Tuesday, September 3, 2013

VersaColor Artists Challenge!

This month’s AIRs challenge from IMAGINE Crafts® involves using their bright, fabulous IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaColor™ Pigment inks!  I received 10 colors to choose from, that was the hard part.  I decided first to make a large tag cut from watercolor paper and decorated with one of Julie Nutting’s doll stamps.  After some ribbon and a few touches of bling later this is what it looked like.

If you want to make a tag like this start by cutting your own tag.  I cut mine out of 140# watercolor paper, the measurements are 3 ½” by 7 ½”.  Punch a hole in the upper center portion of the tag and trim the edges at an angle. 

Stamp the doll tag on a scrap piece of the watercolor paper using StazOn® Solvent Ink in Jet Black.  Trim out the girl image.
Apply VersaColor™ inks to the butterfly stamp using several different colors such as Turquoise, Orange and Violet.  Spritz the tag with water and stamp the image on the tag.  Repeat this process until there are three butterflies on the tag.  Dry with a heat gun.

Using a bullet tip Fantastix™ brush apply the VersaColor™ Violet and Turquoise to the dress on the doll.  Apply embossing powder and melt it with a heat gun.  Apply Delicata™Pigment Ink in the Golden Glitz color using a clean Fantastix™ to the girl’s crown, belt and shoes.  Apply embossing powder and melt with a heat gun.

Punch a circle to cover the hole punch out of scrap paper and affix it with glue.  Tear two pieces of the same scrap  paper to measure 3 ½” wide and glue to the bottom of the tag.  Stamp the phrase on the tag.  Now I brought a little bling to the tag by applying random dots using Shimmer Goosebumps™ with the Dauber top bottle on the tag and allowing it to dry.
 Ink the edges of the tag with VersaColor™ ink in Cyan and Violet using an InkBlushers™ sponge, set the tag aside.
Affix the doll to the tag with pop dots.  Tie ribbons and twine at the top of the tag.  Glue a small piece of lace across the bottom of the tag and on the girl’s skirt.  Adhere random purple rhinestones to the skirt of the dress.

Tags are great when you don’t necessarily want to give a card to someone.  They’re cute all by themselves on a shelf or tucked in a good book.  Here is a list of the supplies I used to create this.  Thanks for stopping by I always appreciate the visit.  Take care, talk to you soon ~ Renee

IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® VersaColor™Pigment Ink in Turquoise, Cyan, Orange and Violet
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko® Delicata™ Pigment Ink
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®Fantastix™ Multi-Purpose Applicators
IMAGINE Crafts®InkBlushers™ Sponges
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®StazOn®Solvent Inks in Jet Black
IMAGINE Crafts®Goosebumps™Texture Shimmer with dauber top
IMAGINE Crafts®Embossing Powder™Clear color
IMAGINE Crafts®/Tsukineko®Memento™ Markers Dandelion

Julie Nutting doll stamp
Phrase by Rosie’s Roadshow
Butterfly by Inkadinkado

Other Supplies
140# watercolor paper
Ribbon, twine, lace
Queen & Co. self adhesive rhinestones
Pop dot glue
Orange Tint Pan Pastels


  1. This is a cute tag!...helping us to hang on to summer for just a while longer.

  2. What a fabulous tag Rene!! Love the colors and the tulle on the skirt! tfs

  3. Renee
    This is an absolute delight.

  4. Once again, you make simple things beautiful.

  5. Oh, you used Goosebumps, yeah (I've just remember I have it also in my stash whoops)! What a lovely tag with all your supplies, I love it !!! Thank you for sharing as usual Renee, I appreciate much as you know. Have a very good day, Coco xxx