Saturday, November 17, 2012

Christmas Tag—A Wintry Merry Christmas

merry christmas deer w border

Another tag inspired by Tim, I think. I’m starting to get my own ideas confused with all the inspiration I have seen in so many other places! I do know this tag started with dry embossing with the Tall Pines texture fade, with the flourish stamped with Frayed Burlap Distress Ink in the negative space. The little deer was cut from grunge board and then dry embossed (snowflake texture fade), inked with Tumbled Glass and then sanded and edges inked with Frayed Burlap and dabbed with white paint. I used Forest Moss Distress Ink with a nib to color in the raised pine trees.

The speckle stamp is one of my favorites, and I used it to apply gold flecks (Gold Paint Dabber).

I love the soft look of the Tumbled Glass, used to ink some of the background as well as to stain the ribbon.


Jenny Marples said...

I absolutely adore this tag Barbara. It looks like the wind whistling through those pine trees. Superb job. Hugs, Buttons x

Sue said...

Gorgeous! I need to get off my iPad and start creating!
Thanks for the inspiration! Sue

Unknown said...

Gorgeous Barb. I love that reindeer. I used it last year on my cards. I love the colors on this tag. So soft. Everything is perfect!

Anonymous said...

SO beautiful Barb! Love the flourish stamp for the background. Looks like snow swirling around.

Beverly Sager said...

These colors are so lush and elegant! Another gorgeous piece :D

Paper Profusion said...

Gorgeous Barbara! Really love the gold background flourishes and the suspended little bird flying over the trees is wonderful. Nicola x

Words and Pictures said...

The tall pines are great, and I love the little deer - wonderful tag!
Alison x