52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday, 7 January 2018

Week 2 - 52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2018

There has been a fabulous response to the start of the 2018 challenge.  You can see the tags made by checking out the Facebook group.  The prompts for previous weeks and the ones for the 2017 challenge can be found by clicking the button to the right of the "home" button below the blog title. You are more than welcome to join in this challenge.  There is no pressure, do as much or as little as you like.

The prompt for Week 2 is "Vintage / shabby".  I wanted to leave it quite loose so that you don't feel under too much pressure.


















Here's my example for the Week 2 prompt.  I had a few ideas in my head about what I wanted to include for this tag.

Firstly I started with a section of cotton weave canvas which I inked, scrunched then re-inked and then ironed flat.  I then got a cream coloured tag and inked the edges in darker shades.  I used a little tool to distress the edges a little too.  

I have never used my sewing machine on a papercrafting project, but decide to ring the changes and sew the canvas layer onto the distressed tag, (I deliberately made the stitching quite rough and did not adjust the tension so it wasn't very even).  I then stamped some text and also used a coral/seaweed stamp from a Stampin' Up set called "By The Tide".
















At this stage, I paused for a few hours as I couldn't formulate how I wanted to move forward. Firstly, I layered and stuck down two layers of lace with a frayed end, down the middle of the tag. I found a section of an old die cut in red and positioned it at the top of the tag.

I decided to die cut a wreath using Stampin' Up "Swirly Scribbles" die.  I punched some foliage using a Martha Stewart punch and found some small white paper roses in my stash.

I stamped the bird (I'm not sure what the stamp set is as I purchased it second hand) and then coloured it in using Promarkers.  I then positioned it with sticky foam pads on top of the wreath so it has a 3D look.  Finally, I knotted some thread through a wooden heart shaped button and then stuck it down.

I hope you enjoy the challenge.  Have a good week.  Sam x


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