These two Christmas moonlight tags are for Robins fun Free for All Challenge - Tag Team.
I started with an A4 sheet of smooth white cardstock, white school glue and a large sheet of aluminium foil. I once lost 4 hours of my life trying to get glue off my craft mat, hence my love of al foil.
Drizzle long lines of glue up and down the A4 cardstock then using a scrunched up bit of foil (or clingwrap) dab and squish the glue in random spots. Allow to thoroughly dry. I get impatient, so in my mixed media box I have a few pre glue-resist A4 sheets ready to go.
On the foil in a few places firmly smack some distress inks and give it a good spritz of water. Still leaving the A4 sheet as one piece, swish it around the inky puddle. Smack some more ink on foil and spritz again, this time use a sponge and blending tool to mop up the inky water and scrub directly over the cardstock.
No matter how many photos I took in different light, these tags look blue. They are actually turqoise, I used Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough distress inks. I cut the sheet up and made 4 tags and 4.5" x 4.5" square for a card from the one A4 piece.
The moon is some bright and sparkly childrens craft foam, it was too thick to punch out a circle so I punched a circle in the actual cardstock, then stuck a glittery square at the back.
The little house tag is supposed to look like fireworks or decorations in the background. It is a diecut that tore in the middle LOL.
Thank you for looking, I hope you can join in Robin's fun challenge, click here .
Date: Thursday, December 11, 2014 GMT Views: 2419
Ink: Tim Hpoltz Distress Inks Peacock Feathers and Evergreen Bough
Accessories: Childrens silver glitter craft foam, IO tree die, Marianne design house die, Poppy Stamps Joy die (minus Joy), silver twine, 1.25" circle punch, .75" circle punch, micron pen, Carl hole drill, scissors to snip corners.
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Registered: October 26, 2009 Location: Oakhurst, near Yosemite Nat'l Park. Posts: 43319
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 8:09 PM
Your tags are so gorgeous!! Love the frosty look of the white frills behind your house and also love the trees and silvery moon on the other,,,Your backgrounds are gorgeous as well!! I bet your friends and family will fight over the tags on your packages this year!!
Registered: February 9, 2010 Location: Mentone, California Posts: 7380
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 10:55 PM
I am LOVING your tags! They are both SOOOO cool.... Love your faux fireworks coming our from behind your house...GENIUS use of that die cut! LOVE LOVE LOVE the color and you have hit one out of the ball park with these beauties!
Registered: May 23, 2009 Location: sunny california Posts: 8948
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 @ 1:45 AM
Your tags for some reason just seem to have motion to them...maybe I am delusinal because it is 3am, but they have such a happy feel and seem to spring right off the page. The bright white die cuts against your beautiful bkgs is stunning. You can just post your creations right into my favs from now on.
Registered: July 20, 2007 Location: Fergus, Ontario, Canada Posts: 47621
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 @ 2:31 AM
Susie, Susie, Susie, how can we even begin to emulate these stunning tags! You will leave me behind in the dust. But I will try. I love the silvery moons....makes me think of the song, 'By the light of the silvery moon'.
Registered: July 19, 2010 Location: Conway, MA Posts: 5959
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 @ 4:03 AM
Super gorgeous tags! We haven't seen the sun in about a week, it's gloomy and difficult to get a good color shot, so I feel your disdain. However, I am taken with the blue color that comes across, I am sure the turquoise is as lovely. You were so descriptive with your glue and ink technique that I literally had a video going in my head. TFS!
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