Hope you are all safe out there following the awful weather we have encountered today. Welcome to my new followers, great to have you aboard.
I have been admiring with great envy all the beautiful tags that have been appearing on the blogs for the inspirational 12 tags of Christmas challenge sponsored by Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique Click Here to Lindas original tag. I have been busy with workshops which are coming to an end this weekend and thought I was far to late to join in, then I thought lets give it a go and see if I can do it. So here is my tag number one for my
I love this blackboard effect, and was inspired by the thought of watching crisp white snowflakes gently fluttering down in the dark winter sky, collecting on the roof tops and window sill before melting and transforming into beautiful icicles. I started by stamping some small snowflakes on the black tag using cotton white stayzon, then stamped and embossed the top icicles. You might just be able to see a flurry of small white snowy spots that I did using chunky white frantage. The top & side edges were inked with versamark and embossed with white e/p. I hand cut the bottom icicles, and die-cut the snowflakes from white cardstock , these all had a coat of glossy accents and sprinkled with rock candy distress glitter. The flourish was die cut from CS too. The little snowflake in the bottm right hand corner is the same die as the big one one on the top but cut from shrink plastic. I used the chalk technique for the Snow topper as Tim used for his November tags. To finish I die-cut a little red poinsettia and mounted it onto a red twine bow and a little piece of burlap.
These two close ups give you a better view of the chunky white frantage snow flurry and the little shrink plastic snowflake, Poinsettia, and distress glitter.
Hope you like it as much as I do - Thank you so much for your visit.