20 Oct 2011

Circles and Santa.............

Today I managed to complete my piece for a couple of challenges firstly the Stampman Challenge which is Circles, I am running late as closing time is very near so this will have to be a quick post or I will have to type very fast.....lol; and secondly I'm playing over at Try it on Tuesday  Take to the Skies with a tongue in check entry.......Santa has taken to the sky!

Firstly I dug out an old bingo board that I bought from a charity shop ages ago and cut the card to fit, then with several colours of DI's swiped onto my craft sheet I made the background, ran this through an embossing folder circles then ran over this with DI and stamped and embossed snowflakes on top  (they are there honest) Santa was stamped in black archival this stamp is from a Christmas plate from Creative Expressions.

Then I stamped a forest at the bottom and added snow to the trees with white pen. 

Hanging sign Alterations die was cut and run through the same embossing folder and inked edges, words from Tim Holtz stampers anonymous Thoughts were stamped onto white card and inked and cut out.

Letters were Idea-ology Alpha Parts, the 25 was coloured with Alcohol Inks cranberry and oregano, baker twine was used in the holes and mounted to the clip at top of board which I also covered in alcohol inks as before.  I also added glossy accents to the edges of numbers and sprinkled very fine glitter to them.  

I left the board as it was as I liked the rich colour around the edges.

I am also entering this into the Gingersnap Creations challenge Alcohol Inks ............I know its only a small area hopefully this will be ok.

Products used
Distress inks pine needles, forest moss, dustry concorde, faded jeans; Archival Ink black;
Tim Holz idea-ology alpha parts;  numbers;
Stamps;Tim Holtz stamper anonymous Plates; Thoughts; Holidays
Alterations die; Sizzix embossing folder circles; bakers twine; old recycled bingo board
Bye for now


  1. Terrific alteration and love your interpretation of the challenges. Annette x

  2. great piece Maggie, love how you have altered it! Valerie

  3. Such a wonderful tag with great details.

  4. wow..so much eye candy! look at all those details! fabulous work chickie and great take on the challenge!

  5. Fabulous creation and thank you for sharing it with us for the TioT challenge this week. xx

  6. Gorgeous tag! Love the background and all those incredible details!

  7. A fab tag. Love how you incorporated the circles. Thanks for joining us in the Stamp Man Challenge and have a great day. Angela

  8. Love Santa in the circle-filled sky ... so glad you got inky with us at Gingersnap Creations.

  9. Great altered piece! Doesn't alcohol ink make metal look even better? Thanks for playing along with us at Gingersnap Creations :-)


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