Today I am sharing this tag set inspired by our current lockdown situation and the hashtags #stayhome #staysafe.
This month’s Mini Challenge on MTW is to use the word ALL on something small like a tag, card, postcard or ATC, so let’s look at what I ended up making for my DT project and a bit about how it came together.
I wanted to make little houses for our #stayhome situation but what little houses did I have? Well how about these little houses from last year’s TH Halloween release! You can see another more Halloween-y project here using these dies, which also happened to win one of the SSS challenges! I cut them out of an old amazon box.
I’m using these size #10 kraft tags from my stash, and started playing around with placement on the tags, including where to put the hashtag text. I ma using this older alphabet set from TH; this 3/4 inch version has a hashtag die!
I covered the little houses with white gesso.
I used some of my favourite colours of Paperartsy Fresco paints to brayer the background onto the tags. I wanted it to look like sky and grass for the houses to sit on.
To make the tags more robust, I backed them with cardboard from an old cereal box, and glued it together using bookbinding glue – not for any particular reason other than it was on the table!
i die cut the letters out of some old textured paper which is a lovely teal colour, and started trying to see where they would go and most importantly where they would fit!
I added some splatters to the background and then changed the message up a bit with some extra letters to create two tags that could stand separately or together.
I had already made a lot of these little entomology bugs and had some spares.
I thought the little dragonflies fitted the colour scheme perfectly!
And that’s basically it done. I could have fiddled with it forever lol – dragonfly a little to the left, hashtag a bit lower, and so on, but really you have to know when it’s time to stop faffing about and call it finished.
The Mini Challenge is held on their Facebook page, click this link to enter More Than Words April Mini Challenge.
The word inspiration is:
Hope you enjoyed this mini challenge tag set, let me know in the comments below.
Tim Holtz/Sizzix Ghost Town dies, Alphanumeric 3/4″ die, Collage Medium,
Finnabair White Gesso
Dylusions #10 kraft tags
Paperartsy Fresco Paints
Winsor and Newton White Gouache
From stash: recycled amazon box, cereal box entomology bugs, teal textured paper,
I started something new for April:
Since we are all stuck inside and can’t leave the house, I thought I would try and do two things:
1. use this time to finish any unfinished projects
2. use as much recycled materials and scraps as possible (I do this a lot anyway) but also not to buy new stuff!
So, with that in mind, I will note the above on any posts, if applicable.
UNFINISHED PROJECT – NO
RECYCLED MATERIALS – YES (amazon box, cereal box, teal paper scraps)