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Saturday, 3 March 2018

Pretty girly mixed media tag using Bubbky Funk 'Through the letterbox' kits...

Hi everyone, popping in on this cold snowy day to share another of my projects created by using up different elements from the January 'Seeing Stars' and February's 'Love Is' Through the Letterbox kits from Bubbly Funk. This time I decided to make a pretty girly mixed tag ...


I began by adding layers of the 'Love' die cuts and glitter hearts on to one of the tags from 'Seeing Stars' kit. A good dose of gesso to neutralise the colour and then I added a selection of ribbons and trims; again out came the gesso but this time I wiped some away off the ribbon & trims...

                   

     

I began to add colour using Nuvo mousses which highlighted all the different raised layers on the tag, blending the colours with a water brush ... now my favourite part ... faffing! I gathered all the bits I thought I might like to add to my tag ...

       

Oh I do love an embellishment or two or even three but even more than that, I adore getting everything out on the table and playing around with placement. In both the January 'Seeing Stars' and February's 'Love Is' kits, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to embellishments, ephemera bits, trims, acrylic shapes, chipboard & wooden shapes ... and the list could go on and on ...! Suffice to say, I had a great selection to choose from but managed to narrow it down in the end. Lots of the embellishments chosen were either covered with gesso or Nuvo mousse in order to compliment the tag background.


Still believing that there was something missing I finally decided to add the felt flower, (which I had at first dismissed) - a little gesso and mousse on it - and added it to my card. Finally as my final final finishing touch, I added some twine, twisting it around the tag and embellishments.

   

I had great fun making my tag and it was fabulous thinking out side the box about how to use the items in alternative ways. I surprised myself further by going with a soft girly colour palate which goes to show, mixed media designs do not always need to be dark ...!

Right off to walk the dog, who is thoroughly enjoying the snow, before it turns in to that horrible grey mush.

Keep warm everyone,

Lou
x x x


Products and links:
     'Seeing Stars'                                   'Love Is'
Letterbox Craft Box - Seeing Stars  Letterbox Craft Box - Love is



Challenges:
A bit more time to craft - anything goes
A perfect time to craft - anything goes
Altered Electics - anything goes
Classic Design Team - anything goes
Crafts Galore Encore - anything goes
Dies R Us - use pastel colours
Not Just Cards - anything goes
Rhedds Creative Spirit - anything goes
WWODT - anything goes

14 comments:

Darlene said...

WOW what a gorgeous tag Lou! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Pastels’ challenge at Dies R Us. Good Luck and please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DIES R US CHALLENGE BLOG
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Annette Stapylton said...

Stunning Tag. Lovely work. 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/


Annette Stapylton said...

Back again, and again, so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge


Maria said...

A gorgeous tag with lovely color and elements! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us this month for the challenge!

Michelle Windsor said...

I really love your tag love all the layers 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/

Judy McKay said...

Beautifully designed tag. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectic this month. Judy DT

Julie Short said...

Hello Lou! What a carefree and pretty tag.Thank you for joining us at Rhedd's Creative Spirit this month

Ania said...

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

Ania DT

Ania said...

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

Ania DT

Ine Creaine said...

Very nice. Thank you for sharing with us over here at "A Perfect Time To Craft" and best of luck with your entry.
Bye, Ine
http://creaine-cards.blogspot.nl/
DT for: http://aperfecttimetocraft.blogspot.nl/

Wanda said...

Fantastic tag! Love how we can use different embellishments and with just a bit of gesso and mousse you created such a masterpiece! Thank you for sharing with us here at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Wanda DT World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Sammy said...

Oh so pretty. Lovely colours! Thank you for entering your project at Rhedd’s Creative Spirit. Sammy-x

Maritza Rios said...

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.

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

hester said...

Just stunning! Gorgeous make!

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/

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