Monday, 14 May 2012

Seasons Greetings.

Please don't think I have completely lost the plot, but for some reason I just felt like making something with a Christmas theme today. Perhaps that little thought that I have each year that I'll make my own cards has surfaced, but I'm sure it won't last for long.
Over at the lovely Linda Ledbetters blog Studio L3 this weeks CC2 challenge is Shattered Stains. To get the full details on how to do this you will need to look at page 48 of Tim Holtz's Compendium of Curiosities Vol 2.
Now I'm not really sure I got this quite right, because my tree has ended up looking remarkably like a Savoy cabbage leaf! Still I quite like that sort of organic look. 


      
For some reason my photos make it look as though my tree is still grungepaper grey, in real life it does look green (Peeled Paint and Stormy Weather Distress Stains), honest it does.  My tag is inked with Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough and Faded Jeans, and the tree and pinecones have been edged with Snow Cap White paint dabber, some multi-medium and  then I got my glitter out. I have to admit that felt just plain wrong in the middle of May.

Anyway, please go and have a look at all the lovely creations on Linda's blog, which has been sponsored by Simon Says Stamp this week who are going to send a $25 gift certificate to one lucky person.

10 comments:

Anesha said...

Super tag!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...oh Sue it's superb, loVe all your inky work & your gold embossing looks gorgeous, a super looking snow laden tree...stunning Tag...Mel :)
Had to do a double take on the date when I saw the tree!

Helen said...

It looks gorgeous!! I'll even forgive you for Christmas in May..... I really love this technique!

Netty said...

Oh wow Sue your tag is gorgeous and it certainly doesn't look at all like a cabbage leaf. Beautiful work. Annette x

Sharon @ ATP said...

It,s a beautiful tag, and they have forecast snow in some parts, so it's very seasonal.

Hels Sheridan said...

corrr, me and you is on the same wavelength, I was looking at my Xmas dies this afternoon... LOVE your tag, it is truly beautiful hun... lotsa love x

Artyjen said...

I think it looks lovely and frosty ;)
Cool tag!
xoxo Sioux

Brenda Brown said...

Beautiful Sue, love this technique and you gave made it work brilliantly on the tree. I also love the gold embossing.
Have a great day.
hugs {brenda} xox

Sunshine Girl said...

Its lovely -I quite like making Christmas themed stuff throughout the year and it will come in useful at that busy time of year when you are running around panicking looking for a last minute tag to put on a last minute present or card!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Sue, I think it's smart to work on Christmas projects year-round, so December isn't a blur, and you've certainly created a gorgeous work of art for this challenge! I love the organic look, and the technique is just perfect for wintery goodness!