Sunday 1 June 2014

Brat Boy Tag...with bells on!

      I can't believe it's June already, where is this year going?!  A new month means a new challenge at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra, where anything goes as long as it's Christmas.
     We are sponsored by Bugaboo Digital Stamps, I haven't used digis much before but I'm beginning to see they have far more use than just print and colour. It's not cheating to use a digi, it's a very useful resource.
     I have taken this photo with a fifty pence piece to give you the idea of scale, this tag measures approximately 6.5x4 inches, making it a great gift tag size for a special present for a special person. If only you could re-size your rubber stamps to do things like this!
     This little chap is Christmas Brat Boy Elf, there is a Christmas Brat Girl Elf too. I must apologise for my colouring, I need more practice but there is something quite calming about picking up some pens and just immersing yourself in colouring.
     I have used some bakers twine and bells over the top of the printed bells, stuck on with silicone glue, the hat also has white flock around the edge. On the back of the tag I have stuck a printed patterned paper to cover all the pen that comes through the card when using alcohol markers. The backing was printed out on the draft option on the printer to make it very pale, then it can be written on.
    Please come and join us at Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra with any of your Christmas creations.

I would like to enter my Brat Boy in the following challenges:
Completely Christmas - Anything Christmas
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas Challenge - 3 of something  (bells)
Stampavie And More - Christmas In May


  1. Fabulous make and ty for joining us at Completely Christmas hope to see you again soon hugs Judith DT x

  2. Lovely design team inspiration for CHNC challenge extra for June, Rocky - and thanks for sharing for Completely Christmas and also my CHNC challenge 179 '3 of something' - hope to see you there again soon. x

  3. This is a great idea!! Such an adorable tag; I think it would also make a fabulous tree ornament. I LOVE that you added real bells on top of the image. Perfect!

  4. What a great Tag! I think anyone receiving a gift with this tag on would really appreciate it! Love how you took it with a 50p coin to give people the idea of the size of it. I will be using that tip in the future.. Please don't apologize for your colouring, I think you have done just fine I still don't like my colouring and I have been using stamps/digis and pens for about the last three/four years! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky Crafty Hugs Kelly xx

  5. Fabulous tag. The image is adorable. I agee that you can resize the digital images and that is a nice feature. Your coloring looks great. Thanks for joining us at CSAYL.


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