Happy Friday the 13th ... again! Didn't we just have a Friday the 13th last month? It seems to be highly unusual to have two in a row, although I am sure there is a very smart mathematician out there who will tell me I am wrong LOL!
After all the colourful projects I've been working on lately, I had to go back to my tried and true colour palette for a wee break :O) It felt so good to get back to all these lovely blues and browns LOL! My first project was a hang tag to link up with Dragons Dream Tag It On Challenge #186 - 'White and a number'. I spied the lovely swallow from Tim Holtz's 'Bird Feather' stamp set and decided to make this tag:
I grabbed a mop up tag from my stash and overstamped it using the Dyan Reaveley Dylusions Alphabet Border stencil with some 'Old Paper' distress paint. I used the alphabet on one side of the tag and the numbers from the same stencil on the other and then added some 'clouds' to the top using a $1 store stencil and Wendy Vecchi Crackle texture paste.
I stamped the swallow onto some cardstock with Jet Black Archival ink
and clear embossed it, then colored it here and there with some
scrapbooking pens. The swallow was fussy cut and mounted on pop dots onto the tag.
The 'In flight..' sentiment (from a Tattered Angels 'Nature In Flight' stamp set) was stamped on some tissue paper and then mod-podged over top
of the crackled clouds. I added a wire pin and a number 3 brad (both Tim Holtz Idea-ology) to the crinkle ribbon that I coloured with some Salty Ocean and Broken China Distress ink.
Simple but effective, I do love that swallow stamp! And since this tag has a bird on it, I am also going to link it up with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge 'B is for ...' (in this case, a bird :O).
I then made an accordian storage box to keep all of my Christmas cards organized that I am making along with the Jingle Belles. I used a tutorial that I found on YouTube by The Paper Boutique and it was quick and easy to do. I used some Christmas scrapbooking paper that I had in my stash (Homemade Holiday by Craft Smith), don't you love that lovely kraft print paper?
Now all my Christmas cards that I make over the course of the coming year will have a home where they will be safe and sound until they hit the mail in December!
Hope that you have a great weekend and that Spring is starting to make an appearance wherever you may be (unless of course you are on the other side of the equator, where I hope Fall is NOT making an appearance for you quite yet!). Thanks as always for stopping by and happy creating!