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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Dashing through the snow ..

Well here is tag #12 of Linda's 12 tags of Christmas...all the details are here and it is generously sponsored by Linda's fab boutique the funkie junkie boutique. there is also 2 bonus tags...hoping I have time to complete those too...they have a twist and have to include a thank you theme too.

I want to say a huge thank you to Linda for the gorgeous and inspiring tags and really fun challenge...next year I am going to get going earlier! 

Also welcome to all my new followers , thanks so much for taking the time to stop by xx 
Here is Linda's tag #12 and here is mine below...I was inspired to twist my tag sideways and keep the design fairly simple...
I started by edging the tag with frayed burlap and clear embossing. Then I added some antique linen distress paint and picket fence to my craft sheet , spritzed with water and randomly dabbed on to tag..
I added some stamped snowflakes, covered in glitter and then spritzed a lot of it away...but great texture in real life! honest!
The sentiment was stamped in archival and clear embossed.
I added a reindeer die cut, inked, clear embossed and dabbed with left over paint to break up the colour a little and lots of cheesecloth snow.

Hopefully it looks like the reindeer is dashing through the snow. Finally some seam binding, linen ribbon and cheesecloth to finish off the tag.

I am linking this up to Linda's 12 tags of Christmas....here .

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses.  ~Confucius


  1. Stunning tag yet again. I love the texture from the embossing & I really must get myself some cheesecloth, it's so effective & looks wonderful here.

  2. Fabulous interpretation, love the focal deer.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  3. An amazing tag yet again Trace--the collection must be a joy to look at and admire all together

    Happy 2014 to you and your family

    Love Chrissie x

  4. Wonderful Trace and in all my favourite colours! Love your deer dashing through the snow and those snowflakes do look gorgeous!! Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs Astrid

  5. I loved Linda's sideways tag and I love your wonderful take on it. Hugs, Anne x

  6. a gorgeous take on Lindas tag - wonderful xx

  7. This is lovely Trace. You never cease to amaze me at how beautiful you can make things with brown, lol. Because of you I find myself reaching for it more and more. Have a great 2014, I hope it brings you all you want it to be. Chris xxx

  8. Ohhhh love it! Those edges re fabulous!!!!

  9. Gorgeous take on tag 12... tee hee - just this minute posted mine too!!
    Alison xx

  10. oh how fun!!! I love your blog! You do such amazing artwork! I'm going to put a link on my sidebar! :)

  11. A great take on Linda's take, love the embossed edges.

  12. Beautiful tag, love the leaping reindeer.
    Yvonne x
    p.s. Have enjoyed reading your posts that I missed recently.

  13. Great that effect with the clear embossing! Glad you´re finished with them and can go on with other subjects! Best wishes for 2014! (Think I sad that already) Have a good week, hugs, Gerrina

  14. Hi Trace love your tag and one of the corners looks just like butterscotch has been melted onto it. Not sure about dashing but the reindeer looks as if he is skipping through the snow.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x


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