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Monday, November 7, 2016

Tag, Day 7


I snuck some tag-making time into an otherwise busy day today for Day 7 of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags event. As soon as I saw Carolyn Peeler's tag, I knew that would be my inspiration with its Northern Lights background. Here is what I ended up with: 


I imagine that many participants of this event actually think about their supplies before they pick the tag they are going to CASE. Not me! I just went ahead and sponged (unlike Carolyn, who painted :o hers) my background using several different distress inks. I also splattered the sky with some perfect pearls mist. I really wanted to do the vellum trees, too — I have a zillion evergreen stamps, but not one that would work. Hmm. I decided to go with this silhouette image, instead, embossed with sparkly black embossing powder. I cut a piece of patterned paper to fit underneath. Next, I needed a sentiment, and went with "wish" from a new Essentials by Ellen set. So the problem with a splattered background... the dot on the "i" sort of disappears, so that at a casual glance, the sentiment seems to be "ursh". (And apologies, if you're like me... once you see that, it's hard to unsee.) To accentuate the dot, I added a little Versamarker and double-embossed it so it stood out a bit more. 
That's all from me today... I hope to be back with yet another tag tomorrow! 

Supplies: Bienfang bristol paper, My Mind's Eye Vintage Christmas patterned paper, All Night Media Christmas Holiday & Essentials by Ellen Homespun Holiday stamps, Versamark, Versafine onyx black & many distress inks, Ranger sparkle black & Wow white embossing powder, homemade white confetti Perfect Pearls mist, May Arts jute twine

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4 comments:

Barbara Godden said...

Beautiful tag. love your background and the twine. nice job.

Jen W. said...

That sky is gorgeous, Lindsey!! Love all the sparkle and shine and yes, it will no forever be "rush" in my eyes... :P

Michele K. Henderson said...

I love your adorable little Christmas blizzard tag! The colors are so pretty and I love that touch of yellow!
Take care!
Michele

Chris Dring said...

Gorgeous tag!

And now I'm forever more going to be singing "We ursh you a Merry Christmas"...