Friday, 13 September 2019

Tag You're It, Buttons

It's time for another theme over at the TagYou'reIt challenge blog... 

and today's my turn to choose!

I've chosen a very subtle colour palette for my tag...

Using some scraps of decoupage paper, I've adhered them to white painted cardboard and then cut them out using some mini craft dies.

Spray on some varnish with a glitter finish and then sand down slightly to create a distressed look.

The tag itself has two layers...

Underneath is a simple Distress Oxide layer (Hickory Smoke) that's had water splashes added.

On top I've simply used a die that has some stitching and holes in it, then glued on the flowers.

Another light spray of varnish, then add some doodled on flower stems and leaves and distress the edges a little.

One final touch is to add the button - which just so happens to be the challenge theme!



Hope you can join us!

Thanks so much for stopping by!


Donna. x

Friday, 6 September 2019

Happy Little Stampers, ATC Challenge, Ocean/Sea

It's time for a new ATC challenge over at Happy Little Stampers, with a theme this time of 
Ocean or Sea.

I've chosen to make a double layered ATC coin...  and yes, it is another Mixed Media piece!

Want to know how it was made?


Start by cutting out two coin shapes from kraft card.

Add Brusho (Grey) to the one layer and leave to one side to dry.

Cut out two dolphins from the other layer, then cover roughly in PVA glue to build up some texture before adding a layer of White Gesso (Stipple on - not brush strokes).

Mix in a few drops of Stormy Sky Distress Ink (Tim Holtz) to a little more White Gesso and stipple that randomly to your top layer.   Once dry, simply use a piece of sand paper to distress the coin in a few places around the edges.  

Using Ranger Archival (Shadow Grey), stamp on a few 'Bubbles'.  (I used a snow effect stamp for this).

Glue the two layers together.

Then add your die cut shapes...

...  and one sequin as shown!


Can you see the hint of Rust Powder I used on the star fish and the brown piece of sea weed?

Want to play along?

1. You must create an ATC. We accept both cards and coins. You must follow the theme.
2. Link back to your blog post and not your entire blog
3. Provide a link to HLS in your blog post
4. You may enter as many times as you like but each entry must be different
5. You may enter as many other challenges as you like
6. Have fun!

• measure 2.5 x 3.5 inches (64 X 89 mm)
• be traded for other cards - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve

• measure 2.5 inches in diameter using heavy cardstock
• be traded for other coins - not sold
• be flat enough to fit into a plastic trading card sleeve


Monday, 2 September 2019

Craft Consortium, It's Snome Time, Christmas Organiser

If you have seen the 'It's Snome Time' range that Craft Consortium has just released you will know it has heaps to choose from!

...  And heaps of stuff means heaps of cards and tags, right?

Here's my idea on how to get organised.  
It could even be given as a gift in itself? 

Do you like my idea of a Christmas Organiser? 
It even has elastic string attached so that nothing can fall out!

 Remove the straps (they slide behind).
Open it up...

...  And you'll see a handy paperclip, plus three charms and some string to tie up your parcels!

Here's a view of the whole organiser...

...  And this is what the inside looks like when empty!

Some 'quick to make' card ideas that you can add bling to or leave just as they are...

A close up of where the tags go...

(The toppers make great quick tags, too)!

...  And one more close up of the inside to finish!

Sorry it's such a 'photo heavy' post!

Want to see a list of the Craft Consortium supplies used?


It's Snome Time


(This organiser was made using a Sizzix 'Journal' XL Scoreboard die.   Don't fret if you don't have one...  this is just a basic idea that you can hopefully adapt to suit your supplies).

Have a good day!