This is the start of an inspiration patch, where I hope that fellow scrappers and creators will come and find some inspiration, or even leave some inspiration for me.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Vintage Tag - Graphic 45

Hello Everyone

Today I have a vintage tag to share with you.
I really had soooo much fun with my inks and stamps and of course, some gorgeous Graphic 45 pieces, that are from some of my earliest scrappy stash.

So here it is.

I used a lot of BoBunny stamps and distress inks on the background.

These butterflies were just fabulous and so just had to be fussy cut! ;-)

Thanks so much for coming to see another of my tags today.
Hope you have a good evening!
Denise x

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Mixed Media Tag - Sizzix / Craft Stamper August Take it Make it Challenge

Hello Everyone

I am still "tagging" you with lots of tags and so I have another one to share with you today.

I am also entering this for the Craft Stamper August Take it Make it Challenge

Here's my tag.

I used Distress inks, stamps, a Tim Holtz stencil and a Sizzix embossing folder to create the background.

Believe it or not, I used the Sizzix embossing folder to create the swirly patterns on the background.

Sizzix Texture Fades Embossing Folders 4PK - Springtime Background & Borders Set

Item #657491
I used the first border embossing folder in this set, inked it up and used it as a stamp on the tag.
Here's a close-up.

The stamped flowers are a free stamp from a previous Craft Stamper magazine.
I used watercolour pencils to colour them. I then cut a few layers and layered them up for dimension.

I had a lot of fun creating this tag and I am really happy with the result too! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you have an awesome evening!

Denise x

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Thinking of You - Mixed Media Tag - BoBunny Stamps

Hello Everyone

I hope that you are having a really good weekend and also finding some time to create.

I finished off another circle tag. I really do love the colours on this one.
Have a look.

I used a Celebr8 stencil and black gesso for the background, along with some Pumice Stone Distress ink.

The flowers and leaves are BoBunny stamps and I coloured these with watercolour pencils and then lastly added some black beads for the centres.

Here's a closer look.

You know, it's really great if one has Alcohol markers and Distress ink markers...but watercolour pencils work just as well and really don't cost a bomb at all.
If you have some of these packed away somewhere, get them out and get using them! ;-)

Thanks so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super Sunday!
Denise x

Friday, 19 August 2016

Mixed Media Tag - BoBunny Butterfly Kisses

Hello Everyone

I am sharing a mixed media tag for the BoBunny DT call that I still have not shared, using the gorgeous Butterfly Kisses Collection.

I made this tag using some BoBunny packing, which I really thought was such a neat idea and a great way of recycling it.  So the backing to this tag is actually the packaging.  I distressed and then inked the edges.

I fussy cut the leaves, the berries and some of the flower bits, which actually meant that I did not need so many embelishments, as these were embelishments on their own.

I used some stickable stencils and crackle paste to also create interest and layers on this tag.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a super evening!
Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
BoBunny Packaging
Noteworthy: Butterfly Kisses
Patterned Paper: Petals, Sunlit / Butterfly Kisses
Jewels: Double Dot Mocha
Blossoms: Natural Earth Bouquet
Stickable Stencils: Borders, Fanciful
Stamps: Romance
Crackle Paste: White

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Mixed Media Tag - Penelope Dee/ Distress Inks

Hello Everyone

I have still been having fun experimenting with inks etc. etc.
So I have made yet another tag! LOL

Here it is.

I used the new Penelope Dee poppy stamp.  It really is so pretty, along with a paper die-cut, which I used as a stencil for the background and some distress ink.

Here's some close-ups.

I used some BoBunny pearlescent Licorice for the poppy middles.

I love how it turned out! ;-)

I am mostly over my cold and flu now.  It's still lingering a bit but I am feeling heaps better.

So what's new on your creative table lately?

I am also entering this in the Take it Make it challenge over at the Craft Stamper

Hope you have a super evening!
Denise x

Monday, 15 August 2016

Altered "Explore" Box - BoBunny/ Berry71Bleu August Challenge

Hello Everyone

I am up on the Berry71Bleu blog today for the August Challenge.

The mood board is gorgeous - "Summer Hideaway" challenge.

I created something a little altered "Explore" Box.
This is sort of a "man" box that can be used to store little treasures...whatever he likes.
So a little bit of a man hideaway too! ;-)

Please pop over to the Berry71Bleu blog for more details and photo's.

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Friday, 12 August 2016

Flowers are the music of the Earth - Mixed Media Tag - Sizzix

Hello Everyone

I am really "tagging" you at the moment, with all my tag posts...
but I am really so enjoying creating them and experimenting at the same time.

So here's my latest creation...

I used some daisy stamps that I just love. These I stamped and then coloured with watercolour pencils, water and a paintbrush.  These were then fussy cut.

I used an Enmarc stencil for the background and some clear crackle paste.  I then coloured with Distress Inks, Scattered Straw and Dried Marigold.

The sentiment is a Penny Dee stamp and the butterflies a Graphic 45/Hampton Art stamp.

I once, again, also used the fabulous Sizzix Die-Set


Sizzix Thinlits Die Set 9PK - Garden Greens
Please pop over here to check out some of the gorgeous new Sizzix dies.

Thank ever so much for stopping by!
I hope you have a super Friday!
Denise x