Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Be the Rainbow

Three days in a row!!!
WOW! that would have to be a first for me!

This week's theme at
is #47 "Bright Sunny Colours"

and to top it off, there is still time to be included in
Stampotique #155 "Newspaper/Magazine"

The tag was made by blending Distress Ink 'mustard seed' and 'spiced marmalade' which really creates a lovely orange glow to the tag.
A background "Sea Bubbles" by Designs by Ryn
 was stamped in 'picked raspberry'.

The basket (which reminds me of a nest) was torn from an old scrapbook magazine
and then "Toucan and Budgie" from Stampotique were stamped onto white cardstock
and coloured using Distress Inks and a blending tool, with small details added on the beak and feathers.  They were fussy cut and popped onto dimensionals in front of the basket.

A word sticker from Pink Paisley seemed to suit these two birds perfectly
and I was able to borrow a cloud die which I then lightly blended 'black soot' followed by just a touch of yellow, orange and pink to reflect the idea of a rainbow.
Lastly using a blending tool, I ponced 'mustard seed' and 'spiced marmalade' onto a piece of muslin, spritzed it with water to blend the colours, and after leaving it to dry, stapled it onto the tag.
I am entering this tag into the following challenges

Happy Crafting!


  1. Love that Helen, what an awesome tag, love the colors and the nest.

  2. It is obvious that a lot of work and thought went into this piece, Helen, and I love it. I am seeing the use of a lot of creative elements, not the least of which is the basket/nest you borrowed from a scrapbooking magazine. You have definitely created a winner here, my friend!

    1. Oh, yes, and thanks for participating in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge! ;-)

  3. Hey Helen, thanks for uploading your pic to the customer creation draw :) Fun tag! I especially like the subtle colour work on the clouds and the basket as a nest. Great idea!

  4. What a fun tag! Love the use of the basket as a nest - it looks awesome x

  5. This is fabulous, great colours and the word sticker is perfect! Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique. Sue xx

  6. Fabulous tag! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  7. Helen, this is awesome! Wonderful tag!
    Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Design Challenge

    xx Arwen


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