Monday, 6 January 2014
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.
I'd like to enter this as Tag 11 in the Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas, sponsored by The Funkie Junkie Boutique.