Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Holidays Blog Hop with AO!

It is time for the Holidays at AO and we have a festive Blog Hop in store for you! Visit all the DT for more Holiday Inspiration! TracyShari, Kate, Gerrie, Lisa.
I so love that gorgeous Cardinal from the MidWinter collection and he looks even better on the Christmas Paper 2013 from Our Daily Bread Designs die cut using Tim's Carved Ornament. Stampin Up markers in Pretty in Pink, Going Gray, Crushed Curry (beak,feet) and Certainly celery were used to color in various areas. I stamped the image a second time and fussy cut the pine cones.
The Sentiments were stamped in Black Archival on the same Christmas Paper collection, torn and also layered on more torn CP.
The background was done first with a coat of tan paint and while still wet, I sprinkled on Color Burst (LOVE) in Pthalo Green and Alizarin Red and then I spritzed on water and allowed some to drip. Once this was completely dry, I applied a two step crackle and did allow the 2nd step to dry for 8 hours. Next I sprayed on Chalkboard Hot Chocolate Glimmer Mist and wiped off the excess. Stamped on the Pine Branches in Black Archival.

Thank you for your visit today and I hope you are having a great day! There are only a few days remaining to join in the "Show Us Your AO Art," so come on and play!

27 comments:

Inkypinkycraft said...

Love these stamps and what a gorgeous background xx

Sophie said...

Oh, Terry, das ist wunderschön.
Ein herrliches Weihnachts-Tag mit zarten Farben und bezaubernder Szene.
Gefällt mir sehr :-)

Liebe Grüße

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning tag Terry and I just LOVE the crackled background! Lovely colours too!

Valerie-Jael said...

What a gorgeous tag! Hugs, Valerie

Shirley Chillman said...

Beautiful tag TT and the cracked background makes everything pop.

Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
ShirlsCards.

Sharon said...

Wow Terry this is stunning!

Pam said...

Gorgeous tag Terry! Love the background and the pretty stamped ornament. Beautiful stamp set too.

Candy C said...

Really a beautiful vintage Christmas tag! I love the more traditional Christmas colors. The stamps you used are so pretty, too.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Gorgeous Terry! This is such a great stamp set and I love how you set the bird inside an ornament, brilliant! Great holiday tag! hugs :)

Anita Houston said...

I never tire of seeing Christmas goodies! Cool to get a jump start! Gorgeous tag, and love that background!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

8 HOUR wait for a crackle layer, OMG, you are a Saint! It was worth the wait, as it really rocked that background. Love your tag GF!

Shari Trumbull said...

Oooooh, Terry!! LOVE THIS!! Love your idea to sprinkle the Color Bursts on wet paint!! That's cooool!!! I love this little cardinal image, too and he looks wonderful sitting in the ornament!! Just a wonderful Christmasy tag!! XOXO-Shari

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love how you used the Color bursts and the bauble looks fabulous with the cardinal taking centre stage. I love the papers too. Tracy x

Meggymay said...

Beautiful tag Terry, you were patient to wait for the crackle to dry. Its a super set of stamps you used.
Yvonne xx

Redanne said...

Beautiful muted colours, beautiful stamping and I just love how you used the Color Bursts on the paint - something else for me to try! This is one beautiful tag! Hugs, Anne xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful vintage Holiday tag, Terry! Love the added crackle, really adds to the vintage charm!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love the background and the fun crackle effect- and love the wonderful cardinal! Beautifully done : )

Hettie said...

This is gorgeous Terry. Love that background.
Hugs
xx

Sheila said...

Truly love how you created the colorful, rustic background and the stamps are very versastile!

Beth said...

Beautiful GF love what you did with the color burst and the crackle just makes it that more vintage looking lovely lovely tag.
Hugs

Diane said...

Love the texture, colors and holiday design.

Hugs Diane

Sandra said...

Stunning Christmas tag, Terry! Love the crackle in the background and the gorgeous Christmas colors! So pretty! Hugs, Sandra

Gez Butterworth said...

Fabulous tag Terry. Your background is beautiful ♥

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous tag Terry and a fantastic background xxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful tag with great details.

June Macfarlane said...

Love your tag Terry. fabulous background too

hugs June x

butterfly said...

Another stunner, Terry - your crackle background is fabulous shot through with inky colour, and I love the cardinal on his musical background. Beautiful work!
Alison xx

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