Monday, November 4, 2019

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Orange

Welcome by today, everyone, as I share my first tag that was inspired by something I saw over on the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event.  I saw an amazing tag shared (today) on Day 1 by Lilith Eeckels for Altnew, and I fell in love with her tag's whimsical lines and gorgeous orange Christmas ornament.  While I don't own an ornament stamps (that I can think of anyway), I had to use an ornament die-cut instead.  I used watercolors to paint it orange,  splattered it with a touch of red, and I stamped a red star and some dotted lines onto the orange ornament.  While my card doesn't look nearly as stunning as Lilith's, I do love the orange and I'm happy with my recreation/version of her sweet tag.  I used a Frantic Stamper die-cut called Large Solid Ornament Duo, and the stamped sentiment and star/lines are from the Love Lives Here stamp set by Papertrey Ink.
I do apologize ahead of time for having SO many blog posts, but there are so many FUN events taking place that I love to participate in at this time of year (every year).  Once I get into the habit of participating in something, it's hard to break those habits.  During November and December, I have my favorites that I enjoy.   I sure hope that you're planning on playing along in the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Event.  There are AMAZING tags shared every single day, lots of fabulous prizes, and it's an inspiration overload!  I LOVE it!!
Well, I've rambled on long enough for one little tag.  My lines were hand-drawn using a fine-point black Sharpie.  That explains why they're not perfect.  Sorry.  When I see something that inspires me, but I know that I don't own all the exact supplies to recreate it, I will either go buy the proper items (if need be) or I will improvise with what I have available to me.  I do try!  And while I can never quite live up to the original, I give it my best shot and try to learn something new along the way.  Lilith really inspired me on this one.  Wasn't her ornament beautiful?  I might "need" that stamp from Altnew.  You can find the 25 Days of Christmas Tags here on Tracey's Blog.

Thanks again for stopping by!
Karen

25 Days of Christmas Tags - Inspired by the tag shared on Day 1 by Lilith Eeckels for Altnew, because of her eye-catching orange ornament.  I fell in LOVE and had to give it a try.

5 comments:

  1. There are a lot of events going on it's hard to scramble on which way to go. Your tags have been fantastic today.
    [Bunny]`

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  2. What a gorgeous ornament Karen, and don't apologies that it may not be 'exact' in some ways - you have made it and it looks wonderful.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  3. Such a pretty card. I'm so glad to see my tag inspired you.

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  4. Simply beautiful...love your sweet ornament, the color is fabulous! Thank you so much for playing along with Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags!

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