Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Be bold, Be brave.

Hello everyone,

and welcome to my blog. Today I am sharing the second inspiration piece for the current challenge on Country View Challenges. The theme was chosen by Hazel and she wanted us to use circles. Now circles are one of my favourite things to use in my projects so no problem ....
I have a little tutorial as well to show you how I made this tag. To start, here is the finished product :

And here is how I made it:

I started with a white tag which I cut out of card stock. 

Next I used a pallet knife to put some model paste onto the tag. 

I used some bottle caps to create some circles into the wet model paste. I dipped the caps in water to prevent them sticking to the model paste. I then dried it with a heat tool. 

First coat of paint, a light green. 

After drying I mixed some of this turquoise paint with a glazing liquid. This makes the paint stay wet longer. I applied it over the top with a baby wipe. 

This is what it looked like. I let it dry for a little while and then.....

....used a baby wipe to remove some of the colour. Some of it stays behind, especially in the grooves of the circles. Looking cool ! 

Next some background stamping. I used a PaperArtsy Eclectica Set and a turquoise Archival ink for the script. I also used a little stamp from the same set which has numbers and stamped that with black Archival ink. 

Next I stamped one of the Crazy Birds by Tim Holtz; once on the tag and once on a piece of white card stock. I then coloured him with Copic Markers. 

He was then cut out, disregarding his legs and little 'curls' on his head. They are already on the tag and it would be almost impossible to cute them out too. 

This is what it looks like with him on the tag. You can't even see that I cut off his legs and 'hair'...

Next I coloured a piece of ribbon with a Dylusions spray in a colour matching the tag. 

And this is what it looks like after adding the final touches, like a sentiment (a stamp set from PaperArtsy - Eclectica), some doodling along the edge and some shading under the bird. 

Thank you so much for stopping by today ! 


  1. Lovely circles texture on your fun tag Corrie with such a sweet birdie! x

  2. Great tutorial Corrie and you are right, the forlorn bird is irresistible!

  3. Wauw, LOVE the tag, the colours everything ! Thank you for sharing... 💕

  4. Wat superleuk weer Corrie !
    Ik ben nu even lekker alleen dus weet je wat ... ik ga gewoon aan de slag !!!

  5. Love your tag, Corrie! The background is amazing, thank you for the tutorial. The double-stamped little bird is so clever - and he is so cute!
    xxx Evelyn

  6. Corrie you cut off his legs then wonder why he looks sad lol. This is a fabulous tag and I love your step by step xx

  7. Okay, for real? LOVE this! Love the texture!! Thanks for the idea!

  8. Fabulous design and great step out Corrie, love the circles technique xxx

  9. Wat een mooie achtergrond! Tja cirkels; ben er zelf ook dol op :) Mooie tag! Groetjes, Gerrina

  10. I have to agree, your circles do look cool xx

  11. Yes, I am here to do some catching up.... finally!
    Love the texture you achieved on the background and that little chap, he is making me smile, even at this late hour!
    Lynne x

  12. Wow, stunning! Love how the glaze highlights the wonderful circle texture - a brilliant tag!
    Alison x