Welcome one and all. The title of this post is an understatement - spurred on by an idea I saw at Lynne's wonderful website I attacked this tag and a card with modelling paste and glitter with great success. But I'm getting ahead of myself, and you want to see the tag (card next time, can't have you bogged down with a million photos at this busy time of year!)
The start of this story is a failed attempt at one of the 12 Tags of Christmas challenge which used Tim Holtz' faux suede technique from Compendium of Curiosities 2. This version used Peeled Paint and was way too dark. I didn't bin it, thankfully, in the vain hope that it could be rescued (distant rumble of hooves here as Lynne comes galloping to my rescue:)
How much difference did her idea make?! The paste even picked up some of the green mica colour along the way to make the whole thing blend more seamlessly. Oh, and you can use a heat gun on modelling paste if like me you are incredibly impatient/liable to stick your paws in anything remotely wet.
Now for my next source of inspiration - Rita had such a delicate vellum poinsettia on her friend's card the other day that it occurred to me that could work here too. The bottom layer was coloured on the reverse with more Peeled Paint and matching Stickles were used for the centre. I found by snipping around some of the leaves/petals it allowed the whole flower to get some dimension of its own.
Thankfully I still had a piece of jute from The Funkie Junkie Boutique which, when overlayed with some lace (courtesy of Trace, thanks hun x) trimmed the whole thing rather well. Hope this gives back a little of the inspiration I have received from so many others as we plough headlong towards December 25th.
Challenges for this one include;
Take care everyone, and thanks for coming to see my work. Hugs, Jenny x