Thursday 27 September 2012

First Christmas piece for this year.

My second post for today. This tag was on my desk yesterday for WOYWW and as I said I needed to get it finished as I want to enter these challenges;
 Simon Says Stamp and Show - For the love of sparkle. 
(I've still got #1 to do but ordered some things so I can join in)
I have also made this for Crafty Individuals using stamp plate CI 136.

I used gold, cranberry and bottle alcohol inks on the metal riveted patchwork tag (this technique was my inspiration from Linda's fabulous tag) and red pepper on the metal star. I used stickles and treasure gold on the vintage Noel and have a glittered bauble; then taken the patchwork, and snowflakes as my inspiration from Linda.

I have used one of the mini snowflake rosettes from Tim's new dies.

I used prisma colours for the image but disappointed they didn't show up well on these photos, irl there is much more depth of colour on the faces and beard.

Linda's 12 Tags of Christmas is an inspiration challenge and there will be a winner drawn at the end of the 12 weeks as long as you enter each one. There is plenty of time to enter as each tag challenge will remain open until the 17th December, giving plenty of time to catch up if you miss any. The sponsor is The Funkie Junkie Boutique, which is Linda's fantastic on-line store where she stocks lots of fabulous products to produce vintage, shabby chic projects. So let's see if I can get all 12 made this year.

The sun is shining here although the clouds are rolling in. Maddison had her first full day at school yesterday so I no longer have to pick her up at lunchtime, but I miss her already.

Hope your day is going well.

hugs {brenda} xox



Kathyk said...

And how scrumptious it turned out too!


Suzi B said...

Fabulous tags Brenda love them both!
suzi b xx

Candy C said...

Brenda, your Christmas tag is lovely. I love all of the elements on this tag and I love the vintage "feel" of it! Thanks for sharing your tag with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

froebelsternchen said...

a wonderful tag !

Zue said...

It is packed with goodies just like a well-embellished and tinseled Christmas tree!

Ephemera said...

Fantastic Brenda, gorgeously made & gorgeously embellished, perfect. Have a lovely day. x

Karin said...

fabulous christmas tag!

Berry said...

This is stunning Brenda! Xmas will soon be here and I'm totally not ready! Hugs Rebekah xx

Margreet said...

Wow, Brenda, what a perfect start for Christmas!
xxx Margreet

Fliss said...

A fabulously textured creation Brenda and the colours are so lovely and cheery.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Words and Pictures said...

Just brilliant - I thought it was looking good on your desk, but this is breathtaking! Oh, no... I'm already two behind on the 12 tags for F&F!!
Alison xx

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous Christmas Tag, love all the details. The Halloween creation is also great ! Have a nice day, Shirley

PetraB said...

Just gorgeous and so christmasey.

Chrissy said...

Fantastic tag Brenda, fabulous colours and details, love it.


Anonymous said...

A fabulous festive tag Brenda! Love that sweet CI image!
Alison x

May said...

Stunning tag Brenda.. full of festive cheer.. love it!! Hugs May x x x

Marjie Kemper said...

What a beauty! Love the riveted metal peeking through and your gorgeous colors. Hope you are having a great day, Brenda.

cheryl said...

oh gosh Hun this is just brilliant the dimension,and the textures are simply amazing Hun just love it hugs Cherylxxxxx

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag, love all the details and images.

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Brenda
I am so pleased you are going to join in with this Challenge, I did it last year and it was real fun and I made some friends too.
Wow! is how I would describe your interpretation, you have riveted well because I am riveted on your Tag Big Time! I love all your added elements, and the beautiful snowflake rosette. This tag has so much depth.

Von said...

It's such a lovely tag I'll forgive you for mentioning Christmas lol :)
Von ♥

Terry said...

Brenda, what a great take on the "riveted patchwork." Love the Christmas theme and how clever are you with haning that ornament! Stunning tag! Maybe those clouds will just keep on rolling! Hugs!

Joan said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous Brenda , I am just going to have to buy the book as I am missing out on all the fab techniques ! I am intrigued as to how to do this rivitting thing ! Thanks for your comments Brenda,really appreciate


catherine said...

This is just beautiful Brenda. love the layout to it
x catherine

Laura said...

Fabulous tag. I must hop over and have a look.

Tracey said...

Brenda this is fabulous!! Wow so many cool elements to admire! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show:)

Ink Art Designs said... and running for xmas then? It is good to get the first one done I think. This is a superb card Brenda...I love all the elements that blend so well together. I'm glad your grandie is going well too xxx
Dot x

Lynn Stevens said...

Great way to use the riveted background Brenda. cool Christmas tag. I finally started my Christmas crafting yesterday! LOL
hugs Lynn

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, wow and wow again! Is this ever fabulous? I really love the way you took the riveted metal and made it your own by using gold and cranberry alcohol inks - such a beautiful festive background! And the NOEL die cut is totally wonderful too with the Stickles and Treasure Gold.

I'm so excited that you decided to join in the fun with us this year for the 12 tags challenge. I hope you enjoy it as much as the rest of us did last year!


Shirl said...

Brilliant, loads to see and all layered together perfectly. Love it.

Hugs Shirley x x

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous festive tag Brenda! Love it!
Alison x