My inky travels along life's rocky road

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Crafty Individuals Blog Challenge - June

I'm in a summery frame of mind and in the mood for some bright colours so when I decided to enter this month's Crafty Individuals blog challenge I grabbed my Impress inks and got started. The challenge has been chosen by Helen Chilton and is called 'Tag You're It'. I decided to use CI 376 Party Puffin and stamped him with cobalt Archival ink. I paper pieced him with some scraps from Crafty Individuals' Springtime paper pad and gave him a red glossy accented heart. The base tag is stamped with CI 207 Ferns & Grasses in various colours of Impress ink. I then decided it was too bright and wanted to tone it down. Now I know that all you arty types would have reached for gesso or a Fresco paint to do the job but I decided to use vellum (oh alright not exactly vellum but tracing paper from Smiths). I ran it through a Crafters Companion Beatrix Potter embossing folder and used it as an overlay. If you click on the image you should get a better view of the embossed flowers which give a lovely texture to the tag. I added the puffin and some bunting (the stamp is also by Crafty Individuals and came as a thank-you gift with an order). To finish off I added an eyelet (yay that's one less in my hoard!) and a grommet/washer(?) not sure what they're called but I bought a Big Bite case (I only have a Crop-a-dile) with a load of these things a few years ago. It says 'adorable, delightful, charming' which sums up this Puffin beautifully.

If you enter this month's challenge you can get a very desirable 25% discount on your web purchases here.


  1. this is brilliant - I love it! hugs rachel x

  2. Oh yes, love it! The colours are fab, they work very well together don't they.

  3. Oh that is gorgeous! Love those summery coloured ferns and grasses and the embossed 'vellum'. The vellum you ave used is very like the pad of 'vellum' I have lol.

  4. I love your tag!! Your stamped background using different colours is very lovely and the stamped image is so cute!! Hugs, have a lovely week-end. Coco xx

  5. Lovely colours for this wonderful tag!!!
    Bizz, Sylvie

  6. The background is very effective and I like the addition of the washer.
    Thank you for entering this great tag into the Crafty Individuals June Challenge.

  7. Great tag and love your Party Puffin featuring on there so happily. Thank you for entering the CI Challenge. Jean x

  8. Super, I really like the background.

  9. It is really fabulous! Summerish, bright and lovely!

    1. Thanks Gio, it was great to meet you again yesterday at the Craft Barn. Your new masks for Tando are great!

  10. Oh that's lovely lots of lovely bright colours!

  11. I love puffins :-) Great work.

  12. Hi, Love your tag, that little puffin looks so adorable with his shiny heart. Great background too.
    Avril x


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