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Monday, December 21, 2009

Over The Moon Monday - Challenge

Good morning! The kids are out of school here, and preparations are almost done for Christmas, but I wanted to leave you with 1 more Christmas offering. And if you don't have any time to play right now, perhaps you could use the idea for a Valentine. Just tweak it a bit to fit the occasion.

Tags are very popular right now, with Tim Holtz doing his 12 Tags of Christmas, and I have seen other websites that are doing the same, so I thought it would be fun to do a tag.For those of you who know me personally, you know I should be the Grunge Queen, because I don't shy away from getting my hands dirty.

For this tag, I spritzed on brown and pink inks, using a paper towel to smoosh them around. Then I used some drywall tape and gesso to add some texture. It still needed a little something for texture, so I used gold acrylic paint with the drywall tape. Then I spritzed the whole thing with gold.

I stamped the Christmas tree onto watercolor paper, then used markers diluted with water to paint it. When it was dry, I carefully cut it out and adhered it to the card. I used stickles to add glitter to the tree and star.

I stamped "Noel" onto the tag, then went over it with a black copic marker, to give it more definition. I also used green stickles to go over the letters to give it more oomph!

I punched out some pink snowflakes, adhered to the tag and then colored with stickles, and added some faux stitching around the edge of the card. I tied a gold ribbon and viola, I was done. The tag is grungy, but also feminine with the pink colors.

I challenge you to use a tag in your art. When you do, please leave a link in the comment section so we can see your artwork.

With the Christmas holiday I may not have a post for next week. Have a blessed Christmas.


Shelly said...

Awesome tag, Becky!!! Are your fingers stained from making it? lol

Becky said...

Actually, they aren't. Acrylic paint comes off pretty easily, and usually shampoo in the shower does the rest. :-)

Becky said...

Oh, I almost forgot...thanks for the comment. It actually looks a lot better in real life, but I am very happy with it.