Edited on 2/18/2018
I’m so excited that this tag won the following two awards.
Thanks, all DTs. How thrilled!

Hi Stamping Friends,
I hope you’ve had a great start in 2018. It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge again. The January Challenge Theme is Garden.

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 $20.

I love visiting gardens because I love flowers. Flowers are beautiful and it’s always a delight seeing flowers. The following is how I made my tag.

Tag Details

1. Stamp background on tag.

2. Apply several Distress Inks on tag.

3. Apply water over stencil to remove some of the distress inks. Apply more distress inks over stencil to increase depth and visual effect.

4. Stamp flowers and stems and color with Distress Inks. Die cut flowers and stems.

5. Assemble flowers and stems on tag and apply embossing paste over text stencil.

6. Apply clear Wink of Stella on flowers and stems. Splash some black inks on tag to create even more visual effect. Die cut text (by Tim Holtz) and adhere to tag to finalize the tag.

I hope my tag is eye-pleasing and inspirational to you. Please drop me a note if you like it. Thanks for stopping by.

Challenges to Enter



  1. This is STUNNING! Love the bright colors and composition! The ghosting effect looks amazing in the background. Love, love, LOVE! Thank you for playing along with us at the Craft Stamper Take It Make It Challenge this month. We hope you join us again soon.

    Amy- DT
    {Lil Cutie Creations}

  2. This is so gorgeous!!! Best greetings, Nora.

  3. Gorgeous with those bold colors.
    Greetings from your team mate Michelle

  4. Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the bright colors and those flowers!

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

  6. Fabulous, colourful tag!

    Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.

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

  7. This is definitely BEAUTIFUL. Nice work and nicely illustrated pics of step-by-step instructions on your blog too.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/

  8. Such a beautiful bold and bright tag, certainly stands out, just gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in the artistic stamper challenge. X.

  9. Beautiful mixed media tag!

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

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

  10. A wonderful tag. Lovely colours, pretty stamps and fabulous texture.
    Thank you for joining in with our January challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Happy New Year and good luck x

  11. Gorgeous tag, I love the bold colours and the texture. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  12. Oh, wow, Helen! This is so pretty! I really like the script stencil and your colors are bright and so cheerful. I love your bright pretty colors. This makes me look forward to spring and summer. Thanks for playing along this month at STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.

  13. Very beautiful indeed! Thanks for joining the Craft Stamper Challenge xo Cheetarah

  14. Great tag, love the bright colours, thank you for joining in the challenge at The Artistic Stamper.

  15. Stunning. Beautiful colours. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month. Judy DT

  16. Thanks so much for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge at Country View Challenges. I love your project!! Good luck and hope to see you again soon. Teresa DT

  17. So pretty, love the background. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamps and Stencils! Ruth xx

  18. So pretty. I especially love how that text stencil look turned out. Beautiful flowers. Thanks for sharing with STAMPlorations Mixed Media Challenge.


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