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Friday 18 November 2011

believe in the magic of the season............a lonesome pine

hey there bloggers,
well here I am again with another crafty offering......I have missed Sunday stampers hosted by the super talented Hels for too long and so here I am with an offering...
For those of you who visited my desk on wednesday..this is the finished tag!
I started with my super favourite a blank tag, crackle paint medium and distress inks, now that makes for a happy girl! I started by painting the tag with emulsion, leaving to dry and painting with crackle medium, then about 30 mins later painting with cream emulsion and leaving to do its magic! once dry I inked with iced spruce and tumbled glass DI. I love the new winter colours and iced spruce is just too yummy!!!
Once dry I added a piece of tissue wrap from The one and only, he is to be revered Tim Holtz......I coloured using picket fence stain and then when dry iced spruce.I glued onto left of tag using micro glue dots..added some gathered twigs DI around edge and stamped a pine needle stamp from Creative expressions around edge and on corner of tag.
I stamped some mini creative expressions snowflakes onto tag using paint dabber and when dry added crackle medium...
You still with me?!!! What a waffler I am becoming!!!Who am I kidding, I always am and will always be..its just me!The pine tree was cut from a piece of card embossed with script folder and then the tree cut, it was then coloured using evergreen bough DI and some rock candy blobbed on and glitter sprinkled in.When dry I splodged, being a very technical term, some white paint over to hopefully make it look snowy?!
Finally the sentiment was stamped, coloured with DI and then rock candy applied and left to dry.

Gosh, we made it I didn't realise all the stuff I had done!Oh and the ribbon was coloured with DI and spritzed with perfect pearls pearl mist ..another new fav.
I am entering this for the following competitions:

die cut and christmas tag @ http://cookingitupwithkatie.blogspot.com/
trail of the lonesome pine @ http://pinkleart.blogspot.com/2011/11/sunday-stamper-week-180-trail-of.html

have a great day,
ta trace x


  1. Wow stunning Trace, love that iced spruce colour too, managed not buy them so far but think I may need to get them! Lol
    You always put so much work into each and every piece
    Hugs Kat xx

  2. Love this tag it is gorgeous.xxx

  3. oooh this is stunning, LOVE those copper highlights on the tree... how fab! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stamper and sorry I am a little slow coming to visit x

  4. Oooo, this is gorgeous! Love the color choices you made and the sparkle of the glitter. So glad you played along at Cooking It Up with Katie this week. Hope to see you again in the next challenge, too.
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  5. Ah now this is lovely Trace! I am really liking these colours, and as always you amaze me with your artistic talent! Judy x

  6. Hi Trace, the tree looks fab with the copper highlights, loving Iced Spruce too (my fav of them all), I love the crackle effect over the sentiment too.

  7. Hi Trace. Thanks for stopping by my blog for Anything Goes. I enjoy their challenges a lot, and the DT is always generous in commenting. That's what brought me here. I would love to follow you, and have you follow me. Please let me know if you're interested, and stop back by my blog. Your crackle effect on this project is really beautiful, and I look forward to seeing what else you will create. Hope to see you (and follow one another) soon.

  8. oh hun this is just brilliant just adore what you have done here,its so effective,brilliant work as always hun,hugs cherylxxxx

  9. Absolutely gorgeous, love all the details and shimmer. Thank you for joining us at Cooking it Up with Katie!


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