Saturday 10 May 2014

Ellen inspired tag

Hello everyone, hope your Saturday is going well. Mine started at stupid o'clock with a wide awake ping! I had two coffees, breakfast and then fell back to sleep, so my plans for getting up early went out the window.

I love the weekend as it is the only time I have to play as like most of us the week is taken up work, chores etc. my play for today started with a tag inspired by Ellen Vargo. She was a guest designer over on the Paper Artsy blog whic you can view here

I do not have the stamps she used so I used one I made playing with fun foam. First I painted the tag with Nougart Freshco finish acrylic paint and when dry, scraped  some pumpkin Soup onto the tag.

I inked my stamp with watering can from Wendy Vecchi range with Ranger and stamped over the tag.

Ididnt think anymore stamping was needed but did use black soot distress ink around the edges.

For my smaller tag I put London bus and Pumpkin Soup on my craft sheet and picked up both colours at once with dry cut foam. This blends the colours slightly as you put them on the tag it's also streaky and uneven which I like. To add interest to the bag round I used JOFY 22 numbers in both direction  in watering can archival ink. I next used a stamp from Lin Brown 01 for my feature which I stamped in black archival.

 added a sentiment to finish.


Thanks to a friend of mine I would like to enter this into the stamponique challenge 146  which you can see here.

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope to see you soon. Bye for now

Debs xx



  1. Very nice, love those numbers in the background!

  2. This is gorgeous! I love both the backgrounds Deb! xxx

  3. Gorgeous colours Debs, you should enter this into the Stampotique challenge 146 which asks for orange and pink as a background, you have until Tuesday as their challenges are for 1 week only, Weds to Weds. Thats's not strictly true, if you interested go read their rules. Will send link if you need.

    Love all the stamps you have used, i don't own any of Ellen's stamps either. Would love the circles set! :-) xxx

  4. Fabulous tag! I love the numbers background xx

  5. Beautiful! Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC!

  6. I love the colours on both backgrounds, Deborah. That Eclectica flower and sentiment work so well too! Julie Ann xxx

  7. Your home made foam stamp works a treat, I am itching to have a go myself!

  8. Love your scraped paint background - so rustic. Thanks for joining in the fun this week and for all your support - I appreciate it!

  9. That looks wonderful, I love the background tag, it's gorgeous.

  10. Great tag, pleased your friend told you to enter into the Stampotique challenge. I am happy you did !
    Corrie x

  11. This is fabulous, I love the bold black against the hot background. and the sentiment is fab. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampotique Designers Challenge. Sue xx

  12. Wonderful tag Debs! Love the colours and your background stamp worked a treat.

    Lesley Xx


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