Beauty - By Donna


Hi everyone,

It's Donna here today with a tag featuring one of the Donna's Girls Collection...this is Cara :)

What I did:

I hand cut a tag from Strathmore Mixed media paper using a smaller tag as the measurement for this purpose. This is roughly equivalent to a size 5 tag.

Next step was to stamp Cara to the left hand side of the tag as I didn't want to stamp the whole of the image. I then set about colouring her in with a mixture of Jane Davenport Mermaid Markers, making sure they were were well diluted with a water brush.

I then stamped my hand carved feather stamp to the right of the tag using a red Distress Oxide. You can use a That's Crafty! feather stamp for this but I just wanted to try out out my new carving ;)

I went over the feathers with the water brush to pull out the colour from the Distress Oxide and cover the background a little with it.

I then stamped the 'screw heads' stamp from a That's Crafty! texture set (this set contains a feather stamp too) with black archival ink and the word beauty from the Fleur set.

Then a little doodling with a white Posca pen, a few splatters from a Mermaid Marker and then I mounted it onto black card.

There you have a small tag that packs a powerful punch!!

Hope you like it
Donna xx

Supplies Used:

That's Crafty! Donna's Girls Collection - Cara
That's Crafty! Textures Set Collection - Set 1
That's Crafty! Serenity Collection - Fleur
Jane Davenport - Mermaid Markers
Archival Ink pad - Black
Tim Holtz - Water Brush
Ranger - Black Cardstock
Posca Pen - White

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  2. She really is a beauty, love that feathered background ..
    Hugs Tracey x

  3. Wonderful colors, the feathers and hair, together , Donna- the feathers is another b eautiful handcarved stamp, lovely lady, and they look brilliant here !!
    Hugs from Dorthe xxx

  4. Just love this tag, her being stamped offset looks great and the addition of another hand carved stamp of yours finishes it perfectly. A winner of a tag
    Amanda x

  5. A really fabulous tag Donna. The way you've stamped Cara offside is inspired and your background is gorgeous. Love the hand carved feather stamp too. A stunner!
    Fliss xx

  6. YES - it's a BEAUTY - for sure Donna! FAB colors and what a fun design - made me smile in delight! Xj.

  7. Beautiful tag. Lovely warm colours and fab stamps.
    Gill xx


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