' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Here comes the sun

Tuesday 5 September 2023

Here comes the sun

Late in the season (the one that skipped the UK entirely) I am enjoying the sunshine, and this inspired me to create a bright and cheerful tag with, literally, the flower of the sun!  

I started the background with Distress Oxide sprays and added some stamping with a very old A5 stamp by Docrafts (A5 Background clear stamp "Musicality"). 

I applied gel medium with a stencil from the Tim Holtz Mini Layering Stencil Set #28 (MST028) and sprinkled Cosmic Shimmer Artic Red embossing powder over it, The EP is a translucent red but depending on the angle has a gold/green lustre to it. 

And to add a bit more bling I created a glitter border with "proper" glitter which I normally try to avoid as it has a tendency of re-appearing for days on end on any and all surfaces (including the humans in the house). 

My focal point is the sunflower that I built with the Julie Hickey Designs Sunflower Bee stamp and coordinating dies sets, with 2 die-cuts of the stamped image, one of them on foam pads. The centre is also popped up with pads to give more dimension.  

Finally, I added 3 pieces of paper ribbon (Lakeland, must be over 15 years old...). 

The shine shot...

Thanks for coming by,

 Craftyfield   I am entering the SSS Wednesday SSS Monday  Allsorts,
                                                        Stamping Sensations and Lost Coast Designs challenges


  1. I remember those days when we bought ribbons and lace and like you still have a stash. A glorious Sunflower on your mixed media tag, many thanks for sharing at Allsorts and following the option, also ideal for Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  2. Bright, beautiful sunflower on your lovely tag! Thank you so much for joining the challenge at Allsorts and using the sunflower theme as well,

  3. Such wonderful details on the tag and absolutely beautifully done!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts challenge this week and for following my optional theme of sunflowers too!

  4. Your beautiful sunflower looks great against that deep blue tag. Thanks for sharing with us at Allsorts challenge.

  5. Great love the beautiful sunflower and textured background.The sun is certainly making up for it's late arrival! THank you for joining us at Stamping Sensations
    Carol DT x

  6. Il est beau ton tag avec ce grand tournesol !! Cela me rappelle avec plaisir les magnifiques tournesols que j'ai admirés de ma place dimanche dernier, lors de mon evènement dans un grand et beau jardin.. ^^
    J'aurais peut-être simplement mis en relief le coeur de ton tournesol, qu'en penses-tu ?

  7. That's beautiful and I love the shine! Thank you for sharing at Allsorts this week. Sarah DT

  8. Lovely! Your touches of bling are just right! Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

  9. What a great tag, love the bling. Thanks for playing with us at Lost coast designs

  10. A great tag, love the background and the sunflower looks stunning.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations.
    Avril x

  11. What a lovely tag. Nice to be reminded of sunny September. There is some advantage in being so behind with following blogs!