Having scooted around blogs again tonight it seems everyone is struggling to get everything done at this time of year. For me having taken part in The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas this year has been a lifesaver in terms of getting cards made this year. I only have a few left to do now (ones to go out by hand, so no postal deadline!) and there are so many challenges/so much inspiration that I can't fail to get them done. Part of that inspiration came from the Duke of Distress himself with Tim's December tags (thanks for doing two!!) Here's my take on them...
And they were a joy to make:)
The light today is diabolical so it's not easy to pick up on the background - splatterings of DI Stormy Sky and some CS Mist. There are also embossed snowflakes.
Some stamped tissue and grungeboard letters, coloured and sealed with Rock Candy Clear Crackle Paint on the bottom section.
I had to make my own layered snowman, drawn by me, coloured with Picket Fence, Stormy Sky, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade DI's. Mr Snowman was deliberately scrunched up and re-flattened to give extra texture. The die cut was chopped up a little to create a shiny snowflake.
The background to this one were simpler - splattered/smooshed DI Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade with CS Mist again.
These Basic Grey papers were a great base for the poinsettia, made richer with Distress Ink and Embossing Powder. My imfamous CS PVA glue dots worked well in the centre.
Die cuts were used to finish off the tag again. Obviously I'll be entering these into Tim Holtz 12 Tags challenge for December, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing them. Good luck getting your list of jobs completed amongst the ususal day to day stuff - I look forward to seeing what you've all been up to.
Hugs, Jenny x