Will someone please pinch me so I know I'm not dreaming!! When the list of blogworthy links was published on Tim Holtz' blog today little did I realise I would be on it for 'Falling Leaves'! What an honour, especially when you read the list of other 'blogworthies'. OMG, my happy dance will be going on for weeks:)) Now comes the challenge to continue living up to this - no pressure then! Thank you to those of you have already sent me lovely comments about it (nope, I hadn't read them before I looked at Tim's blogpost, so you can imaging how surprised I was) and welcome to my new followers.
And so to business. Another tag for Linda Coughlin's 12 Tags of Christmas challenge, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique. This is my version of No. 5 (you can see Linda's version HERE) and was inspired by the musical/snowflake background, the text and doily elements and the filligree part at the bottom.
For those unfamiliar with my previous Christmas tags they are all being added to kraft cards ready for sending to friends and family in a month or so.
I employed the Tim's November Tag techniques for the background - Archival Ink musical score and resist snowflakes - the iron hasn't seen so much action in ages!!
The doily got a mix of copper mica spritz and my own blend of brown ink spray (mix drops of red, green and yellow reinker with water in a spray bottle/mister). The reindeer got a coat of Distress Rock Candy after inking - the Walnut Stain DI on the edges really made a difference here.
You may have noticed the trees under the reindeer. These were stamped onto tissue using Distress Markers and layered over the background using Ranger Glue n Seal and the sentiment seemed appropriate.
Whilst loving Linda's filligree element I didn't have one so it was time to improvise. There is a challenge currently running at Our Creative Corner to use silhouettes - in this case two die cut elements joined together and embossed. These were topped by a rosette (I had to make three in different sizes to get it to fit!) a hand cut glitter snowflake and a metal end cap from a charity shop necklace. Ribbon and metallic thread completed the tag in readiness for adding to the base card.
And so it is ready for entering into the following challenges;
Here's hoping you like it/get some inspiration from it and fancy seeing a bit more (especially as No. 6 is also finished and ready to go tomorrow!!) Thanks for dropping by, hugs Buttons x