Saturday, July 7, 2018

Hug a Panda....

Hi Oddball Fans!

I'm guest DT this month for the "Dots and Doodles" theme! Today I am sharing my dotty chubby panda art tags using Images from #226 Chubs the Panda - too cute!!

I love to alter tags and create with mixed media bits and pieces and of course I have an issue with throwing anything away no matter how small - you never know when you might need that miniscule piece of paper or embellishment LOL!

I started with some plain packaging tags - I always buy these in bulk in several sizes from the local Officeworks store - and a roll of paper towel that I use to "mop up" excess ink sprays from my creations - see I can't even waste sprays!!!

Use a glue stick or matt medium to cover the entire tag and adhere the paper towel and once dry trim the overhang and punch the hole back at the top!

Now to add the dots because we have the dots & doodles theme!! I used a very dotty stencil and some texture paste to add these to the tags.

Next I printed the "pandas" onto Kraft coloured paper - sometimes I don't want to colour and I love the effect of printing directly to kraft paper and fussy cutting and using colour on the background as a contrast to the plain image!

I also printed the wording "hug a panda" on kraft paper and tore out to us on the tags. I'm starting to layout how I want everything to sit on the tags in the pic below. I've grabbed some muslin cloth scraps, meshy braid, paper leaves and flowers and some ribbon and string for tying at the tops.

Once I was happy then I glued everything on in order! they have a lovely 3D effect - I like layers and texture and colour!!


Fun and easy to create! Hope you feel inspired to create with Oddball Stamps and some Dots & Doodles and play along this month!

Thanks for having me!

Guest DT


  1. These are gorgeous Sharon, love the panda's.

  2. These are too cute. Fabulous use of color and texture.

  3. Adorable tags, great tutorial, thank you for sharing your process with us!

  4. These are gorgeous Sharon, I love tag art, need to do more of it. Your process is fantastic

  5. Wow, Sharon. These tags are awesome. I love the backgrounds.
    Hugs, Tina xxx

  6. OMG! These are cuteness overload and I love the step by step, Sharon. Need to get comfortable with mixed media because I love the effect. xxD