Friday, December 17, 2010

12 Days of Christmas - Day 9

Where has the time gone? We are already on day 9! Pretty soon I am going to find myself out of a job, yet again! I certainly hope that Alex decides to continue to feed me anyway.


Fridays are when Fairy Knoll has their new challenges and Alex really enjoys creating with their images and especially loves working with Brandi who draws them.  She is super sweet and really tolerates Alex being crazy well.  That takes a special kind of person.  This week the challenge is CHRISTMAS or WINTER. Alex did a bit of both it being the 12 Days of Christmas and all.

For the background on this tag she smooshed (yep those technical terms again) some distress ink on the craft mat and then sprayed it with water.  The tag was drug through until soaked.  Alex then dried it with the embossing heat gun and then picked up spare drops on the craft mat and dried it again repeating several times. 
Then she grabbed the fabo swirl stamps by Prima and the Viva Decor Precious Metals paint in silver to create snow flurries on the background.
The image was colored with markers except for the body of the snowman that was painted with Shimmerz and then the image was cut out and adhered to the tag.  The Merry Christmas ribbon was glued on last.
Alex and I do hope you are enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas and also visiting the other participants listed on the top right of the blog.  I know Alex is enjoying bringing it to you.  She has more creations in the works as well as I know her brain is just spinning.  I do hope it is with ideas to share with all of you!!

Happy Holidays!
Edgar

11 comments:

deniserows said...

ahoy...the sentiment on the twill ribbon is perfect. dragging tags thru ink...smashing

TMCPhoto said...

the textures you got from your technique are fabulous. I love how wintery that tag looks

Jane said...

Love your background the tag is awesome
Luv Jane xxx

Alison said...

Great tag! Adorable image! I love the "smooshing!"

DonnaMundinger said...

Of course she'll feed you, Edgar and the tag is just fab! Wonderful image and background. xxD

Steph said...

Cute tag! Way cool how she created the background. I'm going to have to give that a try, sounds fun :)

KC said...

I do hope she'll feed you...not to much though around the holidays is not the time to be a fat bird...if you get my drift...this tag is great and the ribbon is so cool! great job....Oh and I need you to email me your addy...I have a surprise to mail you!

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Claire said...

Gorgeous Tag Alex, love your wintery background
Claire xx

DK Spins said...

I love this tag, smooshed background and all. Cute image too.

paula akers said...

Fabulous tag! That image brings back such memories and the background work is just awesome! TFS Paula

ldfdesign said...

wow! the background looks great! and the images are perfect!