It's time for the second of four Guest Designer spots for the fabulous challenge blog Just Us Girls! This week is Trend Week and the theme is ADD A TAG. I decided to squeeze one last Valentine's project in and do a shabby chic romantic tag with a darker tone.
The papers I used are all from Maja Design. I used the Vintage Autumn Basics and Vintage Spring Basics. The doily die is Prima Crochet Doily, the leaves are Cheery Lynn Flourish 14, the frame is from the Sizzix Tag and Bookplate die set, the tags were cut using Sizzix Thinlets Tag Collection and the flowers were cut using the Sizzix Large Floral punch.
The pearl strands, the stunning flower stamens, the beautiful wooden heart in the center and the gorgeous laces were all sent to me by a very lovely and sweet friend SILJE KRISTIN of Mitt Lille Papirverksted. Kristin is one heck of an inspiration, you should take a minute and visit her blog so you can see her amazing talent! Kristin is a member of the Maja Design team, so I thought this would be the perfect time to say thank you to her for the wonderful gift package she sent me. Thanks Kristin!!
I distressed all of the edges of the panels and inked them up with Distress ink Gathered Twigs. The flowers were also coloured with Gathered Twigs. I dabbed a little white paint on everything for that little extra shabby appeal.
Would you believe me if I said we got some snow? No, I don't blame you, I barely believe it myself! It's not a lot, but it at least it feels a bit more like winter around here, because I gotta tell you Miss Mother Nature, if you aren't going to give me my winter, then I demand you go straight to spring and give me back my leaves!!
Big surprise, some more night photography shots. First up...this creepy looking spot at the top of the hill. Cemetery perhaps? I'm so checking this out when it's NOT prime zombie season!
Practising with my zoom lens...getting a little better, but still needs work. I gotta say that working with this lens is a bit like trying to shave your legs with your TEETH! Awkward!
Next up, THE GOLDEN TREE!! These shots have not been altered in any way, this is how this tree looked as I was walking along the path...a big Golden tree in the middle of all the darkness!
I only have one thing to say about this next image...PARENTING FAIL!!!
A little snow sure doesn't seem to bother Bob the Spaz...
...or my good friend Barry. They just keep coming, no matter the weather!! Bless their little hearts!