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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Silent Night Holy Night

Linda has been posting every week a tag as a challenge for us to play along and has a lovely prize sponsored by her store The Funkie Junkie Boutique.  This weeks tag #5 has some beautiful music in the background with a resist of snowflakes.  I started from that idea and pulled out a vintage music pamphlet that describes the creation of the carol Silent Night.  I photo copied a few bits of the book to use for my tag. 
 
This was my second version of the tag. I started with the resist of stars in the background over my music and then sponged it with the plum but it got too dark.  This version didn't use the resist which allowed me to just add highlights of the soft plum to areas of the tag. 

I used this beautiful church scene from Magenta Stamps AO2185S.  I added in the clouds using a Stampscape cloud stamp.  I added color with a watercolor brush and Memento Soft Plum.  I added highlights with the white gel pen.  

At the end of the little book there was the German and English words for the Song which I used on the bottom of my tag.

I knew I wanted an angel in my sky and had nothing small enough to fit.  I pulled out my Shrinky Dinks acetate and stamped the Stampendous Angel and shrunk her to fit.  I added a little white acrylic paint behind her to make her stand out and to give her appropriate glow.  I decided to add in the moon and was going to stamp some words on it but had a few failed attempts and decided to leave it alone. :)

Have a wonderful Thursday!  So glad it is almost the weekend. :)

Suzz

P.S.  Here is the first version if you want to see how not to align your words and the resist. :)



22 comments:

  1. I love your interpretations of tag #5, the colour is gorgeous and the images work perfectly together to create a fabulous scene.
    hugs {brenda} xox

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  2. What a special tag, Sue! Love it, absolutely perfect!

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  3. So beautiful, Suzz! Wow! Love the hint of the soft, lavender color and all the gorgeous details!

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  4. Gorgeous interpretation - fascinating to see the two different drafts... both pretty but, yes, I love the subtlety of the one you ended up with! The music in the church roof just delights me!
    Alison x

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  5. Another beautiful creation Sue. lol - glad to see you have hiccups with your work too!

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  6. That's what I call "cool Yule "

    Sally

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  7. Absolutely stunning! The colors are gorgeous and the ribbon and lace are a perfect touch. Hugs, Robin

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  8. Oh, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the color combination you've used! The tag is a wonderful story in itself.

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  9. gorgeous tag Suzz. Do prefer the softer tag. Saying that, your darker tag is still very delightful too.

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  10. Oh WOW. What a fabulous tags. They are both amazing...


    Hugs~

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  11. I love both looks and the colour combination is so striking. Beautiful work, as always ;)

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  12. Both tags are just gorgeous. I've been having a browse through your blog. You've made beautiful creations. Nicola x

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  13. Beautiful Christmas tags, reminds me I'm so behind on making my Christmas things. I don't know where the time goes!
    hugs Lynn

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  14. This is just stunning! I love the church scene stamp with the family headed into the church. What a great idea to use the shrinks dink to reduce the size of the angel! The angel floating up in the sky reminds me of the scripture that talks about angels longing to know what we the saints of God know.

    Blessings,

    Adrienne

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  15. That combination of image and music is fabulous, thanks for the inspiration !

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  16. love both of them...I'm not a stamper (but plan on practicing on some layouts soon), but love looking at others who can! Plus, the music image and the purple combo is so non-traditional that it is awesome!

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  17. They are both stunning Suzanne! What a gorgeous Christmassy scene!
    Alison x

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  18. This is positively exquisite, Sue! The vintage church scene is really lovely and I like the way you have used the music behind it. The angel is wonderful too. Just a lovely piece of work. It's so great to see another entry from you - thanks so much for joining in!

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  19. This is SOO pretty! I do appreciate seeing the 2 versions also!

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