Saturday, 2 February 2019

Everything is Beautiful - Even Mustard

Good morning and happy Saturday. Well so far it's snowed everyday this month, though it is only the 2nd. It's a beautiful sunny day here but a little bit chilly - I can't imagine what -30 must have felt like Chicago.
PaperArtsy have a fun new challenge topic - The Colour Mustard. I think people would embrace mustard more if it didn't have such a grim sounding name. If it was called 'fluffy mallow' people would rush to put it on their hot dogs lol. Anyhow, I've made a mustardy tag or three.

 I started by choosing one of my favourite Tracy Scott stamps and some Fresco's including the lovely Mustard Pickle. I also used Tracy's Limited Edition Set 2 which contains the wonderful Pea Coat. I'd not used this before but it zoomed straight in as one of my favourites.

 I brayered up my background tags with greys to begin with.

 Then I painted in my Mustart Pickle bricks.

Then I painted in my Pea Coat - love this colour! The 'beautiful' is from ETS 17 (Tracy Scott) and guess what - yup it's one of my favourite stamp sets.

 So the tags are all finished and ready to be joined together.

I've joined them at the back with washi tape and added a bit of stitching. The middle one has been popped up on 3d foam.

I'm ridiculously pleased that they stand up on their own, little things eh! 
Country View Crafts have a wonderful range of everything PaperArtsy and they are also running an incredible challenge at the moment (yes I picked it lol) of black & white/black and white +1.
It was really nice to have a 'just for fun' play and I'm entering it into the following challenges.
PaperArtsy - the colour mustard
Craft Stamper - Anything goes for Feb
Fashionable Stamping - anything goes

Have a wonderful weekend, and thanks very much for looking x


  1. No, mustard is not beautiful, neither the colour nor the stuff itself. But that doesn't stop your creations from looking great, as always. You have combined the colours really well, hugs, Valerie

  2. A fab little tag display Sue, you always do Tracy's stamps justice. love the design with that pop of mustard. I agree about the name, it has various alternative names in this house and one especially i'd never dream of repeating on here haa haa!!
    This would make a great male card.
    Happy Saturday.. No snowball play day here!
    Hugs Tracey xx

  3. It’s very brrrr here snow doesn’t seem to be moving. What a fabulous way to spend a snowy day making your tag trio, I love it, I even love the fluffy Mallow for which mustard will now be forever named lol. Stay warm
    Amanda x

  4. Love what you've done with this, Sue - you've done a great job of using that stamp. I wouldn't have had a clue what to do with it. Your joined tags look amazing!

    Cath x

  5. Very cool multi-sized triptych - I love that effect with the two smaller tags either side. The TS stamp looks great running across the three of them, great colour combining with the Mustard (beg its pardon, Fluffy Mallow).
    Alison x

  6. Great project Sue. Love the way you used the stamps too. Happy crafty weekend, Angela xXx

  7. I love that stamp set Sue and the way you have stamped and coloured it is just fantastic against that beautiful background.This triptych may just have shot to the top of my favourites list of your projects. Love this one!! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Oh wow, this is wonderful, great idea. Love it.
    Thanks for sharing at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Greetings Carola

  9. This looks so cool. I must admit I do love the mustard shades. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx


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