Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Playing in the Snow.

I made this tag for the challenge over at Tag Tuesday which was 'Snow Sports & Games. I have had this retro stamp in my stash for ages and never found a use for it until now. The tag is from the second largest die shape in the Xcut Nesties 'Square Parenthesis' and die cut using 300gsm watercolour paper. I am finding these sets of nesties (bought with Christmas money ) are turning out to be really useful and quite versatile.
I used 2 shades of pastel chalks to create the sky and distress ink for the trees. The girl was stamped using Stazon ink and coloured in with watercolour pencils. The look of snow was achieved by covering the white areas with glossy accents and then sprinkling over with matt white glitter.
I realised when I had finished making the tag that I had inadvertantly made a mini scenescape so I am posting this onto the Craft a Scene #1: Anything goes. 2nd posting.
Everything to make this tag came from my stash so I'm keeping to my pledge.
In case any of you are frantically parting the branches on the fir trees searching for the themed heart button, there isn't one so stop looking!! (The buttons will only be put on craft items going out as gifts.
Also entering the following challenges:
Use it Tuesdays: All about winter. Hoarded supplies of several yrs, retro stamp & white glitter).
One stitch at a time: Anything goes.

17 comments:

  1. Oh your tag is adorable....
    thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday I hope you enjoyed using up some of that stash !!
    hugz
    irini

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  2. Awesome tag Mrs. A....love your scenery....couldn't find a heart...then I read your post....pfew....
    xxx Margreet

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  3. Fantastic tag Mrs A - almost snorted a mouthful of tea over the keyboard here when I read your comment on the snippets challenge just now :) Too funny, you do make me laugh - hic (oops, bit early for that!!) Di xx

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  4. this is so darn awesome!!!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft A Scene and good luck!!

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  5. Your tag is awesome and all from hoarded supplies, wow,that is impressive, lol! Thanks for your sweet comment, I did go through a lot of pages on your blog but now its time to get back to work, will be back to visit, you are a great artist!! Take care, Anja

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  6. This is such a beautiful tag ! Love the background you have created and I agree with you this shape is really great ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  7. What a darling tag--so glad you joined us at UIT this week!

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  8. Love the shape of this tag. Great design too. Thanks for joining us at Craft a Scene. NancyD

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  9. Love your tag it's giving me a great idea for a belated present for a friend:) Sandra H

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  10. Your tag is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

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  11. A Great Winter Tag! Love The Background & Little Girl Pulling The Tree! Cute! Love The Different Techniques You Used To Create The Tag! Nice Work! Hugs,Tee

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  12. What a lovely tag! Your scene is so pretty and love the medium you used to colour it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Craft A Scene!
    Sheree

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  13. So utterly adorable and gorgeous colors, what a fabulous tag, thanks so much for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, we hope to see you again real soon
    Deb
    xxx

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  14. What a great little tag and lovely snow scene you've created. I've got only set of circular nesties (bought second hand), but haven't used them yet as they don't fit in my Big Shot and I need to find out what mat thingys go with them.

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  15. Mummy, this tag is sooooo good. The background looks really effective and is spot on for Milly Molly Mandy. xxx

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  16. Ooo Mrs A. do so love this well done and yep would love that die too, Shaz in oz.x

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  17. Gorgeous tag with a lovely, well coloured image.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

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