Hello there lovelies!!! Time for „Tag Tuesday„. That just came to my mind when preparing this post, but would be kinda fun to try and post a tag every Tuesday, wouldn´t it? However, I am afraid I will not be able to make one EVERY Tuesday, so these „Tag Tuesday“ posts will be somewhat random in the beginning. But it is a start :).
This tag is one of my projects that is travelling around with Elizabeth Craft Designs booth atm. I made a few cards and tags for shows and this is one of those. There is plenty of things on this tag I really like: Silk Microfine Glitter, Moda Scrap line die cut dies and spray inks by Tattered Angels. I love this combination – happy spray ink colours mixed together with shiny glitter and combined with lovely die cut butterflies. There is lots and lots of spring feel to this tag. Happy spring everyone!!!
Hi there everyone, I am up today with one last – although I could go on and on with these coffee themed projects, as I AM a coffee addict 😉 – project for the Spring Coffee Lovers blog hop.
This time I ended up creating a coffee themed tag. Here it is:
And this is how I created it:
First I took a plain white tag and misted it with a Tattered Angels Cardboard toned Chalkboard spray ink. I sprayed the tag really wet so that the color would start „running“ on the tag surface and then quickly dried the surface with a heat gun. That way I got this really cool background look. Looks like spilled coffee :)..! And next I stamped the A Cup Of Roses clear stamp image onto a piece of beige patterned paper. The paper had platters on it, which makes it look like it has been stained by coffee/tea. Perfect for this theme then! I colored the image with markers again – using mainly Copic markers and adding white dots with a white gel pen. Finally I decorated the rose petals and the coffee cup with Rose Gold and Stardust Sticles to add some sparckle to the image. Next I took the Bloomin´ Spring Coffee Basket stamp set and used the sentiment stamps with black ink for the tag background. I repeatedly stamped the images next to each other mainly concentrating on getting the coffee name parts visible on the tag. Then all I did was to fussy cut the Cup of Roses image and adhere it onto the tag. I also stamped a sentiment onto a white paper and inked it with darkish yellow spray ink tone to match the tag colors and adhered the stamped sentiment underneath the rose image. Finally I added some ribbons to the tag and the project was done. I really like the colors on this tag. I am not that big a fan of brown but when I see it on a project, it gets me every time – maybe it´s because it reminds me of coffee 😉 ….
Hi there lovelies & happy weekend!! Today I ´d like to share a summer themed tag with you. I DO know it is still February and on my side of the hemisphere it is still winter :-)!!! BUT I do like the summer seaons very much, thus a summer themed tag today. I originally created this tag for the Canvas Corp Brands summer tag swap last year. Somehow, never got to post it then though… I received a gorgeous tag from my swap partner too! I am definitely enjoying interacting with other creatives from around the globe very much.
This is what I created for my swap partner. I used almost solely Canvas Corp Brands product on this tag (some 7gypsies, some Tattered Angels and some Canvas Corp product line ones). I don´t know if you are familiar with their website? If not, you should definitely start from HERE. There is an amazing selection of projects to see, created with different brand products available at the Canvas Corp store. Then, do also check out the brands YouTube channels (also here and here)! So much inspiration, ideas and creativity going on!!!
Annnndd…when you are done reading thru all the wonderful projects and watching loads of videos etc., then I bet you can´t wait to get started with a project of your own, right? Well, then you should DEFINITELY check out this section! That is where the monthly challenge goes live! And as a bonus, you can win some lovely Canvas Corp Brands goodies!!!
So back to my tag. I´ve created a short start-to-finish video where all the used products are also listed :). Hope you enjoy!!
Also don´t forget to play along with the December mixed media challenge!!! The tag I created this time is again a Christmas tag. I´ve actually used every single one I´ve created during the past weeks already on Christmas pressies. I think I might still need a few more :).
Here is how I created this tag:
I first placed the Bloom Factory stencil over a white tag, then took some Distress Inks (purple, green, blues) and started inking the tag thru the stencil. I started with the lightest colour on the top, then moved over to the darker ones towards the end of the tag. Finally I inked the edges with the purple ink. Since the ink underneath has different tones, the end result of the purple ink also varies from one part to another. This creates a really fun look!
