Hello Friends and Followers. I do hope that however you spent it, your Christmas was a joyful one. How quickly Christmas came and went! Now it's almost time for New Year's Resolutions and I realize that it's six days since I last blogged! And there are all those 'Thank Yous' to send out. Over at Linda's Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge - click HERE for the details of this fabulous challenge, which has been extended until January 8th - Linda has now created the two promised 'Thank You Tags'. Please click HERE to see Linda's Tag #1 which has inspired my post today. Linda's Funkie Junkie Boutique is offering fantastic discounts and a prize draw too, so please click Here to take a look at what is available in the store.
I was so inspired by Linda's Tag #1 and the way that she created such a neat little envelope from her tag, so I decided to adopt this style of tag or something similar. I took a jumbo-sized manila tag and used a Crafter's Companion Multi-board to fold it.
On the reverse side of my tag, where I planned to write my message, I sponged and spritzed with Antarctic and Hey Pesto, creating the suggestion of a landscape with water and reeds and then stencilled my birds over this, this time in Potting Soil. Some of the Manila tag shows through and I like the effect of this, as I think it gives something of the gleam of wintry sunshine at this time of year. I wanted to add a sentiment, but I didn't feel I had one that would go with images. I didn't even have one that just says 'Thank You' - something else for the Wish List, I think!
I should like to enter my tag for Linda Coughlin's Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas Challenge. Thank you if you have stopped by today on this New Year's Eve. I wish all my friends and followers every happiness and Creative Joy in 2014. Thank you for all the support and kind comments over 2013 and for being such great and inspiring friends to me!