Rosy Cheeks and Frosty Fingers

Hello Everyone
If you happened to visit my previous post then you will recognise the two “cheerful” little faces that adorn the tags I am sharing today.
Once again this is an Oxford Impressions’ DT post where I have used the Season of Giving plate but also used stamps from other Christmas plates.
Oxford Impression Stamp Plates:
Season of Giving
Sleigh Bells
Winter Snow
On both tags I applied Gesso to paper that I didn’t particularly like but with the aid of Gesso and stamping I was happier with the appearance of the paper to start layering up the tags.  I used a Crafty Individuals Shabby Tag as a template as it is a lovely size of tag and  I wanted  larger sized tags as those tags I am sending as an alternative to a Christmas card to friends.
Tag No. 1:-  Season of Giving – holly stamp (stamped onto background paper), little boy and girl, label and  Epp’s Cocoa advert.
                        Sleigh Bells – star and December 25th.
Tag no. 2:–  Season of Giving – little boy and girl and Noel.
                        Sleigh Bells – star and postal mark
                        Winter Snow – snow! sleigh! advert (on tag base and as a stamped element)
The seam binding, lace and gauze I had stained some time ago with fruity teabags, it was useful that the colour matched with the tag base.
If I have not caught up with your artful creations it is because I have not managed to spend as much time as I would like, these past few days, on-line but I do hope to catch-up with you soon.
Have a lovely Friday
P.S. All those stamp plates are available from Oxford Impressions’ on-line store or you should find some of the plates available from That’s Crafty and The Craft Barn in the U.K. and on-line at Art Journey if based within Continental Europe.

37 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. butterfly
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 14:10:43

    Gorgeous tag, with great work on the altered paper – makes a lovely background. Love the delicate pink colours, though even that can’t cheer up those two!!
    Alison x


  2. craftytrog
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 14:43:31

    This is beautiful Lynne! I had never thought of dying with fruity tea bags…what a brilliant idea! Hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Alison xx


  3. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 15:01:05

    Gorgeous pink in the back and lovely lace Lynne, the stamp is so real vintage.
    I always wonder where your creations end…or does all the lace belong to the creation? Anyway…the tag looks great in total!

    Have a nice weekend, Alie :-)


    • lynne
      Nov 23, 2012 @ 15:05:31

      Thank You Alie.
      I can see why it is difficult to know when the lace is part of the tag or the background. On both tags I added lace to trim the tops and bottoms.


  4. Marjie Kemper
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 15:18:33

    Beautiful tags, Lynne. I love how gesso can transform the unloved into lovely. And thanks for the tip on using the fruity tea bags and not just the plain ones… you’ve given me a great idea with that!


  5. Rita
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 15:20:22

    What a wonderful Vintage tag Lynne. I call you the queen of vintage as you make things look so real. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx


  6. cynnie
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 15:53:25

    These are both simply gorgeous…pinks really become you oh Queen of Vintage….


  7. Anne Rx
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 17:18:20

    I think Queen of Vintage suits you perfectly and that it might just stick! Your tags are gorgeous, I do love your use of gauze and the way you die with those tea bags, really must have a go one day soon. The pinks are stunning and I agree with Marjie that unloved papers can look so lovely with gesso. Hugs, Anne x


  8. Rosie
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 17:54:07

    Your tag is gorgeous, lynne.

    Have a lovely weekend


  9. nefertiti
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 17:57:55

    I like the delicacy of the pink and the use of the gauze! great work Lynne!!!bisous


  10. Buttons
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 18:08:58

    Such beautiful tags which I am sure your friends and family will appreciate when they receive them this Christmas. Hugs, Buttons x


  11. Paper Profusion
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 18:09:48

    Hi Lynne,
    Both tags are just beautiful – confectionery like. The pink so softens the image and love the shade of the velvet ribbon in the top tag in particular. Yes – Queen of Vintage you are! Hope your cold improves soon. Have a lovely weekend. Nicola x


  12. Ira
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 18:12:52

    You did an amazing job with this fine stamp again Lynne, love both of your tags, and the pink is really very striking! So pretty!!


