Friday, November 14, 2014

Fuzzy Mittens


My middle son has started the Christmas countdown app on his phone, so I know that Christmas is quickly approaching.  Today for my Power Poppy design, I thought I’d show off a tag I made for decorating a package, when there is actual Christmas shopping done :)   This year I’m thinking it will be all online shopping as I’m not up to a mall with crutches and a big brace.   Yep, that’s a definite no thank you.  



It starts with the adorable Merry Littles set, stamping them on Cougar Opaque Cream cardstock and colouring them up with Copics, and sponging the outside with Ranger Tea Dye ink to warm it up and make it cozy.  

I thought felt would be perfect for this design so I framed out the circle with Spellbinders Hearts Circle die in red and a pretty banner in green felt.  Then I added the tiny little hearts from the die as accent on the green banner.  


Here’s a closer pic of the colouring and the sentiment.  Don’t those mittens look cozy?  I added some pom poms from the new Bow Wow Wow set too.  On the background of the manilla tag I sponged Tea Dye ink with a Tim Holtz stencil (Burlap), and then stamped some cute litlte pom poms on the tag too.  



For the top of the tag I cut a long strip of felt, sliced a little notch into the upper middle of the felt with my scissors and then looped the end through, adding a button and twine to finish it off.  I like the clean finish of it.  



Here’s the Bloom Brigade playing along today...

Allison Cope
Christine Okken (you are here)
Cindy Lawrence
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Katie Sims
Leslie Miller
Tosha Leyendekker


OOO and I’ll be back later this morning with a little surprise....hope you can stop back and see!


13 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

it's a great and lovely tag Christine
Gr Karin

Julie Koerber said...

What an incredibly darling tag! Love the felt accents and that rustic and earthy color scheme -- just charming! Oh, and I love that your son taunts you with the countdown to Christmas app! ;-)

Marisa said...

Great tag and love the felt!

Tami Babcock said...

Love it! The felt just makes it! Nice coloring too, btw. I'm never up for mall shopping - crutches and brace or no. :)

Conniecrafter said...

that is soooo cute, love the coloring and the stamping on the sentiment tag, the felt strip is a great idea and very creative, Love it!
I don't blame you at all for shopping the internet this year, so lucky we have that at our disposal now :)

Karen W said...

Very cute tag!!

Marcella Hawley said...

Ohhh Christine, you really gussied up those Merry Littles — they feel so pampered with all the woodsy felt touches and hearts and pompoms! Love the repetition of the circular elements... NICE, subtle coherent... and cozyily cool all around! I am just soooo sorry that you are injured, my dear! I'm sending good vibes to you for a speedier-than-they-told-you recovery!! xoxo, marcy

Leslie Miller said...

The fuzzy felt is perfect for this, Christine! Look at those itty bitty hearts -- so cute!

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What an absolutely charming little tag Christine! I love the rich warm colors, and your cozy textures! Darling!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Christine. I love the way you added the felt. I find I save money if I shop online. I am easily enticed at the stores. Praying for a quick recovery.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is a beautiful Christmas tag! I keep seeing so many this year, and I have to try one! These little images in Power Poppy are just perfect, so thanks for the inspiration! Praying you are having some pain relief and healing well! Hugs, sweet friend!

Angelica Schmidt said...

Beautiful tag Christine! Love those mittens! Have a Blessed day!

Allison Cope said...

Awww... those are some pretty cute mittens my friend! Love the texture of the felt and your stencil work! Hope your leg is feeling better today!