A giant burden has been lifted...I finally made it to the end of the 12 Tags of Christmas challenge!
Please excuse me for a moment while I toot this little horn and throw a handful of confetti .................
Okie dokie, I'm back now.
Here's Linda's gorgeously embossed tag 12
I had this on the monitor for several hours and while walking back and forth to the laundry room, I'd glance over and look at this tag, just waiting for the muse to make itself known. For the record, I completed 4 loads of laundry, mopped the kitchen floor, dusted and vacuumed the downstairs, cleaned one bathroom, took out recyclables, and still, nothing.
My son walks through the door after school, takes one look at it and says, "The small tag on top reminds me of one of those vintage fancy dressed up gingerbread cookies." BAM!
Whoop, there it is...
The base of Linda's tag is rich vibrant red, which is one inspiration. I've preserved the edge of the original Altoids tin which is already red.
The texture of the small tag did remind me of the vests seen on older gingerbread's that are very ornate looking. Using 3 layers of tissue paper, I've applied DI to a holly embossing folder with Vintage Photo and using gesso, applied it to the lid. A layer of UTEE was then applied and heat dried and the texture of the tissue paper, gesso and UTEE raised the background up like a baking cookie in the oven. VERY COOL! The small red bow is another bit of "got to use that" and the white of the ornament and green of the holly are represented in my tin with the fence, snow and trees.
The gingerbread set is actually a pre-colored decoupage set I found at Wal-mart and worked perfectly for this little scene. Additional snow and stickles and a cotton ball of smoke coming out of the fireplace were added to finish it off.
It's been such a fantastic run with this challenge and I sincerely thank Linda for such a wonderful opportunity to make little treasures for my kids to hang on the Christmas tree. I have really loved making ALL of these ornaments. Thank you also to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for sponsoring this challenge and supporting my crafting addiction with many elements purchased there that were used on these tins.
Thank you so much for checking in on these little ornaments and for all your inspiring comments that made this whole experience even more enjoyable.
Here they are all together...
Hugs to you all,