Monday, June 3, 2013

The Outlawz Monday Greetings Challenge

SHOW US YOUR SILVER AND GOLD - Create a Project for A Couple
 (Wedding or Anniversary)
The Outlawz Greetings Challenge

Hello, Crafty Peeples!  

My fingers are blue/green because I have been playing with my Ranger Paints, Stains, and Inks.  I love mixing the three together and creating fun backgrounds for my projects.  This week's challenges
provided a wonderful opportunity to get "inky".  
To create this background, I used a #8 Manila Tag. I swiped the tag with the following stains:
Spiced Marmalade, Pickett Fence (Paint), Faded Jeans, Black Soot, Tea Dye (just a spot), and Squeezed Lemonade.  I usually experiment with with adding color, spritzing and blotting until I get the undercoat I want;  then I apply my final swipes. The tag tends to get saturated, so I use my heat tool in between putting down layers (of stains) and spritzing.  A terry towel works great for blotting excess water. I use a solid design paper or kraft paper for the back of the tag to cover any paint seepage.

Once the tag was throughly dried, I spritzed it with a mist made using Ranger's "Perfect Pearls - Gold".  The edges are inked with Ranger "Black Soot".  The glimmer mist is difficult to see the in the photo, but it is very pretty IRL.  Remember, if you want your colors to be "vibrant/hard", allow your tag to air dry.  If you want the colors to "soften", use your heat tool.  Adding a sealant will also soften the colors but, be careful because, the Ranger inks and stains are reactive with water and you may get some fading and spillover of colors.  This usually adds interest to the project rather than distracting from it.
The Papers are from G45's "Place In Time Collection "June Cut-Aparts"
The "Heart" Charms are from my stash and that wonderful "Butterfly" Charm was a gift from Scrapadabadoo for a purchase I made from their store.  I loved it so much I e-mailed them to purchase a package.  I was so disappointed to learn that they don't sell them.  I have looked everywhere for these.  If any of you know where I can find them.  Please e-mail me at  The sentiment is from the  INKADINKADO "Patterned Love" Clear Stamp Set.
Hugz,  Chana

Challenges Entered:
The Outlawz -Saturday Paper Ala Mode Challenge - Tags and Labels
Card Mania - Shabby Chic
Created With Love Challenge - Anything Goes
Eureka Stamps Challenge #42 - Wedding
Make It Monday - Always Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Shabby Chick or Vintage
Crafting For All Seasons - Weddings


  1. This is really stunning, Chana! I love the papers and gorgeous details! Very creative and artistic design! Glad you are feeling a little better!

  2. Stunning tag!! Love the paper and all the details!! Thank you for join us at Created With Love Challenges, hugs Kate (DT)

  3. Wonderful looking tag. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes challenges at Created with Love Challenges.


  4. This tag is wonderful! I love it. All of the details are just great. Thanks for joining us at Created With Love Challenges this week.


  5. Wow! This is stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Card mania challendges.

  6. Another wonderful design, Chana! Love the vintage feel of it, and the way you put together all the cool elements! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  7. Chana I thought I recognized your tag. So beautiful. Said I was gonna try to get one done for the Outlawz but so far not happened. Thanks for joining us this week at Created With Love Challenge. and hope to see you more often.
    Linda K. DT :)

  8. I just LOVE the retro vintage look to this amazing tag, and am SO blessed that you've shared it in our Wedding Challenge this week. It's just lovely, and we are super grateful for your participation.

    For another great Anything Goes Challenge, please stop by and share with us at: - our challenges are always Anything Goes and we would LOVE to have you play along with us!

    Eureka Stamps

  9. This is just beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

  10. This is really beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Eureka Stamps this week.

  11. Beautiful!
    Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  12. So beautiful! Thank you for playing along at Card Mania! Good luck! Ani

  13. Thank you for joining us this week at Whoopsi Daisy with such a lovely tag. Hope to see you next week. Hugs Christine x

  14. Oh Wow Chana, this is stunning! The retro/vintage theme is perfect!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Make it Monday this week!

  15. Stunning tag! Absolutely love it! Great job! Thanks for playing with us at WhoopsiDaisy. Hugs...Mona

  16. Love this tag. Saw it on MIM and wanted to take a closer look. xox

  17. Absolutely awesome tag! Saw it on MIM and had to take a closer look. xoxo

  18. Very beautiful tag! And very detailed. I love the small images on it.

  19. Your tag is gorgeous Chana. Thanks for joining in our Wedding/Anniversary at CFAS. Carol DT x


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