You Sweeten My Life tag

** 3/7/17 Spotlight Artist at City Crafter Challenge Blog! **
** 3/15/17 Best Technique Winner at World Wide Open Design Team Monthly Challenge! **
** 3/26/17 DT Favorite at Crafting When We Can! **

Hi everyone! Can you believe we’re almost a week into March already! We haven’t really even had a Winter in the sense of cold weather here, and we’re rapidly headed into Spring! I created a fun tag with tons of layers for our Dare 2B Artzy Lots of Layers challenge going on this month. I used the gorgeous Artzy Doodles Midnight Blue paper, Cup of Cheer stamp set and Totally Black ink. Come on over and play with us for a chance to win a stamp set and ink pad of your choice! How awesome is that?! :)


I started with a tag I hand cut from 120# kraft cardstock (including the circle with hole at the top) which I inked, splattered and spritzed, and also used a stencil with grit paste. I fed several scraps of ribbon and twine through the hole at the top which I secured with more twine. I thoroughly enjoyed creating this and see lots more mixed media in my future!


I laid out all the pieces that I inked, splattered and spritzed to match the tag, including the strip from the top of the D2BA paper (yes, all of them have it and you should totally use it on your projects!), the paper lace doily, the die cuts and the corrugate oval shape.


After the grit paste and other elements were dry, the strip went on first, followed by the Kensington Branch die cut and paper lace doily. Then I tied some twine onto the corrugate oval prior to adhering it, and added the hot cocoa and heart die cuts.


I embossed the sentiment on a scrap of the blue paper using white embossing powder and cut it with a flag punch, then layered it on a scrap of dark brown cardstock. To complete the tag, I added a few white flat back pearls.


Here’s an angled shot showing the shimmer from the spitz. So pretty!


Proud to enter this tag into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft: #3 – Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenge Blog: #240 – Anything Goes
City Crafter Challenge Blog: #351 – Hygge
Crafting When We Can: #139 – Mixed Media
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: March Anything Goes
Crafty Catz: #360 – Anything Goes with a twist of doilies
Crafty Gals Corner: #112 – Add Ribbon
Mixed Media World: #22 – Anything Goes Mixed Media
Ooh-La-La Challenge Blog: #223 – Embossing
PDE Linky Party: #162 – Anything Goes
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog: #318 – Anything Goes
Scrapper’s Delights Challenge Blog: #64 – Anything Goes
Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog: #4 – Add A Sentiment
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #272/273 – Anything Goes
World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #19 – Anything Goes

Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! I know you’re going to fall in love! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Dare 2B Artzy products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Artzy Doodles Midnight Blue paper
Stamps: Cup of Cheer stamp set
Ink: Totally Black ink
Dies/Punches: Mug Die

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents 120# kraft cardstock, dark brown cardstock scrap
Ink: SN markers- BG1, TB3, TB5, TB9, EG5; Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink, Versamark
Dies/Punches: SU heart punch, SU 1/4″ and 3/4″ circle punches, SU banner triple punches, MB Kensington Branch die
Accessories: Hero Arts white embossing powder, Fiskars small corner rounder, Darice oval corrugate cut out, fun foam, Tim Holtz Doily stencil, Ranger grit paste, Tsukineko Pewter shimmer spritz, jute twine, assorted ribbon scraps, SU paper doily

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

21 thoughts on “You Sweeten My Life tag”

  1. Hi Leslie! I always enjoy visiting your sweet blog to see your amazing creations. This one is awesome. I’d love to have you share this in our coffee-inspired March Challenge at Paper Sweeties. We’d love to have you join the fun for your chance to win. I really hope you will stop by to check it out.
    Karen L, DT Member for Paper Sweeties


  2. Great tag, Leslie and wonderful blue color combo! So glad you entered again in our “Anything Goes” challenge at Crafts Galore Encore. Good luck.
    NanaConnie DT


  3. Nice to see you back with us Leslie, fabulous tag you have created. Love the colours and fab design. Thank you for sharing with us at ooh La La and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x


  4. A fabulous Tag.
    This is fabulous.
    Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stampers challenge and the Sketch-Tanten and i hope to see you again.


  5. What an amazing creation…so many much texture :D Thank you for joining in at CWWC challenge XXX


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