Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Oh Christmas Tree!

How are you all doing? All caught up and ready to enjoy the Christmas season? I am still working on it and need to finish up my cards/tags will be traveling a distance! Hey, at least I finally went out and did a little Christmas shopping this last weekend! Seriously, where does time go??
As you can see, I am still having some fun with snowy effects! It is so cold here and I mean really cold and yet there is not a snowflake to be found! I feel if it is going to be that kind of cold, at least let there be snow!  I do believe these lovely little "Birds Of A Feather" Artist Outpost sweeties are pretty excited about their Christmas tree and can't wait to open up the packages! Lisa's Bloggers Challenge is "Joyeux Noel" and this will be linked over there!
I first inked the background with Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Old Paper, Brushed Corduroy) then did a spritz and flick with water and added a little snow! Next was to use my new Hollybough stencil and Bundled Sage, Fired Brick and Brushed Corduroy was applied.
The tree was cut from a greenish paper, but further inked and snow applied on the branches with whit paint and some flicks for fun. It is not a Christmas tree if not decorated and the lovely girls wanted some lights and garland and a star for good measure (which was colored with red alcohol ink).
The girls were stamped in Coffee archival and watered colored. I use Tattered Rose for flesh tones! And of course they were fussy cut. I stamped part of the sentiment from Christmas Chalk in Coffee Archival.
I do believe it was the younger of the two, who suggested standing of the box for a closer view of the decorated Christmas tree. Doesn't it appear as if they are enjoying the festive moment?
The packages were cut using my new die from Mr. Tim! Love that die!
Well I do thank you for visiting me today and I know you are all busy with your Christmas preparations. I will be finishing my inky part of Christmas this week, but will be around during breaks to visit you! The current challenge at Artistic Outpost is still "Anything Goes" and there is a random gift certificate to be given to someone, so come on over and join in!

39 comments:

Buttons said...

Love this Terry. The string of lights around the tree and the snow are fab. Good luck with getting everything done. Jenny x

PetraB said...

Brilliant, the scene and especially the tree look so realistic!

Kate said...

Love your vintage yet subtle background. That tree is fabulous with the little girls standing by. A lovely tag!
Kate

Shirley Chillman said...

Fabby techniques TT and the lights strung around the tree look better than the ones on my real tree.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

2amscrapper said...

beautiful job! I love the techniques used on this tag!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Ohhh I love the background of this tag- with the holly leaves- so pretty. The girls are a great image and love the lights strung on the tree.

Michele said...

i adore this! especially the little lights on the tree! but the background is stunning and the little girls are so cute. happy christmas! xo

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous tag, love the faded colours in the background!Keep warm, hugs, Valerie

Inkypinkycraft said...

Gorgeous tag and they do look right at home there ! Love the tree ! Hugs trace x

My name is Erika. said...

Great tag. I love how it is so old fashioned.

butterfly said...

What a treat of a tag, Terry... the two girls are adorable in their tinted dresses, and I just love your decorated tree and glamorous gift wrap - brilliant!
Alison xx

Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries said...

A lovely vintage creation with great details Wendy!
Kind regards, Alie :-)

Pam said...

Very cute, just love the tree and it's lights!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

A gorgeous tag Terry! Like how that tree is trimmed in those lights...

Astrid Maclean said...

Terry, what a totally fabulous tag! The background is amazing again and I just love how you have coloured the girls. As the tree and the pressies, - they look fantastic! Wished mine were as ready as that.... far from it I'm afraid to say...

Sugar Lump Studios said...

So beautiful Terry! Trying to play catch up with your tags and so happy I can see them on Facebook too! Hope you are staying warm! :)

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful holiday tag Terry! Wonderfully embellished, love the sweet AO girls dressed up in their matching outfits!

Redanne said...

Just love how you did the tree with the lights and the girls look so pleased with themselves.... Great background, love that stencil! Hugs, Anne x

Netty said...

Loving your great background Terry and the enchanting scene you have created, hugs Annette x

Ira Huberts said...

Love this nostalgic looking tag Terry, you have created such a sweet Christmas scene with these fine dies and techniques! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous tag Terry, I love the snowy effect you have accomplished on this too! The presents are so #D, and I love the tree too. I would be happy to send you some Michigan snow. ~Diane

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous tag Terry, love the holly stencilled background and gorgeous tree, all lit ready for the festive season, like your front yard.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Linda R said...

I still have some shopping to do. YIKES. I'm running a bit behind. We will be traveling to Portland for a few days.. Well you guys be doing the same? Take care my friend.

Hugs~

Sharon said...

Wow what a beautiful xmas tag Terry!

Krisha said...

Awesome tag! One again you show us your brilliance in tag making.
Stay warm!

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

A lovely warmth of nostalgia to your tag and the story and scene you created.
Wishes
Lynne

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is gorgeous, Terry. I love how you have combined the two little AO girls with the Christmas tree! Gorgeous! No, I am not up to date, I am in a stressed out panic!

Lucy x

Martina2801 said...

Love this tag, dear Terry! Beautifully created.

Karin said...

great tag!
Have a lovely weekend!
Groetjes Karin

Vada said...

Oh Terry, Don't U just LOVE! LOVE that stencil and then the Packages Die is just way to cool...
What A Great Tag, Love It Missy.
OH Thanks for the offer, but I'll pass, just thought the frosted fim would make fun, cool snowflakes. Next Year.
Thanks Again. Hugs Vada

Sandra said...

What a fun Christmas tag, Terry! Love the vintage look and feel of it! The Christmas lights are such a great touch! Hugs, Sandra

Gaby Bee said...

Beautiful Terry, love the background!
Merry Christmas to you and yours; may the New Year keep you safe, healthy, and creating more art so I can continually be inspired.

Gaby xo

Marjie Kemper said...

How sweet this is, Terry! Love your tree with the lights and that lovely package underneath. Will be AWOL a bit but wanted to stop by and say Merry Christmas!!

Mrs.B said...

Love this tag Terry, and such a fab background too.
Avril xx

Redanne said...

Just popped back to thank you for your lovely Christmas wishes and to send mine back to you. Hope you are having a wonderful day and all the very best for 2014. Hugs, Anne x

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