Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tag Tuesday Backgrounds

This week at Tag Tuesday, guest hostess Pam has challenged us to make a tag where the background is the star.  I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while - using Tim's snowman texture fade in a way that would convey how much I'm wishing for snow, ice skating, making snowmen.... you know, all the things that a northern girl transplanted to North Carolina yearns for when the weather turns colder.

I think of this tag as a snowman wishing to happen.  The background is Glimmer misted (can't remember all of the colors, but Dragonfly is my fave).  I sprayed them on my craft mat, smooshed them on the tag, then spritzed the tag with water for a more snowflakey effect.  Then I embossed the snowman and sanded him, so that he's sort of a shadow of a snowman, looking at that big snowflake and wishing to appear.  A little pigment ink white and some mica flakes give him somewhere to call home.

This was a fun and creative challenge, and many thanks to Pam for being such an inspirational hostess.  I've got a day filled with kids' sporting events, but I'm hoping to get in some time to visit all of the lovely blogs I've been missing these past few days.  a sweet end-of-the-weekend to everyone. :)

19 comments:

Jacqueline said...

Beautiful tag base, so love this color!

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love this tag! It's so pretty and I love the outline of a snowman. Great idea.

mustavcoffee said...

Beautiful colours, your background certainly is stunning but your snowflake's a big contender:0) xx

Petra said...

such a beautiful one! Very nice

greetings Petra

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

Wonderful tag...love your blue and the snowflaky bottom....

Daniele said...

great background to yout tag Jean, I love glimmer mists'
hugs

Netty said...

Hi Jean, I love the look you have created its totally perfect.
Annette x

Terry said...

It would have been a shame to cover up your gorgeous "WOW" background! What a brilliant way to use the EF! Love that you even added the extra snow beneath the snowman! Beautiful!!

Lori said...

Brrr!!! Gorgeous! :)

Carola Bartz said...

Beautiful tag. The color is gorgeous and I love the background.

Linda Robinson said...

Your tag is gorgeous.. Looks like you had fun making this one.

Hugs, Linda

Lynn Stevens said...

What a creative Shadow of a snowman, This is so cool Jean. Love how its just a hint of the frosty man. Way to rock this challenge. I'm still stumped!

Tracy Evans said...

Love your tag, gorgeous winter colours and I love the snowman. Your Christmas cards below are also gorgeous. Tracy Evans x x

ScrappyPam said...

Your tag is lovely and perfectly conveys what you are feeling! Beautiful!

Heather Jensen said...

Very cute Jean! Love that blue and the snowman is adorable. :)

Carrie said...

How fun!!!!

Michele said...

i love your blue sparkly tag Jean! xo

Laura said...

I must try this technique. I am sure it looks even better in real life. It seems impossible to capture the real magic of shimmer with the camera. Love the shadowy snowman. Great effect.

Dawn said...

I think the way you have usd the SM mask is just genious great back ground

Love Dawn x