Welcome to my new followers and to those who have visited before. Your company and comments are, as always, very much appreciated. Has anyone else noticed how the shops seem to move smoothly from suncream to Santa sacks before people's tans have even faded these days? Well I'm using that as a thinly veiled excuse for using Autumnal colours on this Christmas tag. It all started with a happy accident.
Believe it or not those holly leaves started life as bits of bright yellow card. I'm not a fan of yellow so I used a piece of card as a mask for a tree (see HERE). Now what you can't see is the reverse of that tag, namely my failed first attempt. Originally I blended over the tag with DI Walnut Stain and then stencilled over it using my new Impressabilities stencil (from Anne) with DI Stormy Sky. It all got a bit too dark, so I turned the tag over and started again, but it left a very pretty Christmas tree! So I played with the stencil/different card colours (come back Wednesday to see my experiments:) and used that yellow card combo for these leaves.
Another happy accident happened when those leaves were piled onto my Basic Grey Jovial paper pad and a match made in heaven revealed itself. Mind you, the leaves needed a matting layer of olive card to make them stand out properly and the touches of glossy accents and red brought it to life.
One last vital element - hopefully you can spot the difference between the the original paper underneath and the final tag. Yep, stencilled holly leaves in DI Antique Linen and Walnut Stain, an idea courtesy of the genius that is Butterfly. So, although it's intended for use on a Christmas card, this tag has more than a touch of what are traditionally 'Fall' colours. And for that reason I am entering it into the current Anything But A Card challenge which asks for Halloween, Fall or Fall Colours.
Right, it's a busy and exciting week ahead, what with WOYWW and a very special post on Thursday so I hope you can join me. For now hope you have a great week ahead, hugs Buttons x