Hello friends, followers and visitors! I have a tag to share that I made for my Frilly week make over at Frilly and Funkie. I'm hosting this challenge and I thought it would be fun to share our New Year's resolutions. It's time again for new beginnings and New Year's Resolutions. I know you got 'em. Even though you might not have written them down, told your significant other or shared them with your BFF, there are still some positive aspirations lurking in the back of your brain. Now it's time to share them. Over at Frilly and Funkie, we want to see a card, tag or project depicting a New Year's resolution.
Looking at my tag, you may think my New Year's resolution is to use more glitter, you are wrong. I did coat this baby lavishly with Rock Candy Distress Glitter but that's not what the resolution is. I struggle with having the time to visit everyone's blog and leave comments, which really bothers me, but with a long list of tasks for the shop every day, blogging falls to the bottom of the list. So this year, I'm determined to spend more time visiting. Hence my tag's sentiment...Hello Friend.
I'm still in a winter crafting mode. I have been itching to use this Tree Line die to create a little forest and wanted to work it in before I move on to a new season. I started with a jumbo manila tag and sponged it with Cobalt archival ink. I used archival because I didn't want the embossing paste to absorb the ink and change color. I was going for a snowy background look. While the embossing paste was still wet, i sprinkled on the glitter. I love how Wendy Vecchi's white embossing paste dries so quickly. The metallic pastes are slower to dry but the white dries in about 20 minutes. I sponged the back treelike with Iced Spruce and the front treelike with Pine Needles. The poinsettias were cut using the Mini Poinsettias M&S dies for the smallest one and also the smallest poinsettia on the Tattered Poinsettia die. I stamped them in Potting Soil archival with the text stamp from Wendy Vecchi's Live and Make Art set. I keep that stamp on my desk all the time and use it frequently for backgrounds. I dragged out my old Martha Stewart micro beads to create silver centers for the poinsettias.
I hope you will decide to play along with Frilly and Funkie for this challenge. Stop by and see the wonderful projects the Frilly team has shared.
The supplies below were used to make this tag and are available at The Funkie Junkie Boutique, where most name brand products are always 20% below MRSP.