Tuesday, March 31, 2015

"Nice to See You" March Artist Challenge

The March Artist Team Challenge was to use the Club Scrap Retreat 2014 Nice to See You Kit.
The kit is really beautiful and awesome for mixed media projects.
I knew I wanted to make some tags with the papers, stamps and stencil. I have a number of tags started but then seemed to hit a creative wall! I TOTALLY lost my mojo. Desperate to get my creative juices flowing I turned to Pinterest where I found inspiration to create a tag book.
After taping the four tags together and coating both sides with white gesso, I added some Fired Brick Distress ink. To spread the ink and adhere it to the tags, I used matte medium.

 Then I went to work decorating it. I started by randomly stamping the Nice to See You images with archival ink. I added strips of paper from the kit and sewed the striped ribbon from the embellishment pack down a seam. I also sewed a strip of burlap on the front. 

I cut up a quote from the cutaparts in the embellishment pack and added it to one of the tags.
A while back on Pinterest I found the instructions for these awesome burlap flowers. They were just perfect for the cover!

My most favorite stamp from this collection is the eye stamp form the Greetings Unmounted.. I stamped it and then glued it to mat board to give it some dimension.
I tied each tag with the grey ribbon included in the kit, added pearls from my stash and added some baubles with a silver clip from Club Scrap.
Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you visit all of the Artist Team members. And don't forget to stop back at Club Scrap and  pick up your own Nice to See You Kit and share what you create!
Wishing You a Wonderfully Creative Day!
Anne Marie


Hetty said...

Oh what a beautiful tag book, Anne Marie. Each part is wonderful. Love the flowers. Thanks for the eye candy!

Julie said...

Neat little tag book Anne Marie, great work!

Lisa D said...

Anne Marie...I love the burlap flowers!

JeniRuth J said...

What a refreshing take on this kit! Love the pearls and burlap!