Thursday, 1 February 2018

Country View Crafts Challenges - Anything But Cute

Wow, February has come around far too quickly!

This month's theme at Country View Crafts is 'Anything But Cute' - so my mind was racing with lots of ideas.

Here is my project for the challenge

I started by adding Grunge Paste through a ScrapCosy PaperArtsy stencil.  I left this to completely dry over night.

For the next stage, I added PaperArtsy Infusions in Sunset Beach and Are You Cerise.  I spritzed with water and then dabbed with a paper towel to keep the effect soft.  I dried this and then repeated until I was happy with the effect.  I then edged around the tag using Walnut Stain Distress Ink.

I stamped Andy Skinner's 'Shabby Chic' stamps in Sepia to the right and side of the tag and added a scrap of lace at the bottom of the tag.

The dress form was die cut then coloured using Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress inks.  It was adhered to the tag and a ceramic butterfly added.

To finish, I added heart pins.

I hope that I have inspired you to join in with the challenge this month.  Make sure you pop over to the Challenge page to see the wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team.

Thanks for joining me.


  1. I love your tag, Miriam, it´s so delicate! The added butterfly on your dressform looks beautiful!
    Have a good time!
    Evelyn xx

  2. A great tab Miriam, your infusions background is gorgeous xx

  3. Lovely tag ! Love the subtle colours !
    Corrie x

  4. Wonderful feminine tag!!! Great background with the infusions!!! xx

  5. I love the Infusions background! A great Vintage tag, Miriam!

  6. This is so pretty Miriam and I love all of your textures. Have a very happy week, Sue xx

  7. This is gorgeous Miriam, love the vintage look. hugs Debsxx

  8. such a beautiful tag - absolutely love it xx

  9. GORGEOUS tag! The Infusions background and the stamping really take my breath away! You've inspired me to get my dressform back to work! Love this!

  10. Beautiful tag! I love the stenciling with the grunge paste and delicate pops of colour from the Infusions - perfect 😁. Thanks for the inspiration and wishing you a happy weekend! J 😊