Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunday Stampers - Santa



Hels theme for the Sunday Stampers challenge this week is 'Santa'.  I've made 2 tags and used 2 different Santa stamps.  The first one is black card which I inked all over with Versamark, then covered it all over with mica powders.  I then inked the stamp with Versamark, this lifts off the mica powder where you have stamped; I've sprayed this with a clear acrylic spray but you should be able to use a cheap hairspray to set the mica powders.  The snowflakes on this one I've had for a few years, they are a clear material which I covered with Jones Tones Diamante glitter.  For the other tag I used Adirondak Butterscotch and Ginger inks for the background and also inked over a Craftynotions stencil.  Both the snowflake and Santa stamps are Tim Holtz stamps.
NB I've realised the last sentence is misleading, only the Santa stamp with 'Believe' on is by TH the other Santa stamp isn't - I said stamps 'cos I was referring to the snowflake and Santa stamps on that one tag.

12 comments:

JoZart said...

Love those tags Anne, really classy and I love the alternative colours for Santas away from the usual red and white.
Thanks for your message too BTW! We had a great day yesterday and 21 turned up. It was a lovely atmosphere, maybe you'll get to the next one in January.

Crafty Chris said...

Hi Anne
Good to see you on, and these are gorgeous love the colours in the 1st one and the 2nd, havent done a tag in ages, love the way the santa just fades into the background.
Chris x

She said...

Hi Anne, I love your Tags.......the 2nd one is my very favourite colours! I have been in Tag making mode too! S x

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are stunning tags oh really love them both but if i had to choose it would be the first one,the colors are stuning and just adore that santa,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Oooh, you have that stamp, you know, the one I NEEEEED, the Santa who looks like he is blowing icicles in the wind... LOVE your tags, can't choose a fave cos they are both lush... thanks for joinin in with the SUnday sTamper hunny x

Cheryl said...

Wow gorgous tags Anne love them all don't have a favourite to hard to choose. Hugs Chiz x

Helen said...

I just love the blue one, especially. That Santa is fab!!!

patcrafts said...

Gorgeous tags Anne,love that you have done different colours and not Christmassy colours.
Pat xx

kayc said...

Like the way they are not christmas colours. My favourite is the first one. Gorgeous! Kathleen x

Cardarian said...

Love your Santas - am thinking of making one myself but I don't have a very good Santa stamp...must have a think!
Hugs,
Cardarian

flutterbycrafter said...

Both tags are great but I love the blue and butterscotch one, I think it's the image, very ethereal. xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

These are lovely tags, Anne. I have never heard of or seen that mica powder technique before. I might try it.

My art friend Kathy wanted that Santa stamp in the upper left. She hunted for months for it. Finally found it and paid an outlandish price for it. I don't think she knew it was by TH. I know she wanted it because of the curly beard. You made the image/stamp look so much more alive than anything I've seen before. Great job.