StencilGirl & Tim Holtz Ranger Blog Hop

Hi friends! This is such a Happy Day for me. Today is my turn to jump in on the StencilGirl / Tim Holtz Ranger blog hop that started yesterday. I get to share a video with you showing how I join together two of my favorite products, StencilGirl stencils and Distress Oxides, to create fun and vibrant art tags!

Before the art making begins, be sure to scroll down to the bottom of my post and leave a comment here on this page for a chance to win the giveaway.

When you’re done, please click on the rest of the StencilGirl team to hop on over to their blogs for even more artsy inspiration! Leave comments along the way, for multiple chances to enter the giveaway!

Now, let’s make some art, shall we?!

Stencils used:

I used the large and mini stencils from MaryBeth Shaw’s Private Collection 17.1 as well as her Hash Marks stencil

Carolyn Dube’s Scribble Scratch and Union Small stencils

Cat Kerr’s Starlight Starbright

and Rae Missigman’s Bittersweet Mini

 You can find my tutorials for dyeing your own ribbon HERE and HERE.


Be sure to visit the rest of the team. So much great stuff to see!

October 19: Distress Oxide Ink Pads
Gwen Lafleur

Belen Sotelo – You Are here

Tina Walker

Karen Gaunt

Louise Nelson

October 18: Adirondack Alcohol Inks
Mary Beth Shaw

Debi Adams

Cindy Gilstrap

Carol Baxter

Sandee Setliff


October 20: Distress Crayons
Sherry Canino

Torrie Gass

Mary C. Nasser

Kiala Givehand

Janet Joehlin


One lucky winner will receive a $50 Gift Certificate to StencilGirl Products!

Go to and Sign Up for The Scoop for your chance to WIN!

Then visit the blogs of Team StencilGirl and comment for MORE chances to win!

The more blogs you comment on, the more chances you have to WIN!

One winner will be chosen at random from The Scoop subscribers and blog comments.

You have until Tuesday, October 24th at 11:50pm Central Time to leave your comments.

The Lucky WINNER will be announced on

StencilGirl’s Facebook page on Wednesday, October 25th.













62 Comments on StencilGirl & Tim Holtz Ranger Blog Hop

  1. Anne Marie Fowler
    October 18, 2017 at 10:11 pm (3 years ago)

    This is a great way to create gift tags for the coming holidays!

  2. Barbara Hauenstein
    October 18, 2017 at 11:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful art! Thank you for sharing this with us!

  3. Annie
    October 19, 2017 at 1:24 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful colours!

  4. Cathy Frailey
    October 19, 2017 at 4:26 am (3 years ago)

    So vibrant & fun – I’ve got to get these oxide pads!

  5. Alice S.
    October 19, 2017 at 4:53 am (3 years ago)

    Belen’s use of layers and layers of color is beautiful and I enjoyed learning how to create layers without muddling them. Thanks!

  6. Kathy Stacy
    October 19, 2017 at 4:57 am (3 years ago)

    Great tags! Love the colors, the pattern and all the inky goodness.

  7. Rachel Bell
    October 19, 2017 at 5:02 am (3 years ago)

    Such cool tags!! I love your talent!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us! ~Rachel Bell

  8. Amy Hodgson-Smith
    October 19, 2017 at 5:03 am (3 years ago)

    So gorgeous! Love the bright colors and all the pattern!

  9. Barb Lister
    October 19, 2017 at 6:32 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful tags and great directions

  10. Jean marmo
    October 19, 2017 at 6:39 am (3 years ago)

    Just gorgeous! Loving the colors! THese are so fun!

  11. Christine Welch
    October 19, 2017 at 6:50 am (3 years ago)

    Love the tags! The colors are fantastic and the I have seen your ribbon dying videos….I just need to make some.?

  12. Carol Baxter
    October 19, 2017 at 7:00 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful shipping tags!

  13. Elaine Huffman
    October 19, 2017 at 7:25 am (3 years ago)

    I love love the bright colors!