  13. Julia
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 18:58:11

    Beautiful with a stunningly gorgeous muted colour palette – like a wonderful soft, fluffy meringue! If you know what I mean. I totally adore the stamps.
    I think it would be devine to receive such a tag at Christmas.
    Enjoy your weekend,


  14. Dorthe
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 19:11:33

    These beautiful tags makes me think of a wintery evening when sun gets down, and the afternoon starts to get a little dark, -such dayes the snow can look alittle pink ,just like your amazing lovely tags, my dear Lynne. I love the text added to the side of the stamped images- looks great !!—Beauty to enjoy, after a long day trying to set up my place.
    I wish you a good weekend,dear friend.


  15. barnie
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 19:47:20

    Two more wonderful tags, love this image. Great use of the lace and the gauze.


  16. Meggymay
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 21:15:01

    Love the gauze and the super images. Two gorgeous tags.


  17. hettiecraft
    Nov 23, 2012 @ 23:15:09

    Beautiful tags here Lynne and I shall have to try dying with fruity teabags. I usually have a herbal/fruity tea of an evening. Love all the lace and details.


  18. Valerie
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 00:06:47

    So pretty in pink Lynne, love the lace and the postmark and cute little faces!
    Val x


  19. may
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 07:02:00

    Two Beautiful festive tags.. Love the image you have used & the colours..Wonderful detail.. Hugs May x x x


  20. Valerie-Jael
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 08:07:14

    Just beautiful! Hugs, Valerie


  21. Brenda Brown
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 08:30:08

    Beautifully feminine Lynne, such gorgeous textural pieces.
    I am away on a winter break, never done it before, but enjoying some sunshine. Thanks for all your lovely visits and comments.
    Take care.
    Hugs Brenda xox


  22. Sophie
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 12:25:08

    Ich staune grade wieder einmal über dein herrliches Kunstwerk.
    Soviel schöne Details, so liebevoll eingesetzt.
    Ich beneide den Empfänger :-)

    Liebe Lynne, ich wünsche dir ein schönes Wochenende.
    Hier ist entsetzlicher Nebel, wie eine Waschküche…


  23. Marilyn J. Rock
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 12:31:32

    What a charmingly feminine and soft piece. I love this with your lace and touches! xxoo


  24. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 16:54:36

    Very very beautiful Lynne
    I love the way you make this very much.
    Greetings Janny


  25. Lynn Stevens
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 17:25:47

    Beautiful Christmas tags Lynne. we do think alike. I’ve been working on my Christmas tags too.
    Have a great rest of the weekend.
    Hugs Lynn


  26. Ruth
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 17:33:30

    Beautiful card – love all the texture! Ruth :)


  27. Paula
    Nov 24, 2012 @ 22:40:12

    Lovely creations Lynne, you create such beautiful vintage shades of colour. These are mini masterpieces. XX


  28. Elaine Wheeler
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 14:41:45

    Hello Lynne , oh ,my goodness they are so cute and this tag is so beautiful well done Hugs Elaine


  29. Annie
    Nov 25, 2012 @ 17:54:21

    Beautifully pieced together Lynne. Love the images. Another fab creation.

    Thank you for being so inspiring

    Annie x


  30. michele s
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 03:31:37

    such a darling, classy piece Lynne! xo


  31. Florence
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 10:52:33

    Gorgeous tags Lynne. Fab idea to use the fruity tea bags.Lovely shade of pink.
    Regards Florence x


  32. MarieS.
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 13:24:35

    Just lovely,Lynne.


  33. die amelie
    Nov 26, 2012 @ 19:23:56

    Wonderful vintage festivity, Lynne!

    Love every detail of it! Soo beautiful!

    Claudia xx


  34. Alexa Noble
    Nov 27, 2012 @ 22:07:15

    Love that rosy pink which imediately caught my eye as a pink girl! Gorgeous work Lynne! x


  35. Sharon
    Nov 28, 2012 @ 22:28:43

    Oh how gorgeous Lynne!! LOVE the pink & the cute sled/children image.


  36. Maria
    Dec 02, 2012 @ 01:05:14

    These are so beautiufl Lynne, I love the softness to them, and what you do with your unloved papers is gorgeous!

    Take care
    Maria x


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