Monday, July 22, 2013

Happiness is Beautiful

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend!! I am leaving tomorrow for a business trip so I may not be able to visit you for a few days. I hope to be able to check your projects while I'm gone, but I probably won't be able to comment until I get home next week :)

I wanted to share a quick tag with you today, using mostly Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 products, especially the not-in-stores-yet Translucent Embossing Paste I won from her!! I absolutely love it!! I was dancing a little jig when it arrived :) It adds such amazing shine to projects!! Thanks again, Wendy!!

The base of the tag is manilla cardstock, cut with a Tim Holtz Tag and Bookplate Die. Wendy's Fresh Flowers stencil was placed on the tag. The petals were inked with TH Fired Brick and the center with Rusty hinge. The stem was inked with TH Forest Moss and the leaves with TH Crushed Olive. Once the inks dried, the stencil was placed back over the flower and covered with Wendy's new Translucent Embossing Paste. It was then outlined with a Sakura White Gelly Roll Pen.

Once the Embossing Paste dried, the tag was stamped with the mesh stamp from Wendy's Art Rules stamp set in Ranger Sap Green Archival Ink. Next, Wendy's Dots and Stripes Border stencil was placed on the tag and inked with TH Bundled Sage Distress Ink. The dots were then colored with TH Weathered Wood Disterss Ink. Next, Wendy's Classic Words stencil was placed on the tag and inked with TH Tea Dye Distress Ink. The sentiment is from two different K Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts stamps, and they were taped off to create the sentiment. I covered the "is an inside job" after "Happiness", and then covered the "Brave" before "Is beautiful" to create this custom sentiment. The edges were inked with TH Walnut Distress Ink. The crinkle ribbon is from Karen of Little Scrap Pieces.

I tried to get a picture of the incredible shine and dimension the new Translucent Embossing Paste adds to the tag :)

I am entering this in the following challenges:
  1. Do More With Less - Masking Stamps with Savannah O'Gwynn
  2. DL.Art - Thankful Thursday - July Anything Goes
  3. Sunday Funday #11 - Linky Party
  4. An Inky Situation #1 - Anything Goes
Thanks so much for stopping by :)


  1. Hi ya Lisa!
    This tag is beautiful!! I love seeing how you work your magic with all the inks and paints. This tag is beautiful. Such a pretty image and the stamp says it all.

    Have a fantastic week my friend.


  2. Beautiful tag Lisa. The red really pops. Love that stencil. Have a safe trip my friend you will be missed.

    Have a creative day.
    Hugs Nana
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  3. Lisa love the colors wonderful tag! Hope you have a safe trip...Karen

  4. Hello Lisa! Love your tag! The colors and dots are so pretty.

  5. This sure is a pretty tag, love that red flower it really pops off your tag...
    TFS Lisa, enjoy your new week ahead~

  6. This is such A COOL tag Lisa great colors!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes July Linky Party. Have a wonderful Monday my friend
    DIANA L.

  7. What a great tag. I love the flower.

  8. what a pretty tag. love it. hugs

  9. Beautiful tag, and such a shiny flower! The new embossing paste is awesome, and I can't wait to try it. Have a great week, and a safe trip, Lisa. TFS.

  10. What a beautiful tag Lisa. I love all the different techniques you use and teach us about!! Have a safe trip :)

  11. This is so beautiful Lisa. I love the texture all the layers add to the piece. Thanks for sharing and have a great day my friend.

    Cheri - John 3:16

  12. My sweetest friend, this is completely amazing! I would be dancing a jig, too! How excited to receive something before it's even launched. :o) Your design is impeccable, as always. That translucent embossing paste is magical... what an incredible effect. The flower is stunning and I adore your color palette. Your tags are always as spectacular as your cards. :o) Beautifully crafted, my dear Lisa! I hope your business trip goes wonderfully! :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  13. This is gorgeous Lisa, I like the flower, the colours and the distressed edges.
    kevin xx

  14. Very pretty, I love that paste, it has an awesome look!

  15. Beautiful Tag, Love you how you did the petals on the flower looks 3D. Have a great week.

  16. LOVE the look this embossing paste gives, Lisa. This product is new to me... will have to be on the look out for it. Your tag is a beauty!!!!
    Have a safe trip and a good and successful week!

  17. Beautiful tag!!!Have a safe and BLESSED trip!!!

  18. Oh, this is just gorgeous!! Love that embossing paste!! Praying for safe travels! ~ Blessings, Tracey

  19. Zowie Is that a cool tag Lisa!! I love love that translucent paste, really beautiful with the bold red!! Fab job :)

  20. Absolutely LOVE this Lisa!! The dimension and shine is so fabulous!! LOVE the design! Happy traveling my friend-Be safe!
    Sherrie K

  21. Fabulous tag - love the flower and that paste is wonderful! Have a safe trip!

  22. Ahhhhh....such a sweet tag! Beautiful stamping! :)

  23. How pretty! That dimension and shine is super cool. All the cool layers of design make this lots of fun.

    Best crafty wishes!
    Staying Crafty

  24. Beautiful tag my friend!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend:)

  25. Lovely tag Lisa. Have a wonderful week and safe travels. Hugs, Tami

  26. Super cute tag! Enjoy your business trip :D

  27. Hi, there, my sweet Lisa! What a wonderful and soooo cute tag!

    Miss you and hope to be back for another visit real soon now.


  28. Hi my dearest friend^_^
    How are you? Hope all is very very well^_^
    My daughter now is very well thanks a lotfor your sweet thought^_^
    I saw all your last creations,all wonderful as always my dear^_^
    And this tag is adorable,love it^_^
    Have a gorgeous day my friend^_^
    Huge hugs,

  29. Not only is happiness beautiful, but your tag is too! My daughter was commenting to me the other day about how she loves your work also. :)

  30. What a fabulous tag and great sentiment! Have a great day.

  31. WOW Lisa this is REALLY pretty! Love that embossing - it's fabulous! I also really love the numbers sure gives the card a nice touch!

    Hope you're mixing a little business with pleaseure!

  32. Your tag is just BEAUTIFUL Lisa, SUPER job with it!!!Have a GREAT weekend my friend!!!:)

  33. Absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful flower...
    Enjoy your trip and be safe!
    Have a wonderful day my Fabulous friend,
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  34. Oh my goodness girl, this is stunning!! I think you have enabled me once again to add these "must haves" to my ever growing list!! I LOVE how you outlined the flower with the pen, it makes it just pop out!! Wonderful creation!!

  35. This is awesome!!! What a fun technique and gorgeous finished tag! You ROCK!!
    Thanks for sharing!!

  36. Wow, that definitely gives you shine. Very pretty!

  37. super cute card! I love it! :)

  38. Lovely tag! Love the layout and the bright red flower! Gorgeous!

  39. Oooh, love it!!! The shine on flower is awesome!!! How fun you got to play with a product that wasn't even out to the public yet!!!!

  40. What a gorgeous tag-- I LOOOOOOOOOVE the shine on that flower! THANKS so much for joining in the fun with my masking challenge!!! <3


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