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Monday, 6 January 2014

Oops...




Oops, indeed!

Yes, I nearly missed this one!  

There I was, thinking I had it all under control, and that I'd completed my Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas (with just one bonus tag to go), and suddenly I realised I'd completely forgotten about number 11!

I was in the middle of writing the post for Tags 6 and 7 (you'll see that tomorrow), and realised I'd better stop writing and start crafting again immediately.  

With the light fading, I had to be quick, so it's a pretty close casing of Linda's wonderful number 11 with just a couple of alterations owing to different supplies being used.  

Quite apart from anything else, I'm working on a smaller tag rather than the jumbo size.










I loved the natural colours of the scene in the background, so decided to stick with that, but used Distress Stains to create it.  I had a lovely time letting the stains run and blend in the background for the ground and the sky.

I stamped my little trees very simply to create the woods along the horizon.




The little deer was another of my lucky buys in the recent Sizzix Mega-Sale (it really was mega... I got him and the "25" that goes with him for £2.75!), so I was delighted to give him his debut here, cut from a piece of the Maja It's Christmas Time paper.

I used the brown Stampers Big Brush Pen to create the shadow underneath him so that he's not floating in mid-air, and did some more pen work using the green and white Big Brush Pens to create some grassy snowy textures.










I don't have the Snowflake On the Edge die, but I'd bought a bunch of pre-cut ones from ebay.  No vivid Distress Glitter, so I inked the snowflakes with Tumbled Glass and Broken China, and then added some Rock Candy Dry Glitter.












I used the white pen to add just a dusting of snow to the trees... 

Oh, and used a bit of music stamping in the background as Linda did too.












A little bit of seam binding, inked with the same colours, and an Idea-ology Muse Token with an appropriate word, and that's pretty much that - speed-tag!!













Just as well that Linda added the bonus tags with the extended deadline, or I would have had to declare defeat this year!

Thank you so much for dropping in today... I promise we'll be moving on from Christmas soon - but it's only just gone Twelfth Night and we're just taking down decorations today, so I'm not feeling too guilty.  







If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough.
Mario Andretti

I'd like to enter this as Tag 11 in the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.


45 comments:

brenda said...

What an elegant little deer Alison and such a pretty tag.

B x

chrissies said...

A very pretty tag with a Spring like feel to it-must be the beautiful sky colour you used

Love Chrissie x

Etsuko Noguchi said...

Fabulous Tag! What a beautiful landscape and I love deer color.

Deborah said...

Such a lovely tag, Alison. Your glittery snowflakes look fab.

Brenda Brown said...

Beautifully made Alison, lovely colours and the pen details add such a realistic touch to it.
Have a great week.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Smile_Art said...

beautiful tag Alison. I love those snowflakes!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

beautiful..
such a harmony on this tag Alison!

xxx
Susi

Marci said...

Lovely deer on a pretty tag. I need to learn how to make shadows now??? Oh boy! I would never know where or how to add them.! It does add to your tag, though. Don't you love a bargain? I might have made a purchase or two in the Sizzix sale over here. :-) Love how you did the forest, and the snowflakes.

May said...

Gorgeous tag Alison, Love the deer & the snowflakes...the background is so pretty...Hugs May x x x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A wonderful tag, great fresh colors. Love that you've stamped on the reindeer.

Hettie said...

Gorgeous tag Alison. Love it. Bargains too!
xx

Rita said...

I do love this tag Alison. The scene itself is wonderful. Hugs Rita xxx

Lisa M said...

Woah..nice save there chica! I'm glad you found out before it was all over and you've done an exemplary job of saving the day here!
Cheerio...
Lisa x

Lisa S. said...

Alison, this is one of my favorite tags. I have a family of deer which frequent my yard so it reminds me of the mama deer and I love snowflakes. Awesome tag!!! The colors are great together too. :) Hugs

Carol Q said...

gorgeous Alison, such a fresh, clean feel of the countryside to it.

Chrissy said...

Beautiful Alison..love the scene you have created and love the colours..gorgeous.

luv CHRISSYxx

Almo said...

This is a gorgeous tag Alison love the fresh colours and that lovely little deer and pretty snowflakes. You grabbed a bargain with the deer and 25 die what a great find. Hugs Mo x

Margaret said...

Beautiful! So glad you were able to finish on time too!
I love the colors on the background and the snowflake embellishment is wonderful!

We still have some decorations here as well. With the storms moving in, I decided to postpone for another day!

maj. said...

A really gorgeous tag, love the colours and the scene looks great!!!

