For this week's Grungy Monday, Linda challenged us to revisit one of the technique tags from day 6 of Tim Holtz's 2007 12 Tags of Christmas. I went a little goofy on this one. I decided to cut a mask using the new Sizzix Vintage Noel die. Since it's a word and not a pattern, it kinda got lost a bit in the background. To 'fix' it, I highlighted it with a white Inkssentials gel pen. Not content to mess it up just with that, I thought maybe burnishing around the edges of the word would make it pop out more. Not sure about that...it looked pretty good at 9 o'clock last night, when my eyes were a little blurry... ;-)
Tattered Pinecone die and I think I have it almost figured out, lol! This time I used Kraft Core'dinations paper - love the look of it. I also added a little bit of Snow Cap Dabber paint here and there, to give it a snowy look.
Mini Reindeer Movers and Shapers die a few days ago...trying out my Faux Crazed Porcelain technique (seriously, I'll try that technique on anything that will stand still long enough!). I had this piece lying on my desk and thought it was the perfect substitute for the Grungeboard that Tim used on his tag. The stamps behind my reindeer are from Tim's Reindeer Flight stamp collection. The trim was cut from white cardstock using the new Sizzix Vintage Lace die.
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