Saturday 8 November 2014

STAMPlorations Monthly Challenge

Hi dear followers!

We have a brand new challenge over at STAMPlorations and we want you to create something using

Layers aren't my 'thang'. But this is why we call a challenge a challenge!

Instead of trying to layer lots of papers, I decided to layer inks and stamps to create a vintage looking Christmas Tag.

I used a Tim Holtz tag die and sponged Antique Linen, Scattered Straw and Mustard Seed around the edges. Then I used another piece of the plasterboard tape as a little stencil. I stamped the Christmas Block with Gathered Twigs and added some die cut snowflakes popped up on foam squares.

I have to say that the colours in this photo aren't exactly flattering. The yellows are much deeper.

I have been totally inspired to make Tags thanks to Loll. The only thing I hate about them taking a photo. Blah!

For this challenge we are welcoming Lee-Anne as our Guest Designer - here is a little bit about her:

“I’ve been married to my wonderful husband, Bryan, for 39 years. He is so supportive of my stamping and a major enabler (thank heavens!). We have one awesome son, Geoff, who’s a computer guru. I rely on him a lot for keeping my computer system in tip top shape! And, we have a beautiful Border Collie, named Kizzy, who is my constant companion. We make Regina, Saskatchewan our home. The stamping bug bit me about 30 years ago (yes I know...that’s a long time ago...gasp!). A family friend owned a commercial stamp business and started carrying some basic stamping supplies. He provided a demo on heat embossing and I was hooked! I continually experiment with different types of designs and products and love to design CAS designs. However, there are lots of other styles I dabble in. Thanks so much, Shery and the rest of the DT, for this awesome opportunity! I am so honored.”

The STAMPlorations team are very excited about the upcoming release where we will be showcasing all the new stamps via a blog hop. Pencil it in, ladies, you don't want to miss it!

I would like to enter my tag into

Time Out photo inspiration - I made this tag very last minute and this photo was very inspiring with the warm colours that I tried to duplicate on my tag.

Loll's Christmas Tag event (sponsored by STAMPlorations!)
Craft Ribbons Challenge - Christmas Creation with Ribbon

Thanks so much for looking xx


  1. I think the yellows look great and all the colours really do compliment our photo at TIME OUT. The lace is the perfect touch for vintage look. So pleased you joined us at TIME OUT, it is not on the gallery yet, just in case you had forgotten but I guess you must be sleeping now and I will see it tomorrow pop up there xx

  2. Love the layers of ink and the layers of stamping!! Great job Kylie! And I see you're having fun with your drywall tape ... makes for a fun stencil! Fabulous mixed media CAS tag, my friend. Thanks again for playing along with my tag event!! Loll xx

  3. Your tag really glows Kylie, I love how you interpreted the theme..layers! A really gorgeous holiday tag. TFS

  4. This is lovely, love the soft yellow and pop of snowflakes !

  5. Kylie, you're doing some terrific tags. I've enjoyed both of them, yet each design was unique. I did get to participate in Day 5, and used your lovely watermark on the tag. TFS & Happy wkend. Hugs

  6. This is brilliant and love the golden colours you used, they remind me of the candles in the photo. Just gorgeous and so I'm so happy you joined us at TIME OUT!!

  7. Love your tag, Kylie! You did such an amazing job with your stamping and I love your design!

  8. I love how you were inspired by that lovely warm photo.

  9. I saw on someone's blog to use a clear stamp block behind the tag to stand it up! Works great for me! Love all these yellow layers!

  10. Great stamping Kylie, I love your "flat" interpretation of layers! :) Oh and thanks for joining us at TIME OUT too. xxx

  11. Wow, I love this tag! The inking is fabulous and I love that you used dry wall tape as a stencil, looks awesome! The stamping is so pretty, I really love the vintage feel of this tag. Hugs, Brenda

  12. Well, this is right up my alley, Kylie my dear! I don't do well with real layers myself ;o) Love the faux layers you did on this yummy tag! The background is awesome!

  13. Hi Kylie. Love your layered stamping. You just reminded me that I got some of that tape hanging around somewhere waiting to be used. Great tag!!! Have a lovely day! hugs Monika xxx


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