True Friends

Edited on 4/4/2018

I’m so excited that this tag was chosen as one of the Top Three by Sud Sentiments Challenge Blog with the following comments from DT: I love all the layers to this beautiful tag. Thank you, DTs.

Hi Stamping Friends,

It’s time to play along with Happy Little Stampers (HLS) Mixed Media Challenge again. The March Challenge Theme is Friendship. 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. Our winner for this challenge will receive a $20 coupon to spend at the shop! Check out all the details HERE. If you use stamps by Happy Little Stampers and you are our random winner, your prize will be doubled!

Unlike general mixed media artworks that tend to have lots of textures, this tag has little texture, yet I managed to create lots of layers to enrich the visual effect. The following are how I made my tag.

Tag Details
1. Stamp text background (Hero Arts) on a glossy white tag.

2. Stamp floral stamps (Hero Arts) using VersaMark on text background. Heat to dry.

3. Apply Distress Inks to create VersaMark Resist effect.

4. Apply Distress inks over stencil (TWC) on tag to create tone-on-tone effect.

5. Overstamp floral stamps using Shadow Inks to create more layers.

6. Heat embossed sentiment (Paper Makeup) in black and apply Glitz Stickles on center of flowers to create texture.

Hope this tag is eye-pleasing and inspirational to you. Wish you a great day and thanks for stopping by.
Challenges to Enter
    My favorite technique is stenciling with Distress Inks. In this tag, I applied Tone-on-tone Stenciling Technique.



    1. this is a very beautiful tag You did achieve many different layers
      Barb Housner

    2. Beautiful layers and great sentiment. - Priya Satish

    3. So very pretty and love your techniques Helen..gorgeous tag..

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

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

    4. Wow -the visual depth you've achieved on the background of this tag is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at the MIUCB this month!

    5. Fab tag! I love all those different layers of detail. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/

    6. Wow I love your tag looks awesome 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 Owner/Admin for http://classicdesignteamchallenge.blogspot.com.au/

    7. Hi Helen! WOW, all of your samples are incredibly beautiful. I shall have to look up that ghosting technique. I have forgotten the steps. I love your vibrant inky backgrounds and gorgeous layering style. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog with such a sweet and heartwarming comment recently. You've made my day! Big hugs, Autumn

    8. Fabulous make! Gorgeous 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/

    9. I love your tag, the different layers look amazing. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

    10. Love the offset stamping! Thanks so much for playing along at Craft Stamper Take It, Make It :)

    11. Love the tag design; super pretty!!!!
      Thanks for entering the Crafter's Castle March Challenge! -Tasha

    12. Beautiful background on the tag.Thank you for joining us at the Crafter's Castle Blog challenge. - Priya Satish DT


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