Sunday, June 2, 2013

Hi Yo Silver, Away!

S is for Simon, stamping, stains, stars, and so much more. This week, however you choose, the idea is to be "Inspired by the letter S", or simply use a product that starts with an S. Perhaps you could share a technique that is your Specialty. Maybe you are inspired to create something Sassy or title your piece with a word beginning with S. From shabby to stamped, silly to seaside,there is a lot of inspiration in this letter. Let’s see what you’ve got! 
S is for silver! S is for steampunk! S is for saying thanks! ;0)
I'm so grateful for this challenge, as I've had no mojo at all for weeks and have been darn right SAD about it. So the letter S forced me to SEARCH out some things, and I've been so far behind on thank yous, projects, gifts...well pretty much everything...so once I found this quote in a book I purchased in England, Mr. Mojo paid me a short visit.
I rarely use Ranger's Inkssentials Black Surfaces tags. I should, but I don't, so this was a good time. I used a #10 Jumbo size, and coated it with Tim's Brushed Pewter Metallic Distress Paint in a basket weave type pattern.
I used a few Sizzix Texture Fades and a Texture Trade to emboss the tag. I really had to finagle things around to get the design I wanted.
This looks golden, but it's silver...bad lighting. I lightly sanded the raised portions, and to my delight the paper stayed black underneath! I gave the edges a light Distress Paint in Black Soot to define the tag more.
I coated a scrap piece of black cardstock with the Brushed Pewter, dried it, and then stamped and heat embossed Tim's Balloon Image from Stamper's Anonymous, using Ranger's Black Embossing Powder.
Then I added some texture to the balloon with the Gears Texture Fade.
I coated the whole tag with Rock Candy Distress Crackle...love the effect.
I painted some Idea-ology letters and metal using the same Distress Paints, and added those to the tag, along with a computer generated sentiment that I added to the bottom of the tag.
   
 
 
So many creative items, techniques, and mediums start with the letter "S", so this challenge should be a very easy one to join in on if you feel so inclined to participate. If you do, you just might be the lucky winner of a $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp. You can also be named as one of the "Top Three Picks" for this challenge. Good luck, and if you are looking for some sensational work to be inspired by, please visit the other Design Team Member's blog, and be prepared to be stunned by the super work they have shown!
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I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!

58 comments:

  1. Super, stunning showpiece!

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  2. I like this challenge.
    "A Smashing, Silvery, Stylish Stunner" of a tag Anita.
    Now say that fast 3 times. LOL
    Hugs Lynn

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  3. This tag is fantastic! Silver is metallic color that i love much!!!!!!!!! BAckground is stunnig! Anita another piece of art!!!!!!!

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  4. Hello Anita.
    Do you know you make stunning Tags!!!!
    This one is creating a Wow from my lips, I am very impressed and inspired with how you continue to produce amazing work.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  5. I love silver, and this is awesome! Superb, I might even say!

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  6. Wow, a fabulous tag with great details. Love the textures background and the silver color scheme.

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  7. Stunning Silver Stamping! I love this Anita :-)

    Sally

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  8. Fabulous tag Anita, Brilliant embossing & the pewter metallic paints are amazing...The design is fantastic as is the tutorial...A Masterpiece!! Love it all... Hugs May x x x

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  9. Stunning, shimmering, solid, superb!!! Yes and stylish and silvery too! Love your tag Anita and if I think back over your last few projects, I certainly would not have thought Mr Mojo had left you I have to say, but I know from experience that it is how we feel, not how our projects turn out. Glad you had fun with it, and great challenge theme.....

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  10. wow, love it Anita. The embossing on the silver background turned out great. Love all those cool embellishments, and the great way you attached the quote!

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  11. Beautiful use of the silver and black on your wonderful steampunk tag! Glad to see your mojo came flying back.

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  12. In this case, S is for simply stunning! Honestly, I don't have enough Superlatives to do it justice! Gorgeous.

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  13. OK...so I really should be on the treadmill right now, but I noticed that you had a couple of new posts...so I had to look. Omigosh! This silver masterpiece just blew my mind. So much wonderful texture...so many wonderful layers...such an artful design... It just sings, Anita! I love how the sentiment is suspended from the base of the hot air balloon. I love all the texture fades you used, and the way you used them. Then that sweet brave birdie, flexing his artistic wings...oh, I melted. I could look at this for hours....it is just perfect in every way, and I love every incredible detail, every thought, every bit of artistry you poured into it. You started my Monday with a beautiful image, and I will carry it with me all through the day. Thank you!

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  14. Wow, amazing tag Anita, love the shimmery goodness! If your muse left you, you'd never know it, you've made so many amazing things in the passed few weeks!! I always love your stuff.

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  15. Well visit you he did this is a fabulous, love all the silver, your background is gorgeous, and the sentiment is wonderful thanks for sharing hope Mojo visits again, have a wonderful day..

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  16. Simply stunning Anita! Love that ballon!

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  17. Well Anita, I think your mono was never far away. This tag is so Stunning, the beautiful textures and the use of the chains, makes it a very interesting tag. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xxx

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  18. Your Tag is beautiful, very inspiring!

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  19. Wow! Beautiful silver tag. I love it and all elements. The background is really stunning. I love the balloon and all metallic elements. Greetings Asia :)

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  20. Super silver tag! Love the two texture fades on the background. The add on with the hitch posts is very clever. Way to get that mojo on!

