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!


KellyRae said...

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

Stamps and Paper said...

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


shirley-bee said...

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