There is something about the Christmas season that sends me right back to traditions. I think it's about the only thing that does, but I do miss Tim Holtz's 12 tags of Christmas. So the other day I went bopping about the internet (I love the internet--I must say this at least once a day) and found Ellen Houston's 12 Feminine Tags of Christmas. I was inspired by Rhonda's Palazzari's tag.
I started with a tag, attached vintage music paper and then did a marble swirl with distress paints - sorry, can't remember which ones - I didn't have her colors. But I did apply a layer of matte medium over the paints which Rhonda did. Brilliant. The best part was that I could wipe away all the extra glossy accents I had to use the to attach Joyeux Noel!
Attaching that was such a pain, I wondered what else I could put there. Another AHA. Simon Says Stamp challenge this week is flourishes. Love flourishes. So searching in my supplies I went. And what do you know? I found one (big shock.....lol).
I started with holly leaves from a Tim Holtz die, colored them with two green colors of Distress Stains, spritzed a bit of water, dried them and then applied a generous layer of Perfect Pearls in Pearl. I love what this does to paper - not only do you get sparkle, the paper becomes sturdier.
I cut the star from cardboard, peeled away some of a layer, and used some silk acrylic gold paint. So lustrous. While I was rummaging I found some little wreaths which I thought could be modified into a perch.
A little smeared stickles (making a come-back in my Christmas crafting this year), a few vintage holly leaves, and A LOT of glue --- finally just resorted to the ole' glue gun --- and I was done. One for me, and another for a Christmas card.
It was a great time in the Fun Room. Thanks for stopping by.