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  21. Anita...if your mojo is lacking, you'd never know it by this piece! It's awesome! The idea of doing everything in "S"ilver...love it! I love your embossed tag...very cool design. Love the hot air balloon and all the ideaology pieces you've added. The computer generated sentiment hanging at the bottom is a very cool addition! Love it! <3 Candy

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  22. Stunning Steampunk tag!

    I love everything about it. Thanks for sharing the photos so that all the wonderful details can be appreciated!

    I'm pinning it too!

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  23. A superb, silver, stunning piece of art - it's smashing as they say here in the UK! I love how you added texture to the balloon, the background is fabulous, I love all the additions - and I have learned a new word - finagle - love it! So glad that Mr Mojo has made a return. Hugs, Anne x

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  24. Love it! It is really stunning all in silver.

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  25. Amazing, as always Anita! Mojo came to you in spades. I absolutely adore what you did with the black card stock and the metaic distress paint! Love that quote too. Sensational piece of artwork!!!

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  26. Loving your awesome tag Anita, Annette x

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  27. Stunning Anita, a Superb tag with a wonderful Silvery background, Sensational texture and Superb elements (hope you like your S's).
    Have a good week.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  28. I'd say Mr. Mojo is BACKKKKK. Wonderful wonderful wonderful tag. I LOVE silver and steampunk so you know, if you don't have a any use for it after this week, feel free to ship it my way!!! LOL. Great piece Anita; I would have never known Mr Mojo was departed.
    BTW I am still trying to figure out how you got those amazing Donna Downey flowers on your circular canvas....I have tried modeling paste, but can't seem to get the dimension you achieved. Any hints? Thanks!!

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  29. That is 'Something Special' Anita. Love the basket weave effect and the embossed balloon. Hope you are feeling even more inspired soon. Hugs, Jenny x

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  30. Stunning tag Anita ! Looks like you mojo is back with a vengeance ! Fantastic texture and the all metal look is just fabulous ! Sue C x

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  31. Love this, Anita!!!! Totally fabulous!!! When I first saw the picture, I thought you had used metal.

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  32. Wow--your project is amazingly cool.

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  33. Fantastic make Anita....I love the silver and the embossing looks great. Every element is wonderful and beautifully pieced together.

    Lots of love
    Annie x

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  34. Wow, the pewter looks stunning on the black, and the embossing is totally cool! Love that balloon (just ordered the set recently, so thrilled to see it looking so great!) - and the quote is fantastic too; going to pop that one in my collection - thank you!!
    Alison xx

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  35. This is so cool Anita and a great idea for the challenge. Love all the silver, embossing and distressing. And the quote too.

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  36. Way cool tag, Anita! Loving the metal look!

    *mwah*
    Stephanie
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  37. This is fabulous! Thank you for including a tutorial. I'm going to have to try that! :) I pinned it so I don't forget!

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  38. I love all the awesome embossing. The silver palette is fabulous with the black. And that little hanging sign is cute.

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  39. Anita, you always amaze me with your creations . . . gorgeous!

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  40. Anita! that is one fabulous tag, love the techniques you've used and the hardware is fabulous. Nothing like a bit of tag making to get the old creative juices flowing x

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  41. Anita, Silver has never looked so good! Love all that embossing and silver! Fabulous tag and such a manly one at that! Hugs!

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  42. Heavy Metal Rock + Steampunk! Wow! All in one package! Words are very fortunate ...

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  43. Totally gorgeous! Ms Mojo came back in full force, eh? Awesome!!! Off to pin...

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  44. WOW ... I hope my Mojo comes back like that !! This is fabulous, love all the details and the swag sign at bottom; just so cool !!

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  45. Striking tag, Anita! Love the silver and all the embossing! Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  46. This is so cool, Anita! I love the way you combined the 3 embossing folders to create your background, and your eye for detail is amazing as usual. Blessings!

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  47. I echo Marjie's words ... off to pin! I love this project Anita. It really caught my eye this week when I was on the SSS&S challenge site. I love color, but this monochromatic is sooooo striking. The texture and visual impact of the images are incredible. I love the idea of starting the Brushed Pewter Distress Paint in a cross hatch pattern on black to allow the light to play off of the background. I'm going to have to play around with that idea with some of my metallic paints. Thanks for dropping by my blog to see my S project. Your extremely kind words, especially about a project that means so much to me personally, have encouraged me more than you will ever know.
    -- Mary Elizabeth

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  48. fantastic techniques--fabulous tag!

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  49. Well isn't this SenSational! Silver Distress Paint on black is one of my favorite things...Ever! This Silver creation is worth more than gold for sure! Anita got her groove back alright! :)

    Amy*

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  50. oh.my.goodness Anita this is completely awesome. Wherever Mr Mojo went, he came back refreshed and rockin'! Your use of embossing folders is amazing. I am generally not a fan of steampunk but this piece is crazy cool!

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  51. How do you do it Anita - this is amazing! Thanks for the step by step, I'd love to give this a go. Your work is always so inspirational - THANK YOU! MMx

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  52. Beautiful work! I love all the detail!!

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  53. Amazing tag!! Love how you did this, it has such depth to it.

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  54. Another beauty Anita. I love the pewter against the black. It has worked a treat. I think your little balloon traveler will definitely be taking risks if he flies off the tag with that gorgeous charm on one side of his balloon!

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  55. Hi Anita, Catching up on blog visiting (I have ALOT of catching up to do!). This piece is so fantastic! I love the silvery-steampunk theme and the "thank you for the journey" message hanging from the clip! I'd say your mojo returned in a big way!

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  56. I love the texture of your tag, such a great job !

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