Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Anything but a Card

We have a new Oldie but a Goodie Challenge starting today, with the theme:

'Anything but a Card'

The prize for this challenge is a set of Tonic Studios toppers:

I made a tag...CASED from Tim Holtz's tag for June...I didn't really have any of the right products (besides some of the Distress Inks)...but didn't let that stop me! I started by stamping my Hero Arts 'Magical' background stamp in Versamark ink on a plain piece of white card, then heat embossed it using clear powder. I pressed various Distress Ink pads (Seedless Preserves, Salty Ocean, Spiced Marmalade & Evergreen Bough) on to my messy mat, then spritzed water over them to blend them together. I pressed my embossed card on to the inks to create a 'watercolour' effect, then used what was left to colour some white satin ribbon. I cut the background down to size, then added a sentiment (from the 'Sentiments' set by Hero Arts), and inked the edges of everything using 'Brushed Corduroy' Distress Ink. I coloured the butterflies (from the 'Social Butterflies' set by Penny Black) using the same inks, then mounted them on to the tag using 3D foam.

I'm also entering this tag into the following challenges:

For more inspiration from my lovely DT buddies, please pop over to the Oldie but a Goodie Challenge.


crafty creations said...

Great tag Helen - love your work in your blog have had a look around x Hilda

Anonymous said...

This is lovely! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! - Ashli :)

Pamellia said...

What a gorgeous tag!! That background is absolutely stunning and your butterflies are beautiful!! So Pretty!! :)