4 October 2012

Frosty and Sparkly

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

33 comments:

  1. I am so glad the bits I sent have come in handy...they fit beautifully on this tag. I struggle with the marbled stains technique too, but it looks great as your background here. And I really like the embossed snowflakes! A nice touch!
    Dot x

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  2. Adorable tag, Buttons - I love your cherry pink elements - fabulous flourish! What a wonderful take on Linda's tag (and now I'm two behind!!)...
    Alison x

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  3. Just gorgeous Buttons. Love the sparkly snowman and also the colours you've used look fabulous. The pop of red and light brown are perfect with the paler items.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  4. What a gorgeous tag!! Love the shimmer this has! Love this technique!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  5. This tag is a great take on the original - love it

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  6. Hi Buttons, the background looks brilliant (I struggle with that one too) and love that layered up swirl, it looks so lovely, as do the glass beads. Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  7. Hi Buttons - I really love that tag, the colours, the way you have put it together everything. Its really really good. Fell out with you now! Cxx

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  8. What a great shiny tag, Buttons, it has such a real winterfeel(ing?)
    Again amazing detail...nice!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  9. Love the retro look to this Buttons, a fabulous card.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  10. ohhh what a wonderful wintery tag! love the snowflakes and the centers! Very pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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  11. Buttons,
    That frosty appearance is sensational. Wonderful texture, shimmer and detail, so amazing.
    Okay, I need to turn up the heating as you have made me come over all Brrrrr!!!!!
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  12. Hi
    What a lovely Christmas tag, so different.
    I love all the layers
    Ria

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  13. Buttons, your tag is absolutely gorgeous and I love that frosted effect! The touches of red are great!

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  14. Fabulous frosty!!! Love the pop of red! He is so shiny and icy! Fabulous!

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  15. I love your tag ,the inspiration is great and I love your take on it, the contrast of your yummy background against the splash of colour is fab!
    Sorrybi haven't been commenting, hope to be back to normal now..well for comments anyway!!! Love trace. X

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  16. I like what little ol you did. The little bits of colour makes it look so festive to my way of thinking!

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  17. Fabulous tag and great take on Linda's must pop over and look at this challenge sounds like fun!

    MaggieH

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  18. Hello Miss Buttons I have already commented on your terrific tag with all the wonderful details and now I am saying officially thank you for joining in at the ABAC Challenge.
    BTW I was so happy thet your tag was chosen as a featured Artist piece because it was gorgeous too :)

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  19. Three from me - no I am not a woman with too much time - Just wondering what time you and Anne will be into Lismore in the morning so I can send the Super Star to pick you up? Class starts at 9:30 and I would even do sleepovers for you two lovely ladies!

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  20. Hi Buttons, popped over from Sam's blog to say Hi. Hope all is will with you. Gorgeous tags.
    Regards Florence x

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful tag! Love the gently elegant sparkle and sheen. I think your background is wonderful (I don't like that technique either!). I think your take on Linda's tag is just gorgeous and I'm so glad you joined in at ABAC again and I do hope you'll be here next time too (if you haven't got too much on!).
    Juliaxx

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  22. Wow! These are stunning! :) Love the silver.

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  23. Another great tag xxx

    Sam xxx

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  24. W..O..W! Love, love, love these. You are inspiring me to get crafty and start whipping out some tags.

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  25. Gorgeous tag Buttons love the background and embellies. Hugs Annie x

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  26. Very beautifully put together tag. I love all the elements.

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  27. What a super tag! Love that coloring and how you clustered the pieces under the word "Snow" - it really pops!

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  28. Beautiful tag, Buttons. Loved the various elements on it. Not familiar with the marbled staining technique, but it looks like it could be used in many ways. Thank you for lovely comments about my challenge piece.... very much appreciated. Cheers, Di

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  29. This is absolutely awesome, Buttons. I like it better than mine - LOVE the red flourish and your snow panel. The red heart ribbon is perfect and the eyelash yarn is the frosting on the cake! Another fab entry into the 12 tags - thanks so much for playing with me in this challenge!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  30. I'm so happy that my new computer works and I'm able to visit all my friends in blogland again. You've been very busy and creative during the last time. So many wonderful works to see.
    I love your take on the tag.

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  31. Great tag, really like your take on it!!

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  32. AWESOME job on the tag! LOVE it :)Thanks for joining us at Anything but a Card! :) :)

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  33. Love this tag. I love the shimmer. Thanks for joining us over at ABAC.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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