Helen said...

so pretty! Lovely to see the deer with green not just a snowy background, it's lovely, Alison.

Jools Robertson said...

Fab tag, love the lush greens and the finish on the snowflakes is very realistic

Jools x

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Alison. Really evocative,

Lucy x

Terry said...

Your "Opps" is gorgeous, Alison! Love that little deer and of course the background! Hugs!

Annie said...

Fabulous tag Alison and I am so glad you realised in time :-) Love the snowflakes and beautiful deer......what a bargain x

Best Wishes

Annie x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love your oops Alison, and yes, it's easy to do that isn't it...? I keep forgetting to link mine to Linda's post..

Anyway, your tag is lovely, I really like how you did the shadow on the deer and the trees look gorgeous too!

Julie Ann Lee said...

That could so nearly have been me! I think I woke up in the night and realized I hadn't done one of the tags I thought I had a little while ago! Having said that, this is lovely. Not only have I enjoyed creating these tags myself, but it's been so inspiring looking at what the other talented participants have come up with. I really love your use of the idea-ology tag on this and your use of colour. Julie Ann xx

Heather said...

Happy New Year Alison - I hope 2014 is a wonderful day for you!!!
Tee-hee - I've missed so many challenges recently - New Year - new start!!??
Your tag is gorgeous, a beautiful scene and stunning inking - love the fabulous die cuts!!!

hugs
Heather xx

Netty said...

Very pretty tag Alison, but really love the beautiful tag below in Monochrome, you do natural colours so brilliantly. Hugs Annette x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Such a pretty tag - that deer is so sweet.
Wishes
Lynne

Paper Profusion said...

Beautifully refreshing colours here Alison - that little deer always strikes me as a happy camper and makes me smile. Nicola x

Princess Judy Palmer said...

So much wonderful on a little tag. I love the colors. I covet that tree stamp (or I think it is really several trees in one stamp).

Redanne said...

It is a wonderful oops Alison, the 'unwintry' background is beautiful and the snowflake border is gorgeous. Hugs, Anne x

craftimamma said...

Hello Alison, it's been such a long time since I was able to pay a proper visit for which I apologise and I'll also take the opportunity to wish you a very Happy New Year. I'm really hoping to be a much better blogger and visitor this year!

Your tag is lovely with a beautiful background and the little reindeer is sweet .....lucky you getting him for that price, lol! I paid the full whack!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag! Love the beautiful scene that you created Alison and the shimmery snowflakes!

Elly said...

Beautiful tag...but i'm really out of the christmas mood. To be honest, i wasn't in already. Everything went too fast last year. I'm happy to say that i'm moving on with our trade. Box and book are ready only the tags for the inside and the decorating of the pages are left. See, still thinking of you.(:o)

Shelby said...

Beautiful tag and love the nature theme to it...perfect for the mountains of Colorado!

Shelby

Shirley Chillman said...

Fabulous colour tones Alison. The scene reminds me of the winter just finishing and a little hint of spring on the way. Amazing shadow work.

Fabulous buy, where was I when it was going on??

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

Kezzy said...

Wow super awesome tag, to say it was quick it looks amazing. I love the way you have done the background and the shading of the deer is fantastic. Hugs:-) Kezzy xxxxx

Buttons said...

I think this is one of my favourites and it's almost as though the deer is heralding the last fall of snow for the year. Oh, if only that were going to be the case! Jenny x

cathylynn said...

Great little scene you put together. Fun tag!!! Great job!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Kate said...

Gorgeous background. Love those pine trees. I am a bit skitish of trying backgrounds like this. They seem tricky. looks quite real with the reindeer. Love it!

scrappymo! said...

What a wonderful tag. My Dad grew up in Woodlands like this...with deer at his door and bears too!
He was 12 miles from town (neighbours) and ran the farm since he was 13 years old. Your tag brought me back lots of memories of our old homestead.

Anita Houston said...

Gorgeous...both of them! I love the deer scene...excellent colors!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, this is utterly fantastic. I really love your colors and that background - gorgeous trees. Seriously cool, Alison and so glad you caught the omission! Congratulations on finishing the entire challenge!

Hugs,
Linda

Mary Elizabeth said...

Ok -- really jealous of you. I wish I had found the Funkie Junkie challenge last month. Well, maybe not. I really could not have even attempted it with all that was going on in my life. However, I truly enjoyed it vicariously through you and some of the other crafters. Wonderful make Alison! Glad you got them all done! -- Mary Elizabeth