Saturday, March 4, 2017

Matryoshka tag

Here's a folksy little matryoshka tag:

Supplies and notes:

  • Fiskars punch used on paper sent by The Miss Sew-Paper-Paint, Autumn
  • Patchwork achieved with a matte Mod Podge layer on a full library card
  • Patchwork then sealed with a layer of Ranger Collage Medium in Vintage 
  • Tim's stitch stamp used at the edges with Archival in Jet Black 
  • The sweet matryoshka stamp was from the dollar bins at Michael's a couple years ago-- I love her!  I stamped her with Archival in Jet Black then painted her with Distress Paints. 
  • The quote is from an old children's book (published in 1950, discarded), adhered with the Vintage Collage Medium 
  • The twine is a piece from my snippet-jar
This really is so smooth-- if you've got a hexagon punch, I recommend creating a patchwork and sealing it-- I'm so impressed with the smoothness and flexibility the Mod Podge and Collage Medium yielded.  

I'll share this with a friend as a bookmark.

And on the subject of nesting dolls, my mom just informed me that I will inherit her huge collection of nesters!  She has gobs of holiday nesters, but also totally random sets: from planets to world leaders, rabbits... I feel lucky. 

And I'll share this with the peeps at Simon Says Stamp on Wednesday for their tag challenge.  Considering there's a book snippet and a library card here, I'm also going to share at the Simon Says Stamp on Monday challenge!


  1. That bright patchwork background is amazing - what a fabulous tag.

  2. to cuuteee and the öpatchwork with hexagon I loveee! I will remember the idea and I just read your mom will have bday mom too now I need to make her a bday card oooh yeah...I am running so behind :(
    I love this cute TAG!

  3. Awesome idea to use the library card for the tag - love it! The design and patchwork are delightful! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, maura

  4. You know I love me some bookmarks and this one is fabulous! You nailed those hexagons and I have a tender spot in my heart for Russian nesting dolls, which this reminded me of. My mom liked nesting dolls first, so now I always look out for them to honor her cause what mom thinks is cool, I think is cool. I could have no greater role model than her. That was a round-about way of saying that I love your bookmark, not only for the aesthetic value, but because it brings up some good emotions, too! Yay for warm-fuzzy feelings!

  5. Love your patchwork looking tag !
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week

    Jo x

  6. Love the patchwork here and the faux stitching that looks just like the real deal! And love these Russian dolls!

  7. This is a gorgeous tag/bookmark and I love the patchwork you created. The little sentiment is wonderful too and I like the library card background. You are the lucky winner of our Based on a Book challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog! Congratulations! Please send an email to the challenge email address (it is written at the bottom of the winner's post) and be sure to include your full name so that we can get you your gift voucher. Happy shopping and thank you for joining us! / Anna-Karin

  8. Woo hoo my friend! If ever there was an artist inspired by a book, it would be you! I am over the moon happy that you won the loot in this week's challenge. You give and it is given back - amazing and truly uplifting. <3 My heart is overflowing. Hugs, Autumn