Sunday, September 16, 2012

Toy Soldier

It's challenge 21 in Compendium of Curiosities II at Linda's. As always, we're based on the book of the same name by Tim Holtz and his genius mind. This week we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp who is donating a $25 gift card to one lucky player.

This week our challenge was all about Blended Stains and it's on page 45. I used Victorian Velvet, Barn Door and Spun Sugar Distress Stains. I am loving the collaboration Blueprint Stamps designed by Tim and Mario Rossi III. So fresh and fun. I've yet to see anything like them on the market. I knew I had to have the Christmas set because to me, the Toy Soldier looks like a Nutcracker and my friend Evan LOVES and has quite a large collection of Nutcrackers. So it was for him that I made this tag. All of the Christmas-y elements on the tag are for my stash. The Toy Soldier/Nutcracker is embossed with black embossing powder. And yes, the felt on the bottom is upside down, but I used Terrifically Tacky Tape on it, so it's there for.ever!



5 comments:

Annie said...

Hi Sue love your blended stains tag and the soldier stamp is fabulous. Definitely looks like a nutcracker to me. I am sure this tag will be treasured x crafty hugs Annie xx

Ps thanks for taking time to visit my blog. Can I also say that your journalling pages are brilliant. I have not tried this style as yet...but yours are inspiring x

craftytrog said...

Brilliant tag Sue! Love that toy soldier! x

Debbie DP said...

I think it looks just like a nutcracker. we love it

Anesha said...

Great tag, lovely colours!

Anita Houston said...

Christmas...yay!!! I love the soldier stamp, and he looks grand on this blended stain background! Fun!!!