Sunday 2 November 2014

Fairy lights tangles

Hi Crafters,

it's a pity, the holidays are almost over. I wish they were longer. Now the girls will have to go to bed in time again which is a pity, because I really like the relaxed evenings together, when I don't have to be the stern boring old Mum.  

Anyway, the girls and I enjoyed another long craft night yesterday, with my new alcohol markers. They love them just as much as I do. Probably because they're not allowed to use them alone.

I love all those fairy lights tangles that are all the rage right now. I've always wanted to create one myself, even though I had no stamp. It's an easy enough shape to draw, but I just hadn't done it yet. And yesterday I suddenly realized, that I do have a light bulb stamp after all. It's in the trim the tree set of Lawn Fawn. Consequently I spend all evening stamping and coloring tiny light bulbs.

I started out with a tag, just to try it out. Then I had to stamp more tags for my girls to color (the 2nd is on of theirs). After that I tried out a red and green color combo and an all yellow one. I love how they all look. I think I'll do these for all my gift tags this year.

Then I went from tag to card and remembered the current color challenge over at Stempelküche.  So I decided to go with this color combo, just using red, yellow and a bluish green. I also used a Stempelküche sentiment. I think this one is my favorite Christmas sentiment this year. It's playful, not too small and not too large. And it's German.

To create the tangles I just drew a tangled line with a pencil, stamped the light bulbs and then traced the pencil line with a copic liner. Then I started coloring in the individual lights with two shades of each color, creating a shadow on one side. In the end I added a little white highlight with a gel pen.

I also created a matching envelope. You can see the colors on the inside, but I think that's okay. When I color on an envelope with alcohol markers, I usually put in a piece of paper, so the color doesn't bleed through to the other side.

Have a great Sunday

Simon says stamp: Anything goes

Addicted to CAS: #51 Tag

Stempelküche: #6 Farbvorgabe / Colors 


  1. Great array of tags - fun that your kids got to join in! Thanks for joining in at ATCAS!

  2. Wow Ela, die sind alle ganz toll! Ich find die kleinen Lämpchen auch immer super schön, steht für dieses Jahr auch noch auf der to-do Liste

  3. Oh I love your tangled lights tags and the cards are fabulous too.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  4. Ela, wo nimmst du nur die Inspiration her? Ich hab viel zu lange für meine Farbkarte gebraucht und bei dir sieht es so schön und leicht aus - ich bin so neidisch! :D
    Danke fürs Mitspielen und viel Glück,

  5. Haha, ich hab das gleiche gedacht wie Jessa :) Diese kleinen Lichter haben es mir auch total angetan, deine Tags und die Karte sind super schick geworden!

    Danke, dass du bei der Stempelküche-Challenge mitgespielt hast!

  6. Traumhaft schön dein Kärtchen! Danke für deine Teilnahme an der STempelküche-challenge und viel Glück!