Since We Cannot Change Reality by Bev Hilton


Hello everybody. Wednesday again already and today I am sharing a large tag which I made a while back. I just love the Dinky stencils by That's Crafty! and this was actually one of the first projects I made with them.

Here's what I used...

That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Eye, Star Shower, Harlequin, Raindrops, Bubbles
Brusho Crystals - Orange, Gamboge, Violet, Yellow, Turquoise, Dark Brown
Distress Inks - Spiced Marmalade, Seedless Preserve, Black Soot
White ribbon from my stash

Here's what I did...

I began with a piece of watercolour card measuring 6 x 7 inches. I spritzed with water and sprinkled over all the Brusho's in the areas I wanted them and let them do their magic. I aided the drying with a heat tool and then spritzed the card again in areas where I needed to add more until I was happy with the look.

I then took the Dinky Eye stencil and blended through with the Black Soot Distress ink. I then used the Seedless Preserve to ink through the Harlequin stencil, the Spiced Marmalade to ink through the Bubbles stencil and the white ink pad to ink a few stars. The bottom ones didn't come out too well so I drew round them with the white gel pen.

I then took the Raindrops stencil and inked through with the Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink. Once happy I placed the word stencil down and applied sparkle medium through the stencil to create the word Imagine. I set this aside to dry while stamping out my words. I cut the wording in order to spread them out across the tag. I then glued the wording to the tag. I drew round the words with a black fine liner pen and also directly around the stamping. I highlighted the eye with a white geI pen and then blended the Vintage Photo Distress Oxide around the edge of the piece before mounting on to a piece of coloured card. I then mounted onto black card stock.

I decided to distress the edges a little so used a distressing tool to do this before mounting onto a white card base. I snipped off the corners and punched a hole for the ribbon. I didn't have ribbon that would match my colours so I pressed the Distress ink pads onto my craft mat and spritzed with water. I dabbed the ribbon through the inks and dried with a heat tool. Perfect matching ribbon. Happy days.

I do hope you like it. Enjoy the rest of your week and hope to see you all again soon.

Much love, 

Bev. xxx

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  1. Bev, it is gorgeous, I love your color combination and your clever use of all the Dinky stencils . The big eye letting some tears roll ,from watching our world realities ,is ready to change ,and imagine--- beautifully said and created dear.
    Hugs, Dorthe, xx

  2. Stunning!! So much yummy depth to it
    Donna xx

  3. A really wonderful tag Bev. The stencilling looks amazing and love the pretty colour combination too.
    That particular text really speaks to me too due to my recent eyesight issues.
    Fliss xx

  4. Fabulous tag Bev
    Amanda x

  5. I Love this eye Bev it's one of my favourite That's Crafty Stencils. It sits so well on your bright background with your bold words. Such a meaningful statement! Hugs Tracey xx

  6. Thank you all so much for your kind words, really do appreciate it.
    Much love, BeV. xxx


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