Welcome! I'm Melissa Gross, a dynamic and interactive teacher and speaker called to lead and encourage Christian women in their walk with the Lord through classes, workshops and retreats incorporating Bible study, devotionals, illustrated Bible journaling, paper crafting and mixed media projects that merge faith and art bringing God’s Word to life so you can find renewed excitement to dive into the Word, use your creative gifts, and apply the Truth as you draw closer to the Lord and serve Him in your everyday life. This site is where I share my everyday adventures, Bible Journaling pages, scrapbook layouts, handmade cards, and other crafty projects, as well as information on my upcoming workshops and events. I also post photos, ramble about books I'm reading, stuff I'm organizing, and other FUN bits & pieces of my wonderful life.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Camp Scrap Technique Tag

I'm really not a "messy" crafter. I'm not a big fan of having dirty inky paint-smeared hands and having to worry about covering my work surface with a craft mat and making sure I have plenty of paper towels on hand. However, I do have supplies that cause all these types of "messiness," so today I pulled a few things out to try  some of the ideas in the mixed media and technique sections of this week's Camp Scrap 2015 class materials.

I started by creating a tag with a patterned paper base. I embossed red hearts on it, then used distress inks to darken the light blue background. I stamped a few places with a lined background stamp, too. It turned out fairly good, so I decided to use it on a card.

I covered my card with two different patterned papers, embellished the tag with some washi tape strips, a ribbon, a brad, and a few stickers, and added an embossed sentiment. It's definitely not my usual look, but I'm proud of myself for trying something different. (And Robbie said it looks really good!)

I'm sending this off to a dear friend of mine who enjoys seeing what new things I'm creating. Now that's something I definitely enjoy - sending handmade items to friends and family!


Sian said...

It does look good. And I bet trying something new stirred up a few ideas for other things you could try too. I love it when that happens.

Happy 4th July

Karen said...

It's always good to get out some art supplies and play! I haven't done that in a long time. Your tag is lovely, and sure to be a hit with your friend!

petrii said...

I love this little tag and love that you put it on a card. So sweet!
Blessings ~~ dawn

Maura Hibbitts said...

Your friend will love it! Great little tag!

Leah Burgett said...

Lovely tag!