Friday, 16 November 2012

FEELING BLUE @ FUSSY & FANCY



...the worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt...
- Sylvia Plath -
 
...hello everyone, the theme for this fortnights challenge over at Fussy & Fancy is: FEELING BLUE...the team have put together some great inspirational piece's for you to feast your eye's upon & here is mine...
 
 
...I have fallen in love with the blueprint Christmas stamps, this tag features the snowman...
 
 
...a plain manilla tag was coated in salty ocean (such a yummy blue) then snowcap was swiped over the entire tag and dried with a heat tool...white crackle paint was brushed across the bottom and a sprinkle of glitter glass too...
 
 
 
...the snowman was inked in black then over laid with silver with a bit of colour added to the holly on his topper...
 
 
...the whole tag was placed in the Christmas dots embossing folder then liquid pearls placed on each one to look like snow...
 
 
...a delightful bow with a rustic bell  to finish off with...



...so hop on over here  http://fussyandfancychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ and take a peek at what the girls have waiting for you and I look forward to seeing all your creations...
 
...thank you for stopping by...
xxx
 
 
 

36 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, this is just gorgeous Mel! Great iea to use the dots embossing folder like that and then the liquid pearls!
    All the steps you did make this tag superb...I particularly love the glass glitter on the bottom.

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  2. Well, now I am feeling blue too, but in the most delightful refreshing way.
    Thanks for this stunning inspirtation. Keep smiling and creating

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  3. wow your tag is sheer gorgeousness, so fab. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

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  4. Mel I love your tag and so much inspiration too! I love that snowman and that glitter glass too :-)


    xx Sazzle xx

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  5. Mel, this is wonderful...so many gorgeous details make this another stunning make! I lve this and the gorgeous ribbon and rustic bell are fab embellishments!
    Hoping to play along with this one! hugs trace x

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  6. Super super cute Mel! I love the embossing and the pearl effect snow flakes. And the white crackle paint and glitter glass give a wonderful effect. He's such a cute snowman :0) Mo x

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  7. Oooh fabby tag, love how you've over stamped the snowman in the silver, looks great

    Sam xxx

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  8. Mel, this is lovely, really love the dots and white crackle, they work so well together to give subtle texture. Jo xx

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  9. Sorry, I seem to be on catch up with you Mel! This tag is beautiful. The blue just glows with cold ice doesn't it, aided by the wonderful 'snow' and that gorgeous glass glitter. Now I've seen how it can be used, I understand why people love it so much.
    Have a great weekend.
    Juliaxx

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  10. oh my gosh...this is genius... adorable... wow.... breathtaking for me!

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  11. Beautiful.......Snowmen & blue.....my fav things for Christmas!
    Hugs Jo x

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  12. Gorgeous tag Mel, love the snowman and the beautiful sparkly details..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  13. Ooooh what a gorgeous blue. Love the wonderful snow and that snowman is a delight. I have not seen the glass glitter before - it is now on my list!
    Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend x

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  14. Hi Sweetie,

    Your Tag is a fest for my eyes.
    So wonderful winter design.
    Love them and the glimmer snow is perfect for it.

    Have a lovely weekend my dear Mel.
    xoxo

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  15. Mel, this tag is stunning!, just wonderful!

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  16. How stunning! I love that glittery snow Mel! xx

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  17. Hi Mel, this is my favourite stamp set at the moment, love what you have done with it. Great idea to put the whole thing through the embossing folder, makes the snow look more realistic, love it! Crafty hugs, Anne x

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  18. Completely gorgeous, Mel! Love the silver outlining on the snowman, and that glass glitter is really gorgeous - like little shards of mirror - totally delicious tag!
    Alison x

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  19. Love this-the blue print stamp is terrific as is the whole tag.

    Best wishes Chrissie xx

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  20. Stunning tag Mel! Love the blue and white, the glass sprinkle glitters like ice, GREAT!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Yvon xxx

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  21. You tag is gorgeous Mel!!! How in the world did you think of how to do all this. It really is marvelous and I love that glitter stuff at the bottom - great job!!
    Sandy

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  22. Fantastic tag Mel and in my favourite icy blues too, just love it and all the gorgeous painty, inky and glittery effects you've added, it's the most perfect Christmas gift tag! Have a lovely Sunday, hugs, Chris x

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  23. Hi Mel aww your tag is so cute it makes me feel all warm inside! i cant believe its nearly christmas already im soo excited!

    Love From Rebecca xx

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  24. Everyone's doing Christmas stuff, hmmmm, think I need to join in! Great tag!

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  25. WOW this is realy STUNNING!!!!
    Love all the BEAUTIFULL details!
    GREAT GREAT done Mel!
    Greetz Patricia

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  26. This is just beautiful Mel and so dimensional. Love the blues and the image too
    x catherine

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  27. love this, it reminds me of leonards vitruvian man.... maybe the yorkshire vitruvian snowman
    janet

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  28. This is absolutely gorgeous! Wow Mel, I love it. I like your perfect pearl snow too. Wonderful tag. Michelle x

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  29. Beautiful work - the snowman looks stunning on the blue background and I love the crackle effect with the glitter - just gorgeous!

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  30. Hi Mel!...stunning tag! Just stopping by to say that on Dec. 3rd I am giving you a "shout out" on a couple of your tags for the Handmaking the Holidays blog hop I am participating in on my blog. Waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  31. This is super pretty, Mel! And you know I love blue...
    Big hugs to you! Hope you found those antique frames :)
    xoxo

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  32. Oh Mel .. .. I missed this one making an appearance! It is gorgeous!!

    Love everything about it!

    Hope you have a good day.

    Love Jules xx

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  33. thanks for sharing..

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)