Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Stampotique Challenge- Use a Tag

Stampotique Challenge

Kaz Boughton is our hostess this week and her challenge is:

I love using tags on things I make, so my challenge is simple: whatever you make, put a tag on it. You can make a tag for the challenge, but it has to have a tag on it!!

The Stampotique gang loved playing hide and seek tag but they were always hiding in places that Fofe couldn't find
They gave him clues but mischievously they mixed the labels up!!!
So he quite often lay down and went to sleep while counting, One, two miss a few 99, 100 ready or not, snoring!! 

It's my second week as the guest designer for Stampotique and the chance to use tags! I love using them usually with just a single image or making envelopes to hide things in! So I though why not make a background made up of the two!

I applied the tags to a 12" x12" piece of chipboard, some flat and others as concertina fold but mainly envelope folded to create the hiding places!
With layers of corrugated cardboard for more texture and torn and embossed card

I used DecoArt modelling paste with stencils and applied more texture with a palette knife and covered with Gesso

Once dry, I sprayed with a mix of Dylusions and Mister Heuy sprays
Finished with Tim Holtz, Distress Stains, Persimmon, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen
I wiped back some of the colour with a baby wipe, so that the colour wasn't too dark

I also decorated with die cut trellis patterns, which were also covered with modelling paste and painted with DecoArt Carbon Black acrylic and Metallics Rich Espresso and Shimmering Silver

The characters characters were stampeded with Black Stazon and then coloured with coloured Distress inks used as watercolours
Forest Moss, Dusty Concord, Ripe Persimmon, Rusty Hinge, Walnut Stain, Black Soot
Fofes tag bed was a label stencilled with the Tim Holtz Lattice and coloured with distress inks

Once dry, I used a embossing ball tool on them to achieve a slightly 3D effect as the whole piece is so structured and textural

I hope you have been inspired by all of the Fabulous DT design projects and we look forward to seeing your lovely Tag creations For more information and to enter just pop back

                    Jools : )
Stampotique stamps

Fofe, Wilbur, Spykee, Sheer,  Gooseneck, Eric, Prom Queen, Mary , Smile

Text & Textures
Small Numbers cube
Splatter blob & long
Interactive cube
bits and pieces
French Script
People Person


  1. Oh Jools the way your mind works will never cease to amaze me..... this is yet another totally fabulous multi faceted piece, I could look at it for hours and still discover new things I am sure.... wished I could touch this.., amazing!!!!

  2. Gobsmackingly awesome, Jools!

    Love every itsy bit you put on this stunning make!!!!

    Claudia xxx

  3. You are a very very gifted person Jools, am in total AWE of your ArT!!!

    So much to see, it's an inspiration, exquisite and mind blowing :-) xxx

  4. A fantastic work of art Jools! Love it

  5. This is absolutely brilliant!

    I love everything about this from the clever game-like theme, to the textures, to the colors.

    Just wow!

  6. Wow, really loving every inch of this!!

  7. I just spent more time that I actually had going over every inch of this project, Jools, and then going back and looking again! Love the darker tones with only pops of brightness here and there. A very unusual piece of tag art, but I am absolutely lovin' it! Mwah!

  8. Yep, I agree with everyone in everyway!!! lol This piece is clever and unique in so many ways, just luv it!! xx

  9. I just adore this Jools, you've put so much work into this. It's brilliant xx

  10. Totally fantabulous peek-a-boo creation - quirky, original and so, so much fun! What a fantastic make for your Guesting series.
    Alison xx