Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Look on the bright Side Tag

Hi there,

this month the topic is Distress at the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge:

  • cut out a tag from watercolor paper
  • create a background using a brayer and Distress Paints (Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint)
  • ink up the white spaces with Distress Ink (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn)
  • add some water droplets for more texture
  • stamp the little rounded rectangles from the Paper Artsy EKD02 stamp set with Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink (Fern Green, Forget-me-not)
  • stamp some trees from the same stamp set with Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink (Orange Blossom)
  • add Multi Medium Matte to the "buds" of the trees and sprinkle Prima Marketing Micro Beads (Pollen) on top
  • stamp one of the cats from the Katzelkraft Les Chats Russes stamp set directly onto the tag with Versafine (Smokey Gray) and heat-emboss it with clear embossing powder
  • stamp the cat again onto a piece of watercolor paper with the same ink and color it with ZIG Clean Color Real Brush Pens and a waterbrush
  • add white gel pen and Glossy Accents to the nose and the eyes
  • dye a piece of seam binding with Distress Inks (Salty Ocean, Mowed Lawn) to match the project
  • ink up the edges of a sentiment sticker from the Ideaology Small Talk Set with Distress Ink (Mowed Lawn) before adding it to the tag

613 Avenue Create Challenge #189 - Anything goes

Animal Friends Challenge #42 - Animal with Fur

Stempelgarten-Challenge #53 - Alles geht

More Mixed Media Challenge #9 - Anything goes

Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge - Stamp it

Craft Rocket Challenge #23 - Anything goes

Have a colorful day.



  1. Terrific tag! The face on the cat is so grumpy it's cute and I love your wonderful background stamping.

  2. Lol. Talk about grumpy cat. Cute

  3. Ganz wundervoll. Toll gemacht. Danke für die Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.
    LG Dreja

  4. Hope his day is brighter as he looks.
    Lovely greetings, Michelle (DT-sister)

  5. Hahahaha I love your grumpy cat it made me laugh... That's a really nice and fun tag. Like the background color green blue you chose. Thanks for participating at the Stempelgarten Challenge and hope to see you there again next month.
    Regards, Melanie-Jane

  6. Love that sentiment with that image Tanja! Your background is absolutely delightful - the colors and the details really make a great tag. Thank you so much for sharing your project and creativity at 613 Ave C!
    ~ginny, DT for 613 Ave C: [ATG/ Colors of Fall]
    Owner: RubberMAD (GettyCollection.com)

  7. Loks a sweet grumpy cat, Tanja, thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket, xxx

  8. What a fun sentiment for such an angry cat! I love the background you created and that ribbon is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Rocket Challenges!

  9. This cracks me up Tanja - fantastic design and I love all your amazing details.
    Carol x

  10. Cut tag and wonderful technique! Thanks for Rocking with us this week at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana Malkah Harris, Owner

  11. What a funny and cute tag :)
    Thank you for joining us at the Animal Friends Challenge.

  12. Gorgeous tag ..... love the cat! xx

  13. Fab tag - thanks for all the instructions! That is gorgeous ribbon too!
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  14. Oh... ich liebe Katzen und deine ist ja ein ganz besonderes Exemplar :-) Ein klasse Tag, gefällt mir super.
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Animal Friends.


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