Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Use those wings

Hello everyone,

Hope you are all well out there and getting into the Christmas/Holiday spirit...well I've been eating Stollen and mint chocolate so I count that as being festive :)

Today I have a little canvas on a die cut cardboard tag for you. The little canvas comes from a table top easel I bought ages ago ( the ones we all use to photograph our cards and tags) and the cardboard comes from my secret little cardboard stash that has to be hidden since the other half took the whole lot once and put it in the cardboard recycling bag.....I was not amused.....cant they tell its for art purposes?!

Its really sparkly in real life as the tag and canvas have been sprayed with a combination of Cosmic Shimmers which gives it a lovely sheen. This is really not the best time of year to get the best photographs :/

I am entering this into the following challenges:

ATP Exchange,Recycle for Christmas (the tag is recycled cardboard and the little dangle at the bottom is from a broken necklace)

Inspiration Destination,Anything Goes

Stampotique Designers,SDC 176,Anything Goes,WEEK 2

The Crafters Cafe,Christmas/Holiday Season

Addicted to Stamps,Photo Inspiration........

I've used the red and gold from the photo for my inspiration.

Fresco paint,Cosmic Shimmers,promarkers,frantage,crackle accents. The main stamp is Stampotique and she has been given a set of Carabelle Stamp wings as her Christmas present :)

Hope you like it

Donna x


  1. Now I would never have thought of putting a canvass on the cardboard - only the other way round - that's what I like about your work Donna!!! Fab tag, great colours and image and layout. Nikki xx

  2. Oh i do love this Donna, the beautiful corrugated card coloured red is the perfect background for your winged Agatha :-) xxx

  3. Your take on cardboard and mixed media is fabulous. I am a fan and she is a cutie with her wings!

  4. Another fabulous project from you, Donna! Your mini canvas is perfect atop the corrugated cardboard (your husband's raiding of your studio did make me laugh--sorry). Agatha looks gorgeous with her over-sized wings! You have put together random elements that work perfectly together. Go you! Thanks so much for participating in Week 2 of "Anything Goes" at the Stampotique Designers' Challenge!

  5. No, no, no! How could your other half put all your cardboard in the recycling?! I have mine lining the wall behind and under my craft table... extra insulation, no?!

    Loving your quirky winged angel, and the blood red corrugated background is ultra-dramatic!
    Alison xx

  6. What a fab idea Donna to mount your canvas onto a corrugated tag. Love the crackles on the face of your image. Great design.
    Julie x

  7. This is so lovely --- your quirky angel tag is a hit Donna!

  8. Fantastic tag, Inky! Love the red on it, fab idea! How cute is the little one :) I really like the little charm that you added! Beautiful touch! Another masterpiece, you're on a roll, girl! Go Inky, go Inky.. :) xxx

  9. A fantastic tag, love the sweet little angel. Glad you saved some of your cardboard stash. Thank you for joining us at the ATP Exchange this time.

  10. So fantastic, a wonderful combination of all these elements.

  11. Great tag Donna, no more than I would expect from you. I hide my cardboard as a matter of course as it is a give away to how much I'm buying!
    Amanda x

  12. Best kind of quirky X-mas tag ever! LOVE it! So very inspirational and enchanting!

    Thanks for the fab inspiration and for the big smile on my face!

    Claudia x

  13. Fantastic tag Donna, love the corrugated background! OH, congrats on your Country View Challenge top 3 win, by the way...well deserved! holiday hugs :)

  14. This is gorgeous,fab colours and corrugated

  15. lovely texture to your make

    thanks for taking part over at

  16. Talk about a unique piece of art, that has me smiling all over my face with the variety of random elements that, combined, are imply fantastic! Thank you for sharing this gem in the ATSM gallery!

  17. I love this gorgeously quirky little girl! Such a great idea to put the canvas on the tag too.
    Thanks so much for joining us at ATP Exchange.

  18. Gorgeous this tag. Lovely details and embellishments.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    xxx Michelle

  19. Clever idea to use the canvas on the cardboard. Thanks for playing at The Crafters Café for this challenge.
    Margaret, DT

  20. Such an original take on the inspiration, very creative! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

  21. No, they can't tell! My beloved has done the same. I absolutely adore your tag. I started to mention each thing I like on your tag and then realized it would take half a page so let's just the entire thing is fab!

  22. The corrugated paper looks awesome, fab design :) Thank you for sharing with ATSM!

  23. Thanks for sharing and joining us at Inspiration Destination. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    IDCB Owner

  24. This is fab! I bet he thought he was 'helping'!! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique.

  25. Gorgeous Donna, love everything about it :)
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at Stampotique :)

  26. Wonderful tag!
    Thanks for joining us at the Stampotique Designers Challenge :)

    xx Arwen

  27. Beautiful ♥

    Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez


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