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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Challenge 17 for Crafting with Dragonflies

Well, we are knee deep in December - it is supposed to be summer here but it is wet, windy and cold today - when the sun is not shinning that is! Still, not long until we see the jolly fat man and get to eat ourselves silly!

I have done a lot of my shopping - I confess a lot of it earlier in the year, by happenschance, not deliberate. I have some left to do but should get through this pretty quickly. I am thinking of wrapping some already and have made some tags  - a set of four, although I need many more than that!

The Challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies is to make a Christmas tag! NOT a card - a TAG! The sponsors (yes, there are two) for our final challenge for 2013 are:

Sassy Studio Designs

they are offering 4 digis of the winner's choice

and QKR

who are offering 5 digis of the winner's choice

WOW - great prizes.

Anyway, I used a digi image from QKR called Santa in the Chimney

I ran the image off four times onto XPress Blending card and used the trusty Copics to colour it up I did all four together to make sure that the colours are pretty much the same across all of them.  

Once I had them coloured in I mounted them onto some red card - SU Poppy Parade - and looked around for a tag big enough to take them because I didn't remember to resize them before I began! I got them onto some big Manilla tags from Inkssentials (Ranger). I got the LOTV set called Christmas Grungy and stamped out four different stamps, coloured them up and added some Iridescent Medium to the top to make it all shimmery.

I tried to show the shimmer here - not sure if it works that well

Each tag has washi tape layered up the tag - I have purchased the tape and forgot it was there most of the time but had a sudden light-bulb moment and went to work.  There is a mixture of SU tape and other tape. I then added a snowflake from Frenchville, some bling and some ribbon. 

So, why not go and have a look at the other tags created by the team a Crafting with Dragonflies, and prepare to be amazed - they are outstanding! Then you can go and make a TAG or a set of TAGS and enter our last challenge for 2013!

I will enter these in the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Challenge: Santa is Coming - this blog has the most amazing mast head!
Just Inspirational: Washi tape - yep, lots!
Got in Top Three

Digi Darla's Challenges: Santa or Snowman image
Make it Monday: anything goes


Ina said...

Love all the elements you have added to your gorgeous tags Susan. You have done a fabulous job on them.
PS Send the rain up here - still waiting for it and everything is dying from the heat.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tags. Great image.
Sounds a bit like Melbourne weather.

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Beautiful tags Susan!!
Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges!

Donna said...

Beautiful tags Susan, thanks for stopping by my blog, I might have missed your tags if you hadn't. Found you on MIM>

Sandy said...

Your tags are wonderful, love the image and the use of the washi tape too
Thanks for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

I adore all the different tags you used and that Santa image is adorable. Thanks so much for joining us in our current challenge over at Digi Darla's. Good luck in the draw!

Lisa D., Digi Darla's Challenges, DT

Denise Pustelniak said...

Just look at all these gorgeous tags!
Thanks for joining us at Digi Darla’s

CG said...

Love how you've colored the image, and your use of washi tape is so lovely. Great last-minute tag idea, I may need to use it LOL! Best, CG

Merry said...

Wonderful tags Susan….I like the Santa image. Glad to hear you were so organised. It is now Christmas eve and I am finding time to catch up on blog posts. Yay, only 250 something more to read. :-)