Get your skates on

Today I am sharing my second tag that I made as part of the Gecko Galz 24 tags of Christmas. This is the penultimate day of the posts so be sure to buzz over and check out the inspirational projects the other DT members have created for each day in December.


I used a piece of chunky card for the base of the tag and covered it with fibre paste, building up some snowy peaks around the edge. Once dry, I coated it with white acrylic paint (fibre paste dries grey) and a mixture of fine and chunky crystal clear glitters.


The main image is from the Gecko Galz Winter Wishes collage set and I’ve layered it on to some music manuscript paper from Grandma’s House digital paper pack then added a border of silver glitter. The music paper has been distressed around the edges and inked with Walnut Stain distress ink.


I curled the edges over at the corners using a cocktail stick.


The holly leaves are die cuts using the Tim Holtz Holiday Greens Thinlets dies and I’ve given them a dry brushing of white paint and a frosting of white glitter. White glitter is becoming a firm favourite for wintery projects, this particular one is by WOW. The red berries were created with Stickles.


At the top I used some white seam binding and topped it off with another sprig of holly.


This tag would also be perfect for the new Winter Wonderland challenge over at Crafty Boots.

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Get your skates on — 13 Comments

  1. Wow Lisette, I opened your post and that beautiful tag with the skates jumped into my eyes, it is just fabulous, I feel the icy touch the winter, and of course you reminded me how I loved to go for skating as a little girl! Thanks for the fine memories! Hope getting ready for the festive days are going smoothly 😉

    • Than you – I love this image, it not only reminds me of skating when I was younger, but also of the famous skating scene in the film The Bishop’s Wife starring Cary Grant. Here, the coordinates are firmly set for Christmas fun – last minute preparations and the festivities begin. Enjoy 🙂

  2. These tags are really beautiful!! I love, love, love the texture and offset top layers!

    I hope your holiday is going well and that you’re having lots of fun! oxo

    • Thank you Roberta and lovely to hear from you. I have just sent you an email but it bounced back – I hope that you are OK. Thank you for all your support and encouragement over the year, I hope you have a happy holiday period and a happy and peaceful end to the year. xx

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