I sat down at my craft desk today with a totally blank mind. I had no idea what I would be making. If truth be told, I wasn't quite in the right head space having attended a funeral earlier today. However, I was pleasantly surprised with this fun little tag.
The tag started life as a Tim Holtz Distress Ink background in slate blues & grey colours, with a few navy coloured speckles across the surface. I added a few white spots with a Signo pen too.
I die cut a circle in a sort of orange colour and then dabbed the circle with Cosmic Shimmer Blending Ink (in a shade of "White Clouds") to provide a more mottled/moon type surface. I then added a few dabs of yellow ink to it too.
Sorting through my die-cut off-cuts box, I came across the skeleton trees. They were a bit short, but I decided I could cover that area. I stuck the moon on to the tag and then layered the trees above, to give a kind of forest effect.
I found another off-cut of white embossed card. It was originally embossed using the Stampin' Up "Seaside" die. I cut the card into three sections, following the waves and layerd them above the trees to provide a snowscape look.
Finally, using a free stamp and die from Issue 150 of Papercraft Essentials magazine (the set is called "Enchanted Corner"). I stamped the image, coloured it with Promarkers and then die cut the little gnome. I used foam pads to stick him to the tag, so that it gives the impression of dimension.
I'm rather happy with this cheerful little fella!