Saturday, 16 March 2013

Happy St Patrick's Day!

I hope you have a great time celebrating this weekend and thought that in order to mark the occassion I would make a project.  I've had this free hat digi stamp from The Octopode Factory sitting on my computer for a while and thought it was about time I created something with it.  I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
Anything but a card Challenge 14 'Green, Irish, St Patrick's Day'
Crafters Cafe Blog Challenge 14 'Green and/or St Patrick's Day'
The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge 'Going Green'

I started with a Tim Holtz die cut tag and coloured it using various shades of green and yellow distress inks before spritzing with water and Dylusions.  Once dry I stamped a celtic 3 leaf clover and added a Tim Holtz crackle background stamp on to the tag.  I covered the whole thing with Tim Holtz rock candy crackle paint and once dry added more green distress ink and a little treasure gold.  I used double sided foam to attach the tag to a piece of black card stock cut just lager than the tag.  I stamped an appropriate Stampin'Up sentiment, punched out and backed with stampin'Up punches and attached it to the tag on foam tape before covering with glossy accents.  I printed the free hat digi stamp 3 times and cut one out as a whole, one without the brim and the top of the hat and the final one I cut just the ribbon and the shamrock.  I coloured all three images with distress ink and covered with the rock candy crackle glaze and then more distress ink.  I attached the 3 pieces in true decoupage fashion using the foam tape.  Finally I added 3 pieces of ribbon to the tag using the Tim Holtz tiny attacher.
Thanks for looking!
Tracey x


  1. Super project. I always love seeing a unique design point of view! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog!

  2. Wonderful Tracey-the hat digi is super.

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Love that green - really vibrant! Cool tag!!

  4. I agree with everyone else. This is such an awesome tag! I love seeing things done differently. Thanks for joining us for challenge #14 at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog. See you again soon! Hugs~Patti

  5. Wonderful project, love the greens you have used, thanks for joining us at the Crafters Cafe Challenge Blog

  6. This is lovely!! So glad you shared with us this month at The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!
    Karen C


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