Friday, 4 August 2017

Anything But Cards at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog

Hello everyone, I've been a bit of a bad visitor again I'm afraid as I'm working on something behind the scenes which I can't reveal just yet and it's eating up my spare time so apologies for that and normal service will be resumed as soon as possible!
We have a new challenge over at That's Crafty! Challenge Blog today and for the next fortnight our theme is Anything But Cards and that suited me down to the ground as I haven't made many cards lately.
My inspiration is a mixed media tag made with one of That's Crafty! white/greyboard tags which can stand up to all sorts of media.

My tag was decorated by scraping yellow, orange and pink acrylic paints on to the surface using an old store card. I worked in several directions, adding thin swiped lines as a top coat.
When the paint was dry, I used the floral background and hearts Dinky Stencils to add a pattern in places with DecoArt Media Carbon Black fluid acrylic paint.
I stamped the lovely Serena (Donna's gorgeous clear stamp by That's Crafty!) on mixed media paper and coloured her with paints, adding a coat of DecoArt Glamour Dust pink paint over the top on her hair and the heart.
I stamped her again directly on the tag, off-setting her slightly over the side for interest. I then cut out the painted image and the heart shape and glued these on top of the image stamped on the tag.
I stencilled on the enchanted text from the Dinky Stencil of the same name with black paint and added gingham ribbon at the top to finish.

Have a great day and see you later.
Fliss xx


  1. I love the effect you gt from scraping on the paint Fliss , like lots of shooting stars , and the hearts and flowers, makes me think that this beauty, is out for a romantic night , with wishes come true :-) So goegeous !!! xxoo , Dorthe

  2. Wow, stunning tag. As always perfect colour choices. xxx

  3. Beautiful tag Fliss, I love that paint scrapping method as it creates some lovely backgrounds. Serena looks fab as always ;)
    Donna xx

  4. Lovely tag Fliss and just love your colours here! Happy and bright. The touches of black are really impactful too and emphasise the colours underneath. Happy Weekend to you xxx

  5. There she is Serena, isn't she a fabulous stamp to work with. She looks very much at home on your paint scraped background, a fabulous technique you have down to a fine Art Fliss. Super make. Hugs Tracey xx

  6. A super tag Fliss! Lovely colours!
    Alison xx

  7. Hot, hot, hot, great colours for serena, and great tag
    Amanda x

  8. Wow - you and I are both on the hot colours today! I love the scraped paint background - it looks amazing - and Serena looks fabulous too.
    Alison x

  9. This is such a fun tag Fliss with that fabulous background. Really pops.
    Much love, Bev. x

  10. Love your colours - funky project Love it x


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Fliss xx