Hope you're having a good weekend. We decided to have a lazy day today .... well the weather wasn't good, not the sort of day for being outside! Instead we had a nice family day at home, watching the football ..... my Chelsea boys won again today ..... whooo hoo!! (sorry if you're a Liverpool fan!). Playing computer games (hubby and the kids .... not me!) And there's now a rather large Lego train going around the lounge ..... again nothing to do with me, that's all down to the little man and his mum!
So what have I been up to ...... well let's see. We had a new addition to the family this morning ....... meet Holly Berry ........ a little on the green side, but sooo cute! She's settling in nicely.
It's Day 6 of Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas event ..... and seeing as I'm only on Day 3, I took the opportunity to spend some time in the old craft room and catch up a little. Here's the result .....
I started by colouring my background card using the Faux Mother of Pearl Technique (details of which can be found here on Loll's blog), along with Distress inks.
I stamped my festive greeting on the bottom using IndigoBlu FlitterGlu and Chariot of Fire (gold) Mega Flakes. I then overstamped, this time using Black Archival ink, and I moved the stamp slightly over to one side to give a sort of shadow effect.
The poinsettia has been die cut using the Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die, cut from a piece of Studio 490's Clearly for Art modelling film, that's had a layer of Tim Holtz Frosted Film attached to it.
If you've never used Clearly for Art, it's a bit like a cross between thick acetate and shrink plastic ..... except it doesn't shrink! When you heat it gently with a heat gun you can mould it into shape while it's still warm. The great thing is, if you don't like the shape you end up with, just heat it up again and give it another go ...... it's fab stuff!
(I must say though, the actual die didn't cut right through the modelling film, and I did put it through my machine 3 or 4 times. I had to finish cutting it out with scissors and a craft knife, but the lines were deep enough to follow so it wasn't hard to do).
I added some colour to the bloom using Festive Berries Distress ink, and then spritzed the layers with the Picket Fence Distress Stain Spray. I love these sprays, and guess what ......... the remaining 24 colours have just been released .... whoo hoo!! (Don't tell anyone ...... but I may just have placed my order for those this afternoon ..... ooops!)
Anyway, I digress ........ I added a sprinkling of Chunky White Embossing Powder to the background and layered up some festive foliage across the middle of my tag, before adding the poinsettia.
A few sparkly gemstones and a pretty organza bow add the final touches.
Well that's tag number 3 done ...... just need to start thinking about gifts that they can go on now.
That could be a job for tomorrow.
Thanks for popping by ......
Cheerio until next time