52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 25 August 2019

Week 35 - 52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2019 (Crafty Individuals CI-265)

The challenge prompt for Week 35 is "Birds".

For my tag, I started off with a gelli plate background I had prepared a few weeks ago, using Colorbox Inks brayered on to the gelli plate and then sprinkled with wet Brusho, which creates the mottled look.

Using a Crafter's Companion script stamp I stamped across the tag using Versafine "Smokey Gray" coloured ink.

On a separate piece of card in the same gelli-plate colours I stamped the Crafty Individuals CI-265 in Versafine Clair "Warm Breeze" shade of ink.  I then cut the stamped image into three.  Using the same ink, I stamped the ferns, which are part of a Crafty Individuals set (CI-207).  

The mini dragonflies are from the same set, but I stamped them in Versafine Clair "Twilight".  I also inked the edges of the tag in "Twilight" and the edges of the stamped bird images too.

I mixed some Distress Oxide ink (Brushed Corduroy and Wild Honey) with some water, then added some Brusho SprinkleIT.  I mixed them together, then using a fan brush splattered across the tag.  This gives a subtle coloured sparkly look.

Using double sided sticky tape, I adhered the bird sections onto the tag.  I gave the birds some additional colour by painting Distress Oxide in shades of "Brushed Corduroy", adding white around the eyes and highlight areas using a white Signo pen.


  1. great combination of stamps and colours Sam you always manage to add so much detail to your tags, beautiful

  2. Oh my word, Sam, this is just fabulous!

    love Mags B x