Sunday, December 12, 2010

Christmas Tags and a Card

I am so glad that I did Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas. Tag 11 is really my own. I used Tim's background technique of masking and inking. I used Broken China and Dusty Concord. I love these two colors. I made the charm in the lower left corner with a vintage brass charm holder that I had gotten in Arizona. I added a Jenni Bowlin chipboard button. I filled in with Glossy Accents to give the look of a glossy dimensional charm. Tim's tree became my packages. I really like all of the soft colors on this one.

Tag 12 is really a testament to Mary in the vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe. I decided that my final tag would focus on the CHRIST in Christmas. I found this beautiful image of Our Lady on line. I carefully cut and mounted her and used Distress Stickles in Rock Candy to add the shine. The background was toned down by and Ivory wash of acrylic paint. The holly is from Prima as are the roses.

I just found out my friend Wendi Hatter was selected for the 365 card Sketch Blog design team. Yeah Wendi! So I thought I would pop over and check it out. Today's sketch is a winner! It was designed by Pam Maas. I decided to go with a Paris theme and yes Wendi's card inspired me. I used Crafty Secrets Papers and Stamps to make my card, entitled Bonjour! The punches are EK Success and Martha Stewart. The ribbon from Offray. Thank you for stopping by.

Peace to you this holiday season.


~ Sophia ~ said...

Awesome take on the sketch...and I liked that you got the inspiration from Wendi and went for the same theme.
Have to say that your tag is totally beautiful! You did wonder with that one.

Manoli Navarro said...

I love the card! these stamps are great.
Thanks for playing with us

TesaB said...

Beautiful tags and whta a fantastic sketch card! I LOVE that color combo and wow, nice use of the punches!!!

Rose said...

wonderful card for the sketch :)
so glad you joined us on 365 Cards

wendipooh13 said...

oh my gosh I LOVE LOVE LOVE your take on the card, esp with the pink/black Paris theme!!!! gorgeous!!! and sooo glad you played along.. thanks for the shout out.. you are the best!!!! hope you have a MERRY Christmas!!

Pam said...

Well "Bonjour" to this fabulous card - so glad you decided to play along!!