Monday, December 17, 2012

Santa Tag



Hi everyone.  This week's "Free for All" Challenge at SCS (F4A147) is one layer tags.  I used a free digi from Bugaboo (Christmas Window - Santa) for my tag ... Bugaboo gives away a free digital image every Friday - check it out!!

I simply printed the image onto my heavy white cardstock and then used copics to color it in.  I added clear stickles to the falling snowflakes and along the top of the snowhill to add some sparkle.  And I added some Martha Stewart Sparkle Texture Effect (diluted with Whisper White re-inker) to Santa's cuffs and pompom.  Hope you like.



Stamps:  Christmas Window - Santa (Bugaboo)
Paper:  White (C.C. Designs)
Ink:  Copics:  R29, R59, E01, E11, E33, R20, BG72, 0 (colorless blender); Stampin' Write markers:  Basic Gray, Bashful Blue
Accessories & Tools:  Clear Stickles, Martha Stewart Sparkle Texture Effect, Marschino twine (The Twinery)


I wanted the sky to be a light blue and I didn't have a copic that was the right color, so I used my Bashful Blue Stampin' Write marker.  I find when I'm coloring in a large areas on this type of paper with the SWM, it's is a bit streaky ... so I experimented by coloring over top of the SU! blue ink with my Copic (BG72).  It blended the colors together nicely, but was darker than I wanted.  So I took the Colorless Blender and went over the whole area, removing most of the BG72 ... and was left with a lighter, well blended blue sky.  Don't know if it was a fluke ... or if this is going to work every time I try it. :)  Always good to experiment!



3 comments:

  1. Cute tag! Like the idea of layering dye markers and Copic markers to get the 'right' color.

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  2. Fabulous tag Loll...Great image of Santa peeping through the window...not long now...

    Anne

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  3. What a perfect image and shape for a tag, Loll! I like Santa's sparkle texture effect.

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