Friday, December 6, 2013

A Merry Christmas Tag

I made several of these tags.  Isn't that girl just the sweetest!!  The girl, the jingles image in the background and "A Merry Christmas" are all stamps from a new set in the Antiquated Collection by Lisa M. Pace for Pink Persimmon.   Background images used on the poinsettia (Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia Die)...  Wendy Vecchi images reversed dots and the background from the set Art Colors Life.  The music image is an old stamp from Me and Carrie Lou.  

For the girl... I stamped a complete image on cardstock and then just enough to get the whole hat on white velvet paper.  Cut them all out.  Some of the coloring was done with Tombow markers and some with Distress Inks and a water brush.  The "fur" on the hat is Sparkly Fluff.  

For the poinsettia I cut them all, sprayed them with Distress Stain festive berry, and stamped them with Wendy's Archival Ink red geranium. The center is 3 jingle bells wired together and the wire thread through a hole made in the center of the stack.  

For the banner I cut strips of cardstock, stained them with Distress Stain shabby shutters, stamped them with Wendy's potting soil, distress the edges and inked them with Vintage photo.  

Now for the background, a Ranger's #10 manila tag.  I created a stencil by die cutting Tim's movers and shapers poinsettia several times from a piece of plastic packaging.  I used this to add Wendy's white embossing paste to the tag and let that dry.  Next I painted the tag with Distress Paints and let that dry.  Then comes Paper Artsy's Fresco Finish Crackle Glaze and after that was dry Fresco Finish snowflake paint  -  aren't the cracks wonderful!!!  Around the edges I've added Distress paints using the blending tool.  The jingles image is stamped with Archival sepia.  I also flicked over the tag with water, dabbed it up and dried it with makes it look like it's snowing behind the girl.  

The ribbon at the top is offwhite seam binding, I dabbed shabby shutters Distress stain just along one edge, dried it and crinkled it.    


Anonymous said...

This tag is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing you art using my new stamp set. I appreciate it so much.


Vic said...

Sweet tag!

Linda said...

Love your tag Wanda. Just wondering, do you put tags like this on to your Christmas gifts???? There's alot of work that goes into them. Linda E.

Linda Ward said...

Great art work !! The tag is so beautiful.

Wendy McCarthy said...

A very pretty tag Wanda! xx

Susan Salyer said...

Wanda she is adorable and this is a cherish tag..lovely art.
susan s

Darcy said...

So pretty Wanda! Thanks for sharing your tutorial. I just added the image from Lisa's blog to our Pink Persimmon Pinterest board too!