Monday, August 20, 2012

Ho-Ho-Holly Dylusions Tag


Hope everyone had a nice weekend.  I was very busy, but it felt good to get a lot done.  Wanted to share another #12 Tag I made for Queens Ink using the new Dylusions stamps and stencils.

Started with a #12 tag and created a blended background using postbox red, fresh lime and cut grass ink sprays.  Did some stencil spraying and additional background stamping, but the real focus was on the gorgeous new holly border stamp. LOVE this stamp! Stamped in jet black archival all around the edges, and then painted it in with the cut grass and postbox red inks and a water brush.

Next I traced the large Christmas tree stencil onto book text, sprayed with the green ink sprays, and cut it out, and did the same with the trunk, spraying with the melted chocolate ink spray.  Then I stamped the ornament border stamp onto white card stock, colored with with ink sprays, cut out each ornament, adhered to the tree with foam dots, and gave each one a thin coat of glossy accents for a glassy shine.

Added a sentiment stamp and the "merry Christmas" greeting across the bottom border (also raised up with foam dots).  Stamped this one with Vermillion archival ink to emphasize the candy cane pattern.

As usual, all of the items used on this tag are available locally in the Baltimore-Washington area at The Queens Ink, in the U.K. at Art From the Heart, and on-line in the U.S. from Simon Says Stamp! Hope you enjoyed today's tag.  I'll have another journal page to share later this week.  Have a great Monday!  Only 2 more sleeps til... well.... you know.... classes with Tim Holtz!  Yay!

~ ellen.


Sue said...

What a nice start to a Monday morning. Love the tag very much. Have a brilliant time with Tim and can't wait to see the results.

Kim said...

Fantastic! I love that holly stamp too.

mrich2500 said...

TFS...great iddea and LOVE the colors & sentiment ;)

Anita Houston said...

I'm singing carols now!!! Love Dyan's Christmas goodness, and you have rocked them! Gorgeous tag, so festive and bright, just like the season!

Scrappychick said...

Loving it! All the new Christmas stamps were sold out ASAP in my local store and I am very impatiently awaiting a new shipment!

Kaz said...

Ooo missed this!! Looks fabulous love the tree, faberoonie xx