First, I used a Petaloo magnetic tag for the base. This is a deep chocolate brown which is great as a base colour to give additional depth. I'll apologise here for the quality of the photos.. really should have done them in natural light so that the true colours were more obvious (NOT !! at 1.00am!!)
This was painted liberally with Collage Pauge, and TH tissue paper was adhered to it.
After this I used a chevron stencil and white gesso to create a background. With the stencil in place I spritzed with glimmer mists and then removed the stencil and left everything to dry.
Inside the tag I glued on paper strips,and fabric pieces, again with the Collage Pauge.These were tidied up before the edges were covered with paper tape, again smooched with Inca Gold.
A paper doily, smooched with a chocolate coloured Inca gold and a die-cut strip of paper was used to frame a vintage image. A Christmas poem torn from an old poetry book completed this section, together with a die-cut and embossed bauble (foil paper).
Kaiser craft range and some lace completed the front. Rayon ribbon was coloured using distress inks, and used to complete the tag.
Thank you for looking. I'm entering this piece into:
http://anythingbutacard.blogspot.ca/ where the team members were getting into the holiday spirit.
and http://ourcreativecorner6.blogspot.com.au/ where the team was looking for a vintage Christmas, with no red or green.This is a first visit to this blog challenge.
Have a happy and safe Christmas. Cheers, Di