Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Welcome back to my 12 tags challenge. This brings us to Week #7. That's right, we're more than half way through the challenge, although you still have almost two months to complete all 12 tags. So if you haven't started yet, but would like to join in the fun, click here to read all the challenge rules. We'd love to have you play with us!
First of all, my apologies to those of you waiting for me to ship you a Fall Flowers kit. I took the evening off to make a tag. I was going to keep plowing on with the crinoline flowers and use a tag that I had already made, but I decided I needed a break from all the dye!
I did a quick and easy background by stamping snowflakes from the Mini Holidays set in clear EP onto a vanilla tag base and then interspersed the branch and pine cone from the Mini Holidays 3 set and embossed with gold detail EP (does anyone know where I can buy more gold detail EP - mine is down to the dregs). Then I sprayed it pretty liberally with my Vintage Photo glimmer mist and wiped the solution off the embossed stamping. The edges were all ink distressed with Vintage Photo. Then I cut a Spellbinders snowflake from the white corrugated cardboard that I carry in my Etsy boutique and the branch from the kraft corrugated cardboard. I rubbed a bit of Vintage Photo distress ink on both pieces. The snowflake was topped with one of the filigree snowflakes from my Etsy boutique and a resin flower from Stampin' Up.
I took a paint brush and brushed a little gesso along the top sides of the branch and when dry applied a bit of Claudine Hellmuth Multi Medium Matte to the gesso and sprinkled on some vintage gold glass glitter. The top snowflake was also cut with a Spellbinders die and embossed with Judi-Kins Egyptian Gold EP. The tiny metal flower is from my Etsy boutique and the ticket is from Tim Holtz Odds and Ends set
There you have it. Thanks for stopping by and please feel free to email me or leave a comment if you have questions. I'm always happy to share. Hope you will decide to submit a piece of work for this week's challenge!