Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Caardvarks Christmas Tags in August!!!

Caardvarks challenge is Christmas minis or tags... so I thought I'd do a set to make a start for Christmas.  Once the holiday is over in Sept there is only 2 months to our daughter's wedding.... so need to be organised this year with Christmas!!!!
I decided I like the little singing mice on the card I had made the other day so decided to mask off two of them and just stamp one.
I coloured him with the Pearlescent paints and some Copics, added a few musical notes and stamped the Just for You sentiment from a Hero Arts Sparkle Clear set.  The background scallop is die cut from some paper that has lots of presents on it.   I made 3 of these and 3 with a Penny Black Hedgehog

Once again I used Pearlescent paints and Copics to colour.  These are really cute stamps and the Pearlescent paints really give it a nice sparkle.

This shows the two tags together.  I did the scarf and mittens in different colours on all the tags.

I was also making a card last night to enter into Wee Memories challene ( Butterflies)  Had made some awesome background paper with distress inks, pearlised water and some water resist.  Had it all looking nice and decided to stamp and emboss the sentiment straight onto the background.... and what happen?  the silly stamp blurred and when I embossed the white .... it was like a double image.... Boy was I mad at myself... ruined the whole background...wasn't able to salvage any of it,.... Peeved off to the max.  Of course when I try to recreate the background it didn't look nearly as nice~~ Still working on it tonight. 

Thanks for stopping by....
This time 8.25pm next Wednesday we will be in the air.... yeah!!!!

8 comments:

donna mikasa said...

LOOOOVE your circle tags! Too cute with those PB images! Sorry about your ruined background--that has happened to me way too many times. Maybe you can punch out some butterflies or flowers?

Lin said...

These are SO cute, Dawn! Love those little critters! Doesn't it just rot your socks when that happens ? (ruined backgound)

Barb said...

Cute Christmas tags, Dawn! The images are so sweet! I know just how maddening that can be when a card you've worked so hard on gets ruined. But it sure makes me feel better, knowing it happens to others too. So frustrating though!!

Tomo H. said...

Oooh, these tags are so so cute Dawn!!! Love other cards using penny black stamps and mami Doodles!

You wrote on your August 9 post
> MUST GET BETTER SOON!!!!
Much better, today? Please take card of yourself. Hope your perfect recovery soon!
Hugs to you, Tomo

Tiffany said...

These are too, too sweet Dawn, great colors, I love making mini tags as well!

Heather Maria said...

Adorable tags Dawn! The images are super cute and your colouring is brilliant! It's terribe when things like that happen right at the end of making a card but I've just seen the card you made to replace the original one and it looks fantastic!

Suzanne C said...

These are all adorable and cute tags. I know what you mean about ruining projects. I Don't know how many times I have done that! :)

Monika Reeck said...

yay this is a cuuute Tag...love love this all Dawn...