Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Papercraft Star Challenge #23

     It's challenge #23 here at Papercraft Star and this marks the last week of projects made with products from our November sponsor, Babette Switzer of Kraft Outlet.  I have really enjoyed working with her fabby "krafty" goodies.
     For my project this week I created a Christmas tag.  The base is made of Kraft Outlet chipboard.  A layer of kraft cardstock cut the same dimensions was run through a Cuttlebug embossing folder and glued on top of the chipboard.  I used a sponge and some gold Rub-n-Buff to add a little shimmer to the embossed image and added a little Glossy Accents to hold some gold microbeads onto the leaves.
The edges of the tag were inked with Versamark and embossed with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder and then I brushed a light coat of Picket Fence Distress crackle paint over that.  Next came a little Diamond Dust for a pretty border all around.
     The image is a digi stamp from Fred, She Said Designs.  I watercolored it with watercolor pencils and distress inks, covered it in Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint and covered the berries with Glossy Accents.
     I punched out a few small flowers, edged them with Versafine white ink, and added some red adhesive pearls.
     The bottom border was punched out of designer paper and I backed it with some more of the Kraft cardstock edged in the Picket Fence paint.  A few white pearls and some twill tape, fibers, and some of Babette's yummy Baker's Twine finish off the tag.

     This week's sponsor is Luckygirlgoods.  This little etsy shop owned by cari Bruno has some gorgeous goodies so check it out.

She also has a gift shop with some beautiful jewelry and her blog.  Cari is generously offering our Papercraft Star followers a discount this week too.  Check out the details at the Papercraft Star blog.

     The deadline for entering your project for this week's challenge is Saturday, December 4th at 12:00 noon EST.  Make sure you come back and vote for your top two favorites!


Papers:  Kraft Outlet Chipboard and Brown Kraft cardstock, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury cardstock, Basic Grey
Stamp:  Fred, She Said Designs "Christmas Cardinal"
Inks+:  Derwent Watercolour pencils, Fired Brick and Aged Mahogany Distress inks, Versafine white ink, Picket Fence and Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint, Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder, Diamond Dust, Martha Stewart florentine gold Luster Glass Microbeads, Glossy Accents, Rub'nBuff antique gold
Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Baker's Twine, Martha Stewart Twill Tape, white fiber yarn, Recollections adhesive pearls


Nancy said...

Oh Tracy...this tag is SO beautiful! I love everything about it! All the techniques and extras you put into it add up to one incredible piece of goodness! Thank you so much for inspiring me once again!...Nancy :o)

Regan said...

WOW Tracy!! I am in LOVE with this tag, it is gorgeous!! I love the texture and the image you used! The red and white pearls and the microbeads look great!! Wonderful as always!

Angi Barrs said...

What a STUNNING tag. It's so gorgeous. I love the design and mix of textures :)

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful Tag. I also love the new look of your blog.. Hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

What an awesome tag! I love all the detail you put into your work. I am learning so much from you, thank you!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is amazing, Tracy!! I love all of the embellishments, the embossing, and the fun fibers you used! That touch of white on the edges of the flower petals is perfect!

C Stephens said...

What a GORGEOUS tag Tracy. It is so warm and inviting with a traditional holiday spirit about it. Well done girlie.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Lovely holiday tag Tracy, so festive! Thanks for sharing the you tube tutorial too, very interesting!

Jóna said...

This is gorgeous !!!!!!!!
Love it !!!
Hugs, Jóna

Kristina said...

Tracy....I'm speechless.
I don't even have words to described how amazing this is, you are fabulous!

Maria Matter said...

Breathtaking Tracy! Wowza lady, I LOVE this!!!
what a cool way to use that CB emb folder!
hugs & blessings!

Annika said...

Beautiful, I love all the combined textures of embossing, microbeads, pearls, ribbon, fibre... So touchable!

Kim Duran said...

Tracy, this tag is so pretty. I love the traditional colors and the textures - especially the microbeads.

Liz said...

Gorgeous Tracy. The colours are great and the embossing so pretty :)

Unknown said...

This tag is simply AMAZING

♥Jan♥ said...

This is my most favorite tag EVER !! You always ALWAYS make me want to do better work. So cool.

Suzanne C said...

What a beautiful tag. The cardinal and all the details are fab!

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

I think I have mentioned this but I freeeeeking LOVE this tag! Gorgeous.