Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Please Pass The Cake

Hi friends!

I'm sharing a quick tag I created using Distress Paint as the real star.  I made some unconventional color choices that you might gasp at but trust me, it all works out in the end thanks to my favorite Distress Crayon.

I gathered a few supplies to my desk. I'm using a #8 Etcetera tag as the base.
Paint the tag Black Soot and let it dry.
 Then start by painting some crazy stripes.  Use whatever color you have on hand.  Mine are Squeezed Lemonade, Broken China, worn Lipstick and Wild Honey.  I know, this is a bit garish!  (and it looks kinda like a fish from Finding Nemo!)
I ripped some Collage Paper into strips and glued it down with Collage Medium.  I added a second layer of CM over the top and rubbed it in with my fingertip to make it appear as sheer as possible (still garish, I know).
Once the top coating of Collage Medium is dry, scribble over the top with Walnut Stain crayon.  Totally changes it right?  I couldn't love this part more!
I cut up a Found Relative card to get this cute girl.  I ended up picking her because of her hat.  The flowers came from the Ephemera Pack: "Field Notes Snippets" (meaning that they are scaled smaller than the regular Field Notes Ephemera Pack).  The flowers are smaller so they fit better on her hat!
I did use Distress Crayons to color the Found Relative.  Faded jeans for the dress, Peeled Paint for her bow, Iced Spruce for the collar, Aged Mahogany for her cheeks.  All those colors worked very well with the flowers.
 The words came from the new Clipping Sticker book.
I decided to give her a little sophistication by adding three very small faux pearls to her hat.  My favorite thing about this photos is that new Collage Medium Glue bottle with twice the glue and a smaller tip.  Thank you Ranger for making the change!!!
 I just glued them in a cluster with one spot of glue.
I added a few more pieces from Field Notes Snippets package and also tied a blue ribbon in the top hole.
I just love how this turned out!  Simple but fun and really the color choices are endless!

I'm just kind of in love with this idea of transforming the basic black and white photos...my obsession continues!

Thank you for stopping by! Who knows what's next!!
now carry on,


  1. fabulous from neon in your face to gorgeous grunge, love it xxx

  2. Darling!! Love the unconventional color choices and pearls on her hat.

  3. What a beautiful tag and I love your tutorial about making it.
    Greetings Miranda

  4. oooh!!! I love this background so much!!!

  5. Such bold and different color choices for you, Miss Paula! I LOVE how it turned out in the end. Your ideas seem to be endless! And perfect!

  6. Amazing how the Distress Crayons made the transformation...everyone needs Distress Crayons...

  7. You really are a wizard with crayons Paula, I love the end result!