Friday, March 2, 2018

PWP: March blog hop

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Are you ready for our March blog hop? The theme for this month is Spring. Is it Spring yet where you are? The design team is sharing their spring themed projects! We hope you will hop through the projects and find inspiration for your own projects. If you complete the hop, you will be eligible to win an awesome prize!

The prize is a $25.00 gift certificate to the Paper Wings Productions online store.For a chance to win all you need to do is:
  • be a follower of the Paper Wings Productions blog
  • visit each of the participating designer's blogs and leave a comment
  • come back and leave us a comment on the pwp blog telling us you completed the hop.
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For this blog hop, I got inspired by the warmer spring air here in Texas and by these two stamp sets from PWP: evening-primrose and the wildflowers-cling-stamp-set sentiment:

Some materials and instructions:

1-I used an oversized wooden tag and covered with an used Stay-wet painting palette paper, which was stained with many acrylic colors.

2- I cut a flower to make shaker flower using a Queen & Co. shaker flower-die-set.

Then, I added some translucent and gold big glitter and colored the outside of the flower with pink glitter marker:

3- I stamped the my flower using Hero Arts black ink:  

at this moment I wasn't sure which of the flowers I wanted to used, but I got inspired by this picture and decided on the evening primrose because the colors coordinate so well with my painting pallet paper and shaker-die cut:

4- I die cut some other wild-flowers shapes using the left-over of the Stay-wet paper:

5- I used some vine stencils from Anna Griffin and TH distress paints to add more to the colored background:

6- I colored a Creative Embellishments vine die cut and the stamped flower with markers and mermaid paint brushes from Jane Davenport:

7-  I stamped the sentiment with black HeroArts ink and embossed it with CTMH embossing powder on a handmade cardstock.

It gives an interesting effect because this paper absorbs the wax from the embossing powder giving the letters a metallic shimmer, but not the 3D effect.

  and I added a green metallic marker frame around the cardstock:

8- I attached some twine and a Moroccan bead to add some interest to the tag.

9- Finally, I cut a flower arrangement that came with the handmade cardstock in three and added it to the tag:

I hope you enjoyed this fun spring tag/ wall hanging:

I'm the last stop in this fun blog hop.
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BTW, I'm participating in the following challenges:
shaker flower
acrylic paints/ markers / mermaid brushpaints

Lemon-lime twist (TH distress paint)/ elements of spring time/ metallic

the multiple colors and texture of the walls, the rose vines and the blue of the lady dress, which I used in some of the wild flowers...


  1. This is such a beautiful tag Vicky! I love all the layers.

  2. Wow! Makes me ready for spring. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Your link on Larrisa's blog doesn't work. I had to find my way by going back to another of the girls. Thought you might want to correct it.

  4. What a fabulous tag. Love all of the layers and elements you put together.

  5. Beautiful tag! I love the textures and dimension!

  6. Such a wonderful tag with so many details! So many fun layers! Thank you for the inspiration!

  7. Beautiful tag. So many pretty details and great ideas. Thank you!

  8. Beautiful, Spring project! Thank you for playing along with us at Mixed Media Place.

  9. I have rather a soft spot for mixed media tags - and this is a particularly beautiful example! I love your use of colour and texture to give so much interest.

  10. Wow - such an amazing amount of layers and textures - for a lovely result! A true work of heART :) Thanks for joining our Paper Craft Crew challenge this week! ~Deborah

  11. BEAUTIFUL TAG!!! The look is veeeery bright & hopeful with color!
    I really love the idea of a different kind of 'ending' w the Morraccan bead tied up above... it lends a bit of '60s "peace" look that calls out to my 'inner hippie' still in love with bursts of color!

  12. Beautiful colors on this spring tag! I love how you've colored your flowers, and that shaker flower works perfectly to Get in on the Action at Frilly and Funkie! Thank you for sharing with us! Hugs! Sara Emily

  13. So bright and springy! We need that right about now. Your little shaker flower is super cute! What a fun interactive element! Thanks so much for "getting in on the action" at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge Blog!

  14. What a beautiful tag! I love the CE chipboard you used here too! Thanks for joining us in this month's challenge!

  15. What a clever idea to do a shaker flower to add to your beautiful garden!!! Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie xx

  16. So lovely! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Place challenge!

  17. Very beautiful and interesting project! Thank you for joining us at MMP challenge!

  18. fabulous!
    thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments

  19. This is so cute, thanks for joining us at MMP xx