Saturday, 10 December 2011

Tag 4

Tag 4 is my new favourite. For the background i used Dylusions ink sprays and distress stains. I stamped in distress stains picket fence and weathered wood. The snowman and snowflake is grungepaper painted in picket fence and die cut with Tims die, rock candy crackle and i liked the white so left him white. The 25 die cut out then backed and filled with glossy accents exactly the same as Tim did.Two buttons with tulle threaded through and a tulle scarf for the snowman with some embellishments and a christmas muse token finished the tag.
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Tag 3

So Tag 3 and i didnt have this stamp so i used a paper artsy one. I added the holly grunge and this was just a simple tag easy to make
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Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Tag 2

Tag 2 is my favourite so far as I found it quite simple to do. Again I adapted his as I didnt have all of his supplies but as i have found out I have a lot of it. I think this tag is easy to do a lot of them as I usually find one or two I like and do loads because I try each year to make all my own cards.
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Tims 12 tags tag 1

I couldnt wait until the 1st of December for Tims tags again. I have the dilemma of not having all the things he uses but i have a similar item and this year i decided to have a go each day so although slower than his 1 a day i have done the first two up to now , Tag 3 is underway and am just awaiting an order from the lovely Laura at Artful splodger to enable me to get cracking on tag 4 and catch up abit. So i am obviously varying his ideas to use what i have.
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Thursday, 1 December 2011

December is here

For December i tried to recreate a wintery nightime effect. I used Black primer and white Dylusion paints for my background then stamped over with a snowflake stamp in snowcap white when dry.
The tree is a blonde moments stamp i have which i create a tree effect and its one of my fav christmas stamps so versatile. I used 2 distress inks crushed olive, peeled paint and a big and juicy pad with dark green.The snowman is of course Tim Holtz and his fence both were die cut. The fence using coredinations and i sanded it to give a rustic feel. My snowman i used Crackle paint and rock candy to add a shimmer but added black to his hat and an orange nose. The snowflakes are also Tims die cuts and to finish a calendar page with 25th circled.
I have really enjoyed doing this calendar challenge with Kate so thankyou Kate for challenge, and it prompted me to start a blog which although i find hard to keep up with i am hoping to keep it going.
In case i don't post again before Christmas as December is usually a hectic month all round I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a good New Year.
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Catch up with November

Well this month has flown and i have just finished November , my theme being Autumnal colours and leaves. Basic really but used Dylusions stamps which i love.
My background is using white paint through a stencil as i ran out of Gesso! But it works well for added texture.
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