52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 4 November 2018

Week 45 - 52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2018

It's that time again, the Week 45 prompt is "Mixed Media".

This was my second attempt at a tag for this prompt.  The first went very badly, ending up in the bin.  I think it's mainly due to me feeling pretty rubbish at the moment.

So for this tag, I started off with running some card through a chevron embossing folder, then inked it in a sludgy green and a red ink.  

I stamped a script pattern on a small brown tag, and with the other gave it a thin coating of Gesso.  Once dry, I inked the edges and cut added some die cuts and sticky pearls.

I found a small piece of cardboard, so I stripped the surface off to expose the ribbed surface.  I gave that a thin coat of Gesso, when dry I added some red ink to the raised areas.  

After sticking everything down, I added some extra embellishments:  sequins, punched hearts, a heart pin and a button.

I persevered and made this tag.  I started by sticking four lolly sticks together, then giving a thin coat of Gesso.  I then used Distress Inks through the Visible Image "Time Tunnel" stencil.

I coated a wooden star in Gesso, when dry I used two shades of Distress Inks.  Using the Visible Image "Peace Love & Hope" stamp set, I stamped the "Hope" word and the circle with the distressed edge onto the star.

I added little sequins to the white area of the spiral.  Die cut a black circle which I added to the middle of the star and two hearts in different sizes.

Finally, I used the three stitched circle stamps from the Visible Image "You Are Not Alone" Stamp set, stamped in a Distress Oxide ink onto black card cut into a tag shape. I then mounted the wooden lolly design onto the black card.


If you would like to know more about the 52 week challenge, please click on this link.

There is also a closed Facebook Group for this challenge.  It's a small friendly group of like minded people who take part in this very relaxed challenge by sharing their makes and chatting about craft related things.  You are more than welcome to join us.  Sam x


  1. love the mini tags within the large one, loads of colour texture and interest

  2. Both fabulous mixed media tags-I have a very big bag of lolly sticks somewhere must hunt them out-have now got my craft room back so who knows what I will find whilst moving lol
    Carol x

    1. Thanks Carol. My craft stuff is reasonably organise, but there are still areas that I tend to ignore, with items I've had for ages and not used. Sam x

  3. Lovely tags, such a fab idea to use lolly sticks!
    Janice x