Saturday 17 January 2015

Couldn't think of a title

Evening everyone, thank you for your visit. Phew! This week has been so busy, and has gone so fast, I've only just started started to slow down.  I planned to play all afternoon but only manged a couple of hours as I felt so tired. Hopefully I get some time tomorrow.

I was tempted by the Craft Stamper challenge this week. On the blog it say this
Take A Stamp An 'Anything Goes' Challenge, but your entry MUST include stamping!  All the details, and lots of eye candy from the DT can be found HERE!

And the new That's Crafty challenge looks like fun. On their blog they say this
Our theme for this challenge is 'Tick Tock' and we would like to see anything relating to time please. This Challenge will run until 7.55am on Friday 29th January 2015. See the details HERE!

So with these in mind I sat in the craftroom with a coffee and the let the ideas grow. I chose to start with a large #10 Manila tag which I had used last week to clean my stencil.

I tore some Damask tissue paper and Chatsworth  from Paper Artsy and stuck it to my tag 
I sprayed greens and blues from Lyndy stamp gang spray paints and when dry used distress 
stain sprays in the gaps. And as with so much of my art lately a quick spray of DecoArts spray acrylics in White.

I stencilled some clocks randomly to add another layer using Archival Ink in Potting Shed. 

Next some text in the same Ink. 

Once this was dry I added more clocks in Black Archival . The stamps are 1D08 
from Paper Artsy and Take Time from IndigoBlu

That was my background! I needed something to stand out as a feature.  I rummaged in my scrap basket and found some card that had been sprayed when I was just playing. On this I stamped a doll from Julie Nutting and then turned it round. I used some Plum Fesco Acrylic around the edges of the tag to warm it up a bit. 

I used the clock stamp with cream versamarc on the doll stuck her down and then on the same paper wrote my sentiment in a white pen.

My finished tag

Thank for popping in. Don't forget to come back on Tuesday for start of the new challenge I'm hosting once a month.

Take care for now 



  1. I love all the layers on the background of your tag and what a great idea to add the little figure of the doll - beautiful! xx

  2. Fantastic Tag Debs, some awesome colours and shapes, glad you found time to play which must be a tad easier with your replacement glasses on hand.

    Good luck in the CS competition, lots of amazing stash to be won. Have you also done the CS blog hop, more prizes up in addition to the huge stash.

    Someone is gonna be a very happy stamper, again good luck Lovely:-) xxx

  3. Wow, what a great idea to stamp that figure and turn it around! So clever!! Wonderful card.
    Thanks for joining us at the CS Take It Make It Challenge. Wishing you the best ~ hugs, Renee xx

  4. Sorry I didn't get time to come and see this yesterday - it's gorgeous!! I was wondering when I saw it pop up in my reader, what the central image is, so I am glad to have that mystery solved! Love the colours, and your background is beautiful.

  5. Brilliant Deborah, love what you did! The sprayed background looks amazing, specially with the stamps you added. What you did with the doll is brilliant too, so clever to stamp on the back of her in white. Altogether a wonderful arty tag, LOVE it!!

  6. Gorgeous tag Debs,love the way you are using that stamp,great idea ;)
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  7. Ah mystery image solved - fab idea. Love the mix of colours in the background. Can't wait for your challenge xx

  8. Fabulous tag .... love the colours and all the layers. Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper Challenge ..... good luck! Linda xx

  9. Great piece of artwork Deborah - love the texture

  10. So beautiful, thank you for joining in at the Take it, Make it Challenge xxx


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