Monday, 6 February 2017
February's Mixed Media Tag #1, aka Round and Round in Love ...
Hello my lovely friends and visitors, I hope your week has started well. Whilst I was pondering some of the current challenges that I wanted to play along with this weekend I also had to pop on over to Brenda’s blog for some assistance with one particular challenge and here is the end result …
Another chubby tag, love them!
I think the reason I like chubby tag so much is that there's lots of room to play
A final look
Created for me and especially for these Challenges
Country View Crafts Challenge 30 minute challenge, see below
Creative Artiste Challenge #23 Anything Mixed Media Goes
Creative Carte Blanche Challenge Love is in the air
Frilly & Funkie Challenge Be My Valentine
Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Young at Heart
That’s Crafty Challenge Round and Round
Because the challenge at Country View Crafts this month is to create a project in 30 minutes or less I popped over to Brenda’s blog because I needed assistance or prompting as to how I could create a project in 30 minutes or less. Brenda’s idea was to make a plan and to gather all your materials and tools together before you start. I knew I wanted/needed to play with my supplies and create more mixed media tags so that was what I decided to do.
I used the A5 white card and Tando mask to quickly dab the three shades of ink through the stencil, the dots overlap a lot because I didn’t use Washi tape so my inking is haphazard but I like it because I think it adds to the overall shabbiness. The dew drop ink pads are old so I knew that they wouldn’t seep under the stencil. I splattered Fired Brick Distress Paint onto my mat, then with water and dipped the die cut circles into it. I cut the background into the tag and inked the edges with my Fired Brick Distress Stain before spraying with water so I blasted the tag and die cuts until touch dry. I stamped the hearts onto watercolour card snippets and used the gold IP direct to card and then I tapped the Distress Stain onto my mat and splashed it onto the other side of the hearts. It was at this point that I realised I had two different sizes of die cut circles but I went with it anyways and finally I was able to layer it all together.
There was no more space on my craft desk and it looked a complete state at this point and I was finally able to take a deep breath, lol! It was touch and go as to whether I would manage it and the white gesso was still wet when I photographed the finished tag but I just about did it! This sort of crafting is stressful but fun, lol, I hope to be back with another thirty minutes or less project soon. 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
Crafters Companion Inspiration Magazine Issue #13
Tando Creative Mask: Sequin Waste
Die Cutting Machine & Dies:
Cuttlebug die cutting machine
Spellbinders Large Classic Circle dies
MISTI; heat tool; paintbrushes; water pot; paint palette
Sheena Douglass white stamping card
300 gsm card
Snippets: watercolour card
EP Ink/Paint/Pen Colours:
Tim Holtz Distress: Fired Brick Paint & Stain
Versafine IP: smokey grey
Brilliance Dew Drop ink pads: Gold; Brilliance Red; Rocket Red Gold
Ribbon and lace from my stash
The Works: white gesso
Collall all purpose glue; double sided tape; fun foam