Sunday, 1 January 2012

12 Tags of Christmas - Day 9

I saw T!ms post yesterday about been entered in a surprise draw if you entered all 12 tags and thought I would give it a miss as I had only completed 8.  But then when I woke up this morning at 5am and lay there thinking "but I have got tags 9 and 10 half done....." I just had to get up and finish them all off - 7 hours later here are the results:

I made a few of these backgrounds and used them on Christmas cards - wish I had used this one now and kept the red one (or remade the red one) as I think it would have stood out better - still I am pleased with the results.  I don't have the candlestick die - boo hoo - but I do have the lovely lamppost so I cut it down and made it into a Christmas lantern.  The letters PEACE are cut from Once Upon A Time alphabet and the swirl is one of T!ms too.

For the tag background I used copper embossing powder and Vintage Photo distress ink - love this double embossed effect and I will be using it a lot more in the future too!  The lantern is coloured with Black Soot distress stain with mustard seed card behind it.  The holly is cut from green cardstock but inked with Peeled Paint and finished off with seed beeds.  The swirl is coloured with Festive Berries and some bling stuck on.  The letters were cut from an old hymn book and covered with glossy accents.  The other large leaf is from the pinecone die and is coloured with Peeled Paint.

Thanks for looking - been up for hours from Solihull. 


Mrs A. said...

Good idea cutting the lampost down to size!! I'm going to have fun with that pincone die I can see.
hugs from Blogging backwards.

Missus Wookie said...

Ah - now I see why you were being so crafty today. Thought it was just starting the New Year as you meant to go on :) Good luck with the draw.

The Gentleman Crafter said...

Love your take on this tag! Pretty!