Summer is fast coming to a close; it’s hard to believe that it’s been near 5 month with Grungy Monday. In this week’s episode the effervescent Linda from Studio L3 has challenged us to use Tim Holtz Distress Stickles and provided the inspiration. Over at Simon Says Stamp and Show Some Bling, and the Design Team (blinged (blung?) …did a real nice job with the sparkly stuff. (who can’t resist combining these two challenges?) And Inspiration Emporium asks Got Paint?, so I’ll take all three.
So again out comes the Distress Stickle Picket Fence and Rock Candy, and my head goes to Christmas. What can I say, it is my favorite time of year. And this time I did not lose focus.
For this tag I started with some new stash, Foil Tape Sheets and adhered some to a piece of white card stock (any color would work I just had some lying around). Note: this stuff sticks really well, like contact cement and isn’t very forgiving. So after I got it repositioned and burnished out the air bubbles, I sand the surface lightly to make a more muted stainless steel effect, (which sounds better than to hide the scratches I caused). Cut a tag and embossed with the TH Snow Flurries embossing folder. I think I had this upside down as the snowflakes go into the metal instead of raised. I lightly inked the whole thing with AI Stream and Stonewashed and filled some of the snowflakes with distress stickles – picket fence. Others received just the plain old stickles for added sparkle. The snowman was stamped with Snowcap dauber on black card stock, sniped free and given 2 coats of UTEE. I used a black Sharpie Paint marker over the utee to color the hat. More picket fence, some bling for an eye and with some help (thanks honey) reworked wired yarn for the scarf and his ensemble was complete. The elegant flourish was cut from black card stock and heat embossed with stardust embossing powder. An elegant greeting and a string of bling and my snowman is forever frozen on a blustery day.
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