Then I let the tag dry abit and mixed some white acrylic paint with water and dabbing a paint brush against another I created a white paint splatter layer on top. I let that layer dry properly before decorating the tag. I used the Fond Expressions 2 stamp and added a hand written word to the tag. The birdies have a glitter coat and the bauble is colored with the Distress Inks too and then decorated with some glitter glue.
Now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to take a look at what my team colleagues created for today´s post!! Then I hope you get inspired and join in with us!!!
Have fun creating,
Hello lovelies!!! It´ again time for another Stencil Sunday post over at the STAMPlorations blog. This time I created a Christmas tag (again) – well, there are going to be a few presents that need to be decorated with tags, so I still need to make a few :). So this is my contribution to this Sunday´s stenci inspiration post. Here is what I did:
Take a manila tag and the Leaf Bliss (L) STAMPlorations stencil and start outlining with a red pen (for the berries) and a green pen (for th leaves) along the stencil pattern. You can move the stencil around abit to get the end result you prefer.
After you have outlined all the patterns you want, take a red and a green marker (I used COPIC pens) and color the patterns with the markers. Fast and easy!!
Next take the STAMPlorations Fond Expressions clear stamp set and stamp with a black ink a sentiment to the tag. I think that the „just a little something for you“ works for a Christmas present as well as for another occation too, so I chose that for this particular tag.
And finally, add soem white highlights (Signo uni-ball white) to the berries and draw an outlined with a black pen along the edges (faux stitching). Add a red ribbon and the tag is done. You can create your own coloring pages, colored backgrounds and colored details to all kinds of artwork pieces using this technique! And it´ very relaxing too (and very fast to do)!!
I hope you enjoyed this little step-by-step idea and get your stencils out for play. Now it´s your turn and when you are finished with your piece, do join in with us and submit your work to the STAMPlorations blog for THIS CHALLENGE!
Then jump over hereand get inspired by my design team colleagues!!! There are prizes to be won and joining in is very easy (just make sure you follow the rules)!!!
Hope to see you at the STAMPlorations blog!!!
ARTplorations: Leaf Bliss (L)
STAMPlorations: Fond Expressions
Red and green pen
Black and white uni-ball pens
Black stamp ink
Hello everyone! It´s my turn to share a mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog today again and today I am up with a set of three happy Christmas tags created with the Broken Glass ARTplorations stencil. This is what the set looks like:
Here is how I created the tags:
1. Fussy cut 3 tag bases from a piece of white cardstock.
2. Take two pieces of red patterned paper and place the stencil over the paper. Now trace the broken glass pattern with a pencil onto the paper. Remove the stencil and fussy cut the pieces with scissors for the first tag.
3. Next place the stencil over the tag and start glueing the fussy cut pieces onto the tag using the stencil as a glueing guide. Leave to dry, before cutting the residue pieces off along the edges of the tag.
4. For the second tag repeat step two, but instead of cutting the pieces off the paper with scissors, use a precision knife to cut along the pencil lines. Remove the pieces and put them aside. Not take the outline piece and glue it onto the tag. Leave to dry and cut off residue along the edges when dry.
5. For the last tag use the leftover pieces from tag two. Glue like on the first tag (see step three).
6. Place the stencil onto the tag, apply gitter paste thu it and let dry properly. Repeat on all three tags.
7. Next adhere the die cut sentiment onto a piece of red patterned paper and fussy cut along the die cut word. Adhere some turquoise lace onto the tags and adhere the die cut sentiment on top.
8. Decorate with stickers, cork, chipboard pieces and add glitter glue, white texture spray and a red ribbon on top for additional decoration.
Here is a start-to-finish video on how I created the tags – hope you like it!
And some detail shots of the finished tags:
I hope you enjoyed this little stencil idea and got inspired to get those stencil out and join our fun challenges and get crafty!!!
Supplies: CUTplorations – Warm Winter Wishes die cut die
ARTplorations – Broken Glass stencil
Turquoise lace Viva Decor glitter paste Wycinanka chipboard
Studio Calico wood veneer birdies Stickles by Ranger Ind. Inc.
