Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Guest Designer for Try It On Tuesday.

Welcome to all my new followers, hope you enjoy the journey.

I was pleased to be chosen as one of the top five for the June challenge at Try It On Tuesday.
I was asked if I would be  a guest designer for their August challenge and naturally I accepted.
The challenge this month is to 'Use Your Leftovers' which I have no problem with as I seem to have lots of those, it's more difficult to let them go than keep them Lol!

So here is what I made.

Most of the materials I used to make this came from my folder of leftovers..... some of you may even recognise some of the Masterboards.

So I started with this,
 which was originally used on the card below.
I added stencilling over the top before completing the card.
For this project I decided to use a tag which I prepared by painting the back. This can be done with Gesso or White acrylic paint.
Next draw round the tag and cut out the piece which will cover the tag.

Don't worry if the paper is overlapping the edge as this can be sanded away.

When that was complete I prepared the smaller tags which were cut out using the Tim Holtz Thinlits Dies.

The card I used to make these was leftover from some testing I did with some texture pastes. I rubbed over the texture with treasure gold to highlight it. The large tag was edged with distress ink 'Peacock Feathers' and I added more colour to the tag using the other three colours, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed and Evergreen Bough to mix it up a bit. The Wild Honey is a great complement for the greens and makes the design pop.

I felt that the small tags needed more detail so I added text using a stencil and then splattered white paint over the top using the Pebeo Artist Marker.
I added detail to the edge of the tag using the following stamps to create a frame.

And a piece of leftover Velum across the top and bottom of the tag, again leftover from an earlier card. This was originally stamped with Seth Apter stamps.
At this stage I started putting the whole thing together.
  • I used some Seth Apter dies to cut out the circles and frames, again from leftovers which I used to embellish parts of the tag.
  • Even the ticket strips were leftover from another project.
  • I added some ribbon and net which were small pieces cut from other projects.
  • The small fabric panel had been a selection that I made about three years ago but wasn't needed and is stamped with a Paper Artsy stamp by Lynne Perrella Collection 004. I backed this and added machine stitching. 
  • Finally completed the tag with a Tim Holtz sentiment die and some Stickles glitter glue for the all important sparkle.
So here it is complete and a few close-ups of the tag.

 Hope you enjoyed looking, I would love a comment if you have time and you may like to pop over and join in the challenge at  Try It On Tuesday.
Bye for now and happy crafting,
Angela x
I would like to enter this tag in the following challenges:
Paper Artsy Challenge # 14 Colour Mixing.
Allsorts challenge blog - Week 374 : A Touch of Sparkle.


  1. A fabulous tag using up your left overs. Great layers, textures and images, it was good to see how it was created. Thank you for being our Guest Designer at Try it on Tuesdays.

  2. This tag is awesome - I love all the softness and the fantastic details!
    Glad you are with us as a designer this fortnight !
    oxo Susi

  3. gorgeous tag Angela!! This is one of the best kind of leftovers:):) Fab layering!

  4. Totally fab!! I Love the layers and the depth you created with this tag! Love it! xo
    congrats on the guest DT

  5. Beautiful piece. Never know the compilation came from leftovers. But then, leftovers often make the best meals, imo. :-) Creative Blessings! Kelly

  6. Hi Angela! What a fantastic tag! The layers and textures are fabulous, and I especially love the combination of colours.
    Thank you for being our Guest Designer for this challenge.
    Mar :)

  7. This is a fantastic tag Angela. You did magic with your scraps. I love all the layers. Barbxx

  8. What a wonderful tag Angela and what a great way to use the leftovers! It was so good to have You as our GD over at Try it on Tuesday. Hugs!

  9. What a wonderful tag Angela and what a great way to use the leftovers! It was so good to have You as our GD over at Try it on Tuesday. Hugs!

  10. This is a fabulous tag Angela and well don on using up so many leftovers scraps.
    Thanks you for joining us at our Guest Designer for this challenge.
    Hugs, Avril xx

  11. Fantastic tag creation Angela! using left overs, beautiful layers and details.
    Pam x

  12. Congratulations on your GDT spot Angela and what a gorgeous tag you have created! I loved seeing how you built up those layers and the end result is stunning... Hugs, Anne xx

  13. So pleased to have you as our Guest designer this month! Your tag is wonderful - I just adore those layers! Chrisx

  14. A superb use of your leftovers Angela love the tag layers and brilliant finished design xxx

  15. This is simply amazing! So many layers - love it lots!

  16. This is fabulous, thanks for sharing the process too. Congratulations on your GDT position, very well deserved. Cara x

  17. This is just so fabulous, Angela! The bright yet subtle colors are amazing and your loose layers are perfect! Biggest congrats on your guest post. :)

  18. What a fabulous tag and a terrific creative use of your leftovers. I love, love, LOVE it!

  19. Wow what a lovely post! Beautiful layers of loveliness!! Thanks so much for sharing with us! Stunning ~Leandra

  20. Oh this is great! such lovely detail.Thank you for playing along at altered Eclectics this month. Sammy-x

  21. Visiting here from Seth Apter's blog where your wonderful tag was featured!!!

  22. Congrats on being featured on Seth's blog. Well done

  23. Congrats on being featured on Seth's blog. Well done


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