Life is an Adventure

This tag is for the following challenges:

1. STAMPlorations September Mixed Media Challenge
2. Take It Make It September Challenge - Take a Stamp Anything Goes
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3. A Blog Named Hero- Texture Challenge

4. Happy Little Stampers September Mixed Media Challenge – Distress

5. Simon Says Monday Challenges – Powder Power
6. Mixed Media Monthly Challenge #28 - Rustic

7. Creative Artiste's Challenge 18 - Anything Mixed Media Goes
8. Love to Create #20 Anything Creative/ Mixed Media Goes
9. More Mixed Media Challenge - "Anything Goes" + Optional Brown

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10. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday September 2016 - Use the colors RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, and/or BROWN

Tag Details

1. Mask and stencil are by Simon Says Stamp. Background and text are by Hero Arts.
2. I first stamped the background text, then applied several Distress Inks as background. I then sponged Distress Inks over the leave mask to create depth. I applied Embossing Paste over leave stencil, then covered with Distress Embossing Powder to create not just the texture but a rustic look.

When I was making this tag, I was thinking about my younger daughter who is a senior college student looking for a full-time job after graduation in next May. I could tell she has been under tremendous stress. “Life is an Adventure” is what I want to tell her. Hope the warm color scheme will warm her heart.

I am happy with what the tag came out. Hope you like it too.

Edited on 10/25/2016
I just found out that this tag was chosen as one of the Top 3 Honours by Love to Create Challenge DTs. This is indeed a happy surprise. Thanks so much.


  1. Gorgeous tag! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  2. Beautiful tag, I'm loving the gorgeous autumnal colours and the dimension you've created.
    Glad you joined us at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge this month.
    Hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  3. love the Distress Ink Background - thanks for sharing your project at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge and the Happy Little Stampers Mixed Media Challenge

  4. Gorgeous Tag Helen, Love the color scheme. Thanks for joining us on A Blog Named Hero!

  5. beautiful tag helen...I love the embossing against that gorgeous background...thank you so much for sharing with us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...enjoy your weekend...hugs kath xxx

  6. and she did yet another gorg project!!! love this tag too :) Thanks for playing along with us at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge with this tag too!!! :)

  7. Gorgeous tag and I love your inky background! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Powder Powder Challenge over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week :)

  8. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the More Mixed Media challenge. Hope to see you again next time.


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