52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 14 April 2024

52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2024 - Week 16

This is a weekly challenge. I provide you with a prompt/theme each Sunday morning through out the year.  The challenge is very relaxed.  You can do as much or as little as you like.  You can create cards, tags, Artist Trading Cards (ATC's) or index cards, the choice is yours. You just go with what ever is in your head at the time.  You can stamp, get inky, use patterned papers, texture, embellish it is all down to you.

There is a dedicated private Facebook Group, with a lovely bunch of people who are already sharing their makes from previous challenges.  You can find the group by clicking this link.  I'd love you to join in.

The Crafting Niche 52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge 2024:

The prompt for Week 16 is "Stencil"


This is the tag that I have made for the Week 16.  I started with a cream coloured tag, colouring the surface with three shades of Ranger Archival Inks, using Buttercup, Sunflower and Bright Tangello.

I used "Vermillian" Ranger Archival Ink through the Clarity Stamps "Bijou Bookprint Stencil" in three different positions off the edge of the tag.

Next I used Ranger Archival "Watering Can" ink through the stripes section of the Clarity "Birds Decorative Panel" in the blank areas.

I lay the Clarity "Barbara's Star Flower Spray stencil" over the tag and applied Versafine Clair "Nocturne" black ink through the stencil.  I then inked the edges of the tag using the same ink.

For extra detail, I went around some of the areas with a black fine liner pen. I also added dots and lines using a metallic gold gel pen.  Finally adding some dots of pale blue Posca Pen to the middle of the flowers.


  1. A wonderful mix of Clarity stencils for this pretty tag Sam, and love the added black fine liner pen to outline parts of it, and also the gold and blue for extra dots and lines.