Thursday, February 15, 2018

Tag Fun at Mixed Media Monthly

Hello Inky Friends, I have a post over on the Mix Media Monthly Challenge Blog today. We continue to play with hearts & love! Come join us for a chance to win $25 from Topflight Stamps. 

 I made a tag for my on-going #the100dayproject. This is way out of my normal style but I kinda like it & did get to use up some of my stash.

Here is the inspiration this month. We are playing with lots of red & hearts for February.

I added some gesso to start, this tag was the back of a resin tag. The gesso helped to give it a good foundation. I knew I wanted to add some collage elements so this is where my process started. 

Next step was to emboss. I stamped with Distress Oxide & then covered it in emboss powder. I like using Distress Oxide, it is great for embossing & that way if the powder comes off the image is still colored. 

The Silverster Kracher emboss color by Emerald Creek is red mixed with white.

This stamp is from a set by Carabelle Studios,  Steampunk The Butterfly Effect. 
Love that Steampunk set!

I continued to build my tag. More hearts were definitely needed. I used 2 colors of Distress Ink on the hearts. Picked Raspberry & Wilted Violet. 

Side bar: as I was stamping I put too much ink on my stamp so I stamped off on my agenda. This gave me an idea, to stamp over the image in black slightly off from the 1st image. Kinda cool. 

Here is the set the heart came from, that eye is pretty cool too. This set is also from Carabelle Studio called Mirror of the Soul by Birgit Koopsen. 

Time for more... I find sometimes projects go through a case of the uglies. The trick I use is to just keep adding until you find your way. In this case I added some shading & a quote. 

Then I added bling & a stacked flower. Now I may be overdoing it but of course I just kept going. 

I added some gears with star brads, and shadowing around the ephemera. Ok now I am done! Thanks for joining us at Mix Media Monthly, I hope you play along!!


  1. Incredible collage style tag Karen! Hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day. Hugs, Autumn

    1. Thanks so much Autumn, same to you on Valentines!

  2. Gorgeous tag! I love the doodling and seeing your own handwritten words on there! Those scribbly hearts are so cool!

    1. Thank you Sara!!! Yes I love that stamp set!

  3. It's gorgeous Karen, love the sheer feminity of it and how you have layerd this, it's something I need to learn to do on my tags. Thank you for the awesome inspiration x

  4. Beautiful tag! Thanks for the tutorial!
    The Leaf Studio

  5. Many thanks for the details of your lovely tag

  6. Wow!!! This is so gorgeous tag my sweet friend! Love the doodling and background so much! Your style is so unique and I love it a lot! Thanks so much Dear for sharing such an amazing creation!

    Dr Monika Tripathi Shukla



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