Wednesday, December 4, 2013

12 Tags of Christmas Day 3

Another beautiful tag over at The Classroom, this one by Ronda Palazzari!

Ronda Palazzari Joyeux Noel Tag

I tried to stay with her design with what I had to work with.  It's really hard to see the music score background, I must have gone a little too heavy with the paints and stains.  I first tried to use Distress Stains since I had the colors that Ronda used, but that didn't work out very well,  Then I used the Distress Paints over my mess in 3 different colors and when dry, stamped the music over the paint.  Everything looked a little too bold, so out came the Picket Fence Distress Stain to tone it all down.  Stamped some gold snowflakes and a copper flourish.  I converted a fern die into a tree cut from patterned paper and sponged with Distress ink in Bungled Sage.  Stamped a script stamp on ivory cardstock and die cut the deer, then sponged with Distress inks in Antique Linen and Vintage Photo.  Stamped the sentiment and heat embossed with silver ep.  Tied on a gold ribbon to finish it off.

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  1. Great job of layering until you got the effect you wanted ... love the reindeer.

  2. Another beauty. I love that deer die cut.

  3. Beautiful tags -- your inspired one is gorgeous!

  4. I love your tag! Can you tell me....I have that TH stamps, does the die you have fit the stamp?

  5. a beautiful tag, I love this deer and the way you presented him. gorgeous