Sunday 3 October 2010

Compendium of Curiosities week 16

Hi there  everyone - how has your weekend been? Have you had the torrential rain that seems to have swept the whole of the UK? If you are somewhere else in the world I hope the weather has been treating you better than it has us at the moment.

Well I had to miss week 15 of the Compendium of Curiosities challenge as I was away with Mum, but I certainly got stuck in this weekend to produce something for week 16. Oh my, how quickly the weeks go by. So pop over to see the lovely Linda at her blog, Studio L3, to see what the challenge has been about and this time it lasts for 2 weeks so you will still have time to enter. Don't forget these are all based on the fabulous book by Tim Holtz.

This week it is to create something using the wrinkle free distress technique on page 33. The instructions are so easy to follow and this is a great little technique and one I experimented with on Hels workshop last month.

I followed the technique to make this tag and the colours I used are Barn Door, Mustard Seed, Crushed Olive, Vintage Photo, Forest Moss and Chipped Sapphire. The trees, snowflakes and birds are all TH stamps and the snowman is a Melissa Frances sticker.

The trees have been embossed with a glitter effect embossing powder. I sanded the snowflakes and edge of the tag to distress and fade them and added white pen to them, the trees and the grass.

Challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Distressed and sanded
Daring Cardmakers - Christmas
Lots to do - Vintage 

Monday tomorrow - so have a good week.

Take care, luv B xxxx


Kathyk said...

That is one fab tag B - loving the tree and your "white bits"!!!

Hope you enjoyed your week


Lisa Jane said...

what a wonderful tag Brenda - i love the tall trees
Lisa ;)

MarleneMAZ said...

Great tag! your background is lovely, great colours for a wintery theme.

Unknown said...

O wow Brenda, your tag is awesome, I really love seeing your projects, the techniques you use are so professional xxx

Joyce said...

Sweet tag! Love the colours used.

Netty said...

Gorgeous Christmas tag, love your distressing and the design also. x

Nancy said...

What a pretty tag - but I'm so trying not to think about Christmas yet! *lol* I so love Tim's trees ... !
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous.

Junibears said...

Hello dear Brenda, I'm at last finding time to catch up with fave friends. Thank you for all your lovely comments. it's still a waiting game.

Your tag is beaustiful, as is all your work.
Big Hughs xx

Juls said...

so so so gorgeous!! Love the colours...and the snowman in a babble id just perfect! such a fabulous creation! Hugs Juls

Val said...

Fab tag Brenda - love the detailing on it.

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Gorgeous tag!! I love the snowflakes and the tall trees!!

Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!


Sue West said...

Totally fab tag. What a gorgeous background, those colours are really lovely.
Sue xx

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous tag Brenda, that background is great thank you for sharing with us at Lots to do xx Zoe

Berry said...

This is a stunning creation Brenda! Your colours are absolutely superb, such a amzing work! Hugs Rebekah xx

Terry said...

Fabulous tag and colors. Love the snowman and your trees!

chrissy xx said...

This is one Stunning tag!! LOve it.

Lynda said...

A very beautiful tag. Thanks for joining in with the WCMD fun over at Daring Cardmakers.

Lynda xxx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous what a beautiful background and I love the images of trees, snowman and snowflakes
Lorraine x

Yelowflower said...

great job on the background and I think the trees are wonderful.

crafty creations said...

Stunning tag Brenda - love the background

Thanks for sharing with the Lotstodo Challenge xx Hilda

froebelsternchen said...

That´s it!

Jaqi said...

Oh how lovely, the colours make it look like an autumn morning, they are fab. I adore those trees, I just may have to treat myself hehehe

Linda Ledbetter said...

Brenda, it's awesome to have you back, and this tag just ROCKS! What a beautiful and wonderfully unusual winter scene-- the colors are unexpected and stunning! I love the combo of stamps you used-- the snowflakes and the birds are great together, and the trees and grass create such a pretty landscape. The snowman sticker is DARLING!

You've really made something special here! Great job!!!

Unknown said...

Brenda this Tag is so beautiful love the colours and all your gorgeous detail super make Hugs
Sarah x