Stamped watercolor mixed media tags: moon faces

When I look at these circle faces I think of the moon, and today I let that inspire me as I created a pair of tags with these new Dina Wakley stamps. Supplies used/affiliate links are listed below. What was the inspiration? I wanted to play with some texture on my tag and adding stamping and color while the tag was still wet.

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New Year, New Monday Challenge!

New year, new week, and a new challenge at the Monday challenge blog! This week we’re kicking the year off with celebrating new and/or old things!

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An old favorite technique of mine is to “clean up” by grabbing whatever is on my desk and making a project! Here I’ve made a pocket tag with loads of Tim Holtz + Ranger goodness. Can you guess why?


If you guessed because I had just finished working on projects for them (CHA trade show is just a few days away!) you’d be correct!


I just love what that texture paste + a stencil does – love it!


Another “old” favorite of course is black stitching – love what it can add both texture and color wise to a project.

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The year is off to a great crafty start – what are you making?  Simon is, as always, offering a generous $50 voucher that will be randomly drawn from the eligible entries each week. Join the fun by creating a project this week – and for your chance to win a $50 voucher you should hop on over and join in the challenge here. What will you feature? We can’t wait to see!

tag | textured foil background

I was dying to know how Tim Holtz did his funky metal background technique – and I was very excited when he taught us how to do it at Ranger U. I was blown away to discover that it was a lot easier than it looked! You’ll need some alcohol inks + ranger sticky-back foil. I think this could also work with acrylic paint, but I’ve not tried that. You’ll also need something to stick the foil to, and some things to make texture.

To really explain, I think a video would be best and so I created this for you:

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Are you inspired yet? I’ve shown this on tags, but I could see it on a frame, as a die cut embellishment, and so much more!

Perfect if you’re looking for some way to add some funk to more masculine or urban pages, and just – whoa. LOVE! It’d be great off the page too in altered arts.

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Today’s post is sponsored by Blue Moon Scrapbooking.

With new items coming in all the time, fast service, and free shipping (within 48 states of USA) for all orders over $50 – they’re one of my favorite spots to shop! You can find the supplies I used today there, and you can also get a special deal – good only today and tomorrow (June 14-15):

Note:  if you’re spending more… you can get something even bigger! Spend $75.00 receive a Tim Holtz District Market Burlap Panel, or spend $150.00 and receive a Tim Holtz Tote bag! Just don’t forget to type in that special code to take advantage of the special gift with purchase offer.