Sunday, December 2, 2012

A Heart Of Snow???

Happy sleepy and lazy Sunday...or actually that should read I'm sleepy and lazy on this Sunday! Thanks for taking the time to stop by here today, and a big thanks to new commentors and followers!
Simon Says Stamp & Show wants to see a "Project With Heart" this week, and when I looked at my new Tim and Mario III's Snowflake Blue Print Stamp, I saw quirky hearts in the pattern so I just went with it. I had to use London Blue Dylusions Ink Spray, because it makes the best snowy background, and I couldn't help but add some wonderful Wendy goodness to the tag too, so this Wintery heartfelt tag will also be submitted to the Everything Wendy Vecchi Yahoo Group's Making Art Challenge #56 for making something "Holiday"...ish. Oh my gosh...it's December 1st! I am so not ready for the holidays to begin!!!
This simple tag was super easy and fast to make.
Spray London Blue Dylusions Ink Spray onto a #10 Manila Tag. Use a paper towel to sop up the extra. It makes fabulous images. Dry with a heat tool.
Ink the edges and blank spots with Broken China Distress Ink.
Stamp the large and small Blue Print Snowflake images in Jet Black Archival Ink.
Place a Dylusions Snowflake Stencil on the tag and mist water through it. Wait a few seconds and sop up the water with a paper towel. Repeat until you have covered the tag. Dry with a heat tool.
Hand roll Wendy's Christmas Script image using Cobalt Archival Ink over various places on the tag.
Dab some Pearl Acrylic Paint Dabber onto your craft sheet, and use Snowflake images to stamp on the tag with the paint. Dry with a heat tool. Stamp the sentiment in various spots on the tag using Jet Black Archival.
Use Glaze Pens to color in the Blueprint Snowflakes, and to make a candy cane like border around the tag.
Apply Christmas Red, Diamond, and Black Diamond Stickles to the Blueprint Snowflakes and the border of the tag.
Dye heart buttons and brads with Snow Cap Alcohol Ink Mixative, using it directly from the bottle.
While the Alcohol Ink is still wet, apply Rock Candy Distress Dry Glitter and Silver Chunky Glass Glitter. Press in and let dry. Die seam binding with Barn Door Distress Stain, crinkle it up, and dry with a heat tool. Use this, plain white seam binding, and Paper Ribbon to tie onto the hole of the tag. Add a Christmas Muse Token to this using a jump ring.
Supplies:
From My Stash-heart brad, heart buttons


I hope your hands get creatively dirty soon!
 


37 comments:

  1. Anita you are stunning!!!!!! I love vibrant colors of your tag! BArbarayaya

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  2. I really love the finished product. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  3. You always share some fabulous tips/techniques/ideas and this is no exception. Having used acohol ink to 'stick' glitter on card recently it didn't occur to me the same thing could be done on buttons - genius! and that background has layer after layer of delights. Have a lovely Sunday. Hugs, Buttons x

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  4. BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for the photos, I love seeing how you create. I'm way behind with my Christmas projects to, so I must go....... Have a lovely Sunday.

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  5. I love the color of this tag! And I am seeing the snowflake stamp in a whole new light. Who knew there were hearts in there too?!

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  6. Wow it is so beautiful Tag! I love it:) It is so beautiful that I can't tear my eyes away from it. And all elements is fabulous. I love this gorgerous snowflakes. So beautiful colours.
    Greetings Asia

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  7. I loved this so much I just had to Pin it!

    Sally

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  8. Gorgeous tag Anita, Love those snowflakes & perfect colours.. Fabulous background stamping, Great use of those beautiful hearts! Hugs May x x

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  9. Hi Anita. Fab tag and I love the colours and snowflake stamp.

    Feeling a bit lazy myself today but need to get up and go.

    Hugs

    Annie x

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  10. FABULOUS Anita. Love the way the dylusions reacts when sprayed thru stencil. Your Stickles colouring and piping around the edge looks brilliant. Happy Sunday! Nicola x

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  11. I see quirky hearts too. I love the red and blue together and the snowflakes are ver striking against your background. Thanks so much or joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Chalkenge Anita. Tracy x

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  12. Oh my gosh, these are super great! Love the colors, the layout...just everything about them!

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  13. Beautiful tags Anita as always. Is this not a lovely time of year to craft, I love it anyway. Hugs Rita xx

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  14. Your tags look great Anita...great the blue, red and white!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  15. What the coolness! You've rolled a paper towel and it really did create the grooviest pattern. I'm wondering if wadded up laundry would work lovely as well. Then it would be ruined and I'd have to throw it away...SWEEET! Ohhh boy, this could be a win win situation you've inspired here.
    The London Blue and Wendy yummies go so marvelously together. These tags will certainly add class and flair and fun to anything this holiday season!
    hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

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  16. Hi Anita, I didn't quite get the hearts on the snowflakes at first but after seriously staring at them I can see it now! How clever are you? Love the gorgeous colours you have used on your tags and love the heart buttons too. Sooooo lovely........ Hugs, Anne x

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  17. ой, какие пушистые снежинки! ...Анита, ты случайно не инженер-конструктор по образованию? :-))

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  18. hi Anita, gorgeous tags love all the different layers and another great step by step. I'm definitely ordering these stamps tonight ! X

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  19. Wow Anita, another stunning tag! The background looks amazing, and love the technique with the glaze pen! I should give that a try! The snowflakes look wonderful! And the candy cane border is so sweet! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

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  20. These are so great! I love the red and white dotted border you added...makes it feel so North Pole! And the design left by the paper towels is awesome. I wonder if that would work with Perfect Pearls? I don't have any Dylusions in my stash. (I'm on a buying sabbatical...ugh. I hate it!) The blue is the perfect winter sky color. Fabulous movement on these tags, Anita. I love 'em! From your sleepy lazy North Carolina pal.

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  21. You say simple... I say stunning! Beautiful bluesy background, and the snowflakes are all stunning, with and without hearts. I absolutely love the text and sentiment stamps too - just marvellous! Hope your lazy Sunday has left you refreshed for the week ahead - have a great one!
    Alison xx

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  22. What wonderful tags Anita! Those snowflakes with the hearts in the center and splashes of red... Dare I say it? melt my heart!
    Hugs Lynn

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  23. Wow, these are gorgeous. You are an amazing designer, Anita. Blessings!

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  24. Oh the instructions are wonderful my dear as the tag. Love the use of the glitter also, well anything bling is perfect in my eyes. xoxo

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  25. lovely combo of products--I like how you used Wendy's stamp....

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  26. Anita, your tags are so pretty. Love the combinations of sprays and inks for the background. The white stars and water spritzed snowflakes look amazing against the blue background. Love the touch of red on your snowflakes. Thanks for sharing your wonderful tags with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  27. Beautiful tags! I love the splash of red with that blue.

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  28. Wow, those Stickles look fantastic with the snowflake patterns. Great idea. Lovely!

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  29. While I'm usually not one to choose blue for my designs,I am smitten with the color combo you used on your tag. I can't wait to play around with
    these colors! Thank you for sharing your beautiful designs.

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  30. Awesome tags!! as always a delight!! and I am not a blue color fan but these are fab!! must give this a try!! thnx for sharing and yes scary that it is Dec already! I am as always behind!!!!

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  31. Stunning tags Anita and I absolutely love that you saw a heart at the centre of the snowflake. Love that London Blue colour too. Chris :)

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  32. Anita, these tags are so pretty, what pretty Christmas ornaments these would make!

    :)

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  33. Beautiful tags. I love the colour combination and the depth of your background. What a fabulous border with the candy cane striping. Sweet snowflake, too.

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