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Friday, May 16, 2014

Stenciled Encouragement Tag Set

Hello, my crafty friends! I hope you've had a beautiful week! I'm posting this stenciled encouragement tag set on the My Craft Spot blog today and am sharing it here, too! :o)

Stenciling tags is a nice way to dabble into the world of stenciling/inking fun, which was one of my goals with this project. The first two were created a few weeks ago, which you've already seen (HERE and HERE)... but I wanted to show them as a set! :o) I'm so excited to now have this gift complete, as I saved the third one to make during this Inking Technique week at My Craft Spot!

This set is part of my contribution to this month's I Feel the Love Project, where we are creating for a precious baby undergoing chemotherapy and her parents. This is for Violet's parents as a reminder that they are dearly loved and not fighting alone.
New today is the jewel-toned sunset version, brought to life by several of Kimberly's fantastic goodies. :o)
Each tag features one of the sweet butterflies from the Jar Full of Flowers stamp set, with its flourishing trail coming from Tiny Tags 2. (I love the gorgeous mini flourishes on that stamp set!) The background was created with a Honey Comb Memory Box stencil and three shades of distress ink: Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet, and Dried Marigold. The tag base is a Marianne Design die.
This variation showcases one of Kimberly's newest metal dies, the stunning Flowers- Rolled Roses. I let them fall open in slightly different measurements for an assortment. The greenery was made with a Memory Box Small Olive Branch metal die. My sentiment is from Kimberly's Simply Sentiments stamp set, as is the warm-toned sunset tag. The middle tag's sentiment is from Tiny Tags 2. I used My Craft Spot crinkle ribbon for each, in the lovely shades of Snow White, Aqua Mist, and Deep Purple.

The papers are from Wild Rose Studio's Peach Blossom collection. The butterflies and flowers on each tag are covered with sheer shimmer from a Wink of Stella Glitter Brush marker, which is tough to capture on camera... but so pretty in person. :o)
I hope Violet's parents continue to grow in faith and trust in Him during this unexpected trial... He is far greater than every disease and will deliver this sweet baby. :o)
Thank you for visiting and I wish you a blessed and sparkly day! :o)

Challenges entered:
 *613 Avenue Create~ Anything Goes (Optional: Create Your Own)
 *Charisma Cardz~ May Flowers
 *Crafting From the Heart~ Anything Goes
 *Dies R Us~ May Flowers (Tag base, greenery, and flowers are metal dies)
 *Dragonfly Dreams~ How Does Your Garden Grow
 *Fab 'n' Funky~ Photo Inspiration (Colors and flowers)
 *Simon Wednesday Challenge~ Die Crazy (Tag base, greenery, flowers)
 *Through the Craft Room Door~ Anything Goes
 *Through the Purple Haze~ Anything Goes
 *Word Art Wednesday~ Encouraging/Uplifting Sentiment


  1. Wow Karen, love those pretty tags.... I've never tried stenciling I guess I'm a bit too nervous like I would make a big mess out of it, LOL! love the color tones on each one and all the pretty dies and images... This would be a keeper too... TFS and enjoy your happy crafty moments!

  2. Such a gorgeous set of tags Karen, such a thoughtful gift for Violet's parents. Your jewel-toned sunset version today is stunning. I love the way you have blended the colours, the roses look amazing and the sentiment is beautiful too.
    I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs Sue xx

  3. Hi my friend,
    WOW!! They are truly Beautiful! I think in my life time in bloggie world I have made only 2 tags. But not as beautiful as
    The stamped butterflies and sentiment are so SWEET! The colors are darling just as the little flowers. The purple is juts gorgeous!!!
    Violet's Mom will just LOVE these beautiful tags!! I do!
    Sending you my love, hugs & smiles
    Have a wonderful day,
    *Crafting With Creative M*

  4. Absolutely fantastic stamping work........i just adoreit..

    Fiona DT

  5. What amazing tags, Violets mum will adore them!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope you'll be back soon!


    Owner Dragonfly Dreams

  6. *soars into my sis's gorgeous bloggy and leaves trails of sparklie hugglers everywhere* YAY!!!!!!!

    I just wanted to leave you a little message today to say how proud I am of you and all the love and heart you have been putting into every single inch of your stunning creations this month and always. Your dedication is truly something extraordinary, Sunshine. God bless you for bringing so much joy to so many through your incredible love. I simply cannot wait for these gorgeous gifts to deliver showers of hope and inspiration to sweet little Violet's parents. I know without question that your hugglers have already reached them and are helping them at this very second.

