Saturday, 24 January 2015

Spots n Dots

This week on the Tagalong Challenge, the theme is 
Spots n Dots
so, with that in mind, I thought I'd play along.

I started by colouring the tag with a combination of 'squeezed lemon', 'mustard seed' and 'spiced marmalade' Distress Inks.  I then sponged 'broken china' through a Memory Box stencil "Bubbles".  To add a bit more background, I sponged 'spiced marmalade' and 'picked raspberry' through a TCW stencil "Mini Tile Texture'.  Although you can't see it in the photo, I added some glimmer to the bubbles with my Wink of Stella pen (love that pen).  To finish off the background, I added little white dots around the border with my white Posca paint pen.

I stamped "Mela" from Stampotique 
(Mela was one of the first stamps I bought and is still a favourite) 
onto a leftover piece of background paper, fussy cut her out and popped her onto dimensionals 
(I just realised how much I used dimensionals [SU] ).
I then stamped her dress onto a piece of dotty paper from Kaisercraft, cut it out and glued it directly onto the image.

I added a small piece of glittery lace washi tape to ground Mela, stamped the quote from Darkroom Door "Essentials 10 Collection" and to finish, stapled a folded length of washi tape to the top.
This tag would be perfect for the following challenges:
Tagalong Challenge ~ Spots n Dots
Stampotique Designers Challenge ~ Punny and/or Funny
Craft Stamper Challenge ~ Take a Stamp
Be sure to come and visit again soon .......
Happy Crafting!


  1. Fab little tag .... Thanks for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge ...... good luck! Linda xx

  2. ...super Tag Helen, the spots & dots really pop out from the background and luuuurve that Mela stamp, she's a kewl chick...beautiful...Xx

  3. Great spots'n'dots, Helen--and you have used several varieties! Great tag and, of course, a super image! ;-)

  4. This is fabulous. I love the backgrounds, the dots, and of course the paper pieced Mela.

    That sentiment is quite funny and made me smile!

    Thanks for playing along with my challenge this week at Stampotique Designers Challenges!

  5. Mela is one of my favourite stamps from Stampotique too ! Love your tag, great dots !
    Corrie x

  6. Great tag, I love Mela and use her all the time! Thanks for joining us at the Take It Make It Challenge.

  7. Great tag and love your choice of stamp Melia is great! Thank you for joining us at the Stampotique designers challenge blog and since I'm already here I would like to add thank you for also entering your tag in the craft Stampers magazine challenge blog as well !

  8. Totally agree with the sentiment!!
    Great tag Helen. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

  9. Gorgeous tag. Love the background. Hugz

  10. Beautiful tag, perfect quote. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  11. That's such a perfect quote!! Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique this week.

  12. Fantastic tag, love that quote-is't it the truth? Thanks for joining us at Stampotique this week.

  13. Love your dotty tag, the stamp suits the theme perfectly.

  14. Love her...thank you for joining in at the Take it, Make it Challenge xxx

  15. Love the background textures. And the sentiment is so true, lol!
    Thanks for joining us at Take It, Make It challenge! Hoping to see you with us again in February!

    1. Fab quote - so true :)
      Amazing tag Helen!
      Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

      xx Arwen


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