Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The Greeting Farm Throwback Thursday - Holiday edition!

Today at The Greeting Farm, we normally have a Throwback Thursday and the DT will dust off some of our neglected but much loved stamps to give them new life. This week we all dug into our stash for some of the past winter / holiday themed stamps that have been released of the years. I still think TGF has the CUTEST snowman on the market and as I dug thru my stamps they immediately called out to me and I couldn't resist. I made this mixed media style tag to put on a gift this year. I had fun creating the background with Faber-Castel gelatos and I actually stampsd the image from Keep Cozy using Faber-Castell Artist Pitt big brush pens. They are great for art journal stamping b/c it is an indian ink and is permanent once dried. The other cool thing is that I also colored the image using a combination of white gelatos and Artist Pitt big brush pens. While the ink is still wet you can use a wet brush to get a more even coverage while coloring your images. It creates a neat water colored effect that is once again permanent once dry so you can continue to add layers. I also used the Splotchy stamp by The Greeting farm to add the ink splotches on the tag.

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to stop by TGF blog for the rest of the DT inspiration and I hope you will pull out some of your older stamps to give them some new love! Also, The Farm Fresh Challenge blog has a retro-fresh TAG challenge going on right now that this would be perfect for!

Challenges I'm Playing:
Two Peas Vendor Challenge - Faber-Castell Project
Anything Goes - Tags
My Time to Craft - Vintage Christmas
Partytime Tuesdays - Red & Green Christmas
Hooked On Crafts - Winter Wonderland
Oh La La Challenges - Anything But A Card
Take A Word - Joy

  • Keep Cozy & Splotchy Rubber Stamps by The Greeting Farm
  • Tim Holtz Tag
  • Faber Castell Gelatos and Big Brush Artist Pit Pens
  • Glimmer Mist
  • gesso
  • Indian Ink/Nib
  • Sharpie Pen
  • Tim Holtz Grunge Board Holiday shapes
  • Distressed Ink Tattered Twigs
  • Helmar 450 Quick Dry
  • Helmar 2 Step Crackle Medium
  • Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
  • Seam Binding
  • Webster's Pages Flower Florette


Leanne said...

This is way cool Carisa! Wonderful job with the textures and colors and that snowman set is sitting right in front of me.. lol. thanks for the inspiration!

Jenn Borjeson said...

This is awesome, love the tag. :) Great colors.

Miriam Prantner said...

This tag is gorgeous! I love all the techniques/misting. Just looks great, and that flower is just gorgeous. Thanks!

Heidi Brawley said...

AWWWE this is Adorable! love it!
Hugs, Heidi

Rachel Parys said...

Such a fun and festive tag! Everyone is making me so jealous with all of their tags! Maybe if I started actually wrapping my gifts, I would be motivated to make some myself....

Mimi said...

Gorgeous!! love the fun details and adorable snowman! TFS! ;)

Moosisk said...

So adorable! I just love this little snowman. Your flower embellishment is FAB, too. Thanks for sharing! :D

sharon g said...

Nice splattering technique.

B. Poteraj said...

Cute trim that you added. Thanks for showing us.

Caroline said...

Great tag!! Love the splotchy stamp in the background!!

Carol Meadows said...

Really like a very wonderful tag! Carol M in TX/

Tash Daly said...

LOOOOOOOVE the tag!! So cute and unusual! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a Merry Christmas! :-)

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Kellie said...

so pretty!

Juls said...

this is utterly gorgeous and fabulous! Hugs Juls

Bad Kitty said...

wauuuuuu! so cute and nice. i love it very much..