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!


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

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

  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!

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

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

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

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


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