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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Nutcracker Tag/Bookmark...

"Nutcracker Prince"
from Aurora Wings

613 Ave C's latest is Anything Goes with an optional twist of "Create Your Own Challenge" using this fun little chart by Kathi Silvi:
I chose to use a Tag, Christmas and Gold/Metallic as my three items and then scored this great image from our sponsor - Aurora Wings to showcase.  You have one week till Sat, Sep 5 to put something together (in either category) for the challenge.  If you need some inspiration - you should see the projects of the incredible team that Chana and Kathi have put together!  
My intent is to use this as a tag/bookmark for a gift of a book at Christmas.  But a moment of candor... does anybody else think his boots look like they are on backwards?  It's my coloring of the highlights I'm sure.  Back to the drawing board to figure out how to change the light on the toe of the boots - LOL!  Coloring is such a long learning process of trial and error - and I have to figure out how to turn his feet to the front again!  Now I can't look at him with out seeing that.

  • "The Nutcracker Prince" has been graciously provided by Aurora Wings for me to showcase for this challenge.
  • Sentiment is from a set called "Ink-It"
    If you like this image you
    can find him HERE.
  • Neenah "Classic Crest Solar White" 80# Cover Wt. used for the image.
  • Blue twine used for the Blanket Stitch along the edge & to tie around the ribbon snippets are all from stash.
  • Metal stars from stash.
  • Duo glue and gold foil used on his costume.
  • Sentiment punched out with SU Punch.

  • "Antique Linen" used in the background & "Tea Dye" Distress Ink used to ink all the edges. 
  • Images were printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer. 
  • Hand colored with Copics:

    This project should be eligible for the following 
    Sweet Stamps #236 – Anything but a Card
    Crafting from the Heart #74 – ATG Always
    Crafty Sentiments – Bookmarks Top Three
    Papertake Weekly – Pick theme [Color: blue & Technique: distressed]
    MarkerPOP #76 L:10– ATG

    Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


    1. A fabulous tag gorgeous image and love the stitching down the side Ginny x

    2. This was a very nice Tag!! Very well done !!
      Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
      Hugs Cicci
      TTCRD DT
      ciccividpennan{My personal Blog}
      Through The Craft Room Door

    3. A great tag! The bound edge adds a nice touch without being 'too' much, tying in with the color theme and top ribbons/twine. As always your embellishments are spot on and the coloring absolutely perfect.

    4. I love your tag- your coloring is wonderful, and I do not think the boots look backwards..... Love the edge stitching you did! Thanks for joining the Sweet Stamps anything goes challenge!

    5. Just adore Nutcracker images and yours is fab. I can see what you mean about the boots. maybe do the light source on the side instead? But nobody would have even thought about it if you hadn't said something, lol. I like the addition of the blanket stitching down the side. Have my trip to the dentist today so am hoping to feel a bit better about my crown and at least have a permanent solution for two of the teeth until Friday when he fixes the other two. Thanks for popping in to my blog, Ginny, much appreciated.
      Hugs, Sandy

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    7. Fabulous tag ! Love your stitching
      Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

      Jo x

    8. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
      I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
      the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

    9. super tag, love that gold foil on his uniform. Thanks for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge #39.
      Alicia (Art by Miran DT)
      MaxiBelle Studio

    10. Awesome, awesome tag! I LOOOOVE Nutcracker, so this project is especially dear to me! Thank you for joining us over at MarkerPOP! for our Anything Goes Challenge!


    Thank you so much for your comments!