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