Guesting at Jehkotar challenge blog

Hi there everyone, I had the pleasure to meet Taru aka Jehkotar last September in Finland in person. She is a lovely, hands-on-type of person, who has energy and creativity stored in her enough for more than one person! In addition to many design team memberships, regular in-person classes, Facebook lives etc. she also runs her own challenge blog. I know, right?!! Her day has to have more hours than mine 😉 …

Hei, minulla on kunnia olla Jehkotar Craft Challenge Blogin vieraileva tähti tässä kuussa! Valitsin bingo-rivin inspiraatioksi vasemmasta reunasta (kohopasta-teippi-liima). Tämän postituksen lopusta löytyy suomenkielinen video katseltavaksi, jossa rakennan tagin vaihe vaiheelta. Kiitos Taru, kutsusta, tämä oli kiva haaste!!!

When she asked me if I´d join her challenges as a guest, I immediately agreed. So my guest month is April. Every month the challenge consist of an inspirational photo, bingo chart and a song. You can pick whichever of these or combine multiple themes together. I´ts been a while since I did a craft bingo and I must say, I kinda missed it!

Here is the April bingo chart that I used as my inspiration:

and here is what I created:
I chose to use the left vertical line with GLUE & TAPE & PASTE on my tag.

About the tape: it´s a Tim Holtz tissue tape which I misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (see the video for that here). For the background I adhered a patterned paper onto the tag surface using paper glue. Then I mixed some glass bead glitter paste (Faber-Castell) with Tattered Angles PlainJane Matte Mist (Wave) and Nuvo Turquoise Glitter together. I applied the paste thru my STAMPlorations Fairytale Forest stencil onto the tag.

Next I added another GLUE detail: I applied some glue with a Nuvo Glue Pen onto the background and then applied Nuvo Copper Gilding Flakes onto the adhesive areas (see above). For decoration I adhered a plastic flower – misted with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists (see video to that theme here) – with the Tonic Studios PVA glue onto the tag. The glue dries transparent and will hold the flower well in place.

I also added some Crystal Drops (which consist of glitter and some type of dimensional paste/adhesive) next to the plastic flower. In a broader sence the Crystal Drops can also be seen as adhesive or even paste  in my opinion. So I´m hoping I´m still moving inside the rules with this product choice ;-)…

For finishing touched I added some fussy cut sentiment from a 7gypsies paper pad and some ribbons and cord. The sentiments are adhered on place with 3D foam tape squares. Which again, in my opinion, can be seen as glue/adhesive or even tape ;-).

As you can see I was very creative in finding products for this tag that would fit the categories I chose. To play safe, maybe you don´t want to strech the rules as much as I did. But I had a great time creating this tag for the challenge!!

For all the Finnish participants and readers, I´ve recorded a process video IN FINNISH. Hope you enjoy!!

Thank you so much for having me, Taru! I really enjoyed creating with the bingo-chart! Wishing everyone a great time with this challenge and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna


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