Monday 6 January 2014

Winter Sunlight

NEW TAG!!!- I live in northern Alberta Canada and it is cold, in fact this past month has been super cold -20 to -40 celicus with the wind chill.  Too cold to go outside especially when i hate winter to begin with, my crazy husband loves winter, loves it more than summer- what the hell is wrong with him?  But the great thing about Alberta is no matter how cold it is the sun is out - bright and shiny.  Here is me paying respect to my home in winter
the final tag

 use Tim Holtz ray layering stencil, inked with squeezed lemonade and wild honey distress ink.  i used the wild honey on the outside the ray and blending into the lighter/brighter squeezed lemonade.  gives it dimension (this is what i say about my hair when the roots are growing out)

 emboss with clear emboss powder, the beauty of distress ink, it also acts as embossing ink!!

 swipe splat mat with blue ink (stormy sky and iced spruce)  sptiz with water to make liquid
 run tag through ink on splat mat.  since the rays are clear embossed they can't be colored
heat to dry and repeat until you get the color of blue you want
distress edges of tag

 ink outside edge with iced spruce and just edges with walnut

pierce along outside of all the rays and stitch with twine

 BOOM- love the stitching
added the title along the outside

i didn't add a ton of embellisments because i loved how the texture background turned out.  Added a clutter with lightbulb
3-D and kraft paper in center of rays date and temp.  Finally bolts in the corners because there is never enough metal.

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