Never Be Afraid to Try....
When I have time, I love reading the blogs of artists like Linda Duke. Her blog is called Linda's Works of Heart. Her creations are pure eye candy. I just love everything she makes. Her style seems so elegant to me. I came across a Christmas tag she featured in an October 31st blog post and absolutely loved it. I really wanted to recreate it, but was not sure if I could come close to the beauty of what Linda created. But then I could hear Loretta's voice in my head saying "never be afraid to give something a try." Well, I did give it a try. You can let me know what you think of my effort.
Linda's tag was done in cream and silver and was absolutely breathtaking. I used creams and blues for my tag. The paper I selected was taken from the O Christmas Tree paper pad by My Mind's Eye. This is a Christmas paper pad from 2010. I also used two Spellbinders dies - the larger circle is the largest of the Splendid Circles dies and the next circle is the third largest of the Lacey Circles dies. I cut a rosette using the Tim Holtz rosette die (the die with the two sizes of rosettes on it. I used the larger of the two sizes from this die) and my circle cutter to cut a 2.75 inch backing circle for the tag. I used Doodlebug Glitter and spritzed the entire piece with Lindy's Stamp Gang Frozen Jack Frost Starburst spray. The silver wired tinsel came from Hobby Lobby (a 72 foot roll for $7.50 - half price - not bad!). The blue ribbon is some I have had in my stash forever - it is .25 inches wide.
It took awhile to make this tag, but I think it was well worth the effort!