Even in the middle of winter, Sydney simply doesn't get cold enough for it to snow (although it feels that way sometimes) and so I wondered how I could create a snowy, cold image for the Tagalong challenge this week, which is 'Snow and Ice', especially when it's summer here.
I was inspired by Corrie's tag "Ice Queen" but really didn't know how to go about creating a background until I happened to look at Craft Stamper magazine, December 2012 issue which had a freebie snowflake on the front cover. I've been buying these magazines for quite some time but rarely use the stamps on the front (although I like getting freebies) and once I file the magazine away, I tend to forget about the stamps. Hmmm, maybe it's time I took all the stamps off and find a nice little box for them and then I might use them!) Anyhow, back to the tag in question .....
I started off by stamping the freebie snowflake in 'stormy sky' and 'peacock feathers' and then found another freebie stamp set (possibly from a Docrafts magazine?) which had tiny images that could pass as snowflakes, so I randomly stamped these in the blank spaces.
Next I stamped 'Gibi' (Stampotique) onto cardstock and coloured her with Distress Markers and then cut around her, popping her onto dimensionals. I decided she would look more balanced on the right hand side of the tag with a quote to the left. The words are my own and hand-written - I'm not sure if they quite make sense, and there probably should be a comma after 'cold', but somehow it looked right.
I edged around each of the words and the tag with 'stormy sky' Distress Ink and finished with a piece of pleated ribbon (SU) stapled into place.
I'm entering this in the Tagalong Challenge 'Snow and Ice'.