Tuesday 9 April 2024

Tag It!

Hi everyone, this month’s ATC swap theme in the Tracy Evans FB group is Tag It - ie. incorporate a tag onto each ATC. The tag could be a stamp, die or even hand cut …. however I happen to own one Tracy tag stamp which is an ideal size for use on ATC’s and which has never been inked up until now, so that was always going to be the centrepiece of my design. 

I stamped the tag 4 times onto cream stamping card and  cut out, then stamped my flowers onto each one. I stamped the flowers again onto separate cream card, coloured the flower heads with distress watercolor pencils then fussy cut and attached to the tags after I had distressed the edges of the tags with Scorched Timber Distress Oxide. I cut 4 pieces of kraft card stock each 3.5” x 2.5” and added background stamping using parts of stamps, then blended more Scorched Timber DOX round the edges before attaching the tag. I stamped and cut out the pen nib 4 times, coloured with watered down DOX then attached. I finished by adding a twine bow to each tag (using twine from Tracy’s stamp packaging😀), white gel pen highlights to the flowers and Glossy Accents to the pen nibs.

Here’s a closeup of the individual ATC’s.

Stamps: AALL & Create #984 Tag O Tag, #904 Flower Journey, #908 Quill Ends, #449 Through the Meadows (background);
Media: Versafine Clair (Pinecone); Tim Holtz Distress watercolor pencils (Mustard Seed, Fossilized Amber, Spiced Marmalade, Barn Door, Fired Brick, Picked Raspberry, Villainous Potion); Distress Oxide inks (Scorched Timber, Antique Linen); gel pen (white); Glossy Accents.

Challenges I would like to enter:

As You Like It - Favourite Cute or Floral (and why)
(I just love all flowers as they are so pretty and versatile for cardmaking)
Beautiful Blossoms #15 - Anything Floral Goes (6th entry)
Country View Crafts FB Challenge (April) - Flower Power (2nd entry - entered later when I realised this fits the challenge)
Double Trouble #163 - Let’s Get Krafty
Sheepski #85 - Anything Goes
Triple B (April) - Birds, Butterflies and/or Blooms
We Love 2 Create #3 2024 - Anything Goes

These are now packaged up and ready to go … all I need now is a respite in the appalling rain so I can venture out to the post box!

Take care and thanks for visiting.


stampinwithanita said...

Well done! Nice set of ATCs with beautiful colors and a great classic design. Thanks so much for joining us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge this month!

brenda said...

A lovely collection, pretty in all colourways Pauline.

B x

crafty-stamper said...

Great ATCs,love the different coloured flowers,all the stamps you used and the twine bows.
Carol x

Elaine Stark said...

A fabulous collection. I love the different colours. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

Sarn said...

Beautiful set of floral ATCs with the cute tag taking centre stage. xxx

Uschi said...

So beautiful. Your set is really gorgeous. This stamp is so wonderful and I love your different color schemes. Your craftpaper background is so great for showcasing these beautiful flowers. And that bow completes your work perfectly.
I'm glad you shared these beautiful ATCs with the latest Everybody Art Challenge. Thank you.
Hugs Uschi

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful ATC's Pauline I love the stamps and colours you have used excellent work
lolo x

Linby said...

I love that you did each one in a different colour combo, they all look wonderful.

Mia said...

Hi Pauline. You are a winner of Craftlandia Challenge. Please visit my blog. Hugs, Mia

Donna Walls said...

Wonderful set of ATC's! Love the images and the colors. Thanks for sharing with us at The Beautiful Blossoms Challenge.
Donna xx
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Bonnie Lynn said...

Your ATC's are gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies. Hope to see you again. Bonnie DT

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Beautiful ATC for your swap... love the variety of colors against the Kraft backgrounds. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Melanie R said...

Such a lovely collection of tags, Pauline! Such fun images and fabulous colors. Thank you for playing along with us at Double Trouble #163.

Rainey's Craft Room said...

The pretty colourways make for a lovely set of ATC's Pauline.

Anke said...

All your tags are so beautiful, Pauline. I love the flowers and your design.


Kellianne said...

You make me want to jump into the world of making ATC's! These are so so cute and I love the funky flowers so much. Thanks for getting "krafty" along with us at Double Trouble! :)

Golden Goddess Designs said...

an absolute fantastic set of ATC's! I love the different colors. great job and thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble where I am Guest Designer this month. Good luck!


Darlene said...

OH WOW ... these are just beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Triple B challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

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