Keep Some Room in Your Heart

Hi Stamping Friends,

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

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! IF YOU USE STAMPS BY HAPPY LITTLE STAMPERS AND YOU ARE OUR RANDOM WINNER, YOUR PRIZE WILL BE DOUBLED!

The following is how I made my tag.

Tag Details 

1. Stamp newspaper stamp (by Hero Arts) in black on cardstock and cover with gesso randomly. Let dry.
2. Apply Distress Inks to make Ombre effect.
3. Apply Crackle Texture Paste over stencil (The Crafters Workshop) on tag.

4. Stamp silhouette lady (by Dina Wakley) in black and cut out. Die cut a heart and apply Distress Ink to create Ombre effect.
5. Assemble the tag and adhere text (Tim Holtz Idea-ology Small Talk) on tag.
This is a last-minute artwork yet I think it turned out to be OK. Hope it’s eye-pleasing to you. Thanks for stopping by.

Edited on 7/28/2018
I’m super excited that this tag was chosen as one of the Designer Spotlights by Simon Says Stamps Monday Challenge Blog with the following compliment:
Helen made a gorgeous tag! The stamped and textured background is fabulous and the silhouette image with the ombre red heart behind her is beautiful!
Yay! Thanks SSS DTs, you ladies made my day!

Edited on 8/25/2018
This tag was chosen as a Top 3 by Stamps and Stencils Challenge Blog which I visited routinely to get artsy inspirations. Thanks for the talented DTs, you made my day again.

Edited on 9/12/2018
This tag was chosen as a Winner by STAMPlorations Mixed Media Summer Challenge and won me $10 Gift Certificate from STAMPlorations. Thanks for the talented DTs and the generosity of Shery, the store owner.

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  1. I love your tag. Nice colored background and fantastic sentiment.
    Lovely greetings, Michelle

  2. Great tag - brilliant explanation too!

  3. I totally love the quote and how it goes well with your work. Thank you for sharing the gorgeous tag.

  4. Stunning tag .... love the bold colours and the texture looks fab. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  5. creative tag! like all the dimension and your stamp selection. thank you for joining MIUCB challenge.
    stamping sue

  6. Gorgeous tag Helen :-) the background is fabulous and I love the silhouette girl with the ombre heart, the whole design is stunning!

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
    Lols x x x

  7. https://welove2create.blogspot.com/
    Your Tag looks fabulous thank you so much for joining into the fun over at the We Love To Create Challenge Blog, love the colours you have worked with they are nice and vibrant, lovely work Hugs Terry xxx

  8. What a gorgeous tag! I love the way the silhouette looks so striking against the red heart. Thank you for sharing with us this month at Creative Artiste, Jane (DT) :) x http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.com/

  9. Fantastic Tag Helen. Love the texture in your background and your colors with the bold black and white stamped image are incredible . Congrats on your Spotlight at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!! Mary Elizabeth

  10. What wonderful bright colors on your delightful tag! Love that text lady stamping and your great sentiment! thanks for sharing with us at A Vintage Journey! xx

  11. A very striking tag..love the shade of blue for the background...
    Thank you so much for joining us at More Mixed Media.

  12. Gorgeous ombré background! Love your layers of stamping and stencilling and that pop of red topped off with that fabulous stamped image ! Love it!! Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and stencils. Toni x

  13. Great tag
    Thank you for sharing at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenges x

  14. Thanks so much for entering the Mix It Up Challenge Blog's "Anything Goes + Mixed Media" challenge with your amazing entry! We hope you'll keep coming back! ;)
    Leslie, MIUCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!


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