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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The start of Christmas

Hi, do you have family far away that you don't often get to see? Well I do, as I am sure many of you do to. I was thinking about this and came up with this tag. I thought it would be nice to add to a gift, there are some Christmas colours in there but it doesn't much look like a Christmas tag so to speak. I just loved this image and wanted to use it so much lol. I have cut an extra band of her hat and added it to give a little lift. I love the short hand, the green is two colours of colour wash I love spraying these about they make fab backgrounds.

The paper used for the text is actually old magazine crushed up and then gessoed, to mute the colours, so it's not just plain paper and there are shades of green etc to blend with the tag.

I was messing around with some distress inks just swiping them on some tags and thought I would make a few quick tags for gifts as well. But they also fit in to a challenge Less Is More as they are thinking about stars this week. The star was a great free stamp form a magazine I have on subscription. Thank you for stopping by as always I love to see & hear from you. Oh can I just mention that I have a new challenge for the month of November over on Journal Journey's I do a challenge on the 1st of each month but there are also lots of other journaling goodies to share I hope you can stop by Love Dawn xx


craftattack said...

Great tag, Dawn! Valerie

Anesha said...

Great tags Dawn!!

Chrissie said...

Those tags look super!
Thanks so much, it's a great star!
"Less is More"

Mynnette said...

Beautiful tags--love them! :)

April Cole said...

I love these Christmas tags!
The colors on the first one *sigh*...
You are so creative... thank you for sharing, always!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the backgrounds on your starry tags Dawn and the first is a great idea! Vx

RefRacBe said...

Cool tags. Great use of the star stamp. Rachel.

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Dawn! Oh my gosh it seems like forever since I've been over here! My time sure flies! I've been doing some catching up. Gorgeous tags and Love the box you created for your inks!
Thanks so much for posting my giveawayy. I put you in for the surprise as well as the bonus draws. Best of luck my friend. Glad your doing better too.
hugs Lynn

Freenie Belle said...

Hello from Darlene. Strathmore opened for this year. Are you participating? Reminds me how I met you and how you were encouraging about me starting a blog, etc. I think you were my first follower. I finally got around to posting a giveaway as you suggested. Visit my blog by Thurs. JAn 12th for a chance to win "JOurnal Bliss" by Violette. If you like you can mention this on your blog. Thanks,


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