Covid is still taking it's toll on me, the coughing hasn't eased at all, so I made a tag to distract me.
For the background, I started blending three Distress Oxide Inks, starting with "Tumbled Glass" then at the top to just over half way down I used "Blueprint Sketch" then finally at the top third, I used "Prize Ribbon". Blend until the joins between the colours are seamless.
Using Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink, I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Fern Branch" in first and second generation stamping.
Using a fan paint brush and water, I splattered water droplets over the top half of the tag, blotting the surplus off with a kitchen roll.
I used Dr. Ph. Martin's white bleed proof ink and a really fine paint brush to add snow to the branches.
I then stamped the bird, which is part of the Lavinia Stamps "Bird Collection". I stamped in second generation stamping, again using "Acorn" brown ink. I then added extra colour to the bird using Derwent Inktense water colour pencils.
I then moved on to the Lavinia Stamps "Small Lanterns" which I stamped in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink.
Using a white Posca Pen, i coloured the area within the lantern between the candle and the glass. Once dry, I used a yellow and orange Posca Pen to add colour. (By using the white Posca pen first, means that the colour doesn't distort). I then used Pastel Pencils in white and a very light yellow to add light rays from the lantern.
I used a Simon Says Stamp sentiment from their "Tiny Words - Christmas" stamp set, stamped in Versafine Clair "Twilight" dark blue ink. While the ink was out, I inked up the edges of the tag.
Finally, using a white gel pen, I added a few snowflakes to the area around the branches.