Thursday, December 5, 2013

Let It Snow....

Hello again, I've been a crafting bee lately. It's been really cold (like below zero) and snowing here so I've been staying home and using my time to craft. At any rate, there is a super fun challenge over at 
Tag A Long called "Frosty the Snowman" and all you have to do is create a tag in the theme in order to play along. How Fun!!

Also, over at Stampotique Designers Blog it's "Anything Goes" this month. So I am entering my tag for that challenge as well.

So for this theme I chose a stamp by Daniel Torrent called Snowy Fran you can see her over at Stampotique Originals
I stamped my Fran onto card stock and then colored her with copic markers and then cut her out. 

I set Mrs Fran aside and went to work on my background. I used Tim Holtz distress paints and tissue paper to create this portion. I simply added the paint directly to my craft sheet and spritzed with water and then ran my tissue paper though it

Once that was dry I used a manilla tag by Ranger and some glue and seal to adhere my tissue paper to my tag. I sort of scrunched it up a bit as I went

I spritzed my background and a few snowflakes that I will be using for my background with silver perfect pearls 

I used some delicate Memory Box dies along with red card stock to create some flourishes for the edges of my tag

I wanted to do some star stencils in my background so I used Archival blue ink and a crafters workshop stencil. The stencil that I used had too many stars so I taped some card stock underneath in order to block some of them off.  I just put some stars here and there onto my background.

I made a flower for the bottom corner with the Tim Holtz tattered flower die strip and card stock. I also used some of the tissue paper. I added a red glittery center to finish it off

I created this star with some mirrored paper and card stock. I added a rivet so that I could hang it from Fran's arm

After adhering everything to my background and creating my phrase, this is what my finished tag looks like

Thanks for stopping by, I hope that you stay warm and safe in the comfort of your home!! 


  1. Love this tag. The background is really great.

  2. Great t see the staps, thank you by that, lovely tag!

  3. You background has so many layers, I just can't count them! So full of interest and texture, not to mention depth! Snowy Fran looks so beautiful atop it all. Love the detail of the star ornament she holds! A complex tag which is definitely more like a piece of art!!

  4. Oh dear....another fab project from you. I'm so happy to see how lovely ways you use the Stampboutique stamps. And this time I love that you included some die cuts.
    Thanks a lot for sharing !!!
    Hugs from SPAIN

  5. Great tag, love your tutorial !!
    Corrie x

  6. Gorgeous tag! Love to see how you created this :-D XOXO

  7. This is gorgeous Claudine, I love your background, and Fran looks brilliant xx

  8. Love the colours and thank you for a great step by step

  9. It's such a gorgeous tag Claudine xx

  10. Great step by step photos !
    Lovely tag

  11. I love that background technique Claudine!
    Great tag!
    Alison x