Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Winter Landscape

Happy 7th Day of Christmas!  Hope your holidays have been filled with hope, peace, joy and love as 2013 comes to an end.  I feel extremely blessed to say my holidays were simple, but very memorable.

© Arnoldo L. Romero 2013
For my winter landscape tag, I created an abstract design in which I incorporated the colors of the semi-desertic region in which I live.  (FYI - In over 14 years my family and I have lived in Del Rio, Texas, it's only snowed twice and it didn't last long.)  I cut strips of 3 different Gelli prints I made and arranged them on my tag to form the background.  Next, I distressed the tag's edges to add some interest.  Then, I embellished it with snowflakes cut with Tim Holtz dies and vintage buttons from my wife's late maternal grandmother's collection.  As a finishing touch, I used a strip of Martha Stewart's snowflake print washi tape, a stapled banner with a hand lettered sentiment, and a simple white bow as a topper.  Since the tag was a Christmas gift for my mother-in-law, I created a matching 2-pocket envelope out of kraft paper to enclose a gift certificate.

In closing, I want to thank Carolyn S, Carolyn H, Mo and Valerie for their diligent administration of Tag Tuesday; the players for sharing their artful tags; and everyone who left encouraging comments on my posts throughout the year.  I feel blessed to be a part of such a talented team.  Happy New Year!

14 comments:

  1. Lovely tag Arnoldo, happy new year! Valerie

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  2. Lovely tag! Like the matching envelope too. Thank you for all of your comments too. Much appreciated!

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  3. Brilliant! We tend to forget in Europe that winter isn't the same everywhere - thanks for reminding us!! I love the colours you have used. Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Carolyn xx

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  4. Clever tag, Arnoldo, I see that you have been gelli printing too! Are you hooked on it yet?! It is interesting to see a different kind of landscape with warm colours.
    Happy New Year!
    Jane x

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  5. I love the tag and matching envelope. All of your work continues to inspire me. Thank you so much.

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  6. And so say all of us Arnoldo. The admin team are fantastic,
    Happy new year

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  7. your tag is lovely as always! i love the colors from your region which have made it truly your own winter landscape (with the wishful thinking of snowflakes!). love and grace to you in the new year. xo

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  8. What a fabulous gift Arnoldo. I appreciate your kind words of support & encouragement & always look forward to seeing your work. Happy New Year to you & all those you love :o)

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  9. This is the perfect combination of warm dessert colors with traditional snowflakes. I love your creativity! I wish you and your wife and girls a wonderful and blessed 2014!

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  10. What lovely colours, and as we are awash here in the uk with severe flood warnings your art has brought some cheer! Have a blessed and bountiful 2014 Arnoldo, I always love your work. X

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  11. I love the story behind your very clever tag, it is difficult for us in Europe to picture a winter without snow. The strong colours surrounding you must be such an inspiration to you.

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  12. Such a beautiful tag Arnoldo - I love the whiteness of the snowflakes against the warm colours of your local landscape and what a wonderful idea to include a pocket for a gift certificate! Happy New Year to you and yours :o)

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  13. I love your abstract design! That's a great tag/envelope combo!

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