Hello friends! Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrating in the United States. Wow! Almost the end of the month, so I thought I better get crackin' on my November tag. As always, Tim provides a wonderful tutorial on how he made his November tag on his blog. Here is my version.
As you can see mine is a little different than Tim's, but I tried to capture all his fabulous techniques using the products I have. I must confess, I gave myself a little early Christmas present--I spied one set of the Alphanumeric Thinlits at my local Hobby Lobby yesterday. Having tossed and turned all night for having passed them up yesterday, I was first in line at store opening this morning.
I just love Tim's tag this month, but I don't have the pumpkin Blueprint, nor do I have the linen stamp, and it IS already Thanksgiving, so I decided to move onto a Christmas theme. Truth be told, I much prefer the pumpkin and the linen, and doing the emboss/deboss technique was a bit of a bear on this tree.
I pretty much followed Tim's tag to the letter with the following changes: Stamped image for background is from his Grunge Cirque set, tree is from Christmas Blueprints set, Distress stain sprays used are Fossilized Amber and Evergreen Bough, and Distress markers for coloring are Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Mowed lawn, Walnut Stain, Festive Berries, Tubled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Faded Jeans and Wild Honey. Although I actually have the cork, I thought Kraft Core in a deep green more fitting for my tag. Tag and Merry strip edged in Ground Expresso.
You might notice I got a little carried away with that foil....what fun that was! I foiled the tops of the ornaments, the Merry strip, the star and even my Crinkle Ribbon! I couldn't get it on those tiny brads, so I just painted them with Tarnished Brass Distress paint. Only 2 on one side, because even though my letters are centered perfectly, thanks to Tim's trick, it looked off balance. The Mirrored Star is colored with Gold Mixative alcohol ink before adding the touches of foil.
I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
As You Like It Favorite Season and Why Winter is my favorite--it's a little colder, and it has Christmas!
Tuesday Throwdown #271 Shopping Spree I just went shopping for the dies this morning!
Crafty Enjoyments Challenge #1 Anything Goes With a Decorative Edge My decorative edge is gold foil.
Thank you for stopping by today, and for everyone of your sweet comments! I read and appreciate each one! Hugs and Thanksgiving Blessings!
UPDATE: How exciting!