How's life with you? Festive panic, elation, retail frenzy or Holiday Cheer? I think the emotional roller-coaster of hyperactivity and euphoria just 'go with the job' at Christmas, but I always get there in the end, so I'm going to chill and work on being slightly mad but very merry! I'm starting to wind down the crafty antics this week but I'm in today with the new theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show. It's a Tim and Tags FORTNIGHT so LOTS of time to show off your tagged beauties, Tim inspired creations and seasonal makes.
I cut a large tag from scrap Kraft like cardboard, painted it with my Pool and Snow Cap Dabbers, and then embossed it with Spots!
I sanded the dots to create some contrast in colour and then machine stitched twice around the edges. I also distressed the edges and added a little Vintage Photo Distress ink.
Leaves white, tinted the edges with Rusty Hinge adding sparkle with a little Stickles.
I stamped Wendy's flowers onto Glassine paper which I'd pounced with Snow Cap and Pearl Alcohol inks. I crumpled the flowers, swiped them Rusty Hinge and stamped a few more dots for fun!Idea-ology sprockets and spinners as metal accents.
Letters, sheen by Glossy Accents, and a lovely Scallop, lace and ribbon!
Here I stamped and clear embossed Tim's Season's Silhouettes in Barn Door and then blended Peeled Paint ink over the top. More distressing, stitching and a Glassine frill along the bottom. I used my Dynamo and Copper tape to create the mini 'wonderful' sign.
painted Wendy Flower is stamped and adorned with a sanded Muse token.
stamped Art Part book-plate to frame Rudolph and gave him a nice winter coat of Picket Fence Crackle Paint! I also dressed him up with a little chain and added a little blingy thingy nose! And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows...
The book-plate rests on the flower and sticky pads creating depth - just enough space left to add a little ribbon, lace and ric-rac for extra interest...!
Tags are always great fun - all year round. Ideal if you just have a little time to play and for all those Holtzoni's out there, it's a fab chance to show us what you got up to with the infamous 12 Tim Tag frenzy! Plus there a great $50 spree and The Top Three Artist's Title to be won! Need more Tag Therapy - Check out the brilliant DT blog and see my teamies masterpieces!
So I'm all done and all tagged out and feeling a little more festive just from talking about red noses! I really hope you will all have a truly WONDERFUL time! Whatever you do and however you celebrate this Christmas... I think we could all use a little peace, joy and good will. So do have a very good one! Until the next time...