  14. lynda
    October 19, 2017 at 7:56 am (3 years ago)

    Loving the combination of Stencilgirl stencils and distress oxides! Can’t wait to have a play with them. Wonderful tutorial!

  15. Rhonda J Sarver
    October 19, 2017 at 8:22 am (3 years ago)

    Very cool. Makes me want to play with inks all day!

  16. Sandee
    October 19, 2017 at 8:42 am (3 years ago)

    Pretty tags, love those bright colors!

  17. Mary Holshouser
    October 19, 2017 at 8:47 am (3 years ago)

    I would use these are bookmarks.
    Love to use pieces I’ve made or been
    given – reminds me of when it was
    made or the gift giver.
    Great tags.
    thanks for sharing.

  18. Ali
    October 19, 2017 at 8:59 am (3 years ago)

    Your tags are lovely! Love your color combinations!

  19. Mary C. Nasser
    October 19, 2017 at 9:25 am (3 years ago)

    I am in love with your tags, Belen!!
    Thank you for sharing your process for creating so much color and depth!
    Super happy you are part of this fun hop! xo

  20. Cindy Gilstrap
    October 19, 2017 at 10:31 am (3 years ago)

    I love these tags Belen! Love the colors!!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. PatGLex
    October 19, 2017 at 10:33 am (3 years ago)

    I’m a tag person and I *love* this technique — particularly the layering! I’m always afraid of piling on . . . but I guess if you just let it dry between layers it works out fine! Guess I’ll be pulling out my tags and my heat gun….

  22. Sandra L.
    October 19, 2017 at 11:05 am (3 years ago)

    I love tags and am always looking for new ideas!
    I just bought my first three Distress Oxides last week, so am trying to find interesting ways to use them.

  23. Jakki Garlans
    October 19, 2017 at 11:06 am (3 years ago)

    I love these tags. At the ripe old age of 66, I am in the process of beginning to make art. One of the hardest things I’ve faced so far is making spontaneous art marks – I love seeing people make marks, it helps my mind realize the possibilities open to me and gives me a sense of freedom. Thank you!

  24. Tracey Sabella
    October 19, 2017 at 11:09 am (3 years ago)

    What fun and fabulous tags!! Love the designs you created with all the layering!! Such cool stencils. ~ Blessings, Tracey

  25. Robyn Marshall
    October 19, 2017 at 11:45 am (3 years ago)

    Awesome stuff. I love making tags.

  26. M. Austen
    October 19, 2017 at 2:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Beautiful tags Belen!! That stencil you used is so cool! I gotta get me some Distress Oxides!

  27. Lindy Teresi
    October 19, 2017 at 2:57 pm (3 years ago)

    Great idea to put down some ink and then stamp the tag on top of the color.
    Thank you!

  28. Monica Garcia
    October 19, 2017 at 3:12 pm (3 years ago)

    Such wonderful vibrant tags!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

  29. Patty Donahue
    October 19, 2017 at 4:25 pm (3 years ago)

    I think you just added a couple of new stencils to my “need” to have list 🙂 Thanks for the tutorial!

  30. Cathy Potosky
    October 19, 2017 at 4:47 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your tags!! The colours are fab! My fave way to use my oxides is to smoosh them on my craft mat 🙂

  31. Carol watson
    October 19, 2017 at 5:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Great tags…love those Oxides!

  32. leigh
    October 19, 2017 at 5:54 pm (3 years ago)

    love these so much!

  33. Debbie Rojas
    October 19, 2017 at 6:01 pm (3 years ago)

    Thank you, Belen. Sometimes I don’t want to take out all the acrylics to make tags. This was such a neat idea.

  34. Kate
    October 19, 2017 at 6:01 pm (3 years ago)

    These tags are so beautiful! I love the bright and vibrant colors. The colors and abstract patterns looks great together.

  35. Sue schultheis
    October 19, 2017 at 6:16 pm (3 years ago)

    So much fun!! Great colors and great technique. Thank you.

