Hello and welcome to Magpieheaven. The tree is decorated and some of the presents are wrapped, but - most important - I think I might be able to finish the 12 Tags of Christmas, especially as Linda has extended the deadline! I hope I will find some time to complete the two thank you tags, which she is adding on the 23rd and 30th of December too. If you don't know about this brilliant challenge, and I can't believe that you wouldn't by now, click here to find out what you need to do to be in with a chance of winning the great prizes on offer from the Funkie Junkie Boutique, which you can view here. Today I've been inspired by Linda's beautiful tag 7, which you can view here. The theme of this tag is most certainly 'Joy'. I was inspired by Linda's mini tags spelling out this word and the die-cut 'Joy to the World' at the top of the tag. Throughout the Challenge I've had to play around with my stash to find new ways to interpret Linda's tags, as I have no die-cut or rubber stamp alphabets. Now that's something to spend my Christmas money on! I wanted to express the idea of joy at Christmas so out came my Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods plate again, which has served me so well for this challenge and this is what I created. I cut my card from corrugated card this time, painted with Paper Artsy Antarctic and Mermaid and edged with White Fire Treasure Gold, which highlighted the corrugations. I love playing with corrugated card and since I discovered the great textures you can create with it I've been hoarding enough of the stuff to construct a small bungalow!
'J-O-Y' it displayed the sentiment 'Joyeux Noel'. I love the idea of three - three tags on Linda's card, three letters in the word joy, but I went for three glittering leaves. These are all cut from the Tim Holtz Tattered Leaves die, but the top leaf is made from Shrink Plastic painted with Paper Artsy Fresco Hey Pesto and tipped with Gesso and sprinkled with Frantage. The other two leaves are die-cut from card and painted with Fresco Antarctic, Mermaid and a little Inky Pool around the edge.