Saturday, 17 December 2016



Hallo there!

It's Christmas Party time and
Helen Chilton has  a super
Party Tag for us featuring
the one and only Boris. 

Here she is to guide us
through the project

You will need the large character
from PaperArtsy's Zinsky Art Set 03

Stamp him in black onto stamping card 
and add a little hat from one of the other characters

Now colour him in
I've used Distress Reinkers to watercolour my images. 
These are very intense so a little goes a very long way

Next I cut a tag out of mount board and stencilled over some 
DecoArt Crackle Paint using  Tim Holtz stencil the Ringer

When dry it looked like this

I've added a twizzling bow tie to Boris (that's what I'm calling him!)

I then dribbled some Squeezed Lemonade Reinker along the top ofmy tag..

............and spritzed it with water to make it run.

Repeat with peacock Feathers Reinker and the Picked Raspberry

Blot with kitchen roll and add some more colour with a brush
 until you're happy

Then I stamped some of the borders from the stamp set 
keeping them kind of edgy as Boris is a bit of a prickly kind of guy. 
Paint them in

i used part of one of the other stamps to add the antennae pattern 
(these stamps are great for that as they've got so much detail in them) 
Finish off with your ribbons and text which I printed out on the computer.

Here's Boris in all his finery!

I love this quirky PaperArtsy Zini character - 
you can make him fit so many different styles.

Stamps used: PaperArtsy ZA03 

Other Materials:

Distress Reinkers: Squeezed Lemonade, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Festive Berries 
Tim Holtz Layered Stencil: Ringer
DecoArt Crackle Paint
Ranger Archival inkpad: Jet Black

Thank you for such a fun project Helen

Might have to use this as gift tag for a child.......
even a "Manchild"............
sure to raise a smile or two

See you all again tomorrow
Mickie xx


  1. Very clever use of the border stamps to match a prickly Boris!


  2. Great fun! Love how you cut the tag too, Helen.

  3. Lovely BUT I still have not received my winning Zini !!! Any chance of you finding out for me where it is please.

    Many thanks Pen x

  4. I so love these stamps. Happy crafting, Angela x

  5. He's fit for any Christmas ball in that splendid outfit. Great fun X


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