Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Happy Boo-Day

My Dad's birthday is on October 30th AND.. over at the Stampotique Designer's Blog this week, their challenge is Birthday's. Today is Stampotique designer Kim's birthday too, Happy Birthday Kim!! This is  also perfect because I figured I could just make something for my Dad for this challenge. I went with a tag.. lol
To begin I sprayed my tag with a healthy dose of water and Ranger's  Color Wash. I love their color pallet, they are beautiful. I then dried the tag with a heat tool so I could get right to work.

I then decided that I wanted to use my Relaxin girl for this project. By artists Daniel Torrent and Jill Penney. Love their stuff, seriously!!!
I colored her with distress markers and cut her out.
I also wanted to add wings to her so I used my Spider wings stamp and I also colored those with distress markers. I wanted her to have dimensional wings so I made two on the same side and cut a small slit in her back and inserted one so that it would stand out.

I wanted balloons instead of the umbrella so I simply cut it off.

For the balloons I used the Halloween Cube 2, I stamped them in a line on a scratch sheet of manilla card stock.

I then free hand drew balloons around each one and
 used distress markers to color them.

I also edged them with distress ink to make them pop a little more.. (no pun intended there lol)
For the background I used my Seaweed stamp (by artist Jo Capper-Sandon) and stamped it in various Archival colors.

The seaweed stamp really looks awesome here in the background. 
I wrote the words "Happy Boo-day" on manilla paper, cut it out, edged it and added it. I also added a few strips of tissue tape here and there and some ribbon. 
Take a look at my final outcome, I am loving it!

Thanks for coming by and spending a little time with me. Tomorrow I will be posting my Fall project with a Tim Holtz burlap canvas. See ya then...


  1. Really neat. Love those balloons.

  2. Fabulous tag, love the balloons and the color is great!

  3. What a gorgeous tag Claudine, I love how you've given her wings, and what a fabulous step by step. Thanks for playing along with us again at Stampotique DC. Sue xx

  4. Tags are beautiful Claudine I love it what sprays did you \use or did you make them your self.:((


  5. Awesome tag! Love your tutorials! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique. XOXO

  6. Love the tag and the way you have used the stamps

  7. This is one great tag, Claudine!! Just love Relaxin' however she is used, but this one is so clever! Love the boo-day sentiment!!

  8. Great tag and love the color wash background with the cool looking balloons! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

  9. What a fun tag, amazing colours too. Thanks for joining this Stampotque DC