Howdy yawl! That feels appropriate for this post as I was inspired to make the next Christmas tag by the Our Creative Corner challenge - It's A Howdy Challenge. The requirements are;
-Create a card or project with a country or western look. Use the photo below to inspire you.
-Your project must have something plaid or gingham (checkered/tartan is acceptable too!), such as in a ribbon, or designer paper.
I was inspired by the Design Team's projects, and in particular the ones from Birgit and Linda.
This was another tag already partly planned in my head and I did a little jump for joy when spotting Birgit's choice of paper - Basic Grey Jovial! Hurrah! That's the running theme for my Christmas tags:) The second jig happened when I saw Linda had gone for a Christmas theme too.
Once I'd stopped dancing it was time to get to work. Lots of Versamagic and Versacolor inks here as I love the chalky feel. In particular I smothered 'the main man' in Versamagic Gingerbread over the top of the chocolate cardstock and edged him with DI Walnut Stain. Mouthwatering eh? Like the eyes? They are bead caps from a charity shop necklace find sat on top of Cosmic Shimmer gold PVA glue.
Other country elements include burlap (from The Funkie Junkie Boutique) and the diecut detailing at the bottom of the tag which reminds me of the patterns on cowboy clothing/boots.
Time to sign off for tonight. Thank you to everyone for popping by and leaving comments. Your continued support means the world to me. Happy crafting, hugs Buttons x