Monday, 26 December 2016
I'm just popping in to share my leftovers with you today... no, not turkey sandwiches (we haven't eaten our main Christmas meal yet, and we don't have turkey in any case).
These are leftovers from my Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas which I've whipped up into a little bonus tag.
Those who thought the little boy with the Christmas tree might put in an appearance soon... you were right.
I made the crackled background just for this, but everything else is left over from the 13-day intensive tag workshop that took place in my craft room pre-Christmas. It rivalled Father Christmas's elves for productivity!
This is DecoArt Chalky Finish paint and crackle - Everlasting applied over a combination of Serene and Relic.
And I've given the edges a good inking with Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso - I hope that gives it the look of an old wooden panel.
The blue snowflakes are the masks I used to create my splattery background for Tis the Season, to which this has become a sort of partner piece.
I cut them out of scraps of the music manuscript which put in an appearance on several tags, and once they'd been spritzed, they were too good to throw away.
The little boy was up for a possible starring role on the same Tis the Season tag but, as you know, he was pipped at the post by the girl who had also been gathering Christmas greenery, though not quite on this scale.
He gets a tag all of his own here.
There were a couple of leftover bits of greenery, as well as a scrap of shimmering green card which hadn't been used, so I cut a couple more boughs.
And I added a couple of the sparkly berries which were hanging around on the desk.
With the greenery in place, I needed a little more colour around to echo it...
... so I added Peeled Paint and Forest Moss with a water brush in various places.
At some point during the 12 Tags, I seem to have cut one more Layered Snowflake than I needed.
Oh yes, I was planning to layer white and kraft alternating on the snowflake for Snow Flurries, and then decided to go with pure kraft for that one, so I was left with a white one to play with.
I edged it with Vintage Photo and Ground Espresso and then used Frosted Crystal embossing powder to give it an icy shimmer.
I suppose the wooden stars aren't strictly leftovers. I did use some for my Bare Branches tag, but the rest were back in the jar... but it needed just a little something extra.
So not quite all leftovers, but what are a few tiny wooden stars between friends?!
Oh, and there are some words, of course...
So there you are - some leftovers for you to enjoy while I do my main Christmas Day today... I'll be round to spread some festive cheer over the next few days though, I hope. Stay warm and safe, everybody.
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
(I know I've used it before, but it's such a good one!)