Thursday, January 31, 2019

Spoonflower Color Challenge

The Pantone "Color of the Year" for 2019 is Living Coral. Spoonflower, the website for custom fabric, presented this week's design challenge with Coral at the core. We were given 4 specific colors (Goldenrod, Midnight Blue, Coral and Gray) and had to include all 4 with no black, white or variations of the color. I drew the circles in pen and ink, scanned them and created my design in Adobe Illustrator. My first design looked great but I had a white background and after double-checking the rules, had to do a re-design. Here's what I ended up with.

Spoonflower Color Challenge entry
The voting is now open and there are over 700 entries! I was amazed at how many awesome designs there are and how many similar design themes. You can place your vote on the Spoonflower website here.

Sunday, January 27, 2019

Tag Collage Challenge -Tag 7

This week, I collaged my tag onto a vintage Reader's Digest book cover. I used some vintage wallpaper, hand made paper and a print of a butterfly.

Tag 7

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Tag Collage Challenge -Tag 6

I used bits from my Scrap Box for Tag 6. Olive green and shades of blue, with a green striped string.

Tag 6

Thursday, January 17, 2019


I used to make tiny note pads from vintage playing cards and sendup with a small collection of ones that I liked too much to use. Here are a few of them.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tag Collage Challenge -Tags 4 and 5

Got busy this past weekend and collaged 2 tags.

Tag number 4 uses hand made papers, a vintage document and a coffee filter that I stamped. (The coffee filter is a tiny one that fits a Keurig machine. The filter is the shape of the basket and has a round top which I tear off. Perfect for collaging!)

tag number 4

Tag number 5 uses some hand made marbled paper, a vintage document and a postage stamp.

tag number 5

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Tag Collage Challenge -Tag 3

For tag number 3, I used vintage music, an antique document and a piece of a cigar label. I added a bit of gold paper and some rubber stamping in gold.

Tag 3

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Tag Collage Challenge -Tag 2

My second tag uses part of a vintage Austrian postcard, Japanese wash paper and a rubber stamp.

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Tag Collage Challenge -Tag 1

Here is the first collage of 2019.

Vintage document, handmade papers, rubber stamps. The eye is from a Swedish matchbox label.

Tag 1 of 100. 99 more to go....

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

New Year, New Challenge

Time for a new collage challenge. This year, it's the "100 Tag" challenge.

I purchased a box of 100 shipping tags, made by Avery. (Avery Manilla "G" Shipping tags 4.75 length x 2.37 width). Now I have to say, I used to buy these all the time and a box of 100 tags cost me less than $5. I believe these are a discontinued item (not available on the on the Avery site) so they were hard to find. I was only able to find boxes of a thousand tags and that's a lot of tags! I purchased this 100 pack on Ebay for about $13. For some reason, on Amazon some vendors are charging over $300 for the same item... so shop around, 100 packs can still be found. Also, I like the ones that come with string, not the wires which I purchased by mistake (item number 11005 has the string, 11011 has the wire).

Stay tuned for the first collage!

Avery Manila Shipping Tags
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