This week I went very country/homespun with a simple stenciling and then used the Christmas Chalk stamp set from Artistic Outpost, which I thought coordinated so perfectly with the Tim Holtz Festive stencil. I probably spent 30 minutes carefully masking off different ares of this stencil and meticulously stenciling the lovely design on this stencil - and then covered most of it up - LOL!
I started with one of my jumbo manila tags and masking taped my stencil over the tag and onto my craft sheet. Then I masked off everything that wasn't the color that I was going to be stenciling. That's what took most of the time. The stenciling was done with Evergreen Bough, Gathered Twigs and Barn Door. I love the way it came out - very simple by very charming. I should have a taken a quick photo of it before I covered it up! I did the stamping of the frame, sentiment and decorations onto another tag with the same colors of inks. I wanted it to match. I used distress markers to color the stamp at the top since I only wanted part of the stamp to be stamped. So much easier than having to mask the area.
I added very simple ink edging after trimming the edges with pinking shears. I though the red and green edging gave it more of the country style look. I dug deep in my stash and came up with the red gingham ribbon and the red jumbo rick arc - perfect for the look I was going for.
That's it for this week. I hope the simplicity of this week's tag will give you at least one or two things to inspire you. Can't wait to see what you will make! And if you are new to the challenge, check out week #1 post for all the do's and don'ts of this challenge.
The following products were used to make this tag and can be purchased at The Funkie Junkie Boutique.