Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Vintage Santa

This week I created a Christmas tag using the stamps from Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods.  I've always been a lover of vintage Santas. All of the techniques used are based on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 and all of the stamps used are from Snowy Woods. Santa was stamped in India Ink on watercolor paper and colored with markers. I cut out the face using a circle die and used him as the focal point of my rosette. The sentiment was stamped on a die cut tattered banner which was colored with old paper distress ink and edged with vintage photo. The background snowflakes were stamped with broken China distress ink and then embossed with clear embossing powder. The tag was then covered with iced spruce distress ink and embossed again with clear embossing powder. The greenery was die cut using Core'dinations paper. The bling in the corner was a gift to me.
I am entering my tag into several challenges: Simon Says Stamp and Show -- Tim themed tag; Critter Sketch -- Let It Snow; and Created by Hand - Christmas/Red and Green.


Robyn said...

lovely vintage look
thanks for sharing with Created Byhand

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I love the rosette frame you made for Santa! The banner along the bottom of the tag looks great too!

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sgc said...

How cute! Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

Jacq said...

Hi Barbara,
Gorgeous Christmas Tag!!! Love the image you've used, the dp, the colour scheme is gorgeous. Love the layout and the embellishments. Coloured perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Critter Sketch and Good Luck. Hope to see you joining us again.
Hugs Jacqui xxx

NancyD said...

Such a great tag! Thanks for joining us this time at Critter Sketch for our "Let it Snow" challenge. Merry Christmas! NancyD

Perfect Crafts said...

Hi Barbara,
Gorgeous tag.
Thank you for sharing with us at Critter Sketch, good luck.
Justyna x

Terry said...

Loving it....thank you for sharing your Tag with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and SHow. Hugs Terryxxxx

Moira said...

Love Tim Holtz.. your tag is beautiful!

Thanks for participating at the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again this week!