Category Archives: Art by Marlene

Decorated tag for UK Stampers Forum swap

Almost every month I join in with the swap of a decorated tag over at UK stampers forum and this month I’ve decided to join in again.

I grabbed lots of strips of scrap paper that were sitting on my desk to coat a tag. They happened to have come from the Christmas papers but weren’t overtly Christmas designs so work for anytime of year.

Once glued down I scraped some gesso down the centre and as it’s old gesso it’s gone quite thick so perfect for stamping into as it holds the shape well. I used a random text stamp from an old magazine set.

Next I stamped the Art by Marlene beach hut stamp onto a panel of cardstock and added that to the front of the tag using dimensional tape.

I coloured elements of the stamp with my water colour pencils and added glossy accents to the roof to add more dimension.

I then added an Art by Marlene sticker as the title and doodled round it.

I finished the tag with black archival ink on the edge and some scraps of ribbon and twine through the top.

Love how this came out and pleased I could use up some of the off cuts that were on my desk for this tag.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Monochrome bunting

Today I have some bunting to share which is for the UK stampers forum swap. The theme for this swap is Monochrome, so I went for the turquoise colours as my monochrome.

I stamped the beach hut from Marlene using the archival inks and then used distress crayons to watercolour the image. I also added some ink blending round the edge and a little bit of stamping to provide some texture. I then splattered the art alchemy sparks paints to give it some shimmer. Next I added the hand stamped sentiment and edged it with some Inktense.

I love this image and the gentle finish this bunting had.

It’s been a fun swap to get involved in and I’ve loved creating the flags and receiving some fun bunting in return.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

Tag art with Marlene

This past weekend I went to Middlesborough to meet with a friend and attend a class with Marlene Meijer-van Niekerk. I had a fab time.

Here is what I made…

Fab mixed media tags… fun to make a some good ideas that I hadn’t thought of before… always good to get new inspiration.

And such a lovely bunch of people I spent time with…

Plus I had a bit of a spending spree in the shop and bought some bargains…

Plus… to make the whole weekend I spent time with the gorgeous Darcy…

Just love this girl so much!

So all in all a great weekend.

Want to hear more… check out the video I rambled through here!

Happy crafting!

Catherine