Friday, May 11, 2018

This Happy Life

This was partially made a couple weeks ago, and I just unburied it and finished it this morning:

This will go to a friend of mine who is a biologist for Collins Pine Company, and her duties include the evening owl surveys.  I showed her this die when I got it and she LOVED it. 


  • Ranger Distress tag coated with Distress Stain in Broken China, Iced Spruced, and Peeled Paint
  • Tag then brushed with an uneven coat of Ranger Crackle Accents (FYI: I just get a new bottle and immediately take the tip off...)
  • After Crackle Accents dried, I scribbled the upper portions with Picket Fence Distress Crayon and the lower portions were scribbled with Walnut Stain Distress Crayon and rubbed into the cracks.
  • Owl cut with Tim's die on a scrap of brown paper and heat embossed with Ranger Potting Soil EP and Custer's Last Stamp EP in Pewter
  • Tim's Quotations inked with Frayed Burlap DI and cut apart, then touched with a little Glossy Accents for additional adhesion

I'll share this with Creative Artistes this month for Mixed Media, Anything Goes.


  1. Love the texture of this awesome should link this up to our current Cropstop challenge! (

  2. Wow, Mimi! It's been ages since I've visited (I apologize; life is happening!) but I'm delighted to sneak in a visit to see this wonderful tag you made for your lucky friend! Lucky to receive this and lucky to have such a great job! A couple years back I had such a wonderful job that paid me to feed the birds and swans! Loved it!

    Back to this lovely tag...I love that crackle! Thank you for reminding me about the Crackle Accents! The colors are gorgeous and they really set off that gorgeous embossed owl--love the two tone embossing! Fabulous project! Hugs!

  3. A super tag. Lovely colours and textures.
    Thank you for joining in with our May challenge "Anything Mixed Media Goes" at Creative Artiste Mixed Media. Good luck x