The Christmas tag production line continues to roll and the next one is ready for its QA:)
I was inspired by the third of Linda Coughlin's 'The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas' which is sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. Just in case you haven't heard about it, Linda has set a challenge to create 12 tags which take inspiration from hers and post/link them before December 17th. The full deets are HERE - Linda explains it so much better than me! So, here is Linda's tag...
And here is mine...
Hopefully the fairly obvious parts I took on board were the background, the snowman, the snowflakes and the swirl. The rest was lil' ole' me:)
The background used Tim Holtz' marbled stains technique (Compendium of Curiosities 2) - in this case Picket Fence, Antique Linen and Stormy Sky. Not sure if it's just me, but I really struggle with this technique and it took a lot of doing before I was happy. I then stamped silver Versacolor snowflakes on top and covered them with clear embossing powder. The snowflakes are stamped, handcut, and covered in layers of Versamagic Aspen Mist, glitter and Distress Rock Candy. The beautiful glass bead centres came from my friend Dot in her ATC parcel (as did the silver sparkly twine and mini peg) so a huge thank you Dot.
The snowman took some time as the Blue Ice Cosmic Shimmer Mist I sprayed over the Distress Rock Candy was too strong and needed a further rub with pale blue and turquoise mica powders to bring it down. The papers are from that Basic Grey Jovial set (love that snowman paper!)
As it is shiny and glittery I am also entering this into the following challenges;
Before I go a huge welcome to all my new followers. I always try to return this compliment by following you too, so if you could let me know your blog addresses this would be so helpful. If you have a couple of minutes I would urge you to visit the blog of my latest follower Evik (HERE) as her pieces blew me away.
That's all for now folks, hugs Buttons x