I so wanted to play along with Alison this time, not just because I admire her work, which I do, but also because her projects look such fun! Alas I don't possess very many of the wonderful products Alison used this semester! I have no liquid leaf; no triptych to decorate and no baubles or Rock Candy Crackle! I wasn't giving up that easily! I may not have baubles to decorate, but I am trying to create a tag tree in my favourite vase. My plan is to photograph my Winter Wonderland mantel-piece when it is all complete. Each of my tags is going to be about an aspect of what Christmas means to me. Trying to keep in the spirit of Alison's intrepid experimentation I attacked a tag and some card first with Fresco paints and then with Distress Stains: Antarctic and Inky Pool and Faded Jeans, Peeled Paint, Evergreen Bough and Picket Fence. I wanted to create patterns with drips, not in the more impasto style of Alison's gilded icon, but in a water-colour way. I was beginning to think baroque skies on ceilings stretching way above our heads, although I feared ending up with a grey and slushy day in Bromley Town Centre. Would those drips look better with some stamping?
Funkie Junkie 12 Tags Challenge so this will also be my first one! I am actually starting with Week 8 and Linda's lovely blue, snowflake background is what inspired me. I do hope I have time to complete all 12 before the 22nd - eek! Here is a link to the Funkie Junkie Boutique where some of the beautiful supplies to make tags and so on can be found. I played with clear embossing some snowflakes from the Artistic Outpost plate and also using WOW white embossing powder on some others. I don't have the extra thick clear embossing powder that Alison used on her baubles, but I should so like to play with some of that! I swiped my tag through some Perfect Pearls powder to create a shimmer and - in the absence of the fine crackles of Rock Candy - I substituted a silver skeleton leaf, which looks like fine broken lines in the ice or frost fronds.
Here is my seam binding, lace and gauze and a Prima brad, which I coloured with Treasure Gold White Fire to co-ordinate more with the winter colours of the tag.
Thank you for looking at my tag today: I do hope I shall be able to complete 12. Thank you Alison too for inspiring me to create something blue, shimmery, dangling and frosty with the supplies that I have, even if it wasn't baubles. I should like to enter this tag for The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas and I'm starting by linking to Tag#8 and