  36. Jacklyn Young
    October 19, 2017 at 7:31 pm (3 years ago)

    I love altered art, and these tags are fabulous!

  37. Ginnie
    October 19, 2017 at 8:17 pm (3 years ago)

    Fun! Thanks for taking the time to share.

  38. Debbie Anderson
    October 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm (3 years ago)

    Lovely! I will make some this weekend!

  39. Gilda (McStamper)
    October 19, 2017 at 9:14 pm (3 years ago)

    Love your fantastic tags.

  40. Carol K
    October 19, 2017 at 9:20 pm (3 years ago)

    great colors … thanks for sharing…

  41. donna joy
    October 19, 2017 at 9:28 pm (3 years ago)

    love your tags! such fun!

  42. Laurie
    October 19, 2017 at 9:32 pm (3 years ago)

    Really cool!

  43. Vicki Ross
    October 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the way you showcased the bright happy colors!

  44. Rae Lynn
    October 19, 2017 at 10:32 pm (3 years ago)

    This makes me want to get Distress Oxides!

  45. Sherry Canino
    October 20, 2017 at 8:07 am (3 years ago)

    Beautiful tags Belen !!

  46. Cathy Costelle
    October 20, 2017 at 11:30 am (3 years ago)

    Love the bright colors you used and use of srencils in your tags. Nice job,

  47. Christina
    October 20, 2017 at 11:54 am (3 years ago)

    Cute! I love the vibrant color palates you used!

  48. Tina Walker
    October 20, 2017 at 3:28 pm (3 years ago)

    The color combo makes my heart sing!

  49. Lynda Shoup
    October 20, 2017 at 5:06 pm (3 years ago)

    I love these tags! The video made the product seem approachable. The richness of the colors you used is wonderful. Combined with those lovely hand dyed ribbons they are a special addition to anything. I really enjoyed watching this video.

  50. Catherine Lenoci
    October 20, 2017 at 6:14 pm (3 years ago)

    The tags are beautiful! I loved your video, too!

  51. Arianna Barbara
    October 21, 2017 at 3:24 am (3 years ago)

    Awesome tags and colors!!!

  52. Marjorie DUMONTIER
    October 21, 2017 at 8:34 am (3 years ago)

    Your tags are absolutely gorgeous ! I love the vibrant colours, they are so cheerful !

  53. Martina Hastings
    October 21, 2017 at 6:07 pm (3 years ago)

    You’ve done a great job!

  54. Dee Spillane
    October 22, 2017 at 3:41 am (3 years ago)

    These tags are really fun. I so enjoyed your video.

  55. Carol
    October 22, 2017 at 9:38 pm (3 years ago)

    I absolutely love the vivacious colors of these tags!

  56. Jackie P Neal
    October 23, 2017 at 6:08 am (3 years ago)

    Fabulously fun and happy art tags! I just love them- super color play and great stencil choices as well as all around cool design!
    Well done!!

  57. textilerecycler
    October 23, 2017 at 8:05 pm (3 years ago)

    Ive become a tag nut and yours are spectacular!

  58. Amanda Walden
    October 24, 2017 at 5:40 am (3 years ago)

    These are so gorgeous and fun! Makes me want to run and go try my Distress Ink Pads with stencils! Amanda (at) meadowdance (dot org)

  59. Sylvia Lokhoff
    October 24, 2017 at 6:31 am (3 years ago)

    I love the color combo you have used for these tags. Tim Holtz must be proud that so many great artists are showing fabulous creations with his products. I am going to make a tag these week using your video as my inspiration. Thanks for sharing!

  60. Helen Gullett
    October 24, 2017 at 7:36 am (3 years ago)

    WOW… they are gorgeous and fantastic tags.
    Thank you so much for sharing the process video.
    Your project is inspiring.

  61. Annette Reed
    October 24, 2017 at 1:10 pm (3 years ago)

    These are so colorful and fun. Love all the stencil work!

  62. Denise Bryant
    October 24, 2017 at 7:44 pm (3 years ago)

    Awesome tags! Love the colors and designs!


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