... is something I seem to say a lot! Anyways... regular joiner-in-ers of the Sunday Stamper will have noticed that there was a whole load of waffle and not a lot of entering going on for me yesterday. Apologies that I haven't managed to get my entry blogged until now - I have very good excuses (although it is a smidge embarrassing that the hoster of a challenge is so late with their entry!) Firstly, pain. Plain and simples, tis out of control! Secondly, a much needed and long awaited Skypey sesh with Ellen - it had been ELEVEN weeks since we last Skyped! Mental! And finally, a Christmas works meal out in the evening last night... and a small case of over-eating and being unable to actually move upon arrival home lol Anyways.. here's my entry for this week = the theme is TAGS btw, and the main post is HERE for you to do your linky bits :O)
I have been after doing some Faux Porcelain Pine Cones for a yonk and a half and I got chance to have a play and made these, got a little bit carried away and Faux Porcelained the twigs, holly leaves and the branch too... but I love love love the effect you can get from simply dipping the card into a Melt Pot full of clear UTEE! Another thing I like to do is scrunch the Faux Porcelained bits up, so they crack and look even more distressed.... cool huh?
The background of the tag was made by spritzing it all over with water and then pouncing Bundled Sage, Evergreen Bough and Brushed Pewter Stains over it, lifting it up and letting them drip down the tag and then drying. Where the metallic stain mixed with the colour it gives a really lush effect... which I then promptly covered up with my rather large embellishment. I used Evergreen Bough DI to overstamp the script and then edged the whole tag with Gathered Twigs DI. I copied the 12 Tags from the Duke of Distress for the Joy To The World - fabby idea putting it onto a Journal Ticket... to see Tim's tags, CLICK HERE - there are prizes to be had too!
Anyways... that's all from me for today, Grim has this week off! YAY! which means we actually get to spend some time together and catch up on all the telly stuff we have recorded and not had a chance to watch... there has been some mention of decorating too... I think I will keep out of the way of all of that though, knowing how dangerous I am with ladders and paintbrushes lol Thanks for looking... don't forget, to join in with the Sunday Stamper HERE are all the deets etc. TTFN!