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A Handy Painted Tag

Step-by-step tag using Jessica Sporn's stencil for StencilGirl by Carolyn Dube


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Need a helping hand?  How about a round of applause because these hands are handy!   Okay, I promise, no more puns…I’m hopping with Jessica Sporn’s new Hands stencil from StencilGirl Products.



Step-by-step tag using Jessica Sporn's stencil for StencilGirl by Carolyn Dube



I had this tag on my counter that has taken all sorts of paint and mess over the last couple of weeks.  Any time I have extra paint on a brush I don’t want to waste it so I pop it on something- anything I can find.




Step-by-step tag using Jessica Sporn's stencil for StencilGirl by Carolyn Dube



Jessica’s Hands stencil was perfect for my tag.  She has a whole bunch of hands on this stencil which made it easy to find the one that fit just right.





Step-by-step tag using Jessica Sporn's stencil for StencilGirl by Carolyn Dube

Needed some inspiration for what the hand was reaching for and along came a butterfly right out side my window.

So, an ancient paper punch on some painted paper to capture what I dream about with butterflies…having them visit me like I was Snow White whistling to the creatures of the forest.

Since I avoid the outdoors due to biting critters, stinging critters, and pollen it is rare that a butterfly lands on me…



Added a bit of baker’s twine (yea to me for using some of my stash and not hoarding!), a touch of white paint and the word dream from a Sizzix die.

I love that I used so many supplies that last forever- like punches, dies, and stencils.  That means I will never run out so I don’t want to hoard them!

Step-by-step tag using Jessica Sporn's stencil for StencilGirl by Carolyn Dube


There’s lots of creative goodness on this hop so be sure to stop by and check it all out! Jessica’s giving away one of her stencils too!  Leave a comment here to be entered and you can do the same on every blog below!  That means 8 chances to win!

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  • Michelle LaPoint Rydell September 26, 2013, 12:59 am

    The color you used for the hand really stands out against the rest of your painted tag. BEAUTIFUL work Carolyn!

  • Clare September 26, 2013, 2:49 am

    Fabulous tag some vibrant and I love that stencil! X

  • Denise Spillane September 26, 2013, 3:16 am

    Love the tag, great texture and color.

  • Corrine September 26, 2013, 5:22 am

    Sweet fluttery dreams….xox

  • Leslie September 26, 2013, 8:35 am

    Oh I love it!! And I am like you…I NEVR ever waste paint. It goes right in my art journals. I never thought about tags. Will have to try:)

  • Valerie Gilreath September 26, 2013, 8:37 am

    Beautiful tag! It’s so great when something you’ve just been dabbing on (the tag in this case) becomes the perfect vehicle for the “main event.” Love this stencil!

  • Janet September 26, 2013, 8:45 am

    I love your hand tag! Butterfly fingers! xoxo

  • Linda Kittmer September 26, 2013, 8:49 am

    Carolyn, I love your fun, bright and creative ideas. Another great piece!

  • Jessica Sporn September 26, 2013, 8:53 am

    Love your butterfly hand! So pretty and the blue really pops. Thank you for bringing your creativity and playful spirit to the test drive!

  • Nydia Dominguez September 26, 2013, 9:07 am

    Such a cute tag! Makes me want to make some!

  • Gill September 26, 2013, 9:08 am

    Great tag – I love the colours!

  • Amante del Papel September 26, 2013, 9:21 am

    love your tag, is filled with so much color, it’s beautiful!

  • Laura Marschall September 26, 2013, 9:43 am

    So glad I found your blog through Aimee at Artsyville’s washi tape give-away! Love your COLORFUL art!!!

  • Gerd Andersson September 26, 2013, 10:18 am

    Such a fun and colourful tag! Love it!

  • Pamela September 26, 2013, 10:31 am

    Love the colors and texture.

  • Bev September 26, 2013, 11:19 am

    Such a vibrant colourful tag! Love it!

  • julie September 26, 2013, 12:44 pm

    great job! love the new stencil!

  • Trece Wyman September 26, 2013, 2:30 pm

    Lovely! The color of the hands, and the adorable bunting!! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Kathy Gledsdale September 26, 2013, 3:01 pm


  • RITA MONTGOMERY September 26, 2013, 3:45 pm

    Love your hand reaching for the butterflies. Color is outrageous…in a good way.
    thanks for the chance to win this awesome stencil.

  • Marjie Kemper September 26, 2013, 4:58 pm

    So sweet and colorful! Love that banner and the b’flies on her fingers.

  • Linda K September 26, 2013, 5:19 pm

    as always, a project full of fun, COLOR, and whimsy!!

  • Claudette September 26, 2013, 5:37 pm

    Hey, that was HAND-tastic!

  • Janelle Rourke September 26, 2013, 5:59 pm

    I love that the stencil has so many variations of hands on it. So many possibilities and uses for it. Love your tag!! Colors are fun, and love the butterflies!

  • Carol Samsel September 26, 2013, 6:14 pm

    Great tag!!! Love the color combination ♥

  • Nancy Lee September 26, 2013, 7:30 pm

    What a great tag! Just right for gft-giving!

  • Maria McGuire September 26, 2013, 9:03 pm

    I’d say that is a pretty cool “HAND” made tag!!! LOVE the butterflies and GOOD JOB using stash 🙂

  • Wanda Hentges September 26, 2013, 10:51 pm

    Love this!!! Bright, cheerful, and butterflies!!!!

  • Jean September 26, 2013, 11:53 pm

    Love your tag! I would love to win the hands stencil!

  • Claudine September 27, 2013, 12:16 am

    Love the butterflies on the fingers! Your pages are amazing!!

  • Carmen Lucero September 27, 2013, 12:54 am

    Great idea! I’m going to start cleaning my brushes on tags and see what shows up!

    Carmen L

  • becky voth September 27, 2013, 9:52 am

    Your posts are always so lovely & full of “happy” color! I love how the hand looks in the 2nd to last little picture – like it was the one that painted that awesome background! Wonderful!

  • Sambre September 27, 2013, 1:18 pm

    I love those little hands! So very cute!

  • Adriana Moreira September 27, 2013, 2:41 pm

    Wow what a great opportunity. Would love to win Pam’s stuff. Love her art, book, stencils, stamps and dvd’s. thanks! Xoxo

  • Monica Lowrance September 27, 2013, 8:25 pm

    super fun tag!! These hands fit everywhere.

  • Mary Deam September 28, 2013, 8:08 pm

    Love your work! Love this hand stencil! Thanks!

  • Tammy Churchill September 28, 2013, 8:37 pm

    Love all the color and the butterflies. Be Blessed!

  • Kay Wallace September 29, 2013, 3:26 pm

    You always allow me to dream in full color, Carolyn!! Love the “helping hands” stamp!

  • Pat September 29, 2013, 10:19 pm

    I love hands! Your tag is awesome! I’ve got to develop the habit of using the last paint on my brush on something I can use for another project later. Going to start on that new good habit this week!

  • Tamiko Mc Curry September 29, 2013, 11:11 pm

    Oh this is gorgeous.. love it! Want thus stencil too.. dang it !!