I hope you are well? I enjoyed my first week at my new job and had a full-on weekend! Each day was a bit crazy. Monday was my first day, Tuesday was rather interesting, Wednesday night was spent at a local a&e with Chloe after she bashed her head, Thursday was ok, but busy and I woke up with a big cold sore on my lip probably because of the stress on Wednesday. I went to the Hobby & Craft, Art & Christmas show in London on Saturday, had the pleasure of meeting Leona from GlitCraft at the show, bought heaps of stuff there (can't wait to play with it all) and enjoyed my Sunday with the family visiting the local Winter Wonderland event. The kids enjoyed the rides, we had some lovely food and mulled wine form the stalls... very, very busy week!
It is 1st December! Goodness! Christmas is coming! Talking about Christmas and 1st December ... today is a very special day! A brand new challenge is starting over at the Eclectic Ellapu challenge blog where my lovely teamies and I share our creations for this month's challenge. I am very excited and honoured to be a part of this fun! I hope you can play along with our challenge:
I decided to create a Christmas tag. As much as I wanted the tag to look christmasy I wanted it to have unusual colour combination, something a bit more unique and non-traditional. You might know that in some other parts of the world Santa or Father Christmas wore a blue coat. I decided to combine browns, creams and blues on this tag and because it is a Christmas tag I needed something shiny (what an excuse, huh?! :)) but didn't want to go all the way shiny and sparkly so I used my grungy textured subtle sparkly background technique again and must say am very happy with the result! To add more 'shiny' elements I adhered some pattern papers to the back of the glass pebbles before adding them to my tag. These are adorable. I must use them more often! The deer is a Spellbinders stamp, combined with a Prima music sheet stamp, some Distress inks, cut out, Glossy Accents to its antlers... pretty, pretty, me thinks :) I also added some rusty bits and bobs to create the illusion of 'old'.
The bottom strip is an embossed mulberry paper that was distressed using the Walnut Stain ink by Tim Holtz and the rosette is a handmade piece out of a pattern paper. I hope you like my vintage tag! Feel free to share your thoughts! I appreciate your sweet comments and very much enjoy reading them.
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Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week! I will be back soon! Big bear hugs,