Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Crackle Thanks

Hi there,

just a quick reminder of this month's TAGplorations Challenge - the Topic is All about Gratitude and the Optional Twist is Polka Dots:

  • cut a CUTplorations Manila Tag from an old gelli print and cover random areas with DecoArt Media white Crackle Paste - let this dry thoroughly
  • use a black Stabilo All Pencil around the edges and on the crackle to darken things up
  • cut the CUTplorations thanks from another piece of that gelli print and add some texture by stamping the STAMPlorations Bloomtangled #2 with Versafine (Onyx Black)
  • apply some Distress Oxide Ink (Peacock Feathers) through the ARTplorations Dots all over stencil
  • stamp some letters from the STAMPlorations Scribbly Splattery Grunge set with Distress Oxide Ink (Black Soot) onto the background
  • glue the thanks onto a piece of ripped corrugated board inked up with Distress Oxide Ink (Peacock Feathers)
  • thread some beige Sari Silk Ribbon through the hole of the tag

Be sure to join us.

Yours,


It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

Hi there,

I just couldn't wait to color the adorable little mouse from the new Gerda Steiner Designs Smell like Christmas set:

  • stamp the adorable little mouse from the Gerda Steiner Designs Smell like Christmas set with Versafine Onyx Black onto a stitched panel of watercolor paper and color the image with Derwent Inktense pencils
  • stamp the first part of the sentiment from the same set with Versafine Onyx Black and the second part with Versamark and heat-emboss it with WOW! Gold Rich Super Fine embossing powder
  • cut the panel apart with one of the Avery Elle Dotted Borders dies
  • adhere a strip of pink patterned paper behind the panel and mount everything onto a Neenah Desert Storm kraft cardbase


I hope you got inspired.

Yours,