twelve tags of 2013 – april

okay so i have been out of making tags as of late but this weekend when all 27 of these babies arrived in my mailbox (inspiration emporium (http://www NULL.inspirationemporium rocks)  i had no chose but to dig out my tags and start playing…. oh and speaking of Inspiration Emporium, this months challenge on their blog (http://blog NULL.inspirationemporium is using masks and stencils.. give it a try and be sure to link up for your chance to win!!

so here is how it started.. i chose three random paints and applied them directly to my craft mat and swiped, dried and swiped again.









spectacular aren’t they!!! so once the paint was driied i took my new most favorite paste EVER…embossing paste (http://studio490art NULL.blogspot NULL.html) from Wendy Vecchi and applied it over the distress paints using a crafters workshop stencil










pretty cool stuff!! love the texture on this!!! speaking of texture over at The Artistic Stamper (http://www NULL.theartisticstampercreativeteam NULL.blogspot NULL.html) their theme this month is texture so i am adding this to their link.. hope you drop by and see all the other works of art there!!

then i laid another stencil on it and sprayed with dylusions

sprayed-with-dylusions with-stencil

didn’t quite like what it looked like so then added water and wiped it off which was a bonus ‘mistake’ because it allowed me to darken the embossing paste a bit to better suit my style (in case you didn’t know i am not a ‘clean’ girlie!!



so then it was time to do a bit of masking. 3-dollies
these are the three techniques i tried…. distress paint direct to mask/doilies; distress paint applied to craft mat and finger used to apply to mask/doilies and the final one was using my blending tool and distress ink
then i must of gotten lost in the process because before i knew it the tag was finished.
so what i did and forgot to take pics of was stamp my butterflies onto Wendy’s Clearly for Art , cut them out and applied them to my tag with the tiny attacher. and then added a bit of bling, a stamped quote and a bit of highlighting a last but not least bit of heat to shape the butterflies and done!

sure hope you enjoyed stopping by today now i must go and do january – march’s tags!!


16 thoughts on “twelve tags of 2013 – april”

  1. Thanks for playing at The Artistic Stamper with your super textured piece it looks really fab 😉
    xoxo Sioux

  2. I love all the texture and “grunge”. I think it looks wonderful. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Inspiration Journal!

  3. Diana, talk about full of lots of wonderful yummy inky goodness and cool techniques! Your tag turned out great! 🙂

    Thanks for crafting with us in the Marvelous Masks and Spectacular Stencils Challenge at Inspiration Emporium!!



  4. Your banner on your blog made me smile as I had hands like that last night after making my tag!!
    Congratulations on your winning tag! Such a fun idea to use doilies, and pearls too. Awesome!

  5. Just stunning! And, we get a tutorial! WOW. Congrats on your Tim win. You deserve it!

  6. How did I not notice your tag in the gallery? I freaking love it – I’m still shaking my head wondering how I didnt notice it before -I certainly would have commented to tell you that I thin it is amazing – congratulations on your well deserved win!

  7. Your tag is very unique! I love the background technique. Congrats on your win!

  8. Love the effect of all your techniques and layers to make this tag. Congrats on your win!

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