Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Influences of the 20th Century

The Craftroom challenge at the moment is to create a project that is influenced by the 20th Century.

There were so many great events and historic moments between 1900 and 2000 that it was quite hard to settle on something.

I chose to do yet another tag, mainly because I am somewhat time poor these days and I really do find it a good medium to showcase techniques.


I had a new background stamp that came with a magazine and I have been itching to use it.  It was perfect for this tribute to Princess Diana.  I stamped it with Archival and coloured it with a combination of markers, leaving out the distress markers that I would normally use.  I added a scrap of lace, some pearls and the photo.  I used my Brother label maker with clear tape for the text.

Reasonably simple but elegant, I think.


Friday, March 7, 2014

Dragons Dream Tag It On #161

I missed the last tag challenge – I just could not come up with anything.

This time around the inspiration is the Letter “A”, tag that is not the usual shape and, as usual, to include at least one real stamped image.  I really had to put my thinking cap on for this and I am pretty happy with the result.


Out with the trusty Silhouette Cameo to cut the anchor and the title.  I haven’t used my Magnolia stamps for ages but I thought Pirate Matilda was simply perfect for this.  I coloured her with watercolour pencils and popped her up on foam.  I “finger knitted” some bakers twine for the anchor’s chain.


Thanks for popping in to take a look.  Why not join the fun at Dragons Dream Tag It On and see what you can come up with?

Cheers, Esther