Sunday, February 12, 2017

My 3rd STAMPlorations Tagplorations Tag!

I have had so much fun playing with my new CUTplorations Luggage Tag Dies.   Shery's Tagplorations Linky Party was the perfect opportunity to play with my new Dies!  There are new tag samples each of the 7 days by Shery's very talented DT and lots of prizes available :-)  The party ends on February 14th.  Hope you get to play too.

Here is my tag for Day 5

I went crazy with stencils on my tag.  I used 3 ARTploration stencils, 1 Tim Holtz and 1 TCW stencil.

I  die cut my largest Luggage Tag from a manila T. H. tag and started by covering with a layer of Gesso, let dry and sponged Distress Inks to cover white Gesso.  Then the fun began with the stencils.

I started with the TCW stencil, then the T.H. stencil, then my 3 Artplorations stencils. Sponging with sponge daubers and Distress Inks.

Next, using my palette knife,  I went over my stenciled hearts and bird with Golden's Molding Paste. The paste absorbed the DI inks from the images as it dried.  To make the images pop more I traced with a permanent black pen.

I traced around the edge of the  tag with a shimmer gold ink pen and my black marker to frame the tag.  Added my ribbon, rhinestones, CUTplorations Smile and done.  There was a lot of drying time, but a really fun project.

Adding to more Challenges.

STAMPlorations February Mixed Media..must include a stencil or stencils

STAMPlorations Never Ending Anything Goes

Happy STAMPlorations Tag making......Hugs!

Stamps: None.  Paper: Tim Holtz Manila #8 Tag.  Inks: T. H. Distress Inks: Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Ripe Persimmon, Festive Berries, Barn Door, Peacock Feathers, Seedless Preserves. Accessories: CUTplorations Luggage Tag Die and Smile Word.  Stencils: TCW: Raven Mosaic. Tim Holtz: Dot Fade. ARTplorations: Hearts All Over, Flutter By and Christmas Trees for circles.  
Staedler pemanent black pen and SU gold shimmer pen (ret) and SU rhinestones, taffeta ribbon and sponge daubers.  Golden's Molding Paste and White Gesso.


  1. You are on a roll with these gorgeous tags. Great mixed media with lovely colours and texture x

  2. Another great color combo. This tag has an unusual shape--puts it into a whole new class.

  3. WOW what a work of art Nancy. I LOVE it.

  4. Wow! Very artsy and wonderful use of stencils, Nancy! Wow!

  5. Nancy, I love all the layering and the outlining really makes all the images pop, awesome tag :)

  6. This is one, fabulous tag, Nancy! Love the various stencils you used on your background and this one looks so fun to create!

  7. Your tags are darling! I used to make so many tags...maybe I do that again! (BTW, the background of my "Smile" card is actually designer paper from a 6 1/2 x 6 1/2 pad called "Ubud Dreams" by KaiserCraft. )

  8. Great colours in this one! Love the bird!

  9. It sounds like you had tons of fun with all the texture and layers on this! Just playing... so wonderful. I really like the word dies you use.

  10. Great layering on your gorgeous tag Nancy. LOVE orange and purple together! xx

  11. Such a pretty tag Nancy, love all the layers on this. Thanks for joining our Mixed Media challenge at STAMPlorations this month. Carol DT x


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