We have now discovered why our internet is so slow at home, it is because there is a line fault between us and the exchange! Like we didn't know that one! So our internet/phone is likely to be down for the next five working days until they come and fix it. Hence my postings and visits will have to be done in my lunch breaks!
So without further ado, I am today sharing my take on Linda's Tag 4 of the 12 Tags of Christmas 2013 challenge. Click HERE if you wish to see Linda's Tag 4 or HERE if you wish to go to the start of the Challenge and join in! You still have plenty of time and it is great fun and a fabulous way of picking up hints and tints from Linda and other participants! The challenge is being sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique, from where incidentally the red hessian came from I have used today and my Artistic Outpost love affair began!
Ok on to tag. Here it is.......
I took a tag cut from TH die and some manilla card (Recycled from files in work!) and inked it with Frayed Burlap DI. I then ran it through the TH Tartan embossing folder and then inked it again with Pine Needles DI.
I took a piece of the Czech book I bought a while ago to alter, trimmed it to size, and stamped with the pine branch of the AO Midwinter stamp set and then instead of running the tag through my sewing machine, I stamped it with a sewing stamp with Archival. I distressed the edges with Gathered Twigs DI and a distresser and promptly covered it up with gold rick rack which must be ancient!
I took a red rose and inked the edges with embossing ink and then brushed over some perfect pearls. It looks much better IRL but the photo doesn't pick it up. Then I rummaged through my Snippets drawer and die cut the poinsettia die from TH, inking the edge with embossing ink and gold embossing powder. I also used the pinecone die, also from TH to diecut some leaves which I inked with PN DI. It is all held together with a VOS brad.
Then for the letters. First of all I planned to use some grungeboard letters that I knew I had, but got diverted on the way and found myself opening the drawer in which I keep scrabble tiles. Idea struck and so I used these. Trimmed some hessian (burlap) and made some small spotty bows and added some gingham ribbon to the top to hang it and hey presto my tag was born.
Thanks for calling by. I do hope you like my take on Linda's tag. I think this is my favourite so far for me!
I am going to see if my buddies in the Snippets Playground like it too!