12 Days of Tags, day 4

I am a day late with tag #4, but it's complete.  Would you believe me if I told you I have not a single snowman image...not one.  So it took me quite awhile to decide what to use for my tag.  This has nothing to do with Tim's challenge for #4, but I did keep on with my 'use what I had' theme.  I did love the frosty texture he created on the snowman and the luscious snowflake border...I seriously can't wait to try many of these techniques when I have lots of FREE time.

As I mentioned yesterday, I had been invited to attend my lss employee discount night where anything was 40%.  I had a list of practical things, you know, fresh glues and such.  And I had a budget which I stayed well within.  But what I did get that I am so excited about is the new KaiserCraft Valentine line of papers.  I used one of them for the background here and that fabulous TaLL birdcage...isn't it amazing. 
There are diecuts galore for creating fun vintage Valentines.  And all this to say, how my Day 4 tag ended up being vintage and not a snowman.  Now I did actually look for the snowpeeps at the store, but not a one of 'em melted my heart!!!  So here's what I did...

My sweet little boy is from clip art printed from my computer. I applied UTEE in four layers and then cracked the surface (which does not show here)  He is holding a dove in his arms, hence the use of my NEW birdcage.  I did take Tim's cue with the buttons and trinkets...they are from my stash, an assortment of glass, crystal, and shell buttons, vintage trims.  The felt reverse scallop frame is scraps from PTI's scallop diecut.  I used a Hero Arts 'treasure' and 7 Gypsies 'memories' tag. 

After one so very complex, I am gain for a rather simple day 5.  How are you holding up??? Having fun, yet...started yet???  If not, would you if you had the time???  Thanks for stopping by,

Be Blessed today and always



Lee-Anne said...

I would call this vintage perfection, Susan! Each and every detail from the beautiful image to your embellies are gorgeous and in perfect harmony! Awesome job!

~amy~ said...

okay, I adore this tag too...love that felt frame...excellent idea. such a sweet image!

Julia Aston said...

I love your version of this tag Susan - the background images and the cracked glass over this vintage boy!

Sabrina said...

You don't have one single snowman! Well, you have to love them, it's not worth buying one just for the sake of having one, that's for sure.
I can see the cracked UTEE from here - I must admit I thought it was a girl, not a boy, but given the Victorian feel I suppose the blue might suggest boy.
You do have a wonderful selection of buttons, and I like the brads on the little triangle tab.