Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Tim's Tag - Day 6
I had just a few deviations from Tim's tag today - the biggest was my tree and I was so thrilled to see that it worked! I did a variation of the Faux Embossing Folders technique from the latest issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. Instead of using a punched shape, I used one of the masks from Tattered Angels - you know, the ones we all bought and then never used. ;-) After I'd embossed it, I inked up the mask and then used it like a stamp to color the tree. It ended up giving it a speckled look, which I think looks so cool!
Stephen did his Day 4 tag. So, I decided to keep mine a nice, neutral brown shade. I think it really makes my reindeer stand out. For my reindeer, I used a clip art image that I Googled. I first painted him w/a dabber that I thought was the same one Tim used, but ended up being way darker, so I added a lighter blue over the top. When I sanded it, the original blue kind of peeked through. I liked that look so I left it that way. BTW, an emery board works great to sand those hard to reach spots!
The Peace stamp is from Oxford Impressions. I stamped it onto a scrap from a vintage ledger and then attached it to a ticket. I trimmed it and inked the edges and attached it with Tim's baby stapler. Instead of tissue tape, I pleated a strip of paper from a French book. The music background and snowflake are both from Oxford Impressions.
Now, I'm off to see if I can get caught up and finish today's tag!