Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Twelve Tags of Christmas With Loll And Friends
Hello, I'm thrilled to be a guest designer again this year for Loll's wonderful Twelve Tags of Christmas, and to be opening the proceedings along with Karen Bourke! This year, Loll has gathered together even more designers to bring you a double dose of inspiration for your Christmas tags for the next twelve days.
Right, let's get this party started!
For my tag, I recycled a piece of cardboard, adding a light coating of gesso, Distress Paints and chalk paints to the base, rubbing most of it in with my fingers. I stencilled the numbers with modelling paste and added some dribbles of Distress Crackle Glaze to the upper portion of the tag. The tape is dyed with Distress Inks.
The tattered pine cone had its first outing for this tag. It's made from a piece of Core'dinations card, with all the tips folded back and distressed with emery paper. It's nestling on a strip of crumpled muslin, with a few stamens, and a diecut sprig tucked behind it. I sponged the edges of the diecut sprig with Walnut Stain (it's amazing the difference a little sponging round the edges makes!), then I added Stickles to the edges of the pinecone and a bit on the sprig. There was just enough room for a small sentiment at the bottom of the tag.
Pop on over to Loll's blog for more inspiration from my fellow guest, Karen, and for information on how you can join in and win some fabulous prizes. And stay tuned to Loll's blog for the next 12 days - I know I will be!
Thanks so much for inviting me again, Loll! I'm looking forward to seeing all the wonderful inspiration from my fellow guest designers.