Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Embossing Mad

I've made a Christmassy tag to enter in both the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge No 23 and Simon Say Stamp and Show your Distress Inks, this week.


Actually I've gone embossing mad! The CCC this week is Double Distress, so you will need to turn to page 40 of the book to get the details about how to do this. However, once I started I couldn't stop, so as well as the embossed reindeer, I've also embossed my tag twice.

The top part of my tag has been inked with faded jeans, and then stamped with a small splattery stamp in gold to try and give a starry sky effect. The tag has then been embossed with the tree Alteration folder, and a Tim Holtz Merry Christmas stamp has been used for the sentiment, embossed in gold. The trees have been inked in pine needles DI. The snow is really sparkly in real life , and is made from Deko Ice which is the most amazing glitter.

The reindeer is diecut and embossed then inked with antique linen and Vintage Photo DI's, before being given a little red silk thread bow for decoration.

21 comments:

Artyjen said...

OMG! No not the tag....which of course is lovely :)....no it's that I've just noticed you are on the same T!m workshop same time same day as me and Laura. See you there....it's something good to look forward to :)
xoxo Sioux

Sue A said...

Really cute. Lots of them around at this time of year... deer, I mean not just reindeer.
Best wishes
Sue xx

craftytrog said...

Wonderful tag Sue! Love your double distressed reindeer! I've just bought some of that glitter, it looks magical as snow!
BTW, I'm doing the early Tim workshop on the same day as you, staying over on the thursday night, so might bump into you!
Alison x

Dawn said...

Oh Sue this is lovely. I really must get started on Christmas stuff oops! :-\

Love Dawn xx

Evelyn S. said...

That is one special tag! Each time I see those trees...I'm so tempted! I have the stamp and love it. That deer is lovely, too.

Netty said...

Fabulous tag, love it. Annette x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous coloring with the background! I really like the texture on the deer as well :)

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Maggie said...

Love your tag, the deer is fab and the snow looks so real looks like we might have the real stuff at the weekend!
Lucky you managing to get ticket for TH all sold out when I tried. Bet your excited!
:-(

MarleneMAZ said...

This is just gorgeous! I love the scene you created on your tag :)

Plume said...

Oh I admire how you arrived at making a christmas tags that seems to come from years ago! I love the velvet feel of your tag also and the colours!!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

This is fabulous and I just love your deer! That glitter looks amazing!

papillon said...

very delicate tag! wow! not easy to make it look that smooth and soft!

studiorose said...

Wow...just, wow! Reindeer are my very favorite holiday motif, and this is just absolutely beautiful. If I got this tag on a gift, I would keep it forever! What a great job you did, I am totally loving this!

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous tag Sue, love the trees and reindeer.
I was going to work around some back lanes of the Oxfordshire country side the other morning and a deer ran across the road in front of me - just beautiful.
I have left you something on my blog.
have a great weekend.
luv {brenda} xox

Terry said...

Hiya Sue, thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show, just love what you did with the background and your deer is absolutely georgous. Hugs Terry xxxx

Jolanda said...
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Jolanda said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous - the deer is so beautiful - I must say your blog background looks pretty gorgeous too :)

Terry said...

Wowie! Love the Reindeer and his dd body! The snow effect is awesome and you even added the forest! Brilliant tag!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh, Susie, I LOVE this! Your double distress looks great, and the sweet design of your tag is the very essence of the holiday spirit. The deer looks great, and so does the snowy forest background. Spectacular work, my dear!

wearestampers said...

Love all the embossing! And I would love to see a white deer! There are a few here in Ohio, but they are rare!

Zoechaos said...

Fantastic work great embossing and gorgeous colours just love it. Thank you for your kind comment over at my little place just had a great time wondering around your blog and admiring your fab work here. xx Zoe