Saturday, 18 December 2010

Not a snowflake in sight...

..and that means either outside or on my crafting ! Nope, we've had no snow..I thought at first we had had a light dusting but it seems to be more of a heavy frost than anything just on the cars and the roof...and as for my crafting, I've been poorly all week,(still sniffling now - kleenex and Lemsip have made millions I bet!) and the mojo and motivation was definately lacking. However yesterday I picked up a bit so rather than battle with the last of my Christmas cards I made just what I fancied - a non-Christmas but definately Tim inspired tag....

I used distress inks to colour the tag (bundled sage, pumice stone, frayed burlap, tattered rose, antique linen) scrunching and wrinkling before adding some Walnut ink DI to the raised areas. I used an ATC which I again coloured with DI and did a bit of masking too before stamping. I used some tissue tape (traveller) down one side and stamped and cut out some tickets to make a border along the bottom with a lace scrap.  
I then followed Tims video from his 12 tags of Christmas post to make the tissue tape flower and was really pleased how it turned out after adding Moonglow shadow mist. I've taken a close up to try and show how this gorgeous mist adds a hint of shimmery colour - in this case emerald, you can see it better if you click to enlarge the pic. Although I really just went with whatever took my fancy to make this I did have a couple of challenges in mind and there are a couple that it happens to fit so I will be entering this into - Sir Stampalot - Travel the World, Gingersnap Creations - Vintage Hues, The Stamp Man - Anything goes tag and Simon says Stamp and Show - A Tim Holtz technique. 
And now I'm off to play some more - I'm so excited as I took possession yesterday of  long awaited for and much sought after the tattered florals and rosette dies! Technically they are Christmas presents from my mum but , well, I had to order them and they're here and unwrapped so...sshh..don't tell anyone !

Thanks for stopping by...Esther xx


  1. I love this tag! Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp & Show callenge blog.

  2. Hi there Eather

    Another great creation.

    Hope you are nearly ready for the big day.

    B x

  3. hi hun,you can have some of our snow we have loads of the stuff,as for your tag hun just amazing love it hugs cheryl xxxx

  4. Such a lovely vintage style tag. Wonderful color palette and yes, that tissue tape flower is very cool - had a go at that one myself and loved it. So glad you could join in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  5. Hi again Esther, I missed something off my last comment and that was to say thank you for joining us at Stampalot challenge again this month.

    B x

  6. Isn't it fun to have a chance to play and do whatever comes to mind? A great break from all the holiday busyness. Great Tim-inspired tag, and the moonglow mist on the tissue tape is fantastic! Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)

  7. Loving the tag Esther.
    Just popped by to wish you and yours a very happy Christmas and a great 2011 xxx

  8. This is gorgeous, Fab Entry, thanks for joining Sir Stampalot’s challenge, Good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  9. Absolutely awesome tag what wonderful detail I love it thank you for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.
    Lorraine x

  10. I hope you are feeling better!
    Your tag is fabulous!
    Thank you for joining our "Travel the World" challenge at Sir Stampalot.
    Clare x

  11. This is just beautiful, love the little flower, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for playing along at Sir Stampalot this month.

  12. Love your tag and the tissue paper flower gives in that touch of chic :)

  13. Stunning work! I adore that flower. Thanks for sharing with us at Sir stampalot and good luck!

  14. I´m a big fan of tags and your is truly beautiful!!!! It fits the theme over at Sir Stampalot perfectly so thank you for sharing this lovelly piece of art and Good Luck to you


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