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Sunday, 16 November 2014

Christmas Tags at Fashionable Stamping

Hello, it really is like waiting for a bus around here - wait long enough and one eventually does turn up!
Anyhow, I'm here to tell you about the new challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenge which is, yes you guessed - Christmas Tags. We have a wonderful sponsor, Flonzcraft, who are offering one lucky random winner a $20 spend in their online store.
I used the Tim Holtz holly stencil for my background, coloured with Forest Moss and Peeled Paint and Fired Brick for the berries.  While the stencil was still in place I stamped a script stamp over the leaves using Iced Spruce DI and then sprinkled Clear EP over and heat embossed for a lovely shine to the leaves, before colouring the rest of the tag, just a shame I covered most of it up! The main image is Tim Holtz 'Letter to Santa' stamped with Potting Soil Archival. I used Brushos to paint his suit.  Joy to the World and the Snowflake were both freebies from magazines.
It would be lovely if you could join us - we all need Christmas Tags and it's a good excuse to make a start, but remember we are a stamping challenge and you need to use real stamps and these must follow the theme, for all the details and some wonderful inspiration from the rest of the team pop over to the main blog.
I am entering this at:
  That's Crafty - Anything Vintage
  Artistic Stampers - Christmas is Coming
  Allsorts - Anything but a Card
  Vintage Stamping Challenge - Anything but a card
  Eclectic Ellapu - Leaves & Foliage
  Live & Love Crafts - Favourite Christmas Colour Combo (Red & Green)

Thank you for all your lovely comments on my canvas I loved making it, although I must say I did feel a bit out of my comfort zone showing it, so thank you.

That's it for now, enjoy your Sunday.
Avril xx


Rita said...

Gorgeous tag Avril. Really Stunning. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxx

Pia S said...

Gorgeous tag, love the traditional colors and design, and it's so beautiful with all that sparkle and shine!

Ingrid Kristina V said...

Stunning tag, Avril! Beautiful background and gorgeous image! Love, love!!! xx

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Avril, so festive and vintage! Love the holly stencil in the background, it's very shimmery! hugs :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag, love everything bout it! Hugs, Valerie

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

Such a joyful christmastag, Avril!
Greetings, Alie

Linda said...

What a beautiful tag Avril ..... love the festive colours and the jolly looking Santa. xx

Amanda said...

Brilliant tag Avril
Amanda x

Meggymay said...

Gorgeous vintage tag Avril, love the Santa image, so traditional.
Yvonne xx

sally said...

What a wonderfully jolly looking Santa!


Terry said...

Stunning Christmas tag, Avril. I love that happy vintage Santa with the twinkle in his eye. Lovely embellishments. Hugs!

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Avril. You have totally rocked this tag!!! I am trying to see the background...and love the floating effect that you have created with the holly leaves...gorgeous!
Dot x

chrissies said...

Stunning tag with a nice vintage Christmas look

Love Chrissie x

brenda said...

Such a pretty tag Avril and lovely traditional looking Santa.

Thanks for sharing your lovely work with us at Allsorts challenge this week.

B x

Christine L said...

This is so beautiful Avril... a really perfect vintage Christmas creation! I love the Santa... and your wonderful design makes me feel all warm and Christmassy!

Thanks so much for your kind email - your thoughts and words are very much appreciated.

Big hugs
Christine x

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is gorgeous and love your color combo. Thank you for sharing with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this month and do hope to see you in further challenges. x

Elaine said...

So beautiful, thanks for sharing at Eclectic Ellapu x

Astrid Maclean said...

Love this stunning tag Avril, the touch of gold behind the santa just really make him pop and I loe the way you have embellished with the foliage, - stunning!!

Deborah said...

Fantastic tag, very richly coloured and decorated. Good luck in the That's Crafty! draw.

butterfly said...

What a lovely Christmassy tag, full of traditional festive cheer!
Alison xx

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Lovely vintage tag.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts Challenge;-))m


A fabulous tag Avril - love the traditional image and colouring - GORGEOUS!
Sylvia x

Alison said...

Lovely project! Thanks for sharing it with The Artistic Stamper Challenge.
Alison x

Tracy said...

Fab image and a lovely tag Thanks for joing Allsorts challenge. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Anneke said...

I love this Christmas tag too. Anneke.

Sandra Mathis said...

Lovely tag; red & green are such festive colours, and that's a gorgeous image. Thanks for sharing with us at LLC and Happy Holidays!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @Live & Love Crafts