17 January 2018

Saddle Up - Distress Oxide and Distress ink watercolour, calendar tag

A calendar for a friend who has a horse and will be stepping into a new job in the new year. Keep calm and Saddle Up!

The calendar features a horse from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and a background of Distress Oxide.

Putting it Together

An oversized tag makes a great base for a small tear-off calendar that can fit into almost any space.

To start with, I used the blender tool and created a sponged background with Distress Oxides. I sprayed it with Perfect Pearls for shimmer and shine.

There are several layers of colour and spray.

For the horse, I used Distress ink and waterbrush on watercolour cardstock.

I fussy cut the horse.

With the tag bone dry, I stamped the sentiment and horse shoe with Versamark and embossed with rose gold for a slightly coppery look.

I added a small calendar with double-sided adhesive tape and used foam mounting tape on the horse for a little dimension.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Krafty Scrappin': Anything But a Card
Incy Wincy: Tag
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Add a Sentiment
Inspiration Destination: Embossing
Crafty Gals Corner: Anything Goes
Love to Scrap: Anything Goes


  1. Wow! Awesome background! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next week too!
    CGC DT
    Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
    Crafty Gals Corner Challenges

  2. an amazing background, nicely done! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  3. Super cute DIY calendar :) Sorry for commenting so late I've been fighting a bad cold still.Thank you for sharing with us at the Crafty Gals Corner!Hope you join us again soon!
    Kleri DT
    http://kefartworx.co.uk/ (My blog)


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