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Hi Stamping Friends,

It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge again. The May Challenge Theme is SPLATS.

For more details and other DTs’ inspirations, please check out the Challenge Blog. Anything mixed media could be linked up to our challenge as long as it follows our theme. Be sure to join for a chance to win $15.

When I saw the word - SPLATS, I instantly thought of Alcohol Inks and Tim Holtz’s signature technique – Alcohol Ink Splatter. The following are how I made my tag.

Tag Details

1. Apply Alcohol Ink Monoprint Technique on glossy paper for the background.

2. Apply Alcohol Ink Splatters Technique to create two flowers on tag as shown.

3. Stamp text background.

4. Apply Pearlescent Embossing Pastes over two overlapping stencils at the center of two flowers, respectively.

5. Stamp butterflies and sentiment in black on tag. Stamp two butterflies on vellum paper, die cut the vellum butterflies and attach.

I’m excited that I dug out Alcohol Inks and revisited Tim's two Alcohol Inks Techniques, together with the stenciling technique. Hope my tag is inspirational to you. Please drop me a note if you like my tag. Thanks for stopping by and wish you a great day.

Edited on 7/7/2017

1. The tag was chosen as one of the Top Picks by STAMPlorations Mixed Media May Challenge. Thanks, DTs.
2. The tag was also chosen as a Spotlight Winner by A Perfect Time to Craft Open Challenge #5. It's indeed double happiness. Thanks, DTs.
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  1. HI Helen, I've been following hls for some time, and your tag was so gorgeous I popped over to your blog and decided to 'follow'. I love your step by step pictures too, thanks for sharing your lovely creations xxx

    1. Hi Lesley, thanks for stopping by and dropping me such a sweet note. Your words sure made my day. xxx

  2. your splattered flowers turned out beautifully

  3. A really gorgeous tag and I love the alcohol technique you've used to make those amazing flowers!! What an adorable layout and those bees, they are just the cutest and coloured beautifully! Thanks so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... x

  4. Helen, that is a beautiful Spring mixed media tag. What a fun technique you used to create those flowers.

  5. Gorgeous tag. Very nice blog description. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Classic Design Team Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Jane DT for  http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  6. very beautiful, I need to check out that technique with alcohol ink, the flowers are gorgeous

  7. wonderful technique, thank for sharing. Loved your tag so much.

  8. Such a lovely tag love the technique Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  9. Wow Fantastic work. Looks brilliant.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.com.au/

  10. Great splatting, Helen! Thanks so much or playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It!

  11. Gorgeous tag .... love those flowers! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  12. Super cute! Thanks for joining the challenge at creative with stamps blog!
    Jennifer Taylor creative with stamps dt

  13. Beautiful tags! Your dandelions are super-cute! Thanks for playing with us at More Mixed Media Challenge blog:) Hugs, Asia

  14. Beautiful bright colors with your alcohol inks Helen! Love the splattered blooms with their stenciled centers, your layered butterfly stampings and great quote! thanks for playing along with the A Vintage Journey challenge! Julia xx

  15. A lovely tag with joyful colours! Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Artiste.

  16. Great tag - love the design.

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Helen DT   http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/...

  17. Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along at CWS Challenge.
    Mary (DT)

  18. Fabulous creation! Thank you for joining us at The Artistic Stamper Creative Challenge

  19. Love your colourful tag, Helen. Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations.Mixed Media Challenge. Good Luck! :-)

  20. a beautiful, clever tag! Thanks for joining in with us at the STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge!!!

  21. WOW Helen what a perfect splatter!! loce the tags!!!simply beautiful!!


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