From the moment I saw the large Snowflakes Backgrounds by CaroLines, I had plans for them! This tag uses the Palette Snowflakes as the background.
I stamped it onto a whitewashed tag using Stormy Sky and Weathered Wood Distress Inks. I gave it a slight spritz of water beforehand, which is why you get that nice watercolour splatter effect in places.
The other new winter stamp here at The Artistic Stamper which really caught my attention was this beautiful Pine Tree, also CaroLines.
It's stamped in Potting Soil Archival Ink (or maybe Coffee - sorry, can't quite remember, but it's bound to be one of the two!), and clear embossed with SuperFine powder to make it really pop against the snowy blizzard in the background.
I cut the figures using a Tim Holtz die from some "rusted" card leftover from another project. The effect is created using some of the new DecoArt Mixed Media line. You'd need the Carbon spray and Quinacridone Gold.
I used Ginger and Rust alcohol inks to alter my metal Idea-ology Findings - the Muse Token here, and the Word Band below.
And once the inks were dry, I smeared Picket Fence Distress Paint onto the Word Band and wiped it back, leaving the lettering highlighted. Despite being dry, the alcohol inks seeped into the colour, but I rather like the distressed look.
I brushed some Chalk Fresco paint (part of the new JOFY Limited Edition) onto the edges of the tag to draw the eye inward and give a softer, snowier look. I blended on some Vintage Photo Distress Ink too, to tie in to the rusty accents of the tag.
The whole thing is finished off with a couple of my tiny pine cones (UPDATE: sorry for any confusion - they are real pine cones, not "mine" as in I made them!!) and some seam binding which has just had a tiny touch of Vintage Photo Distress Ink to shabby it up (down?). And a splatter of Chalk paint at the very end...
Thanks so much for stopping by today, and I'll see you again soon.