Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Catch Up!

Hello, friends!  I've got much to catch up on, after spending a wonderful, snow-filled weekend in Pennsylvania with family.  Here are my takes on Tim's Tags from Days 3, 4, and 5.

Day 3 - This is one of my favorites.  Tim created a red bird, but I had just done that in Day 1, so of course, I had to make this little guy a bluebird.  I followed Tim's instructions pretty closely on this one.  I used tissue tape from 7Gypsies because it had red and green ledger print on it.  I must admit this little flower was easier than I anticipated, although the Gypsy tape is stickier, so maybe that helped.  Anyone else have a hard time trying to get Tim's tape to stay stuck on the grunge?  My tree branch is stamped using Peeled Paint Distress Emboss for a little texture.

Day 4 - Definitely not my favorite.  Had to improvise the entire thing.  The facet technique was cool (I used a charm fragment), but I can't see myself doing it again.  I don't buy those expensive bling swirls unless they are seriously discounted, so I had to make my own, which was quite tedious.  The paper is some ancient Melissa Frances that I had been hoarding.

Day 5 - Well, I didn't have any UTEE, so I enameled the metal numbers with.... Enamel Accents.  Seemed like a no-brainer, LOL.  I actually didn't have much from the recipe for this tag either, but it was still lots of fun to make.  I am discovering during this little party that if you buy Distress Crackle Paint, you'd better use it up fast, or it will turn to dust!  Bummer!  The background for the numbers was cut out with Nestabilities Labels Four.  As you can see, I used one of Tim's Santa ATC collages for the main image.  The "Be Jolly" is ancient - might even be a $1 bin stamp.  Rather fun, this one.

I'm working on the next two already, so hopefully I'll get caught up soon.  I gotta say, though, that today's tag (Day 8) has me stumped so far..... I don't have anything even close for a mask, or even a similar stamped image to make a mask, don't have all that hardware... I'll have to seriously put my thinking cap on (or maybe borrow someone else's.... anyone???)

15 comments:

Terry said...

Jean, these are just so fun! I love them all! I have got to set aside some Tim Tag Time! Oh, that sounds like a game! Have a great day!

PetraB said...

Your tags are brilliant, so rich in colour and detail. Love them!
For tag 8 I don't have the hardware either, maybe it would be possible to use some free clip art instead?

Donna said...

Gorgeous Tags! Love that little Bluebird!
Donna x

A Vintage Chic said...

They're just gorgeous, Jean! Enjoy your catch up tag day!

Julie

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wow, you have been busy!!!and they all look fabby :D
Julie xx

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love your tags. Great to know about the crackle and using it up quickly. Thanks for the tip. As far as your mask problem...if you don't have anything Santa or Christmas to use for a mask, well then how about words? A great big Ho Ho Ho or something? Just thinking.

Netty said...

You have been so busy and produced some totally fabulous tags. I love them all. Annette x

Tracey said...

Wow !!! all three tags are utterly delish, you have been a busy little crafter, thanks for sharing xxx

Jacqueline said...

Hi Jean these are beautiful too - can't you use a stencil instead of a mask..?

Minxy said...

super duper, all look amazing

Lori said...

These are all super! Love them all, Jean! And a bluebird, really? lol...

Shar said...

All stunning!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous tags! Love the stripey letters on your santa tag. The paper on your second tag is adorable.

Fliss said...

A truly gorgeous set of tags Jean. Love them all.
I'm catching up too, only with comments!
x

Artyjen said...

Thanks for sharing at the splinter group :)
Sorry it's taken me a while to get here but I'm working my way through all these gorgeous tags bit by bit! ;)
xoxo Sioux