52 Week Mini Art Card/Tag Challenge

Sunday 5 May 2024

52 Week Mini Art Card / Tag Challenge 2024 - Week 19

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 19 is "Wings"


This is the tag that I have made for the Week 19.

Starting with a cream coloured tag, I used "Victorian Velvet" through the Tim Holtz / Stampers Anonymous "Bouquet Layering Stencil - THS143".

I then edged the tag working with lighter colours outwards using Distress Oxide Ink "Bundled Sage", "Gathered Twigs" then "Ground Espresso", finally edging in Versafine Clair "Pine Cone" ink.

I coloured a Tim Holtz "Paperdoll", using "Victorian Velvet" Distress Oxide ink for the skin tone and "Picked Raspberry" Distress Oxide Ink for the clothes, applying both with a paint brush.

Moving on to the wings, I used a Crafters Companion stamp and die set, sorry I don't know what it is called other than that.  I used the stamp with Wow! Clear Embossing Ink and Wow! Bright White Embossing Powder on Velum and then heat set.  I then fussy cut around as I didn't trust the die not to move!

About half an inch from the base of the tag, I created some ground, using a Lavinia Stamps "Hill Mask" and Versafine Clair "Pine Cone" dark brown ink with a finger dabber.

I then mounted the tag on to a piece of dark red card and cut to size.

I used Cosmic Shimmer wet glue to stick the wings and the paper doll in position.

Finally, I used two Tim Holtz Idea-ology "Clipping Stickers" for the sentiment.


  1. I love the contrast of the darker colours for the background against the white vellum inks and the added image over the top works so well Sam. x