Monday, December 9, 2013

Polly! Scrap Kits - Stamp Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Polly! Scrap Kits blog hop celebrating our stamps! Leave a comment on any of the blogs in the hop to go in the running to win your choice of the 3 stamp sets in the Polly store. The giveaway will close in one week, so make sure you comment before Monday 16th December 2013.
We have some extremely talented guest designers joining some of the Polly Design Team. Here is the list in case you get lost along the way.
Start here >> the Polly blog 
Manda 
(ME) Kayla Natalie 
Kate 
Amanda 
Caroline 
Aimee

Here is my little contribution to the blog hop:

I have used stamps from the following two sets:


You can find both available in the store here.

WATERCOLOUR CHRISTMAS TAGS




To create these tags I cut a tag shape from my Silhouette Cameo on watercolour paper which I picked up from my local reject shop.
I think it's important to use the watercolour paper because it has the ability to take on a lot more water than normal card stock.
Once they were cut I inked and gold embossed different Christmas designs. 
My personal favourite is the "Christmas is a time for Giving". This one is perfect for a gift tag!

Next I used a brush to 'wet' the whole tag lightly. This helps to allow the colours to flow and blend.
I used several different colours on each tag and started darker at the bottom and 'pulled' the colour up to create an ombre effect.

I left these to dry completely before sewing around the edges and finishing with twine!

I hope you enjoyed my little post & can't wait to see what you create.

xx

11 comments:

Ruth said...

These are Marvellous!! Very stunning results from your experimenting, Kayla, I LOVE it.

Aimee Dow said...

Kayla, these are truly beautiful. Gold and watercolours for Christmas - you sure do know how to make a girl happy this christmas :)

Rhiannon Stewart said...

Gold embossing powder looks amazing! I love the touch of sewing around the tag!

Rhiannon Stewart said...

The gold embossing is amazing and I love the touch of sewing around the tag!

Sue W said...

Great result with your watercolours! The Ombre effect is so 'in'. The gold embossing and stitching take your tags to AMAZING!

Dolly B said...

I love the soft water colour effect
Mary

Natalie Elphinstone said...

Oooohhh... love this technique. Looks awesome!

Louella said...

I brought watercolours on the weekend so really keen to give this a go!

Gypsy said...

Awesome- great tip on scoring watercolour paper at the reject shop. I love the effect you have created.

Catherine Dean said...

These are stunning, love the gold embossing, thanks for sharing.

Lizzy Hill said...

I LOOOVE these - they look sooo gorgeous! And fairly simple...thanks so much for sharing:):)