Saturday, December 18, 2010

Day 18-HomeSpun Holiday

Day 18 of 25 Days til Christmas, was spent at work today we had a scrapbook store Holiday sale. Here is Debbie all decked out in her snowflake lighted garland...she cracked me up... and yes that coffee was for me, me, me, me, and me. Those poor girls I worked with today-I was high on caffeine all day.. with Christmas music playing we had a blast.
And here are two of a kind-Lynne and Kat, great friends and amazing artist. (do you see Lynne is wearing her pointseta she made out of linen and Alterations Tattered Leaves die.) it's so fabulous as a pin.

Speaking of fabulous I must give a shout out and a whooozer to Lynne, I came today with a few tags already stained with Walnut Ink, ready to be created on-I passed Lynne a snowflake and one of the tags and said have fun.

Breath taking Christmas tag ornament.
 (which Lynne gave it to me what a fabulous gift to adorn my tree)!!
 Ok let's see how good my memory is:
- stain your tags on a lined surface with wax paper or craft matt, spray with walnut ink and let soak up or pat with a paper towel to get desired look. Heat set or let dry completely-I love this technique for the tag feels like leather when your done.
not for sure if this is what Lynne did, so please don't shoot the messenger (hehehe).
- using the snowflake on the edge die, place on the bottom and cut out.
- embossed Merry Christmas in super fine black embossing powder.
-with rock candy distress crackle paint, I believe Lynne dabbed some on the upper corner across from the sentiment and also on the snowflakes on the bottom-this was so cool for the distress crackle reacted to the walnut ink which gave a rained on look. love it.
- swiped the edges of tag with a snowcap dabber.
- take the snowflake and cut off desired area to fit on the side of tag, and use the other piece in upper corner.
- added some ribbon and whoola!

Lynne you did an amazing job and I love it thanks for sharing with me.
I am thankful for good friends and a creating Day 18 of the Homespun Holiday was a great delight.
Peggy Lee