Tuesday, October 03, 2017

TAGplorations New Challenge

{My DT work for STAMPlorations}

Hi there beautiful friends! How are you feeling today? I'm good and doing my best to tackle the garden by pulling weeds and clean the lawn before I re-pot some plants seeing that the weather is very co-operative. Let's see how far I can go.

Today is another beautiful day and excitement moment is here eventually. We at STAMPlorations especially my teammies from TAGplorations team have waited patiently to start this new challenge today.
Yes, that is correct, TAGplorations challenge is all about tags! 
Your project can be anything but must have tag/s. 
"Must I use STAMPlorations die-cut tag to play along...?" you asked. No, it's not required. "But I don't have tag dies..." you said. No problem, make your own tag. 
Creativity is all that matters. Smile if you agree :)

Nevertheless each monthly challenge has its theme and optional twist.
October brings you All About Fall theme. Optional twist is colors of red, gold and orange.

To start of, here's clean cut tag with song lyric about love, dream and hope.
 I used the largest size {7cm by 14.5cm} from Manila Tags Nesting Dies. This set contains seven dies in different sizes you will love.
And here are a few close up pictures:
 I used 200gsm watercolor paper to adhere on the backing brown prisma cardboard. But of course before I stick down the watercolor paper, I did my art work first of all. Only when it's completely done and dry, I will glue it down.
 I painted the gesso-ed paper with pattern {seen above is made by applying modeling paste through Merry Go Round ARTplorations stencil) using red and orange watercolors in the first place. It was more of blending colors process to reach satisfaction. Lastly I used finger to highlight the pattern with gold paint. I decided to leave the stamped and cut out STAMPlorations Trendy Butterflies in black and white for contrast against the background. Plus this is a clean cut tag I was making for my client who will laminate herself and that is why I don't do bulky layers which is my favorite style. 
And here's the tags again in black ribbon. Trust me, I am not good at making pretty bow whatsoever. This is exactly the way you tie shoe string {smile}. 
I am pretty excited to see your creation/s at Mr. Linky and remember you have one month long to play along with us and stand a chance to win awesome prize.
Be sure you display this graphic in your post to be eligible for the prize.
That's it. Until I see you next time.
Stay humble and enjoy the rest of the first fall week this October.

Hugs and smiles,


  1. Your tags are so beautiful! The new challenge is so exciting! Thanks for the info. Hugs, Autumn

  2. I adore the white bflies with the lovely Fall colors!

  3. The tags are fantastic. So looking forward to enter the challenge. Hope I don't forget. Tee...hee...

  4. Fun new challenge and fabulous tags...great inspiration, thank you x

  5. Two absolute beauties here .... love the colours and the texture xx


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