Kelley here. Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I really loved the photo for this month’s Creative Embellishment’s challenge. I decided I wanted to make a tag using the photo as inspiration. Part of the challenge was to also use a stencil or mask.
I built a shadow box tag out of coverstock. The tag with out the embellishments is 1/2″ thick. I designed and cut the pieces on the Silhouette. I covered the entire thing in gesso and then a super thick layer of modeling paste for the grout. I used coarse pumice gel mixed with tomato red paint to use with a brick stencil. I used Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray to dye the seam binding. I used a gear (of course there had to be a gear) as a grommet/wreath. I colored it with a green Sharpie and then used a red Pearl pen by Viva Décor to make the red berries.
I used a resin frame painted white and two Mellissa Frances frames to frame G45 images from their Christmas collections.
I painted a Prima fire place mantel that I painted white. I used to frame the shadow box opening for the fireplace. I used a bottle brush tree and cut down the back to make lay flat against the tag and added Christmas lights and tinsel garland. For the stockings, I used pieces from the stocking border and colored them with Viva Décor Pearl pens in Ice White and Red. I love how they come out with a shiny pearl sheen. I used a white acrylic paint pen to create the stitching. I added a little rug and fussy cut the Santa with children image to finish off the tag.