Winter themed stickers
Stapler & red ribbon
Here is what I made for November – as you can see, I am slowly but surely starting to get into Christmas project creation mood ;-). Here is my first Xmas tag:
I´ve first misted the background with light blue Chalkboard Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels). Next I applied blue pearlescent creative medium (Imagine Crafts) thru the Leaf Prints 2 stencil (by STAMPlorations) over the misted layer. THEN I added turquoise blue Glimmer Mist over the whole surface. After that I used the CUTplorations „Warm Winter Wishes“ die cut die and cut the sentiment from white paper (I used those for another project that I´ll share with you later) and only used the negative piece. I matted this piece with red patterned paper and then started layering old book paper, eco dyed ribbon, cork stars, golden yarn and stickers over each other. I used the Christmas Reindeer stencil (also by STAMPlorations) – well, actually the mask piece of the stencil – as a drawing guide and then fussy cut the reindeer and misted it with grey Glimmer Mist and adhere it on it´s place. I had a lot of fun creating this piece 🙂
This tag will make a nice addition to a Xmas present, I think. So now is your turn! You don´t have to create anything Christmas themed, though!! Please read the rules before you link up – no worries, they are easy to follow!! Hope you find the time to join in with us!!!
Hello there! I am slowly, but surely, developing a serious addiction towards tag creating :-)… I think they are fabulous projects to make! You can add them later to be a part of another project or put them on a present AND they are smallish thus relatively fast to create. So if inspiration hits and you are just not up to creating a scrapbook layout or working on a canvas, tags are a nice size to go to. These two I created just for fun to participate on a FB online crop.
I´ve used plain white tags as background and first applied droplets and layers of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist onto the tag. I let those dry properly before moving to the next step. Next I added Distress Paint circles onto the first tag by pressing the dabber directly into the tag. After that I took a Dina Wakley stamp and stamped the „text“ onto the background, then added some details with Posca paint pens. Finally I added bits of cardstock residues from my previous projects and stapled them down. Then I only needed to add a little stamping and the ribbon.
For the second tag I also started with Tattered Angels spray inks. Then I added all the same elements like onto the first tag and finally stamped a few words and the ribbon.
These were so much fun to make! I really like the colors on these tags too :). What have you been creating lately? I know I should be thinking about Xmas cards, but I am still not quite in the spirit for that :)…
Hello everyone and happy fall!!! I am not much of a winter and fall person, but I guess it is necessary to have those seasons to really be able to enjoy spring and summer, eh? I recently created a bookmark for a design team colleague to cheer her up abit.
I first die cut small hearts from a clear double sided adhesive sheet with a die cutting machine and used those for this card. The lefover piece is this one I covered with Silk Microfine Glitter for this tag :). But first I misted the background with an orange toned Glimmer Mist and when that piece was dry, I attachted the die cut adhesive piece onto it. Next I applied yellow Silk Microfine Glitter on top and polished the surface with my finger to make it really shiny.
The flower is created from an old book page paper and misted with various Glimmer Mist tones. Then cut into circles and layered over each other. Some black and white pen outlining is also on every single layer. The leaves are hand drawn.
Finally I added the banner out of book paper with a „C“ on it. Some washi tape, black texture spray and some ribbon. A blue paper flower finalizes the tag.
I sure hope my design team colleague liked this tag and it made her day a little bit happier. Happy mail always helps thru a grey day, don´t you agree??
Hello everyone! Time for another fun little stencil project for this weeks STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday. This time I created a doodled background tag with lots of droplets on it.
Well, it has sure been raining here this summer, so why not go with the flow (haha!) and use some water droplets. Here is what I did:
This tag is really easy to make, but the effect is pretty cool:
Step 1: Take a black tag, white gel pen, a stencil of your choice (mine is by STAMPlorations: Droplets Mini) and place the stencil over the tag and start tracing along the droplet patterns thru the stencil with the white pen. More the stencil as you proceed with the doodling. Finally add some details to the droplets to make them look more „real“. Step 2: Gather all kinds of embellishments you have in your stash and start adding those in layers. I used some mold to create my own embellishments (by Mold Muse) out of gypsum. Then I misted them (Tattered Angels) in green and blue. The buttons are actually rubber buttosn. They add a fun feel to the project. Step 3: Keep on adding layers until you are satisfied with the end result. I added some book paper, buttons, gypsum mold images, some lace, ribbon and golden yarn. Step 4: Add faux stitching along the edges with the white gel pen. Attach some enamel dots on top of the buttons for interest. Stamp a sentiment (STAMPlorations Create stamp set) with black ink onto a piece of old book paper, fussy cut and glue onto the tag. Attach a white lace on top and the tag is finished. Here is the finished result (and some details shots):