How did we get so close to Christmas already?! One of the best traditions in the bloggy world for the holidays is Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist! I love playing along with these fun challenges, and for today I am sharing my tag inspired by Day 1 which was a color challenge :)
I had a lot of fun with this darling Christmas Bird stamp set that I colored with my Design Memory Craft Gelatos. Here's how I did it!...
I started by stamping the images on watercolor paper with permanent black ink. I always use my MISTI when stamping on watercolor paper so I can stamp twice to get a smooth impression.
For the Teal portion of the color challenge I used two different blue shades of Gelatos to blend color onto my bird. I blended the color using the handy blending tool from the Gelatos Tool Kit.
I used the same coloring and blending technique to fill in the Santa hat and the holly leaves. Now I have my green, red, and pink for the challenge as well!
I colored the background of my tag with the same Gelatos as I used with the Santa hat. Then I colored this polka dot Hero Arts stamp with Snow Cone Gelatos, misted the stamp with water, and stamped directly onto the tag. I love the subtle background this created!
To give the bird a base to sit on, I added some green and silver washi tapes then finished it off with a twine green bow. Now I can fussy cut the stamped images and add my birdie!
The bird was adhered with foam dots to lift it up from the background. I also used Liquid Applique to give a puffy cotton look on the Santa Hat. You'll see I also added some details with Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Texture Gems in Silver.
Thanks for joining me and have a very Merry Christmas!