52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Wednesday 1 November 2023

52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge - Taster Tag for November 2023


52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge

To start getting us in the mood for the 2024 weekly tag challenge, I thought I would get us in the mood by providing a monthly prompt/theme for the remaining months of 2023.  

You can use any size tag for this challenge, the ones that I use are manila in colour and measure 8x16cm, however you can make a card, an ATC (Artist Trading Card) or maybe an index card.  The choice is yours.

The prompt for November 2023 is "Stripes"

I hope you enjoy this taster and the challenge.  I'd love to see what you make.  You can share your tag/make on the Facebook group for the challenge which you can find here.

Sam x


So this is how I made my tag:  I drew diagonal lines lightly across the tag.  I then masked off three sections of the tag and used a Ranger Archival Ink through the Clarity Stamps "Stripes" stencil.  The four shades of Archival Inks I used were Tiger Lily, Monarch Orange, Carnation Red and Red Geranium.  After applying the ink through the stencil, I lifted the stencil and tapes, masking off other areas and repeated the process till all four triangles had a different colour on them.

I then stamped the large butterfly, which is part of the Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous, red rubber cling stamp set called "Perspective -CMS213" in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink in the middle of the tag, over the point where the four striped triangles meet.  I then stamped the butterfly again on a spare tag and fussy cut it.

Returning to the tag itself, I stamped the red large dots, using the Stampers Anonymous "Fashion Style & Art - SCS032" in Versafine Clair "Tulip Red", stamping at the top right and bottom left of the tag.

I used the Stampin' Up "Gorgeous Grunge" red rubber "multi lines" stamp and the "speckles" stamp with Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink

Next using wet glue, I stuck the fussy cut butterfly on to the tag, over the top of the one already in position. I deliberately didn't colour the butterfly as I fel the eye needed somewhere to rest as the background was so busy.

As a final touch, I added some black Ranger Enamel Accents to the existing speckles below the butterfly to give a little dimension.  I also added a Tim Holtz, Idea-ology word sticker to the top right hand corner, before inking the edges of the tag in Versafine Clair "Nocturne" and mounting the tag on to a piece of black card.


  1. The butterfly sits beautifully on your fabulous background Sam

  2. What a super design on this tag Sam, and love the hot colours you used and the masked off areas with the stripes horizontally or vertically, and the added spots and grungy stamping accompany the pretty butterfly so well..a gorgeous tag. x