Sunday, 11 January 2015

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Hi everyone,

I got to play in my room again yesterday for the first time in ages and strangely enough I found it difficult to get started - very frustrating! My head was just so full of stuff that I couldn't decide what to do first. At times like this, I have a tendency to wander off into Blogland or YouTube and lose several hours, but this time I gave myself a bit of a talking to and decided to start with a tag for Tag Tuesday. A tag is a great little project if you don't have too much time and I find them a brilliant way to try stuff out and give me a kick up the mojo when I need it!

This week, the theme over at Tag Tuesday is "Winter Wonderland", which put me in mind of the song of course ...


Starting with a scrap of black card stock, I cut some footstep masks from sticky notes before applying a thick layer of texture paste. After removing the masks, I added a liberal sprinkling of white and shimmery embossing powder, dried it with a heat gun and finished with a some Viva Glitter Paste to give it a gorgeous irridescent shimmer ...



The photo doesn't show it too well, but it's a very pretty effect IRL. The snowflake was die cut on my Cuttlebug with a sweet little die which came free on a DoCrafts Creativity magazine. The white was too bright, so I knocked it back a bit with some Distress Ink, then added a little bling to the centre for extra wondrous sparkle.

The final touch was to type some words from the song onto to scrap card, again using Distress Ink to ... well, distress them I guess!! :o)


The vintage typewriter my DH brought home for me was definitely one of the best early Christmas presents EVER - I <3 my Gabriele! :o)

Well, it may not be the best tag I ever made, but I had so much fun experimenting and I will definitely use the texture paste/embossing powder/glitter paste again. This will go into my tag book with some notes about what I used as I will be sure to forget otherwise.

Thanks for popping into today - check out Tag Tuesday to see how all the other taggers have been inspired by this theme, it's always fascinating to see all the different interpretations. Next week the theme is "Diva" .... hmmmmm .....

See you again soon :o)

Annie xxx



2 comments:

Zsuzsa Karoly-Smith said...

Cute little foot prints in the snow and great texture! Lovely sparkles too! I'm still getting to grips with tags. I can see how it's just the right size for a quickie, but there's something about the format I still struggle with sometimes. Perhaps because the shape is long and narrow. But I'm getting there! Will keep an eye on your 12-tags project to pick up some ideas!

Lizzy Hill said...

I'm well jell of ur typewriter....& great tag! Loove the sparkle with the embossing---one of my fave techniques:):)