Back again peeps. Part-time has turned into full-time work this week which means the things I'd planned to get done this week are just not happening as fast as I'd want. Hey ho. What I did finish was the next of my version of 12 Tags of Christmas (that's No. 10).
This is probably my favourite so far now it's finished. If you've not seen my previous entries this is is a challenge set by Linda Coughlin at The Funkie Junkie blog (full details HERE) which is running until 17th December - so still time to enter - and is sponsored very generously by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.
I copied Linda's idea of using her generous image freebie as a tree ornament, using Tim Holtz's Reflective Imagery technique (as seen in his Compendium of Curiosities 2) to make my one. As luck would have it that is the challenge going on at Linda Ledbetter's Studio L3 CC2 challenge 30, so it will be entered there too. Rather than use a fragment I went to town with Glossy Accents.
As you will have seen from Linda's original tag HERE, it was her idea to go with a brick wall background. Mine used a Creative Expressions embossing folder on antique gold card with gesso, Fired Brick Distress Ink and Picket Fence Distress Stain. It's just like a winter fireside.
And near that fireside a Christmas tree (well, embossed pine needles in this case!) along with beautiful lace from The Funkie Junkie Boutique (edged with Fired Brick DI) and some seed beads.
My sentiment was created on card covered in glitter embossing powder coloured with black alcohol ink (remember Tim's tag used this idea?) The strip of Basic Grey cardstock provided a nice contrast.
The top was again influenced by Linda's tag - I don't have an icicle die so this is the DIY option. Did you know if you dribble White Mixative alcohol ink with dry glitter and heat it you get the most gorgeous fluffy/powdery effect. Ribbon and thread with buttons completed the look.
And now it's time to sign off. Sleep calls even if there's another tag underway that I'd love to play with:)
Have a happy Thursday everyone. Hugs, Buttons x