I delivered my finished mini book order today and they were thrilled.......I wasn't however because I forget to take some photos..............doh! A last minute idea of adding some beautiful images from the Graphic 45 Secret Garden and Botanical Tea Papers along with one from Fab Scraps which I purchased yesterday whilst visiting Time to Create had me creating right up to the last minute. I had my camera out ready but then got side tracked as you do.
Oh well, it has definitely inspired me to make one for myself at a later date but for now I am still creating for the swaps I have signed up for. One of them being a Christmas Tag Swap. Inspired by a couple of current Challenge Themes, I revisited some I made last year by creating a similar background using Distress Stains and stamped text. Today's tag is however layered a little differently and uses a different stamp for my main image.
I love the effect achieved by dotting the Distress Stains across my background. The Christmas Text (Darkroom Door) stamp was stamped with Memento Luxe Ink - Color Rhubarb Stalk, the edges inked with Red Archival Ink, and the ornament image (Unity Stamp Co) was stamped with Jet Black Staz On and Colored with Memento Markers - Love Letter, Pistachio and Peanut Brittle. The torn paper was some left over from another project and the decorative strips are from Bazzill.
I am linking the above tag up to the following challenges:-
Craft Room Challenge - Make Your Own Background
Vandicrafts.com Artistry Challenge #13 - Fashion Your Background
Inky Chicks Challenge #40 - Christmas
Oldie but a Goodie Challenge - Christmas (Old Stash Item Used - Bazzill Decorative Strips)
Here's a look at the one's from last year using a similar background and idea.
Thanks for stopping by today!