Goodly morning and a very happy Sunday to you! If you have arrived from Ink On My Fingers, welcome and thanks for coming over... if you have arrived on your travels, welcome and thank you for visiting :O)) First of all... I need to announce the winner of the first Hels' Tag of Christmas... so, Mr. Random.org has cogitated and come up with...
#16 - Stampersue
Many thanks for all your lovely comments, muchly appreciated. On with today's offering... another Hels' Tag of Christmas... so inspired am I by a certain Sultan of Stamping, I have been playing with more Tissue Tape (wow, I lurve this stuff!!!) and ink and made another tag.
I started by sitting pleating Tissue Tape onto a piece of cardstock that was big enough to cover the Pine Tree Alterations die. I pleated the tape and overlapped each layer - starting at the bottom of the card and making my way upwards to the top... this way, the pleats stay stuck down by the layer above. Once the card was covered, I cut the Pine Tree out of it and then used Forest Moss Distress Ink to colour it. I then smothered the whole lot with Rock Candy Cracklepaint and once this had dried, I wrapped some raffia around the trunk.
I used Snowcap Dabber to add streaky patches to the top and bottom of the tag, these formed a resist and I wanted them to look a bit like icicles. I coloured the whole of the tag with Bundled Sage DI, added some Forest Moss, blending over with a Blending Tool and foam and then added script, stamping using Bundled Sage. Finally, I edged it all with Walnut Stain and then used a soft cloth that had been spritzed with water from a Mini Mister to remove the ink from the paint. I stamped a flourish in Snowcap Dabber and then the sentiment in black StaZon, adding white dots with a Ranger White Pen. Finally, I added some elastic trim from the Idea-ology Trimmings and a piece of gold tinsel (from my stash) Oh and the trim at the top is more Trimmings (ribbon this time) which was coloured with Bundled Sage DI and then a few baubles were added as a bit of extra bling.
To be in with a chance of winning the tag, all you need to do is leave a comment here for me and I will use Mr. Random.org again to draw out a number. The winner will be announced next Sunday, 19th December and I will post the tag out as soon as I get the addy deets thru, so all being well, you should have it before Christmas :O)) Anyways... that's it from me for the time being... thanks for looking... have a fabbilicous day! TTFN