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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Salted background Christmas tag - QKR Stampede challenge #220

This week the challenge at QKR Stampede is to create a tag for Christmas.  Since we are now Arizonans, I thought a Christmas cactus would be appropriate.  You may enter your Christmas tags (up to 3) by Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. EDT.
In order to showcase the Christmas cactus I used the salted background   You might find the tutorial here.  Briefly:  spritz glossy cardstock with water; add reinker as desired (I used an aqua brush); sprinkle with salt.  When dry, brush off the excess salt. The remaining salt adds texture.  I am hoping my colors remind you of the desert sand and sky.   I used a stencil for the stars, and glittery pens to add color.  The edging is done with stickles.  The shape is a Nestabilities die cut.
CHALLENGES ENTERED:
Christmas:   Allsorts
                       Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge2
                       Fab n Funky  
Holiday:        Hiding in my craftroom
Non-traditional:   Stamping Boutique
Different coloring technique:   Julia Spiri
Die or punch:    Jo's Scrapshack
Tag:       Morgans Art World
Any:      Inspiration Destination
               Love to Scrap       


8 comments:

  1. Beautifully done - so glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld.

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  2. So adorable! It really represents Arizona. Thanks for playing along with us at LTSCB! I hope you will join us again and good luck! Hugs, Robin

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  3. This is lovely thanks for joining us at Julia Spiri. xx Jan DT

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  4. Lovely tag! Love the cactus image.❤️️ Thank you for sharing it with us at Julia Spiri challenge blog. Jane P. DT

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  5. Beautiful creation, love the colours & the image is great

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination
    this week, good luck in the draw!
    Hugs Shell xx

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  6. Desert sand and sky it certainly does remind me of. Beautiful colours. Thank you for sharing it with us at Morgan's Artworld. Faith DT.

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  7. Such a fun tag! It definitely reminds me of the desert. And you've used my favorite label die! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack, CHNCC2, and LTSCB.

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  8. I must try that salt technique! Love your tag and the edging adds some extra interest. Thank you for joining in the challenge at CHNC Extra for December.

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