Monday, April 13, 2015

It's Time to Get Buggy

With warmer weather here, those pesky little critters are starting to make their appearance. Be on the lookout for them! So as I thumbed through my stamp binders, this fun set of stamps by Dylusions caught my eye. Monster Mash is a fun set of stamps and great for Halloween but I kept looking at the bugs in the set and thought they could be fun on a tag.

Challenge #26 is underway over at Linda Ledbetter's blog and it's all about Tim's Smudge stamping technique on page 42 of his Compendium of Curiosities Vol. 3 book. To get the details of the technique just flip on over and take a look.

Here's my entry for the Challenge. I used the Smudge technique on the background (Tim explains the technique in his book). The background stamp I used is by Wendy Vecci Studio 490 - Old Wood Floor.

Masks were used on each of the critters and jar before I stamped the background. The bell jar lid was stamped, than a piece of packaging acetate was cut and Clear Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint was applied twice with drying in between applications.

Linda Coughlin over at The Funkie Junkie is sponsoring this challenge is offering a $25 spree to one lucky winner.

The Funkie Junkie Boutique

Other Supplies for my entry include:

Distress Markers, Distress Ink, Chit Chat Stickers, Chiseled Industrial Stickers, Borders Industrial Stickers, Alcohol Ink - latte and silver mixative for the charm. Archival Ink, StazOn Ink (in creating the mask), manila tag.

Thanks for stopping in - Judy.


  1. This is so darling! Love the 'bugs'. I especially like the crackle you used on the glass looking dome;very clever.

  2. What a cute tag, Judy! Very sweet buggy theme and Wendy's stamp is perfect for the technique. I LoVe that charm!!

  3. This is too cute ... love the texture and your embellishments ... so fun !

  4. Well that's just downright adorable!

  5. Your tag is so cute...what a great way to use the challenge technique. Love your bugs, especially how you created the effect on the bell jar.

  6. I like the way you did that jar... neat effect with the crackle! Thanks for joining us at CC3C, Judy. Have a great weekend.

  7. How crazy fun is this?!! LOVE the jar and the subtle smudge stamping! Uber fun!!!! Thanks so much for smudge stamping with us this time at CC3Challenge!!!!

  8. Judy...your tag is darling! Yes, spring has sprung and with that, I am sure our little many legged and winged "friends" will be making their appearances as well. :) I love what you've done with this whimsical. You've really done such a beautiful job with Dyan's stamps. Love the bell jar technique. Great job on the smudge stamping technique! Thanks for sharing your art with us at CC3C. <3 Candy

  9. This is such a cute tag. I love the little caterpillar....totally adorable! Thank you for joining in the fun at CC3c!