Thursday, August 16, 2018

Guest Designer - Zowie Dixon

Say hello and give a warm welcome to our Guest Designer for the current 'Back to Nature' challenge. This is Zowie Dixon of Crafts From the Fairy Den and she was the top pick from the "B" Happy challenge.

Hello my name is Zowie and I am so thrilled and honoured to be here as the Guest Designer for the 'back to nature' challenge!

I started crafting around eight years ago, with just scrapbooking. For the last few years though, I have developed a love for vintage and shabby chic crafts, alongside mixed media and collage art too! Tim Holtz is one of my favourite designers, and I use a lot of his products in my artwork. I also like to use vintage photographs in my craft projects, I am quite sentimental and always wonder what stories those people in the photos would have to tell.

My design was made using various papers from Maja Design and lemon craft. I wanted to capture a real feel of nature on my tag so I used this wonderful bird image and earthy colour tones.

I distressed all layers using Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink.

I have used a Tim Holtz Bingo embossing folder on the top layer of paper and I also tore the edges.  The paper was quite thin, which made the fibres break down a little, but the end result gave more of an old and worn distressed look, which I was happy with.

To complete the final look, I used a grunge background stamp along with Black Soot distress ink, which I applied onto the main image. I also have used the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens die set to use as a natural element and I printed out the words 'go where you feel most alive' and adhered those to the bottom of the tag.

I really enjoyed creating this vintage tag. Please visit my blog for more photos and details.

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When you have finished checking out all the details of Zowie's tag, come on back and share your project for our 'Back to Nature' challenge. You have lots of time to create since the challenge, which can be found HERE, runs until 11:55 pm EST on Tuesday, August 28th.

In the meantime, don't forget to visit us on Saturday when one of our designers will have a fabulous Saturday Showcase to inspire you.  And, if you need more inspiration for the challenge come back next Wednesday and see what the gals on the Funkie side of the Design Team have created.


  1. Oh WOW Zowie! this is so beautiful! I love how you've used the embossed panel on the back of your tag and the die cut foliage to create that sense of nature and really compliment the beautiful image. Thank you for joining us as a Guest Designer xx

  2. Thanks so much Jenny, I'm so thrilled to be the guest designer, I have loved making this tag! Hugs, Zowie xx

  3. Zowie, this is so lovely! I love the earthy colors and that fabulous image. You have done a beautiful job being our Guest Designer today! Thank you so much for your hard work and gorgeous inspiration! Hugs! Sara Emily

  4. Thank you so much Sara Emily, your kind words really mean a lot to me and I appreciate them. I have loved making this tag and I'm so thrilled to be Guest Designer. Hugs Zowie xx

  5. What a delightful vintage card Zowie! I love the emboxxed background and the gorgeous image! Thank you for guest designing with us!

  6. Thank you so much Maggi, it's been a pleasure! hugs Zowie xx