I know, I know .... I'm a day behind with Loll's 12 Tags of Christmas Event! It was all going so well too. Not to worry though, the event is open until the 22nd ...... so lots of time to catch up!
Here's my tag #7 ..... it's Frosty the Snowman from the Tim Holtz Christmas Blueprint stamps
The tag itself is cut from a piece of card coloured using Brushos ..... fabulous little pots of magic!
(please don't ask me which colours I used ..... it was done a while ago and has been sitting in my scrap box .... all I can say is they were some of the blues!!!!)
I sprinkled 2 or 3 different shades of Brusho onto my card and then spritzed with water to activate the colours. While they were still wet I spritzed over the top with Perfect Pearls, covered with a piece of cling film and left it to dry .... just like I did on the tag from Day 5
When you remove the cling film you get this gorgeous shimmery effect where the mica from the Perfect Pearls has collected in the creases of the cling film .... perfect for all those Christmas projects.
The snowman was then stamped directly onto the tag, using black Archival ink and again onto a piece of 'homemade' white pearlescent card. I simply painted over a piece of plain white cardstock using a white pearlescent paint mixed with a little water .... simple!
I cut out the snowman in layers and then stuck him over the top of the image on the tag ..... bottom layer directly onto the tag then I used foam pads of the remaining layers to add a little dimension
The top hat and scarf were both stamped again, coloured using Copic Markers, then cut out and layered them onto the snowman.
A few touches of glossy accents here and there, and a bit of glitter glue finish it off nicely
Of course he needs a bit of snow ... so I used some texture paste through Tim Holtz's Speckles stencil
to the top of the tag .....
and also spread a little across the bottom using a spatula.
The touch of sparkle is from a sprinkling of Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles Dry Glitter ..... well ... it is a Christmas tag after all!
I'm also linking this up to the current HLS Christmas Challenge ......
And ...... their Mixed Media Challenge too ......
Oh well .... better get on with today's tag .... or should I say yesterdays! Now I'm confused!!!
Thanks for popping by .... enjoy the rest of your day. We've actually got a bit of sunshine today and blue skies ........ but it ain't half windy!!! The craft room it is then.
Cheerio until next time