November 21, 2017

Christmas Snow


I love this tag. And it was EASY to make. Perhaps this post will inspire you to give the technique a try?

Prompted by Simon's Monday Challenge Blog, where this week's theme is torn paper, I began to search for inspiration on the web and kept seeing cupcakes like this one by artist Nancy Standlee.

Her post made me realize that an easy way to start a torn collage is by using an underpainting as a pattern you can follow for matching shapes and colors.

So, using this image as my guide, I tinted several pieces of vintage book paper with red, dark blue-greens, and brownish grays and set out tearing and pasting my pieces down.


The paper on the snowman's face and body is untinted--it is the actual color of this really old paper and the darker areas are the page edges where most of the discoloration occurs.

His hat accoutrements were cut from Tim Holtz ephemera and of course there's lots of Stickles. I also covered the eyes, nose and buttons with Glossy Accents and I'm glad I did.

Making this tag put me in the spirit and now I'm now ready to tackle the job of setting up the Christmas tree!

9 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! I'm definitely going to give this technique a try. TFS!

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  2. Oh my word...this just might be my favorite of yours...very hard to imagine that...but I LOVE that you pieced it together yourself. He is so stinking cute! PINNED!

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  3. Ahhh! I love this guy! Thanks for the inspiration and crafty pick-me-up... I just took down Halloween... Have some Thanksgiving stuff out, but have been thinking, "Why am I waiting to get Xmas stuff down?" I know: because you've inspired me and I'd rather be crafting!

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  4. Awww it's soo cute I love it, I think I will try this technique in some of my pages, thanks for sharing. Hugs.
    María.

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  5. This is absolutely wonderful!!!

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  6. Your snowman is so beautiful! Very clever and just gorgeous!

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  7. :) Love this snowman tag. I love seeing text in tags and cards and the dark blue background sets everything off perfectly.

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  8. This absolutely stunning and fun! Love the torn mosaic technique, I'm definitely gonna try this! It's really amazing. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

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  9. FAbulous, cute and super fun! love this tag! barbara

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