Sunday, 21 December 2014

December tag - Frosty

Hi Everyone,

Well another year is fast closing on us, and I have all 12 Tims Tags completed once more for 2014. I really loved Tim's tag this month which can be viewed together with his brilliant step by step Here.
Below is my take on it:

 I must admit I did have a struggle this month with the snowy technique on the background and I finally got it on my third attempt.  I did not have the frosted but I did have the frosted film so I had to comprimise by sticking on to very thin acetate and running this through the sun rays embossing folder

I dont have the wording dies in my stash yet either so my JOY wording was cut on my cricut from a piece of whitewash cordinations card.  The embossed frosted film was stitched onto the tag with my sewing machine and I then realised that the wording should have been underneath! whoops to late, so it was stitched on top,I actually quite like it.
I sketched lightly around the wording with a pencil to make it pop a little. An old Christmas muse token was attached to the top using pine twine and a gumdrop in the centre.
The reindeer was painted and inked as Tim explains in his post and then I used glue and seal and rock candy over and vintage photo distress glitter sprinkled on it to add interest and depth. Pine twine held the bell in place around his neck.  The snowflake was coloured with various distress spray stains and then I took Picket fence paint to pick up the detail of the embossed areas.  Th edges were inked and pumice stone glitter scattered over it.  

I spray coloured glittered and dabbed paint on the tips of the die cut holiday greens

 An industrious metal trim was added to the bottom of the tag

Another look at the completed tag.
Also I have my matching atc for my tray which of course is now completed
I love the completed atc tray what a lovely display of all those fabulous Timmy techniques
 I wish all my followers old and new a very Happy Christmas
and very best Wishes for 2015
Mo xx 

Friday, 19 December 2014

A special gift - Christmas House

Hi Everyone,

I hope your Christmas preparations are going to plan, not many sleeps to go now!!  I am showing off a little today but not with my own work.  I had a lovely visit from my bestie Anne aka Redanne and  her hubby David last Monday and she brought me a gift that truly deserved a post all of its own to show it off.  Anne made a little Christmas house  to raise money for a local school and I was lucky enough to see it before it went, needless to say it was love at first sight (as are most of Anne's 3d projects) but I think she noticed I could not take my eyes of this house.  You can see Anne's post with the original HERE.  Imagine my surprise when on Monday she revealed another little house that she had made just for me, wow!! I cannot believe how lucky I am, the detail is amazing - take a look for yourself ......
Its hard to believe that it all started with a few atb die cuts, Anne really is the queen of 3d projects with these Eileen Hull dies
Anne hand cut all the little windows and to give them a much more authentic look, even placed sequin waste behind the acetate to get the honeycomb pattern older houses have.
The deco-art textured walls look like so real 
Even the door had a little star cut into it and then it was dressed with a lovely Christmas wreath
The stag and sleigh have been cut with shrink plastic and coloured with alcohol inks before shrinking down. Oh yes and one more thing
This beautiful house lights up, how special does this look?? - Amazing.
And Thank you too for dropping by today for a little look.  I will be back soon with my December Tim tag and completed atc board, hope you can join me again then.
Bye Bye for now
Mo xx