Monday, December 15, 2014

GECKO GALZ 14th TAG OF CHRISTMAS by Lisette Baker

Fourteenth Tag of Christmas
Father Christmas
by
Lisette Baker



PRODUCTS USED

Tag
Corrugated cardboard
Neutral cardstock
Scraps of lace, fabric and ribbon
PVA glue
White acrylic paint
Gold acrylic paint
Baby wipe
Glue pen
White texture paste
White fine glitter
Gold fine glitter
Clear chunky glitter
Seam Binding
Antique Linen Distress Ink
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Image from December Magic collage sheet
Die cut numbers – 25
Mini Pine cones
Glue gel


HOW TO MAKE TAG
·        Dry brush white paint onto the base tag – no need to cover completely. Cut the corrugated card so that is slightly larger than the base tag and paint the edges and a border in the same way. Allow to dry.
·        Cover the base tag with scraps of lace, fabric and ribbon – absolutely no need to be neat. Slap on the glue and top with bits and pieces. I crinkled up the ribbon and muslin to create textured creases. Cover with a thin layer of acrylic paint and allow to dry.
·        Brush a layer of gold paint over the white and then rub off with a wet wipe. You are aiming to let the gold settle in the crevices but reveal the white in places. Feel free to apply and rub off a second coat of gold. Once the gold has dried you can lightly brush on a final thin coat of white if you wish. Once the tag is completely dry, adhere to the corrugated card.
·        Mount the image onto neutral cardstock, leaving a small border, and distress and ink the edges with Walnut Stain. Mount onto a second piece of card, once again leaving a small border.
·        Use a glue pen to draw a line around the inside edge of the Santa image and top with gold glitter. Use the pen to scribble glue over the snowy patches of the tree and top with white glitter.
·        Using a spatula, apply texture paste to the border that surrounds the image. Sprinkle on chunky glitter and then white glitter to create a snowy effect. Repeat around the edge of the corrugated card. Allow both to dry overnight.
·        To create the snowy ribbon, rub the Antique Linen ink pad along some white seam binding. Spritz with water and crinkle up into a tight ball. Once dry, tie a quadruple bow. Using a splatter stamp if you have one (or you could splatter with a paintbrush) add random splatters of acrylic paint to the ribbon.
·        Apply the Santa image and numbers using glue gel. To finish, add the bow and pine cones.


Now go to Lisette's blog and follow her or leave her a message on one of her post then email us at geckogalz2014@gmail.com
To claim your stamp of the day!
(this is only good today)
Happy Crafting

Gecko Galz

8 comments:

  1. Lisette this is a fabulous tag you have put so much work into it and so many mediums.Just love it.♥

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  2. Very pretty tag - love the color combo of gold and white!!

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  3. Lizette...your tag is stunning. The three types of glitter you used makes your tag look like it is frosty snow encrusted. I love it!

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  4. Wow Lizette....Wow Wow Wow...this is stunning! Love all the snowy goodness you created!

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  5. OMG, I love, love LOVE this! Such gorgeous texture. I so enjoyed seeing additional pix on your blog. xxD

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  6. Lisette this is breath taking, so much work involved in this tag. Love it so much. The vintage Santa image is so perfect. I looked for place to leave comment but came back here to do so, couldn't not leave a comment.
    I haven't been around much due to getting ready for that craft show. Did a lot of work for naught but learned a lesson. Not for nothing all the hard work and neglecting so many other things, it's over and can proceed on now. Unlike you do not have my cards done. Might not at this point. We cleaned a very messy dirty house today, boy did it need it, was making me crazy til I could get some cleaning done. Got about half done today but we both did really good jobs. Hubs helped so much.
    Hope you get to enjoy your time off and enjoy a wonderful restful Christmas. Love your tag to bits, so special. Happy holidays

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