Wednesday 9 July 2014

Mixed Media Tag

Hi everyone! I would like to share a tag with you. It's the first ever tag I have made. I don't have any tag dies or ready made tags, so I cut my own. Loll was very lovely in letting me know the dimensions that she uses (she is always so generous and sharing). I decided to make my first one a little bigger than usual just so I could get the 'feel' of what I was doing.

Here it is -

Let me tell you how this was done. 

The base was cut to 16cm x 8cm. I dropped some different alcohol inks onto a transparency and added a bit of alcohol blending fluid. I moved the sheet around to get a blobby mess and then pressed my cardstock on top.. (I have used this technique before but usually use glossy cardstock). I then inked up a background stamp (En Francais) with Sahara Sand (SU!) and pressed it straight over the top. 

Out came the texture paste again! This time I used a stencil that the amazing Loll sent me for my birthday (one of three!). I love the effect it has given this tag.

Here you can see the script stamp a little better.

I created another blobby mess with my alcohol inks so I could stamp my butterflies onto it. These butterflies are from the SU! Papillon Potpourri set. The have co-ordinating punches too.

I used a brush to flick some ink all over the tag. 

I then used the sentiments from the Artful Flutters (STAMPlorations) set to finish it off.

I used a hole punch for the top and added the black ribbon.

I didn't 'edge' the corners. I liked the rectangle look for this one. 

I would like to enter my tag into the following challenges -

Melonheadz - Tag or Bookmark

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. Hi Kylie. Your tag is beautiful!! I LOVE your design ... and the colors are gorgeous. The script background is perfect, especially paired up with your elegant butterflies. Your stencil and paste is so cool ... isn't it fun to get messy! :) I have only tried the alcohol inks on glossy paper too ... now I'll give it a try of starting on plastic and then pressing with my card stock - thanks for the tip. I have only bought alcohol inks and distress inks recently, so have lots of learning to do. xx

  2. Wow, Kylie! First embossing paste, now tags - a week of new experiences for you. And you're fast becoming a mixed media expert - fab tag!

  3. Gorgeous tag Kylie, I'm a newbie with alcohol inks and embossing paste too. The results are such fun! Cathy x

  4. fabulous Kylie. Really rocking the mixed media. My mixed media is a lot more CAS! Great techniques!

  5. Fabulous mixed media tag Kylie! So glad you played along with the Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

  6. Way to go Kylie ! You seem to be turning into a mixed media expert :) love the colors, splatters and design on this tag :) Thank you for sharing with MMCC :)

  7. Look at you go! Gettin' all inky and messy. Love the mix of the graphic and script on your BG and can't wait to give your technique "blobby mess" a go. Thanks for joining the first MMCC with your beautiful and butterfly-y tag, Kylie.

  8. Fabulous tag!! Love how you used all the coloring and the stamps. Beautiful butterflies! Thank you so very much for joining our 'Tags' Linky Party at PDE!!!! :)

  9. Awesome tag Kylie and I like the colors. Too cool.. :)

  10. Beautiful tag! Thanks so much for participating in our MELONHEADZ challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  11. So pretty , thanks for linking up with us at PDE. Lee-Ann DT

  12. Just had to tell you that I love this tag, Kylie! More than that, I love that you've embraced your inner mixed media girl :o)


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