Thursday, January 31, 2019

Join Me on My Porch, Art Impressions

Hello!  I'm on the Art Impressions' blog to kick off the latest Ai challenge featuring Stripes and Circles.

For our Stripes and Circles challenge I'm using the beautiful new Front Porch Circlet Mini TryFold.  I wanted to do something a bit different with this Circlet and decided to make a cute tag!

Since I wanted the images to be stamped crisp and clear, I used Strathmore Bristol Smooth card stock.  To step it up even a bit more, I pulled out a couple of my long neglected Watercolor Sets and stamped a wreath around the first two circle images.   I wasn't totally certain how this would work with the water color stamps, but I have to say it worked great!  I stamped each image onto a piece of Bristol Smooth using Versafine Onyx Black in, which is waterproof.

After stamping each image, I stamped the wreath using the techniques that Bonnie teaches in her watercolor videos.  To color the images I scribbled each marker color onto my pallet and used a barely damp paint brush to color each one.  (The markers I used are listed at the end of this post.)

I then used the awesome new Tag Stitched Dies set to cut each one into a tag shape.  I used the reinforcer die from this set to cut the shape to go around the tag hole where the ribbon is.

Here is a view of the second layer:

And the third layer.  (FYI, I have a yellow front door on our home!:)

I love the sentiment:  "No matter where you go, you can always come home."  Sweet!

I love how this came together.  It would be perfect to give as a card, or tied onto a package for a pretty gift tag.  Of course, you can make this as a mini Tryfold following the directions on the back of the packaging.  I hope you've enjoyed seeing my different take on this Circlet.  I can't wait to see your creations linked up for the challenge on Art Impressions' blog!  I also have more details and photos there too.   Happy crafting!

Markers used:
Marvy LePlume II:  Olive Green, Leaf Green, Ochre, Yellow, Magenta, Sapphire,
Manganese Blue, African Violet, Brownish Grey
Kuretake Zig Clean Color Real Brush:  Fog Gray, Dark Brown, Deep Brown


  1. Hold on. I'm here. I'm okay, I just, umpf, there. I had to get under the desk and find my socks and put them back on. This is spectacular, Carol! I keep rolling the scroller up and down, down and up! And how awesome that you have a yellow door on your home! You rock!! Hugs, Darnell

  2. Omigosh! This is SOOOO cool!!! What a GREAT idea! Thanks for all the coloring and stamping tips too - I can't wait to try it! Oh wait... I need to buy that circlet set first! :-)


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