Monday, 1 December 2014

Nostalgic Christmas - Country View Crafts November Challenge


The beginning of December and time for a new challenge over at the Country View Craft challenge blog. Our theme is chosen by Astrid and it couldn't be better - Nostalgic Christmas!

My first project is this tag featuring the wonderful bigz tattered poinsettia die and stamps from Tim Holtz's Deco Christmas set.

I started by stamping my images on a manilla tag, not my usual start point but I was visiting a friend and quickly borrowed her stamps! So I created the background later at home. I took Iced spruce and evergreen bough distress stains and splodged them on my craft mat with a little water and swooshed my tag through them. Once dry I added another layer of iced spruce and brushed pewter.  

Once dry I took my stars stencil and added versamark in areas and then white puff embossing powder.

I  distressed the edges of my tag and added forest moss distress ink around the edges and a little black soot - I like how this frames the tag.

Having cut my poinsettia and some foliage from the tattered pinecone die I coloured them with distress inks.


A remnant rub sentiment and some ribbon completed my tag.




Thanks for looking in today, I hope you like my tag.

I would like to enter the following challenges:
Crafthoarders Anonymous - Celebrate the Season
The Artistic Stamper - Anything Goes
Eclectic Ellapu - Vintage Christmas
Nikki
xxx


19 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag with wonderful colour choices

    Love Chrissie x

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  2. A fabulous design with great colour choices, love it xx

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  3. I LOVE this Nikki,beautiful tag,wonderful vintage vibe going on. I think it would look perfect hanging on my tree.....

    Extra big hugs
    Donna xxx

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Nikki, love the colours and the wonderful silhouette man in the background. Anne xx

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  5. I love the depth you have created and I really must have a play with that white puff powder 😉 lovely design.

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  6. Beautiful work, love the vintage feel to it! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous for this challenge!

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  7. I'm in love with your silvery green background (big surprise!) and gorgeous textured stars. The poinsettia makes a fabulous statement, and I'm starting to think I "need" that striding gentleman! Fabulous tag, Nikki.
    Alison xx

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  8. Beautiful! Love the background image paired with the stars and big red poinsettia.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

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  9. Love this Nikki, I'm with Alison, I need this stamp, and I love the stars! xx

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  10. Such a beautiful tag! Thanks for sharing on Craft Boards Anon

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  11. I love tags and yours is beautiful! Loving that pretty poinsettia! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  12. Wow, wow, wow! How I love this gorgeous tag! It's so gloriously vintage and beautifully composed...and that poinsettia center is totally fabulous! Great texture, wonderful layers....do you need my address? LOL Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  13. Nikki, this is stunning! It might be one of my favs!! Love the background with the black against the greens and the white stars layered on top!! Your red poinsettia and ribbon pop off the screen, what a gorgeous tag! Love it! big hugs :)

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  14. I didn't notice you'd added it to the fun at Artistic Stamper - thanks so much for playing along!
    Alison xx

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  15. Beautiful tag...Thanks for joining us on the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog....

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  16. Wow! All the textured amazingness going on here blows my mind! Love the richness of color you've accomplished in your faded background and that poinsettia is stunning. Thanks for linking up to Eclectic Ellapu! It's talent like this that keeps us feeling inspired!

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  17. Gorgeous tag, Nikki! Love the poinsettia flower.. the stars are a really cool addition to the tag! Love the overall look! xx

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  18. I love that background. Such a pretty tag! Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

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  19. Wow this is a gorgeous tag. TFS over at Eclectic Ellapu this time x

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