' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Of Friends and Flowers

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Of Friends and Flowers

Hello crafters!

More floral inspiration for you today as I am featuring over our Country View Crafts Facebook group. This month I chose the theme, "Flower Power".  

My second make is a mixed media tag with a touch of Vintage.

I first applied different colours of acrylic paint on a gessoed tag, choosing bright colours. 

Then I stuck pieces of Tim Holtz Botanical paper with gel medium. When these were dry, I coloured them with Distress crayons.

Next, I applied a thickish layer of Crackled paste, which turns transparent when completely dry. To enhance the crackles, I brushed a fairly wet wash of brown acrylic paint all over the tag and using a soft cloth wiped off the excess.

My focal image is a Paper Doll that I coloured with Distress Crayons and framed with paper flowers from my stash, adding some enamel accents for the flower centres.

The bee and butterfly are from the Ideology/Tim Holtz Field Notes Snippets as is the cluster bottom. The sentiment is from the Garden Treasures (JH1003) stamp set by Julie Hickey Designs,

Link up your project here for the chance to win a set of Distressed Watercolour pencils from the Country View Craft shop, just make sure flowers are the prominent feature of your make!

Thanks for coming by,
 Craftyfield   I am entering the Allsorts, SSS Monday challenges


  1. My sort of theme Christine, nicely put together with those two little ones, reminds me of photos I've seen of my Gran. Lovely to see you at Allsorts, many thanks.


  2. Great tag! Love the mixed media! Thanks for sharing over at Allsorts!

  3. A fabulous vintage feel tag. Love it.

    Thanks for sharing at Allsorts xxx

  4. Beautiful and fabulous tag. Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m