Saturday 11 April 2020

Quarantine Quickie #3 & #4: Away with the Fairies / Mad as a Hatter

For my third and fourth tags in my quarantine quickie journal with Mission Inspiration, I decided to add the prompts with a micron pen.  Here are #3: Away with the Fairies and #4: Mad as a Hatter. 
I used a piece of the Clarity Toscana designer paper to cover a #8 manilla tag.
I added a moon using white acrylic paint and a foam tool through the  middle sized moon mask aperture.
Next, I added two of the teeny weenie fairy and elf stamps from the Toadstool Outline stamp set in Onyx Black Versafine ink.
The toadstools from the Wee Elves stamp set were added in the same manner.
As was one of the fairies from the Wee Fairy stamp set.
To finish, I hand wrote the prompt using a black micron pen.
For page #4 I decided to work directly onto a #8 manilla tag using three of the larger stamps from Hats 1 and Hats 2 by Clarity.  Having worked out the composition, I stamped the first hat, masking off the face when inking up.  This was heat embossed in clear embossing powder.
I trimmed the matching mask, added it to the hat only and added a second hat below, masking off the face before inking in the same way as before.  This was then embossed and masked off too.
For the third hat, I used the whole stamp, inking and embossing in the same manner as before.
I used a black embossing pen and clear powder to finish the brim of the second hat.
I coloured the heads and hats using a mixture of Derwent Inktense pencils blended out with a watercolour brush and Kuretake watercolour pens.
I coloured the background in the same manner.
To finish,  I hand wrote the prompt in the same manner as before.
Now to start work on prompts #5 and #6!


  1. Fantastic! Both tags are soooo cool! The hat stamps are among my favourites Sarah, and I love how you‘ve stacked them!

  2. Fab tags! I particularly like the soft tones of one and the vibrancy of the other. I really must add these hat stamps to my stash. xx


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