Friday, March 24, 2017

Take Time...

This week's challenge at Stampotique Designer's Challenges is Tags! (#269). Here's the blurb about the challenge!
"Make a tag or use a tag on your project this week!"
If you'd like the chance to win your choice of $30 worth of Stampotique stamps, you should play along with this challenge. Visit Stampotique Designers Challenge blog and be sure to read the rules so that you'll have the chance to win that great prize!!! Remember to check to see the deadline for all of this month's Stampotique Designers Challenges!

Cranium and Flower Cube 1 . were stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink (Imagine Crafts), colored with Copic markers, fussy-cut, and edged with a black marker. They were set aside while I created a background for them, but Cranium didn't mind at all since he was enveloped in the Flower's sweet fragrance.

140 lb. Mixed Media cardstock was sponged with Picked Raspberry, Wild Honey, and Squeezed Lemonade Distress inks (Ranger), spritzed with water, and heat set. When dry, Picked Raspberry Distress ink was sponged over the Nordic Layering Stencil (Stampers Anonymous) and heat set. Then Mermaid Lagoon Distress ink was sponged over the Clockwork Layering Stencil (Stampers Anonymous) overtop and heat set. It was still a bit flat so Picked Raspberry Distress ink was randomly stenciled over the Nordic Layering Stencil a second time. The inked, stenciled panel was heat set, then edged with Black Soot Distress ink.

Black cardstock was die-cut with one of the clocks from the Retro Mod Clocks die set (Spellbinders). While the cardstock was still in the die, I ran a stylus over the cardstock to deepen the embossing, then flipped over the die-cut with the cardstock still in place to add detailing with a silver pen.

Two of the colored Flowers were adhered to the right side of the inked panel, then Cranium was adhered. The third Flower was adhered, positioned slightly over Cranium's nose. The Mod Clock die cut was adhered, then trimmed.

Big Chat and Little Chat stickers (Idea-ology) furnished the sentiments. Silver cardstock was die-cut with clock hands (QuicKutz and ?). The two pairs of clock hands were positioned on the top and bottom of the right side of the panel. Orange Class A Peel Sparkle Dots (Stampendous) were adhered to the center of the clock hands and a smaller one was added to Cranium's ear.

Black cardstock and metallic black cardstock were die-cut with the Tag Alterations die (Sizzix) and the image panel was adhered. The metallic black circle was adhered over its counterpart on the tag. Hand-dyed seam binding and hand-dyed organza ribbon were used to finish the tag.

Thanks for visiting today!

I shall enter my tag into the following challenges:
Crafty Gals Corner Challenges: Anything But a Card
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenges: Use More Than One Die/Punch  (Tag, Clock, Clockhands)
Inky Chicks Challenges: Flowers
Stamping Sensations Challenges: Close to Nature (His nose is in a flower!)


  1. Great take on our theme! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.


  2. nice, clever take on our theme.
    Thank you for joining at Stamping Sensations this month.

  3. Well you got a laugh from me. Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Hope your join us again! Jana DT/CGCC

  4. Fabulous colourful tag.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.