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!