Sorry, I know, I've been missing in action for a long time. I've been away on a canal boat with Hubby and Rosie the dog. We had a lovely relaxing time, pootling along at a maximum four miles per hour. We got home yesterday and I am ploughing my way through the mountain of dirty washing. Four loads done and a few more to go yet.
Normally, when I am away I am itching to get back to my craft desk, but it felt different this time. it felt very much take it or leave it. Obviously, that didn't last long as I got up at silly 'o clock (the gusting wind outside woke me) and decided to craft. It felt good to be at my desk, but I also felt a bit rusty too, which I feel is reflected in this tag a bit.
I used a piece of white card, cut into a tag shape. Masking off the lower (snow section) of the tag with a piece of copy paper, I coloured the sky area using Distress Oxide "Blueprint Sketch" ink. I then used a fan shaped paint brush with water to created splatters over the inked area, blotting it, which created the mottled sky. I removed the mask and set aside to dry.
With ink left on my blue blending brush, I created the snow landscape, using thie Lavinia Stamps "Hill Mask". I then used white acylic paint to splatter the white dots over the sky area to create the look of snowflakes.
I used Versafine Clair "Rain Forest" green ink to stamp the Lavinia Stamps "Fir Branch" in first and second generation stamping.
Next, I used Versafine Clair "Morning Mist" grey ink to stamp sections of the Lavinia Stamps "Small Branch" stamp.
I stamped the Lavinia Stamps "Winter Berries" and "Mini Winter Berry" in Versafine Clair "Acorn" brown ink.
I moved on to colouring the berries, using both orange and red Posca Pens and a white gel pen. I used a silver Signo glitter pen to add a bit of sparkle to the tag, and edged the white area with"Blueprint Sketch" Distress Oxide Ink. I used a white gel pen to add lines of white above the branches along with touches of Ranger "Enamel Accents".
I mounted the tag on to a piece of dark green card, which I thought complimented the colour of the branches. Finally adding Ranger "Glossy Accents" to some of the berries to make them appear to be 3D.