Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Calendar

Here it is! The calendar for the Craft Barn 12 Week Calendar Challenge.
I painted the 20"x 24" canvas with black paint to which I added some iridescent paint. This has given it a lovely shine that makes the tags stand out. I decided not to do anything further to the canvas as the tags themselves provide the decoration!

Now I shall have to find a place to hang it next year!!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Final Calendar Challenge

Well, Week 12 of the Craft Barn Calendar Challenge is here and almost done. The theme this week was Red and Green with some sparkle and a pine tree!

To make this tag, I used a Tim Holtz Sizzix embossing folder to emboss the pine trees onto the tag. I then coloured them using copic markers. colouring over the embossed areas gives the tag more dimension. I used Faded Jeans and Stormy Sky distress inks to colour the sky. I stamped a background of hills using weathered wood distress ink then covered it with white flocking to make it look like snow. I added some silver glitter to the "snow" to make it sparkle. I also added kindiglitz to the pine trees so they looked frosty.

I added some red baubles and an embellishing fragment that I glued onto a piece of Christmas paper with holy leaves and berries. The stamp is one of Tim Holtz Ticket stamps and I used Tombow markers to colour it before stamping it onto a ticket. I used Fired brick distress ink to colour my ribbon that is attached to the top of the tag.

The calendar is layered onto black card then attached to the tag. I now need to attach the tags to my canvas that I have prepared. I might have time to get that done tomorrow!