Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukah! Today at Our Creative Corner our theme is Home for Holidays.
Our host, Sharon Wheet, asks that we look around our own homes for inspiration and create something with a bit of sparkle or glimmer.
With all the decorations out for Christmas, I had a lot of inspiration. It was hard to choose, but I kept coming back to all the holiday cards arriving in the mail, and all the warm wishes extended between friends and family.
On Wednesday I was able to watch a class on my computer, taught live from Germany by the very talented and funny Nat Kalbach.
Nat inspired me to try her masking technique. First I stamped the tag using lots of Tim Holtz stamps and Ranger distress inks. Then I arranged the little MM alpha letter words and covered them with torn masking tape. Check out Nat’s site for a whole tutorial.
The chipboard letters are sprayed with Color Wash and stamped with a honeycomb pattern, then embossed twice with UTEE. I wanted to do a spray over the masked words (my wishes) but I didn’t want to lose all that layered stamping on the tag itself, so I went with one of the lightest sprays I have – Butterscotch Color Wash.
Here’s a pic of the background before the mist and a close-up on the letters.
I added some of Tim’s metal flower parts and a few brads, then roughed up the edges before tying on the ribbon.
Simon Says Stamp & Show is wrapping up a Tim Holtz theme this weekend.
Thanks so much for visiting. I wish each of you the happiest of holidays. If you have time to play during the week, I hope you’ll join us at Our Creative Corner.