This month the HLS CAS challenge is "Gilding". I did an earlier card for it using my gold gilding flakes but also wanted to do something with my silver ones.
For the doves and the words, I covered scraps of cs with Sookwang tape, die cut them, and applied the gilding flakes to the top. For the background, I used a stencil and spread IndigoBlu's Flitter Glue (designed for use with gilding flakes) over it, then removed the stencil and applied the gilding flakes to the glue.
The doves are popped up on foam tape, as is the blue panel.
Then the HLS Christmas challenge is "Tag" and the HLS Mixed Media challenge is also "Tag" (though for the Mixed Media challenge, it doesn't need to be a Christmas tag). I'll put this in both, but because I'm on the Design Teams for these two challenges, I won't be in the running for one of the great prizes! I'm also taking it over to Loll Thompson's "Twelve Tags of Christmas" event. You have until November 22nd to link up your tag for this.
I really stepped outside my colour comfort zone with this one! Those who know me will know that the peace dove card above is right in my comfort zone but this tag is way out of it.
I inked up the tag with some red, pink, and orange Distress stains, then spritzed with gold spray. Added a faint bit of text and some stencilled poinsettias with a Christmas blend of glitter on the embossing paste.
I die cut the layers of the mini poinsettia in three different colours of shimmer cs, the flourish in two of them, and the sentiment in the gold one. I dyed a scrap of seam binding to match the background and tied a gold cord bow around it.
Here's a close-up of the die cut poinsettia:
My next tag will be back to blue and white - I don't think I can handle much of these hot colours!
Peace Dove card:
Dies - Memory Box and Impression Obsession doves, Tim Holtz peace on earth
Paper - dark blue, shimmery silver, and scraps of white cs
Other - Simon Says Stamp Falling Snow stencil, IndigoBlu Flitter Glue, Cosmic Shimmer silver
gilding flakes, foam tape
Dies - Spellbinders Noel, Cheery Lynn flourish, Memory Box small poinsettia
Stamp - Inkadinkado text stamp
Ink - Memento London Fog
Paper - white tag; gold, bronze, and burgundy shimmer cs
Other - Tim Holtz poinsettia stencil, white embossing paste, Sparkle 'n' Sprinkle Christmas
glitter, homemade gold spray, Distress stains, gold cord, seam binding