December 6, 2008

Happy St. Nicholas Day







I remember celebrating St. Nicholas day when I was young -- leaving our shoes by the front door before going to bed and finding them filled with goodies when we woke up. And, most importantly, not finding the dreaded lump of coal.

My tag today is not the result of great planning to commemorate this occasion -- but more a result of all things working together coincidentally for good. I started working on this tag yesterday when I saw Tim Holtz' tag offering. But the background didn't come out quite as well -- I think maybe I didn't have quite the same green paint as he did. So from there I just launched out on my own. I decided to add the Santa (taken from last year's Christmas cards), only to find out today is St. Nicholas Day. Very cool.
It still needed a little something, so when I saw the theme of Saturday Workout was to use a sprayed background, I thought that would be just the thing to finish this tag off. So I used my Twinkling H2O's and splattered the paint across the tag. Perfect finish to it, I think.

23 comments:

Stempelchaotin said...

OMG Louise this is absolutely stunning. Extraordinary Tag. I love it.

Thanks for this wonderful entry to SaWo.

crafty creations said...

beautiful tag Louise

Donna said...

Louise, this is just wonderful. The second I saw it, I loved it.

Kris Dickinson said...

Your tag is gorgeous Louise!

Christine said...

Oh, beautiful tag Louise

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous tag.

Sarah said...

Oh, Louise, I really like this one. That gold splatter adds a lot!

Char said...

Fabulous. I love the background. And St. Nick is wonderful.

Godelieve said...

So beautiful! Love the gold splatters!

Willy said...

Wonderful tag, Louise. Great splatters!

Anneke said...

this is so beautiful louise.

Viola said...

So lovely! Wonderful piece, Louise!

Jacqueline said...

What a rich looking background - love the speckles!

Ellen said...

what a gorgeous tag, Tim Holtz eat your heart out. the speckles add just that extra bit of umpf to it.

Alexandra Knittel said...

Your Christmas hanger is wonderful. Love it!

Dawn said...

Aww it's beautiful - you should join us on our Tag Challenge - this is brilliant - I have to get me one of those leaf punches!

Cynthia said...

Really like this piece.
Great color and you are right,,,the gold is perfect for it.

ScrappyPam said...

Beautiful tag!

Zuzu's Blog said...

Very very beautiful.. I love this

Lyneen said...

the spattering adds the perfect touch... you have the technique down!

Tania said...

This si sooooooo gorgeous!

azLizJane said...

This is wonderful!

A Robin's Nest said...

Don't tell TH, but your tag ranks up there with his!!!! LOVE IT!