TAGplorations October challenge reveal

Hello lovelies, summer break is officially over at the STAMPlorations blog and it´s time to start the regular challenges again. This months theme is FALL in all it´s glory!!!

So create a project featuring a TAG with a fall theme. As an optional twist you are asked to use gold, red and orange.

Here is what I created for the reveal and some steps how I created this tag:

Here is the step-by-step:

Step 1: Take various fall tones of Distress Oxides  and start stamping with the leaves stamp (Trendy Leaves) by first stamping the full/even/solid image in a lighter tone.

Step 2: After that take the decorated leaf images and stamp on top of the previously stamped images with a slightly darker tone. This way you create a two-toned, patterned, randomly colored leaf image.

Step 3: Die cut the leaf stamped paper with the tag die and outline with a black pen. Next stamp green toned leaves with the Layered Leaves stamp set in two steps. First stamp the green solid image, then stamp the „outline“ image with black ink. Now fussy cut. Step 4: Spray/apply golden Glimmer Mist on white paper and stamp the sentiment with black ink using the Woodland Friends stamp set. Fussy cut into a banner form. Next stamp an animal from the same set with black ink, fussy cut and color with spray inks/stamp inks. I ended up using a squirrel in the end as it better fitted the tag than the deer.  Now adhere everything on place and decorate with ribbon and sewing thread.

Now is your turn – remember to play by the rules:

  • you can link up as many projects as you want (1 project per blog post!!)
  • Projects can be anything but they must feature a TAG
  • Non-STAMPlorations products are also allowed
  • To qualify for the prize, you must display the challenge graphic on your blog post and link back to the challenge post (note: blogs only!)
  • Prizes: one $15 Giftcard for the winner and three $5 Giftcards to three randomly picked participants

Remember, you can get 20% off your order by adding „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ to your order upon checkout at the STAMPlorations store 🙂 !!!

Have fun with this months challenge!!!!
xxx, Sanna

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TAGplorations October challenge reminder

Hello there lovelies! Time to remind you of the TAGplorations monthly challenge. Remember the theme was FALL and as optional elements you can use colors ORANGE, RED and GOLD. There is still plenty of time to join in on this challenge, so start creating and play along! Here is my reminder tag for additional inspiration:

For this tag I´ve first die cut the red paper with the Tag #1 Nesting Dies (from the STAMPlorations store – see details at the end of this post). Then I´ve take a piece of tissue paper that came as a parcel filling and treated that piece with acrylic paints, a Gelli Plate and Hidden Hearts stencil to create pattern onto the tissue paper. Next I stamped some circles onto the paper and fussy cut them along the edges. They are adhered onto the tag with a matte varnish.

I then added some heavy paint thru a stencil (Forest of Leaves by STAMPlorations) on top of the images, let that dry and decorated with a rhinestone birdie, a goldgen leaf paperclip, a paper flower and a stamped, fussy cut image (stamp by STAMPlorations – see details at the end of this post). I had so much fun creating this tag. It was messy and in the middle of the process (when adding color to the tissue paper) my kids came to my scrap room and the look on their face said more than words ever could. Carefully they asked what on earch I was doing :)… Well, it might have looked kinda crazy to them, but in the end, when the pieces found their places, the tag turned out really to my liking. No matter what my kids might think of me/it ;-)…

So now is your time to get messy (or maybe not!). Remind you of the rules on how to play along (see the blog for details) and start creating! There are nice prizes to be won and lot´s of fun to be had just waiting for you!! Hope to see you join our challenge!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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