I went with seasonal themes for these two tags: one for fall and one for winter. The fall tag background was made with Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain along with Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I die cut Tim's Trellis Frameworks border out of his medium brown substrate. The insets for the trellis are die cut out of some of Tim's Paper Stash and Textured Surfaces (burlap and cork).
Here are some close ups!
My winter tag background was made with Picket Fence and Shaded Lilac Distress Stains and Ground Espresso Distress Ink. I die cut the Courtyard Frameworks border out of Tim's grunge paper and painted it with Weathered Wood Distress Paint. I grunged it with some Walnut Stain Distress Ink. I really loved making the inset for my framework. I used Tim's mirrored sheets and textile surfaces in dark denim. I also applied Wendy Vecchi's Crackle Paste to some of my grunge paper insets and Tim's Distress Grit Paste others. I used Hickory Smoke Distress Crayon and water brush to bring out some of the texture on these texture paste insets. Instead of black paint splatters, I went for snow flurries with Picket Fence Distress Paint splatters.
Now for a few close up pics of the winter tag. My sentiment comes from lines of the hymn Silent Night. I got these snippets of the hymn from Tim's Christmas remnant rubs.