Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Angel in the STARS

Oh my goodness... (a favorite saying)  what a week this has been here.... our daughter and her family came up for Thanksgiving... and we totally enjoyed our time together.. She and I got to play in the studio for a long time... having fun and creating a calendar page... you will see it after I get all the calendar pages collected from all my friends... it should be a really nice one...  we started out with 4 of us... and it grew to 11...  oh well... it will be a fun one... 

Then after they all left, I cleaned up around and came into the studio to get back onto my usual schedule... and also my FALL pre Christmas one... as I am in the throws of making all kinds of Christmas presents.... YEAH.... and so I started to work again on them.... took a little time to look at Ink On My Fingers Blog... as Hels always has something fun to do... and the theme was STARS... Oh I will make something for that... how can I not??? 

Then on Monday morning prior to getting started on my project on the workshop table... I took a look at Simon Says Stamp and SHOW... and low and behold... the theme... STARS... so I started to think of something that I could do and use with stars... a hard one right.... 

Well lets wait until Linda posts the Challenge on Grungy Monday... and when I read that... I had GREAT NEWS... I had won a journal by no other than TIM HOLTZ.... wow... what a fun thing to WIN.... yeah... yeah... yeah... I know that you heard me jumping and screaming.. so I wanted to tell you what it was all about...  

Please don't forget....starting on December 1st I will post 24 days of tags.... a new one each day.... and Tim Holtz will start his on December 1st also.. fun times of tags and ideas.... hope you will enjoy all the tags...  

What fun.. I can hardly wait to get it... I can also hardly wait to play with it... when I have the time to really do it...  

Well... back at the ranch... I got the piece worked out that I wanted to create... and it actually came out exactly the way I had dreamed it come out...  I love it... it will be for a special present .... 

An angel on a snowny night... with the stars shinning through the storm.... love it... have you ever walked in the snow and enjoyed every minute of it...  on a snowy night... use to love to walk the dog (or drag her if the snow was too deep and she refused to walk.... LOL)  in the snow... (actually if the snow was too deep I would carry the dog and put her down in a leveled off area to be a puppy... LOL)  

 Okay.... so I used a cuddlebug embossing folder to create the swirling winds... and then used Iced Spruce (one of the new winter distress ink pads... love this color... ) and colored the swirls... ever so lightly with the blending tool... and then went over the swirls with a Picket Fence Distress Stickles... oh what a pleasure to get the results you desire...  I cut the stars out with a spellbinder set of stars... and then also used Picket Fence on them.... and popped them up on to the tag... 
The Angel... is a vintage clip art from years ago... I love her.. I think I got her off a calendar... and she is so very sweet looking.. 

 On the bottom half of the tag... which I have to say is 6 X 3.5 ... which most of mine are.... I used a piece of holly that I cut using a Martha stewart punch... and that gave this angel something to stand on.... and put the seam binding bow and ribbon there for a nice accent... and also a place to pin the Token by Tim Holtz and also the Memo pin...  

Love the look of this little angel... and hope that she brings best wishes to the person who it is going to... 

Thanks for stopping by... and please go to these two challenges and see some of the other work that is being done...  
Love this fun filled loving time... Love, Light and Peace....Bonnie 


  1. I love the frosty, wintery feel to this tag! :) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

  2. Bonnie this tag is lovely i love the image and what you have done with the background.....well done winning grungy monday last week .....not jealous at all lol!!!

  3. Ooh congrats on your win.. how fab! Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper, loving that glittery wintery feel x

  4. Hi Bonnie. Such a lovely frosted embossed tag! Your Victorian girl you used on this is so pretty! Congrats on your Grungy Monday win! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

  5. Beautiful swirls and image! These colors go perfectly together!!

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  6. Oh, this is gorgeous!!! LOVE that vintage image--it's amazing! :) Found you via Sunday Stamper. :)