Welcome to my blog! I am a stamp addict who has become obsessed with Mixed Media techniques and learning new techniques! I’m trying to learn how to draw and paint using books and social media. I love creating cards and mixed media projects for others and my family. I blog to keep a record of my progress.
my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week is going well. I’m
still playing with my Distress Oxides but this time I also included
new stamps and a new die too. I enjoyed creating this tag and it
actually turned out better than I dared to hope when I had to alter
the original idea, lol! I wish that would happen more often and here
it is …
A chubby tag of course!
I love the side view of this!
All the yummy details
I love the distressed font on this set of stamps
A final look
Created for me and especially
for these Challenges
Colours of your flag: red, white & blue Butterfly
Challenge #84 Y for you choose &/ the colour Wedge Wood Blue the
Y is for You: I need to remember to follow my mad ideas sometimes!
As requested I’m trying to write my posts in a more orderly way so
that it is easier for you lovely peeps yes I know I ramble a lot,
honestly I know I do!
1. I attached my Viva Decor
stencil to a piece of Sheena stamping card and applied Distress
Oxides through the stencil using an ink blending tool and foam.
2. I dried the inks then
sprayed with water and I added droplets of water. I added a piece of
kitchen towel to mop up the inks because I wanted to create a soft
pastel background. Once I was happy with the look I used my heat gun
to make sure the inks were completely dry.
3. I used the butterfly die on
the card because I hadn’t realised how it works, lol! You can lift
the butterfly wings up and leave the body of the butterfly attached
to the base layer.
4. As I realised how this die
works I decided to die cut the butterfly twice because the idea of a
tag with windows through the butterfly wings appealed to me. That
and the fact that I have a lot of card I’ve coloured with Distress
or Distress Oxides inks. I didn’t stamp the butterfly at this
5. I traced around my chubby
tag template and cut it out. I didn’t cut the top right butterfly
wing off as I wanted to make sure it was still attached.
6. I stamped the ‘Beautiful’
sentiment three times with Distress ink and I dried the ink with my
7. I attached the
Stamplorations stencil with Washi tape and applied sand texture paste
firstly on one end and then the other. I left that to dry overnight.
8. I stamped the butterfly
onto another snippet of card and used the outer die to cut out the
butterfly out. I did have to fussy cut a little to free up the
butterfly and I know I’ll use this stamp and die a little
differently in future but I do love how this tag turned out.
forgive my current lack of visits to anyone’s blog. We have
projects on the go in the house, the garden and the craft room which
means I am frazzled right now and very grateful I got my posts ready
earlier in the week but
I am hoping to return to more measured soon!
thank you all so much for the positive feed back on my Fiskarettes
posts, I am deeply touched and honoured by your lovely comments.
I was very lucky to win the
beautiful Tonic butterfly stamp and die set from our lovely Mrs A’s
Butterfly challenge because I used both of the prompts the random
linky tool picked me lol! Thank you very much Mrs A I love, love,
love my new stamp and die! Back when it was my birthday a very sweet
friend mailed a birthday card with a set of Stamplorations Stamps
inside. That set of stamps could not have been a more perfect gift
for me because they’re going to get a lot of use in my journal and
in my mixed media projects. So a huge thanks goes out to both of
these lovely ladies, the second lady you know who you are but I don’t
want to spill the beans so to speak! Thank you so much for taking
the time to visit and comment. I really do appreciate it and I hope
you get some time to do what you love to do soon ttfn Karen x
Tonic Studios Butterfly Laura
Rococo Die and Stamp set (pack of 3)
Stamplorations Stamps Bold
Sentiments: Hashtag Authentic stamp set
Viva Decor #08 Flowers and
Music 29 cm square stencil