Saturday, 1 February 2014


Today's tag fits in very well with a couple of this weeks challenges.   The theme at Stampotique is 'Winged Things' and at Tagalong the theme is 'Your Favourite Technique'.   I decided I would use Hazel and her dog and give the dog wings - but then I thought "hmm ... sitting dog, wings?  Maybe not.  What else can I use?"  Some years ago at a craft show, I bought two little stamps, one a cat looking skywards and the other a flying pig.  The reason I bought both was because of a sample card displayed with the cat watching in disbelief as the pig flew overhead.  So, replace the idea of the dog with a pig and this is what I came up with -

For my 'favourite technique' , I blended 'peeled paint' and 'seedless preserves' Distress Ink together, followed by a quick spritz of water to add age spots and a spot of dribble.  Then using  Tim Holtz' 'burlap' stencil (my current favourite stencil), I then added more 'seedless preserves' over the top.

Next was my new stamp 'water droplets' from Designs by Ryn (I think this might be my new favourite stamp) stamped with 'jet black' Archival ink.  Hazel and the pigs were stamped on ivory cardstock, coloured with watercolour pencils and highlighted with 'majestic purple' Liquid Pearls.  'Pigs Might Fly' was stamped with alphabet stamps, all the images were fussy cut and popped onto dimensionals.  A length of ribbon was added to finish off.

I'm entering this tag in this weeks Stampotique Designers Challenge
                                                   Tagalong Challenge

Happy crafting!


  1. What a great tag!
    Love the colours you have used and what a fun sentiment !
    Like the use of the TH stencil!
    Thank you for joining in with stampotique

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. It's great Helen. I love these little pigs :)
    Thanks for joining Stampotique DC this week

    xx Arwen

  4. Beautiful and what a nice soft colours! Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique DC

  5. Great colours and love the sentiment

  6. Super use of humor here, Helen, and that makes me love it! I am a "Hazel" fan, so another reason this so appeals to me! Thanks so much for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week! Mwah! KayW

  7. Great technique! The end result is wonderful!

  8. Those colours do look beautiful together on this gorgeous tag. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  9. Beautiful tag Helen, love those flying pigs and Hazel is one of my favourite Stampotique characters atm :) Thanks for paying me a visit today, it meant a lot.

    Claire x

  10. Wonderful tags!

    Hazel looks fabulous!

    I also love those flying pigs!

    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  11. Love the colour choice.and great sense of humor. thanks for joining us at tag along


Any messages (so long as they are positive [hehehe!] ) gratefully received!