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???)