Saturday, 12 November 2011

It's November Giveaway Time...

Goodly Morning Stamp Fans!!! Tis that time of the month again when I do a taggy giveaway. This month I have made a Christmas style tag, combining the challenge theme for this month, which is backgrounds and also our "focus on" which is Distress Stains.



I have been playing about with different mediums recently and come up with a fabby use for Rock Candy Cracklepaint... all the deets on what I did will be on my own blog today... so I won't repeat myself here :O) So, once I had achieved the background look I liked, I used Weathered Wood Distress Stain to colour the background of the tag and then edged it with Faded Jeans DI. I used Cobalt Archival Ink to stamp some snowflakes in the background... which are from the Tim Holtz Christmas collection sets.



The snow man is cut from the Winter Wonder Alterations using mountboard, which I then overstamped with a sentiment (also Tim Holtz 2011 collection) in Jet Black Archival and then added an extra hat and nose to him that I had coloured with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. The little Ticket is cut from the Movers & Shapers Labels Set and stamped with Jet Black and Vermillion Archival Ink. Finally, I added some Idea-ology Trim and a Memo Pin to hold the ticket and added splodges of Picket Fence and Rock Candy Stickles to add some bling.




To win this tag all you need to do is leave me a comment here... and... if you pop over to my blog, leave a comment there too, you will be entered twice... simples! The winner will be chosen at random and announced on December 3rd 2011 so you will have the tag in time for Christmas. That's all from me... don't forget to nip across HERE to see the fabby special offer ... 20% off Distress Stains this month. Thanks for looking... TTFN!

Hels x

38 comments:

Dee in N.H. said...

Fabulous tag!! Love the way you did the background too!

Janet said...

This is beautiful! Great tutorial.

Lesley said...

Loving the crimbly tag. Looks grand with the "joyful Christmas" saying on his bum!!

craftimamma said...

This is gorgeous Hels. Love that background technique and the sentiment stamps is fast rising to the top of my wish list. It's lovely.

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Lynn W. said...

The tag is stunning Hels and must have taken you ages to make. Thanks for the tutorial on how to do that fabby backgroung too.

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Beautiful tag and great tutorial Thanks
Marilyn

Gabrielle said...

Fab-u-lous! Love this lots - and the deets for the background too!

inkypinkycraft said...

a fab tag and great tutorial on your blog,very festive! trace x

chrissy o said...

love the tag and the sentiment
hugs chrissy o
xx

Maggie said...

Fabulous tag love the background and tutorial, fingers crossed Mr Snowman can come and live with me!! lol :-))

Thanks for sharing
Maggie

Shazza said...

love, love, love mr Snowman hels, thanks for the chance to win this fabby tag x

Joanne said...

That's a beautiful tag Jennie. Just going to see how you made it now.
Hugs Joanne xx

Kirsten Alicia said...

Wow, that is stunning. I love the stamping on the snowman & the stencilled background is gorgeous.

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A gorgeous Christmastag with lots of details!

greetings, Alie :-)

Sid said...

Fab tag and techniques !!

Georgie Horn said...

Thanks for the tut!

Larisa said...

oh it is so sweet!

Dallying Debz said...

Loved the sneak peak on your blog, the whole tag is lovely!

Crafty mop said...

Fab tag Hels I love the colours and the crackle technique is great will have to give it a try .

Lottie said...

Just when I thought that you couldn't come up with anything more betterer than you have already - you've been and gone and done it again.

A fabulous tag and one that would not only be displayed as a work of art and inspiration all year - but would take pride of place at Christmas

Exceedingly clever and successful experiment - well done you.

I adore the stamped Christmas sentiment - so beautiful - and it actually really works with the snowman and masking etc.

xx

twannywun said...

Wow, would love to enter please x

karen s
twannywun at hotmail dot com

Helen said...

Beautiful tag, Hels. Great background.

Scattychick said...

It is gorgeous I especially love the little bells :) AND December 3rd is my birthday so it has to be a lucky day for me right? Here's hoping lol

Barb Cady said...

Leaving comment here 'cos want two chances to win as this is a fabby tag! Love it xx

jude said...

Absolutely stunning tsg love the background with the crackle p[aint fab tutorial!
Thanks !
judex

Liane said...

What a gorgeous tag! I admire your imagination and collage work, awesome!

Nikki said...

Stunning Tag looks so fantastic :)
that background rocks !!!

Alison Horne said...

Love the crackle over the stamped background, and isn't he a wonderfully camp snowman? xx

She said...

Fabulous Tag Hels and what a great tutorial..Thank you. S xxx

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Beautiful tag as usual Hels, well done

Fuchsia said...

Fabby Tag Hels I really love the idea of coloring the Crackle rock candy !
Clever you xxxxxx

Gillian .... said...

Oh ooo errr this is fabulicious, love all the deets xx

Debbie said...

Fabulous tag Hels...Thank you for the tutorial and thank you for the chance to win one of your beautiful tags. Take care.
Debbie x

Liane said...

You are so talented and have such a magnificent imagination! I love all your art work, the colors, the ideas and all the special details. Thank you for sharing your work with me! Liane

Becky said...

Fab tag,love the colours

Elaine A said...

Hels -

This is gorgeous! I love how this looks. Your work is always just so wonderful. I'd love the chance to win a piece made by you.

Elaine Allen

Sam Healey said...

Fab tag as always - you are such an inspiration and I would love to win a piece of your work ;o)
xxx

Maureen Johnson said...

The snowman tag is beautiful and colorful! I love the stamped sentiment! The feeling of Christmas and playing in the snow is what your tag inspires! Lovely!