Sunday, 5 December 2010

Steel Poinsettias

I can't believe that its already tag number 5. I love Tims tag, as that vintage Santa has to be one of my favorite stamps, he's just so jolly.
Quite a bit of improvising today as I didn't have any of the stash needed to make the bit in the middle. However, some grungeboard numbers, and the middle of a grungeboard frame, plus some german scrap saved the day. The embossing on my numbers went so wrong, but after a rub down with a bit of dark brown paint looks distressed rather than just plain wrong (I hope!!)

I really like the idea of embossing some metal foliage to make the poinsettia, but,blimey, it gave off some terrible fumes. Perhaps I went on heating it a bit too long, but found it really difficult to know when the powder had stuck.

Now I'm off to Artyjens to link up and look at all the wonderful tags that are being posted. I'm also going to link this to Sunday Stampers Wonderful Christmastime theme over at Hels blog.

13 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Beautiful tag :D
Julie xx

Helen said...

Love your tag!!

Anesha said...

Another great tag. Notice no helper today! :) Anesha :)

WendyK said...

Great improvising, it looks super.

craftytrog said...

Your tag is fabulous Sue! x

Yvonne said...

Gorgeous tag, Sue!

Artyjen said...

Hi Sue! It looks so right...not wrong at all...gorgeous:)
Thanks for sharing at the splinter group;)
TTFN xoxo Sioux

Netty said...

Terrific tag, love your creation. Annette x

Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous tag Sue, I think your alternative bit in the middle is fab - thanks for sharing xxx

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous tag Sue. Great interpretation.
x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous tag, like how you used the german scrap.

Hels Sheridan said...

Gorgeous tag Sue, loving those white dots... thanks for joinin in with the sunday sTamper x

Elaine said...

Lovely Santa tag!