Art Journal · Other

Mixed Media Tag | Dragonfly

Hello everyone! I created this tag earlier on but did not have the time yet to write a blog post and edit the video, but here they are! In the meantime I did submit it to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge and it was in the spotlight! How amazing is that!

Here you can view the whole process of making the tag:

I already had a background lying around, waiting to be used. To add more interest, I blended Distress Ink Salty Ocean and Seedless Preserves over a stencil from the dutch brand Dutch Doobadoo. For more texture, I applied modeling paste through a stencil from Tim Holtz. With my Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens I distressed the border of the tag and the sentiment.

I colored the dragonflies from Crafter’s Companion with the same Distress Inks used for the background. I mounted them on top of the tag with foam squares for dimension. The dragonflies seem to be hard to get, but here is an alternative.

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Participating in the following challenges:

This tag was in the spotlight!

Cards · Lawn Fawn

Card | Lawn Fawn Hoppy Birthday

Hi Everyone! For today I made a colorful card with the Toadally Awesome set from Lawn Fawn. The design was inspired by the MFT Sketch 435 challenge.

Make sure to check out my video to see the whole card making process.

First I stamped all the images with Archival Jet Black ink and colored all the green elements with my ZIG brushes. For the yellow and orange I choose to use my Faber Castell Pitt Artist Pens.

With the Lawn Fawn Hillside Die, I die cut the water, and for the grass I used the MFT Grassy Hills die (an alternative is the Lawn Fawn Grassy Border). I paper pieced all the background elements together and placed the stamped images on top.

For the sentiment, I die cut a fancy wavy banner and stamped “Have a hoppy birthday” on top. This banner is 3d which gives a nice touch. And that finishes up the page!

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Participating in the following challenges: