Tuesday, 30 November 2021


A colour challenge for you this week from Hand Stamped Sentiments.  As most of you know I am not a SU demo so don't always have the colours but I'm lucky that I'm allowed to use similar ones and so can you.  Choose the closest you have to the challenge in your stash.  I have used Tim Holtz Distress Inks for the green using Rustic Wilderness and Speckled Egg for the blue.  I do have Merry Merlot so I used that for the watercolour holly on the right hand side of the tag.

When I say watercolour - I inked the stamp directly with the green and red ink and then did a very light spray over it before then adding it to the paper.  It gives this lovely watercolour effect which is very soft.  I used some Tim Holtz die cuts  for the holly and wanted to do some holly stencilling but didn't have a stencil.  So I used the negative from the die cuts and lo and behold I had a stencil.  I used the wording from Tim Holtz Tiny Text Christmas stamps and cut them to suit.  I am currently doing a set of 25 numbered Christmas Tags so this one had the number 4 added to it.


crafty-stamper said...

Great tag love the die-cut holly and watercolouring
Carol x

Heather said...

Gosh, Fiona, your tags are so gorgeous - beautiful detail on this holly, and I SO love how the sentiment falls down along the tag! Genius! Hea XX