Friday, 30 January 2015

The Craft Barn Calendar Challenge - January

This year the Craft Barn are running a calendar challenge. All the details can be found here. As I made atcs for the Alphabet Challenge in 2013 and postcards for the Quote and Lyric Challenge last year I'm going to use a tag format for this one. The tags will be attached to a book ring throughout the year. So that I can use the calendar again I will fix a calendar pad on a piece of card to hang below the tag. For the course of the challenge I will just attach a the relevant month. 

We will be been given two words to be use each month,  The first word is a colour to be used on the piece of artwork and the second is an object which has to form a part of it. January's words are aqua and snowflakes.

I mixed Bora Bora and Mermaid Fresco paints to make aqua for the background before embossing the right lower part with snowflakes. I sanded over the raised part to reveal a little of the white card underneath before stamping the sentiment and the snowflakes. I highlighted the snowflakes with a Posca white pen. The piece of ribbon is a piece I found already coloured aqua in my ribbon box - it will be replaced idc with some seam binding but I have run out and so, it seems, has every shop on the web!






Tag Recipe
Card
Anna Marie Designs Super Smooth, Super White, Printer Card
Ink/Paint
PaperArtsy Fresco's paints - Bora Bora, Mermaid, Snowflake
Ranger Archival Watering Can
Posca pen - white
Peacock Feathers Distress Ink
Stamps
Sentiment - Crafty Individuals
Snowflakes - PaperArtsy JOFY JM07
Other
Snowflake embossing folder - Cuttlebug
Snowflake - Spellbinders die
Flat-back rhinestone


10 comments:

Fiona Spain said...

What a delightful tag. Xx

kaybee said...

Love the tag idea for a calendar, and great first tag!

thassos456 said...

Fab tag. Cool frosty look :)

Craftyfield said...

Love the flurry of snowflakes in different versions. Good start of the new challenge!

She King said...

Fabulous tag. x

Elaine said...

A great first tag and I love your selection of snowflakes!

Lesley said...

Lovely tag, fab snowflake stamps! xx

Scrapmate said...

I love the aqua colour you have mixed. Your tag is delightful and I especially like the texture you have added.

TwinkleToes2day said...

What a fabulous idea! Love it :o))

butterfliecrafter said...

What a great idea, the tags and the tag is gorgeous, so luscious and luxurious.