December 31, 2013

Joyeux Noel!

Hello all!  Well, I'm a 12 Days of Christmas celebrator, so I'm going to continue with the festive good will...

And it's another Funkie Junkie inspired tag - where would I have been without Linda Coughlin this year?!?
And the other "go to" inspiration has been the Snowy Woods plate - absolutely the best Christmas stamps ever!  That's where you'll find this wonderful wintry Father Christmas...
He's stamped on a gesso'd book page and framed within the Sizzix Ornate Frame die which has had a dusting of Rock Candy Dry Glitter.
The background was created by spreading Grunge Paste through the Tim Holtz Holly mask, and then I layered up paint and ink over it until I was happy.  I added some music stamping from the Ephemera Backgrounds.
A couple of book page holly leaves, real twigs bundled together with twine and some decorative berries are resting on the gauzy bow.
And the corrugated background has had the paint/Dry Glitter treatment too and there's a touch of Shabby White Frantage for good measure...  all done!
If you're quick with your Artistic Outpost projects, you'll just make it for the December Referral Program - you have until the end of 2013!!

Wishing everyone a very happy New Year... I'll see you on the other side!!

Designer: Alison Bomber


PetraB said...

A terrific tag, love all the textures and the design.

Terry said...

So lovely, Alison! That background is wonderful and Santa looks right at home! Hugs!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

LOL, Alison. Where would I be without you to play in my little challenge? It's wonderful how we all inspire each other. Your tag is terrific. I love the corrugated cardboard backing and the way you stamped Fr. Christmas over the text paper. The font on it is so cool.