Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Halloween Tag....

Just a quick post today, my Tag for Tag Tuesday 
It's Valerie's theme this time around, which is Anything Goes...and there is a prize on offer too.
As we are so near to Halloween I made my tag for that theme...

I started with a white tag and stamped the image..coloured the image with whisper pens.
I used Fossilised Amber distress ink to distress the edges, going as close as I could to the image...then I used Black Soot distress ink lightly around the edges again, not quite covering the previous colour.
The photos doesn't show the lovely sheen that I gave the tag with a dusting of gold powder.
Do pop over and join us in our challenge...we are here at 

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

The gorgeous colours of Autumn

This fortnights challenge over at Tag Tuesday has just launched...and I had the choice to chose a theme. I have chosen Autumn because I so enjoy the change in nature and all its wonderful colours, plus it's my most favourite time of the year.
I have created 2 tags for your inspiration...the first being a circular tag with a stamped image of the Harvest Maiden...a stunning wood mounted stamp that I have had for many years, she was just perfect to use for my Autumn theme.
I stamped the image and then using distress inks on my craft mat and adding a very tiny amount of water to each colour, I used a fine paint brush to add the colours to the image.
To finish the tag I distressed the edges with spiced marmalade distress ink and added the eyelet and ribbon.

My 2nd Tag was cut from some water colour card that was an off cut from something I had made ages ago, (I like to keep the scraps) I think I was playing with inks and sprays with the card at the time..anyway, the colours looked good for my Autumn themed tag.

I stamped the script first, then added some muslin that I grubbied up with burlap distress ink and added it to the bottom of the tag. 
The leaves are real that have been pressed and dried, no idea how long I have had them, they were very delicate to use, so my tweezers were essential.
I added the leaves and a flower to the tag and then added the my haste to catch the best light for a photo I forgot to add the ribbon tie...
Do please pop along and join in with our can design your tag anyway you wish, so long as you use Autumn colours...
You can find us here at Tag Tuesday

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Butterfly Tag

It's the 5th of the month,so time for another challenge over at More Mixed Media. There is the option of using the colour "orange"
My design team project this month is a Tag, the background was coloured using Oxide Inks, then spritzed with water and dabbed with kitchen roll, then dried with my heat tool.
Once completely dry I stamped the image, stamping the large butterfly on a spare piece of card to add as a 3d element.

I coloured the butterflies,flowers and leaves, then distressed the edge of the tag with spiced marmalade distress ink.
Finally I added the butterfly after I attached the orange wire antennae.
Do pop over and join us, there is a prize on offer for the winner of the challenge..hope to see you there...x

Tree Tag

I am still trying to get back in to the swing of things, craft's certainly taking me a while, it all takes time, but little and often right now is working ok for me.
Over at Tag Tuesday their current theme is Trees and the theme was chosen by design team member Joan.
I have several tree stamps, but this one is my favourite because it comes with such a lovely quote.
The tag was die cut from a piece of off cut card that had been used with oxide inks, the colours seemed to work really well for this design, so a very happy outcome for me.

The current challenge ends on 7th October so there is still time to enter the Tree challenge.
You can find us at Tag Tuesday.....hope to see you there..x