Thursday, October 9, 2014

Rustic Christmas Tag

Tag #2 from Linda at The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas sponsored by Linda's FunkieJunkie Boutique.

I was inspired by the checkerboard pattern on the bottom of Linda's tag and started think Little House on the Prairie Christmas.   I tried to think of alternative stamps to use because I don't have the pretty Wendy Vecchi set of images.  I just received he new Darkroom Door Brushed Christmas Vol 1 which had a tree (inspired by Linda's tag) and it looks like wood grain. 

I used the DarkRoom Door Weathered Stripes and criss-crossed them using Aged Mahogeny Ranger Distress Inks.  The ribbons and flowers were died with Aged Mahogeny ink.  I outlined the tree using STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell watercolor pencils. 

I inked up some beautiful lace from the boutique using the ranger distress sprays (also from the Funkie Junkie boutique) I cut it apart and used the top strip to outline my stripes.  I used the scallops to create a clam shell type of arrangement topped off with a flower.



  1. Your Christmas tree stamp is wonderful! Love the woodgrain look and the way you outlined it - the shading gives it great dimension. And wow, that dyed lace is really sensational. I love the way your tag turned out! Great to have you along with me for week #2!


  2. Gorgeous tag Suzz, love the check at the bottom and the warm country style colours and feel of your design. Gorgeous tree too. Tracy x

  3. Gorgeous rustic tag and I love that tree! Great take on Linda's inspiration tag!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous Suzz! Beautifully embellished!
    Alison x


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