Chocolate Baroque - it is getting harder to think of something for some letters now, something that I have a matching stamp for at least.
I couldn't find any stamps to match my first ideas for J - I even put some 'orphans' away whilst searching! - and then I had a brainwave. This stamp was part of a set bought last year, and fitted beautifully - just hadn't thought of using a Christmas stamp. The white tag was stamped with black versafine and clear embossed, then sponged with distress inks, mostly tumbled glass, broken china and chipped
The K tag was easy, using one of my favourite stamps from years ago, the chinese-style koi carp. I used the faux pearl background, starting with tsukineko frost white shimmer ink and then mostly the same DIs used for the J tag, but more of the lighter colours. The image was stamped in black versafine, grasses sponged over with shabby shutters DI before colouring the fish with watercolour pencils.The fish then got a coat of rock candy stickles, then one of clear crackle
The final tags are the ones I received last month, the lovely golden H for happy hearts from Kathryn and the beautifully coloured I for Ipomoea from Sarah - thanks ladies, two lovely additions to my growing collection