Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Inkspirational #148 and 25 Days of Christmas Tags - 10

Inkspirational  wants a neutral Christmas card and I wanted to use my PB pinecone so it was a match made in heaven.
There are a few things I would have done differently but it's done and not too bad.  You can't really call this no-line coloring because there isn't much color. ;)  I stamped the image in Frayed Burlap DI (next time I'll chose a lighter color) and then watercolored it with Gathered Twigs, Ground Expresso and Vintage Photo for the berries which doesn't show well in the photo.  I used Antique Linen for the background.  I'm not sure I like that choice but it had to be a neutral.  The sentiment was heat embossed with Liquid Platinum.   I tried to splatter some white for snow but nothing would show up, not even acrylic paint.

I'm glad I got a chance last night to make a tag for Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags.  The inspiration is over and there are only two days left to enter.  This one was inspired by Tracey's tag on day 10 when Winnie and Walter were the sponsors.  Here's Tracey's cute little snowman.
My only Christmas W&W stamps are owls so I used one for my tag.

The weather has been warmer than normal here and yesterday my husband suggested we hang our big Christmas bell.  These are bells that used to hang around the park in the center of town for years until they got new ones and sold off the old ones.  I prefer the older style and so do many other people.  When any of these bells become available they now command a high price. You have to understand that Ken's not into Christmas at all so this really took me by surprise but I jumped at it and we got all our outside decorations done.  And it isn't even December yet.  (Big smile)


  1. That pine cone is stunning in that monochromatic colour combination Bobby. Truly beautiful and the splatters are a perfect finishing touch.
    How cute is that Owl! He certainly looks sooooooooooo cold. Certainly the right sentiment there. Lovely colouring.

  2. How wonderful! A lovely neutral card and cute tags! You are right that the pine cone looks great on a neutral card. Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    - Shauna

  3. I love this Bobby and like the soft background, to me it works for sure. Love all your colouring and pleased you shared with us at Time Out

  4. Bobby, I wouldn't change one thing... nor worry about the snow splatters: they're easy to imagine! Really stunning card, and exceptionally sweet little owl tag - how did I not know that you would own this W&W set? It was made for you!

  5. Very cool that you got one of the vintage bells from the town - that's kind of special. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card. You did a perfect job coloring it, and I really like what you have doe with the background. I'm pinning!!!!

  6. are rocking the tags too!!
    xx Karen

  7. beautiful Bobby. Love your sweet tag too, adorable.

  8. That's an adorable, snuggled up little owl, Bobby ... and your winter branches ... wow, it's absolutely beautiful ... positively perfect ... can't even imagine what you would want to do differently! Hugs, Anita :)