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Friday, August 6, 2010

JustRite Hobbyhorse tag


Happy Friday to all!
Have you seen the challenge going on over at Caardvarks ?
I made this tag for it using a new JustRite stamp from the Hearts Come Home  set.  These are perfect for using as a special focal image and really easy to use for some smaller projects, like this tag.


I love this little hobbyhorse and I remember that one of my very dear friends while growing up had one from England.  It was a little shabby, but I have fond memories of it.  This stamp brought back those childhood memories.


I think this frame of lights is a really fun one to use with the hobbyhorse and together, they make for a perfect little boys tag to attach to a special gift.


Onto the actual creating of this tag...
I stamped the hobbyhorse and the frame separately with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Copic markers.  I also added some crystal effects to the lightbulbs for a little glassy effect, although it doesn't show well in the photo.  I knew that I wanted to use unconventional Christmas colours, and I saw these papers/tags from Pink Paislee that I have had since the Spring and have really neglected them, so I indulged.  The tag was a great size to layer onto a piece of green pattern paper from the 6 X 6 Bayberry Cottage collection.  I used a long scalloped rectangle Nestability die for this and edged a little of my sketch end Copic along the scalloped edge and the tag edges that I had distressed with a T!m Holtz distresser tool.  I cut out the hobbyhorse image with some old deckled edged scissors and layered it onto the Labels one die cut lightbulbs frame.
I added some fun trim that I had in my stash from Ellen Hutson's shop to both ends of the tag.
For the top, I cut out a circular motif from one of the patterned papers and punched a hole in it, added it to the top of the tag and added 3 different colours(gray, blue, green) of various width and length ribbons to attach to the gift.  That's it!
Thanks so much for taking a peek!
Cheers!
Chriss

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful tag!! I love the layering and texture as well as the non-traditional colors you used. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

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  2. Oh, this is just so full of detail and magnificent colors and textures! Awesome job Chriss!

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  3. This is probably my favorite image from the set. I love the frame of lights, too. I'll have to use the rest of these stamps before Christmas gets here. What a cute tag you made with it! You're right, it's the perfect size!

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  4. What a beautiful tag, Chriss...the colors are sooo pretty and I love the JR stamps!! The tiny little ball fringe is sooo cute...love it!!!!

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  5. Just love the image and your card is stunning. So many pretty details. TFS.

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  6. Such a cute tag! I LOVE the image you used!!
    Have a GREAT day!

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  7. This is so pretty, love the non-conventional colors and adore the bobble fringe

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Thanks for taking a peek and leaving a comment :)