    You are truly a blessing like no other, Sunshine. I love you with all my heart and beyond and am honoured to get to witness your crafting talents and skills blossom brighter with every passing day (just like the gorgeous blossoms in your beautiful tags this week). The selfless way you use your heavenly gift makes God smile wider than the widest rainbow in the sky.

    *forever super giant squishy hugglers*
    ~~~ Christina (aka the proudest sister EVER)

  7. These tags are so beautiful, the sentiments are so encouraging and the reason behind your gift is heartwarming. Thank you for dropping in to visit us at Word Art Wednesday today with this beautiful art. Blessings, Carole

  8. My sweetest friend, this is just stunning!! I love the colors of this one!! Your inking is perfect!! The rolled flowers look amazing - I love how you varied the openness of each one to create different looks!! Violet's parents will treasure these gorgeous tags!! You did such a fabulous job with each one!! They will definitely bring them comfort and love!!

    I had the chance to sneak online for the first time tonight and couldn't wait to stop by and see what you've created!! I hope you have a wonderful, relaxing, fabulous weekend my dear friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  9. Wowzers Karen, these are ALL so beautiful! You do such a fantastic job of showcasing MCS stamps and dies! The honeycomb background is so pretty-such a beautiful set of tags! I am sure Violets parents will love these:)
    Have a great evening and wonderful wknd!
    Sherrie K

  10. You, my sweet friend, do amazing things with an ink pad! Wow- each one of these beautiful tags is a tiny piece of art. I love the inking, the stencils, the flowers, the butterflies, the colors, I LOVE it all! These are amazing and I know they will be loved and treasured by Violet's parents. What a blessing you are ♥

  11. Your tags are truly beautiful with wonderful colors and sentiments. Thanks for sharing with 613 Avenue Create.

  12. Oh Violet is so precious and she will along with her parents love these beautiful stunning tags, beautiful job my friend!!!! Have a spectacular sparkly day, you make so may other people's day with your talent and big heart... lots of love , hugs

  13. These are so pretty x
    Thank you for entering our challenge (Through the Purple Haze) Good luck x

  14. Such a beautiful garden of flowery tags, I love all of them and the sentiments you have on each one. Thank you for sharing with us at Dragonfly Dreams, hope we see you again soon...
    Love and Huggers ~ Lady Anne xx
    Dragonfly Dreams
    "Anne's Paper Dream's Blog"

  15. What wonderful tags - full of encouragement and inspiration! Beautiful themes and colours.

  16. How adorable. Love the colors. Amazing job. Thanks for playing at Crafting from the Heart. Hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

  17. Karen, these are so beautiful! We love the idea of these fabulous tags. Thank you so much for making them for Violet. They will be such an encouragement to her. Many blessings to you!
    Cindy and Madison

  18. Lovely tags I am sure they will be treasured. Thanks for sharing with us at Fab n Funky Hugs Kelly x

  19. Oh Karen these tags are FABULOUS! LOVE this jeweled toned beauty! Your stenciling is gorgeous and what a great job on those rolled flowers ... I struggle with them! FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

  20. I really love the way the colors seamlessly blend themselves together. The rolled flowers are just too beautiful. Thank you for joining TTPH this week.

  21. Beautiful tags. I love the colours and the sentiments. Thank you for joining us this week at Fab'n'Funky!

  22. gorgeous. love the colour graduation in the stencilling & the rolled roses.
    Alicia (Dies R Us DT)

    MaxiBelle Studio

  23. Lovely color scheme(s) and such a fabulous design(s). Thanks for joining our "May Flowers" -challenge at Charisma Cardz.

    Hugs from Finland,
    Eemeli {DT}

  24. These are BEAUTIFUL tags! Love the flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

  25. Such a gorgeous set of tags, i love the flowers and array of colours you have made - thank you so much for playing along at fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs judith x

  26. Really, beautiful and stunning tags!
    Thanks for sharing this with us at Dies R Us challenge! Wish to see you again next time!
    Mikha xox

  27. Beautiful set of tags Karen. Your stencilling looks wonderful and makes a perfect backdrop for all the pretty flowers. x

  28. Love your use of dies! Thanks for participating in our Dies R Us "May Flowers" challenge.

  29. These tags are all so beautiful, Karen! The honeycomb background is so pretty and the flowers look amazing! I love all the bright colors you used and the butterflies are a perfect touch! I really like the sentiments too! These tags will definitely brighten Violet's parent's day! :)


  30. What beautiful tags. Sorry, if that's posted 23 times.

    Thanks for sharing at Charisma this week.



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