Tuesday 7 December 2010

12 Days of Christmas - No 2

I know I know I am hopelessly behind ... but there is so much to improvise (lol)!
The basic inking didn't go quite as planned, the ink left big blops on the tag which I smoothed out using chalks. No cut 'n dry felt meant no custom-made ink pad ... instead I stamped the trees (Crafty Individuals) with different colours slightly overlapping. Having used distress inks for the stamping at first the embossing didn't work ... the ink tried too quickly so I stamped the images a second time with watermark ink
I quite like the effect the embossing had ... it looks a bit like real conifer foliage. The swirls and the sentiment are stamped with Artemio stamps and distress ink. The sentiment was the biggest I could find but was still a bit on the small side so I decided just to add some more embellishments by doing some fuzzy cutting with little birds and a squirrel. The finishing touch are some ribbons from my stash and some conifer foliage from conifers in the garden.
Link this to Artyjen's Blog. Now off to the next tag (lol), Petra.


Netty said...

Oh wow Petra this tag is totally glorious. I adore your improvisations. Annette x

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Petra,
Everything you put your hands on turns out gorgeous!!! I love this and the trees are so beautiful!!! I'm like you--I'm trying to catch up from the minute I wake up..lol

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

It looks fantatstic - sometimes the best results come from unplanned events :D
Julie xx

WendyK said...

A lovely colourful tag, it's fabulous.

Sherry said...

The embossing does have a real conifer feel to it! I had trouble with embossing the distress ink also, dried too quickly.

Your tag is lovely, I like the bright vibrant colours you've used.

Fliss said...

A really bright and pretty tag.

Sue said...

This is beautiful Petra, I love the texture where you have embossed and your foliage adds the perfect finishing touch x

Artyjen said...

Hi! Gorgeous....so pretty
Thanks for linking to my splinter group ;)
xoxo Sioux

SmilynStef said...

Love the wonderful texture of the embossing ... fantastic design.

Lynn Stevens said...

Those trees look real! and Love the Squirrel!

The Dolphin Inn said...

This is fabulous Petra, gorgeous idea with the embossing and the little squirrel is adorable - love it all xxx


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