Craft Hoarders Anonymous Mixed Media Tag

Craft Hoarders Challenge 10 03Craft Hoarders Anonymous Mixed Media Tag

Hello, fellow Craft Hoarders!  As you know, this week, Craft Hoarders Anonymous is blog hopping with the fabulous design team over at Stencil Girl.  Each day this week, we’ve been sharing our projects for Challenge #10 with you.  Here are the deets, just in case you’ve forgotten.  (If, however, you don’t want to read these details, just skip down and have a look at the project.  I won’t tell a soul!)

This week the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog is changing it up…with a blog hop! Challenge #10 is ready at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog but we are doing things a bit differently this time! We are doing a week-long blog hop with STENCIL GIRL!
Each day this week you will visit the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog,  see the fabulous designs of the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Team, and then you will visit the Stencil Girl Talk Blog to see what their team is doing! For the blog hop order, see the end of the post.

Now, for the challenge!

Challenge #10 Spray It! Ink It! Paint It! Smear It! Emboss It!
Show us your inner mixed media diva! Use spray mists, inks, paints, modeling paste, embossing powder, pastels, chalk, and whatever messy media you can find! Let’s dig into that hoard, pull out some of that “messy stuff,” and use it up! There is a mess-maker hiding in all of you! Let her/him out to play!

Remember, you have two weeks to play in the new challenge! Challenge #10 closes June 29th at midnight PT. Link up your project HERE to Challenge #10.

One talented participant will receive this prize, donated by Stencil Girl and WorldWin Papers.

Stencil Girl stencils are made by artists for artists. Unique designs for people who LOVE stencils like we love stencils. Owned and operated by artist Mary Beth Shaw. Visit the Stencil Girls Website and Blog, Stencil Girl Talk.
Visit the WorldWin Papers website, for more information. To locate a WorldWin retailer near you, call 1-888-843-6455 or email Visit the WorldWin Blog for more projects.

Phew!  Now that all of that is out of the way, I can share my Mixed Media tag with you.  First, here’s a photo of the Stencil Girl stencil and the WorldWin paper I used in this project.  I also used a sheet of lightweight chipboard from WorldWin, but it doesn’t make for an inspiring photo, know what I mean?

Craft Hoarders Challenge 10 06As you can see, I played around with the stencil a LOT before I finally figured out what I wanted to do with it.  I was really drawn to the little swirls at the bottom and the leaf shapes in the middle.  So, once I made my chipboard tag and painted it with gesso, I tore off strips of the navy cardstock, added my stencil shapes with texture paste and then got busy slinging paint, ink, paper and glue.  I completely failed to take step by step photos, and for that I apologize.

Here’s my final project:

Craft Hoarders Challenge 10 01The images and papers are from Graphic 45’s By the Sea collection.  I painted the tag with Tumbled Glass Distress Paint, then added more of the swirls with Gold Viva 3-D Stamp paint. I stamped over this with Ranger Coffee Archival ink, using a crackle texture stamp and the fish stamp from Hampton Art.

Craft Hoarders Challenge 10 02The sailor girl was fussy cut, treated with UTEE and then cracked to age the image. I stamped the Hampton Art anchor onto the little chalkboard and then used a white Sharpie Paint Pen to add the writing and white dots.  I attached the chalkboard with a clothespin that was painted and stamped.  Shells, raffia and feathers complete that little vignette.

Craft Hoarders Challenge 10 03This gives you an idea of the dimension on the tag.

Craft Hoarders Challenge 10 04I fussy cut the lighthouse scene, inked the edges and sealed it with Studio matte multi medium.  The sentiment was torn from the papers and popped up on foam dots.  The shells are all from our beautiful North Carolina Beaches, and I even filled up a little glass vial with teeny tiny shells and genuine beach sand.   There’s a teeny tiny carved ivory sea bird tucked in with the shells around the chalkboard. Can you spot him?

Craft Hoarders Challenge 10 05I used a ton of fibers to top the tag and added in a little brass shell to finish it off.

Now, here’s the hop lineup for today, June 20th

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

Kathy Clement (You are here)

Pam Bray

Tammi Bennett

Stencil Girl Talk Blog:

Kirsten Reed
Leslie Tucker Jenison

If you need to get caught up on days 1-4 of this hop, you can find the list HERE.  Now get hopping!  LOL  Be sure to leave some love behind!

Thanks for hanging with me in this long post!  I can’t wait to see what you create! Getting my fingers all inky makes me happy right down to the tips of my crafty little fingers!





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45 thoughts on “Craft Hoarders Anonymous Mixed Media Tag

  1. Sue

    Very nice! I love the stencil you used, and how you incorporated the Graphic 45 By the Sea papers – very well done!!!

  2. Jan Marie

    Oh this tag takes me right to the seashore. . .I can hear the waves, smell the salt air, and feel the mist. . .beautiful work and so much detail from the little shells, to the charm, to the sand in a bottle, and that stenciled, wave-like background! Lovely work!

  3. candycolwell

    Nice job, Kathy! Love your tag! Love the colors and the cracked UTEE effect. You did a great job on this. I’m hoping to get to play along…life is kinda nuts right now. Thanks for sharing your always inspiring art. <3 Candy

  4. claudia nelson

    I love the ocean vintage theme, my favorite tag. Love your tutorial, thank you so much

  5. Pattie Jns

    What a lovely vintage tag, I love the image, she caught my eye first off. the beautiful colors and textures added to her period of time and place, Especially that tube of sand and shells. A beautiful mix media tag. They are such fun to make.

  6. Janis in ID

    Wow…..this is sensational!! Love the vintage image and the way you used the stencil. Those fibers are just fabulous, too. Terrific job!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  7. Rebecca Billard

    Your tag is so beautiful! I love the nautical theme! I too love going to the beach on a beautiful sunny day, I am lucky to live next to the ocean as well! The glass vial is a wonderful touch! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Chrstine Kiehl

    This tag blows me away! I live by the Ocean on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in WA and happen to love all things beach related and LOVE to play with paper too! I could only hope to reach your level of craftiness some day! Thank you for sharing this amazing tag with us hoppers/shoppers! This new visitor and follower is amazed!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Well, you just totally made my day, Christine! Thank you so much for your very kind comments. I, too, love all things beachy, but live about 2 hours away from the beautiful NC coast. I look forward to getting to know you better! Welcome!

  9. lostcoastscrapper1

    So love this one!! That’s so awesome that you got the sand and shells right from home!! xo

  10. Robin Ludwig

    Living in Kansas, the beach is kind of an unknown. Your tag lets me imagine a day at the beach and that’s an incredible gift! I love the tiny bird and the little bottle filled with sand and bitty seashells. This tag is just lovely, Kathy! Everything works together to make a vintage seaside tag – lovely!

    1. kathycNC Post author

      Thanks so much, Robin! I’m blessed to live here in NC, where the beach is just a short(ish) ride away. I actually picked up these shells and sand myself.

  11. bearsmother

    the vintage sailor girl is so pretty. Love how you used parts of the stencil for your base on the tag. It is beautiful. The dark blue ribbon at the top is great too.

  12. Darlene Pavlick

    WOW this is fabulous Kathy! You are SO GOOD at adding all the right elements to complete a project! This is just SO COOL! Well done! Have a great weekend!

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