Tuesday, June 4, 2013


I am back from a two-week hiatus for family reasons, and I have missed crafting of all sorts!  However, I found the way to my art "loft" today just in time to participate in the Stampotique Designers' Challenge this week. Libby is the hostess, and here is her challenge:
Hi everyone! It's Libby here today, hosting the Stampotique Designer's Challenge. This week I'd like to challenge you to use something that makes you see your craft project in a whole different light. It can require you pull out supplies you don't typically use, or try new techniques. Or maybe it's something you use all the time! I'd like you to use a transparent element on your design. Whatever you'd like - acetate, glass, left-over plastic packaging - if it's clear, it's fair game! I'm excited to see what you come up with!
It was not too difficult to find transparent things in my studio, but I chose to upcycle a piece of acetate packaging material.  First, I created a background for my tag by using Dylusions ink sprays.  Next layer consists of my Tim Holtz stamps of Charlie Chaplin and the sentiment.   To adhere my acetate over top of my tag, I used Collage Pauge (by Traci Bautista). On top of the acetate, I used two additional stamps.  Here's my entry to the challenge:

Thanks for stopping by today.  I love reading your encouraging comments!

Joy to you!


  1. It's great to have you back Kay, and I hope your sister is feeling better. What a gorgeous tag, I love all the depth to it. Thanks for joining in with us again at Stampotique Designers Challenges. Sue xx

  2. Oh reuse of acetate, great idea. Trying to follow your quote, are you? Hope so. xox

  3. Great idea. Appreciate the product suggestion of Collage Podge to adhere slick materials.

  4. Hi Kay, glad you are back. Love the tag. Great colours and depth. Thanks for playing along with my 'vital crafting supplies on a desert island'. It certainly is difficult to craft away from home. We are obviously just spoilt by all the goodies we have accumulated. I was only away a week but I think I will try and have an emergency kit to take next time so I can do a little something. I'm obviously an addict because I did miss sitting down and creating. I think the cure is to craft on and on......


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