Lindy's color challenge December 2018

I had already cleaned my desk for this year but I felt I was getting restless, so I grabbed some supplies and started doing a mess. That mess went to the trash bin. Below is what I did next. I thought I would do something simple and quick to enter the Lindy's ongoing color challenge.

A set of mini Christmas tags

I took three small manilla tags bought from Flying tiger and spread a couple of layers of white gesso by Liquitex. Then I used a stencil by Memory box and the modeling paste by Liquitex. Made some stenciled patterns here and there. For coloring I used Lindy's Tilt-a-wheen teal spray and Cathedral pines green magical shaker. I left the tags to dry and moved on to the poinsettias.

I diecut the Marianne Design's mini poinsettias from the Canson Mixed media paper. To color them I used the same Cathedral pines green for the leaves and Lindy's Cuckoo clock cardinal magical shaker for the flowers. The smallest bit I diecut from a gold cardstock but I should have used glitter paper. It was difficult to put golden glitter glue over the slippery surface. I dropped some golden micro beads to the wet glitter glue. They don't show so much. I probably should have used a slightly larger size.

I continued with the background and put over it some white crackle paste. After that had dried with some crackling effect, I spread some white acrylic paint to the edges of those crackles. The Impasto paint which I used first was extremely dry. I had to use a palette knife with it to get it spread. I wanted some more white so I added some Ranger's semi-gloss acrylic paint. To give the background the last touches I added some Tattered angels' granite glimmer mist and Dovecraft's crystal glitter glue.

After the poinsettias were assembled and the background was dry, I took some extra diecuts to see if they could be added to the tags. The trellis which is almost the same size as the stenciled pattern was diecut with a die from the Memory box's Distressed Windham collage. I trimmed the pieces quite heavily. The spruce branches were diecut with the Memory box's Pine branch circle. I used the same green glitter paper as I did with the Christmas cards. The golden branches were diecut with Impression obsession's Berry branches.

The background turned out great but the assembling sucks.

Here is the link to the Lindy's spray that I used:
- Tilt-a-wheel teal
https://www.lindysgang.com/collections/flat-fabio-sprays/products/tilt-a-wheel-teal

And here are the magical shakers:
- Cathedral pines green
https://www.lindysgang.com/collections/magical-shakers/products/cathedral-pines-green-magical-shaker
- Cuckoo clock cardinal
https://www.lindysgang.com/collections/magical-shakers/products/cuckoo-clock-cardinal

Here is the blog link to the Lindy's December 2018 color challenge:
https://lindysgang.blog/2018/12/01/celebrating-decembers-challenge/

The graphic for December color challenge 

And here you can read the rules for the challenges: https://lindysgang.blog/color-challenge-info/

Here is also the Facebook group link to the Lindy's creative gang group if you like to check it out: https://www.facebook.com/groups/LindysCreativeGang/

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