Happy Thoughts by Amanda Southern


Hi Everyone
For this weeks make I have created a tag to support the fact that That's Crafty! have started up the monthly challenge again, this time all entries are via Facebook and the That's Crafty! Creatives page and the theme for June is "Tagtastic", all you need to do is upload your tag and one randomly chosen entry will win the fantastic prize of a £50 voucher to spend in the online shop, imagine what you could buy with £50? So why not join in, it could be you. You will find all the details HERE to join in.
So here's my tag inspiration

Here's what I Did:

My tag of choice to work with is a That's Crafty! MDF Tag 4.2" x 8.4" and I covered the tag with part of one of my background papers from set 1 adhering it to the tag with That's Crafty! craft glue. Onto that I stamped around the edge using a section of an AALL & Create stamp and then stamped the central image, again from an AALL & Create stamp Daisy Elegance designed by Tracy Evans. I then stamped the flower heads from this stamp onto stamping card so I could colour and cut out and add to the tag.To give the bottles some depth and highlight the water in them, I coloured the water area with a white coloured pencil and edged with a little blue pencil. The flowers I had stamped separately I now coloured using Zig markers and cut out and paper pieced over the image stamped onto the tag.

I added some details to the bottom left and top right by cutting some of the text from the stamped image on the white card and added some of Tim Holtz Label Tape and a bit washi tape along with the sentiment 'Happy Thoughts', the small words are from the That's Craft!y Artist Trading Coin stamp Set 11 which I heat embossed in white onto black card. 

Final touches were to add highlights with a white Posca pen to the bottles and some splashes of white paint which I did using Dina Wakley white gloss spray.

Here's What I Used:
Versafine Clair - Noctourne
Posca Pen White
Striped Washi Tape
White & Blue Coloured Pencil

Have a great week and don't forget share your tags with us on our Facebook Group, That's Crafty! Creatives and give yourself the chance to win a £50 voucher to spend in the online store.
So come and join our Facebook group HERE and the details of the challenge are HERE.

Have a great week
Love Amanda X

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  1. A really gorgeous tag Amanda. The layered stamping and embellishing is fabulous and love how you made Tracy's flower vases pop.
    Fliss xx

  2. Absolutely gorgeous , the flowers set against your bold backdrop works so beautifully . Thank you for showcasing my stamps 😘😘

  3. Simply delightful - I love the fussy cut flower heads peeking over the edges of the tag, and the effect you've created for the water with the pencils works just perfectly.
    Alison x


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