold embossing powder. For the 3-D affect, I stamped the butterfly on velum using the same process. The butterfly was cut out and glued using only a little glue applied on the body; then the wings were gently fluffed and the second butterfly was glued on top of the first stamping with Glossy Accents.. 

To record the journey, a small booklet and brush were added. The booklet is Graphic 45 paper.  

Here you get a better glimpse of the shimmer spritz and the Stickles on the flourishes. 

The ribbon for the tag wasn't the shade of green I was looking for so Dylusions to the rescue again with a little CUT GRESS green ink spray. 

The ribbon was attach and a Tim Holtz Trinket Pin added.

Now you have it, my Good to be Green  tag. 


Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Good to Be Green


  1. Hi Judy. Your tag is darling! I love the background color...all mottled and shimmery. Very pretty! Love the Tim flourish stamp. The dimensional flowers are a nice addition as well. And...your sweet little "journal" and pen complete your "Enjoy the Journey" tag perfectly. Very nicely done! I also wanted to thank you for the very very nice comment you left on my blog. I have posted some information today on the upcoming class in Branson in August. You might want to check that out. Thanks again for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment & thank for going green with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! <3 Candy

  2. What a bold green tag! Love it! So nice that you used a cardboard box to make your tag out of! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  3. beautiful tag! great background and I love that little book