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.
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       


Arlene said...

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

Robin said...

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

Jan said...

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

GalFridayStamping said...

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

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

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

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

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.

Heather said...

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.

Suze said...

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.