Thursday, 1 November 2012

HOLIDAY WREATH



...learning never exhusts the mind...
- Leonardo Da Vinci -
 
...hello everyone, today I'm sharing with you a tag I have made for one of my super creative blog buddies...



...weathered wood coats a plain manilla tag with a touch a spritz & flick to add aging, the tag was embossed in the riveted metal folder with the center left clear...

 
...snowcap dabber is brushed over the entire tag to give the effect of galvanised metal...
 
 
...the holiday wreath was cut from silver metal card and embossed in the diamond plate folder...


...the wreath was sprinkled with white frantage embossing powder and heated, loVe this stuff it gives great texture...

 
...I added some rustic bells and candy cane bakers twine to the center bow...
 
 
...the sizzix embossing folders plus yummy papers (green bow above) and a spectacular tag from his collection of jaw droppers (from posting: Something a Little Colourful) landed in my postbox yesterday...our loVely blog buddy Mark of http://speshink.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/something-little-colourful.html
surprised me with this package of candy...thank you so so much Mark, I'm blown away by your kindness this tag made with the folders is for you...
...thank you for dropping by today...
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

37 comments:

  1. stunning mel and hey great minds think alike..I've just been playing with my holiday wreath and guess what...Frantage...hugs kath xxx

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  2. Love your tag- Frantage is on my "to buy" list that is ever growing :-)

    Sally

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  3. A stunning tag.
    I have candy if you're interested
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  4. Just gorgous Mel! I love that soft blue and I will certainly have to investigate the Frantage - what a gorgeous texture. A beautifully different Christmas tag!

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  5. Gorgeous tag Mel as always... Beautiful wreath just stunning work Mel, How kind of your friend Mark to send you a RAK... Crafters are so kind.. enjoy!!! Hugs May x x x

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  6. That a gorgeous, jaw dropping tag. That embossing powder is fabulous! Love all the texture here!

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  7. Your tag is amazing Mel. I love all of the textures and the the embossing powder is fabulous.

    Sarah x

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  8. Breathtaking tag, Mel. I'm not into Christmas things but your tag is a very enjoyable change. Love the metal look ...
    Best, Suzanne x

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  9. Wow Mel, your tag looks absolutely beautiful. The wreath is fabulous.
    Hugs Debbie x

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  10. OOOOOOHHHHH WOW this is sooooooo GEORGEOUS!!!!
    Love that look of metal! GREAT WORK Mel!
    Greetz Patricia

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  11. Fantastic tag. The background looks like a winter sky colour and makes the wreath stand out so well.

    Love Chrissie xx

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  12. Wowee Mel, that is one super gorgeous tag! I love everything about it. And you know what? I'm beginning to understand more of what you write! I must be learning, huh :0) Mo, x

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  13. Oooh, really like this Mel. The riveted metal look behind the wreath is fab, and I love using Fran-tage. Your wreath is stunning. Hoping to get my hands on this die next week at the NEC.
    Enjoy the weekend. xx

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  14. OH WOW!!!!!!!!! This is SO GORGEOUS Mel! Stunning tag, stunning textures, love the wreath, the metal look, love all of it!!!
    Have a nice weekend, Yvon xxx

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  15. Scrummy tag - and a big WOW to that embossed wreath, it looks amazing! Hurrah for Mark and for happy mail... and what a gorgeous way to say thank you.
    Alison x

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  16. Lucky Mark and lucky you, what a stunning tag, the wreath looks beautiful and is perfectly topped off with those beautiful rusty bells!!!! Truly wonderful...Markis lucky and what a great way to say thanks ! Love trace. X

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  17. Gorgeous tag and loving the fab wreath. Have a great weekend, Annette x

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  18. Wow. I'm definitely a very lucky boy. Can't wait to see it for real. Live how you used the folders. New you would do them justice x. The frantage powder looks great. I need to have a play with that stuff.
    Hope all is going well with your daughter and her new arrival?
    Mark x

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  19. Hey Mel - such a wonderful tag - I love your wreath and will try to copy some of your technique!! Mark better be thrilled and realized just how lucky he is. This is one fantastic tag!!
    sandy

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  20. Looks like the wreath is hanging on a huge iron door. Love the layering of the wreath and the embossing is fab

    Sam xxx

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  21. A really stunning and effective looking tag Mel. The wreath looks fantastic
    x catherine

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  22. Gorgeous tag Mel! I love the embossed wreath! xx

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  23. Be still my heart!!! GORGEOUS!!!! Pinning this!

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  24. Oh wow Mel, love this tag, the galvanised metal look is so touchy feely and the wreath so shabby with that great embossing powder (love it as well) splinkled over - beuatiful. jo xx

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  25. Superb Mel. You were really inspired with this one. Hugs, Buttons x

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  26. Oh Mel, this is stunning! Frantage is fabulous stuff and you have done it justice indeed, it looks amazing. I am really drawn to that green bow, the paper looks like sponge, very textural. Love how you used the folders too. Mark is such a lovely man... Thank you for your visit and good wishes, really appreciate it. Big crafty hugs, Anne x

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  27. Hi Mel

    Sorry I have been a bit of a stranger here .. .. life has been rather manic in the old House of Hearts.

    Loving your gorgeous Christmas tag. So much texture and lots of scrummy layers! Love it!!!

    I hope all is good with you and that you have a lovely weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  28. This is beautiful, Mel, so many different types of textures. I love the metallic look you achieved. I've got to try that Frantage powder. Did Mark send you that tag of the little girl on the mushroom? I love that one, saw it in a challenge the other day. Take care, Barb

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  29. So so beautiful my sweet Mel.
    Gorgeous design.
    Love the wreath.
    Great work.
    xoxo

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  30. A MASSIVE WOW Mel, it is wonderful
    Lynn x

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  31. OMG..what a cool christmas tag. Love the masculine touch, the texture on the wreath and of course the cute little, rusty bells (:o)

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  32. Thank you so much Mel, the tag looks even better up close. and thank you so much for the extras, I am looking forward to trying something with the burlap.
    Hope your well, mark x

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  33. Absolutely stunning tag Mel! I love the look of galvanized metal you've given it, so clever and it looks so very good. The wreath looks amazing with the frantage, must try that one, I have the shabby blue which is pretty. Such a gorgeous pressie from Mark and I'm sure he loves his tag. Chris xx

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  34. It's well and truly into Christmas crafting time and I am still not upstairs where I need to be to do much of anything .....sigh..... maybe I'll just begin early for next year when I do get back into my proper surroundings .. or just being playing at Christmas stuff all year 'round...why not?

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  35. My favourite out of today's views! I love how you've created the colour on the background - it's so effective. The wreath is totally gorgeous. Whenever you use a die that I've looked at but dismissed, I see what it's possibilities are. You are very talented and so creative.
    Juliax

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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 :)