It's the first day of August...why not work on Christmas art? Tim's posted his August tag for the 12 Tags of 2012. His inspiration comes from his recent trip to Disney and features his new silhouette & frame stamps and his Tattered Pinecone die.
Now if you've not played with this die, it does have a bit of a learning curve and practice does make perfect. Or at least acceptable. lol Watch his video, it does help. While Tim used his pinecone die to make roses, I opted to keep mine as pinecones. Maybe I should have gone for the roses, the pinecones can be contrary and fiddly.
Ranger: Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearls Mist; Gold, Snow Cap, Cranberry Paint Dabbers; Old Paper, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain, Black Soot Distress Inks; Sepia, Jet Black Archival Inks; clear embossing ink and powder
Stampers Anonymous: Mini Holidays 3 (Santa), Urban Grunge (frame)
Sizzix: branch - mini die, Tattered Pinecone - Bigz die, Brackets -On The Edge die; Christmas Background Texture Fade; Large Oval Frame Diffuser
core'dinations: dark green and brown Kraft Core
Idea-ology: trinket pin, token
Misc.: 'found' star ornament, torn tissue paper from my box I use for spraying inks/mists, Martha Stewart silk ribbon
My 400th post...wow! When I finally gave in to this avenue of sharing my creations I never dreamed of making this much art. Thank you to all who have challenged and inspired me, and to the readers and followers of my blog. And last but not least, a b-i-g 'thank you' goes to my husband who puts up with me and critiques my work before it is shared with you. I value his opinions and he's had some darned good ideas along the way.