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Monday 26 August 2019

DV #208 Buttons and/0r a Bow

Today at Dream Valley we are sponsored by the fabulous Oddball Art, and our challenge is Buttons and/or a Bow.

I have used one of the Oddball Art images which I printed onto Daler Rowney media paper and then painted with various watercolours. I have added some definition to the image with super fineliner pens.

The background was created with Simon Hurley Dye Inkpads in Slippery When Wet, Clear Skies and Overzealous. I blended them onto a Studiolight giant tag, but was not happy with the blend. I guess the tag was too chalky and grabbed the ink too much so I spritzed and then flipped it over onto my glass mat and smooshed it about a bit and that gave me a much better blend.

The various stamps in the background are from HobbyArt, stamped with the same inkpads and the stencilling was with a set of Ranger stencils that came free with a Magazine.

I fussy cut the image and also painted in some of my stamps. My buttons are from the Heartfelt Creations Buttons and Blooms collection of stamps and matching die. Stamped in white and embossed in white and then I just painted some waterdown ink from the same inkpads to give them some colour. I also coloured her little satin bow with the same ink. A few splodges of Liquitex Acrylic Ink in white to break up the citrus background a bit.

I am entering this into:-

Brown Sugar – Aug: #292 Anything Goes
Colour Crazy – #33 Anything Goes
Colourific Challenge – #3 Anything Goes
Craft Rocket Chall – #62 Anything Goes
Crafting By Design – Aug: Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar – Aug: Anything Goes
Crafty Creations – #396 Anything Goes
Creative Knockouts – #312 Tic, Tac, Toe, Diagonal TopL to Bott R
Creative Moments – #175 Anything Goes
Creative Playground – #8 Anything Goes
Dare 2B Artzy – Aug: Anything Goes
Di’s Digi Challenge – Ribbon and/or Bows
Oddball Art – Aug: Anything Goes
QKR Stampede – #360 Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp Fun Friday – #121 Anything But A Card

I just wanted to share this with you before I go, yesterday in 30+ degrees C my Daughter completed a 35 km walk, for the care home she works for, who have been caring for the elderly for 35 years. They are raising money for a special chair that costs about £1500 and Emily raised well over £350.


  1. This is brilliant - great colours,

    Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

  2. A fabulous tag, Lin! And well done Emily, that's brilliant!

    love Mags B x

  3. Cute image, beautiful colouring, love the background and colours! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar!

  4. Lovely card and fantastic background!!!
    Thank you so much for participating in our Brown Sugar challenge. Hope you participate in our next!!
    Bettascrap DT

  5. Wonderful work with great details. Thanks for shering with us at Colour Crazy.

  6. Lovely , Thank you for joining us at Colourific this time xx

  7. Great tag, lovely image and the background is brilliant. Thank you for entering the Colourific Corner Challenge and good luck
    Maria G

  8. Ohhhh so cute this card!!!
    Thanks so much for join us at Oddball art Stamps Blog Challenge. Hope to see you again in the next month.
    DT - Hadry Dc🖤

  9. Exquisite project. Love the mixed media combo :) Thank you for joining us over at Brown Sugar Challenge. Alina, DT

  10. This is really lovely Lin. I love the way that when things don't go as well as we had hoped we can recover the situation and move forward to create a beautiful piece of art. Debbie x


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