Saturday, December 11, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas Day 11

Needless to say, this one did not go well for me.  I of course didn't have any of the ingredients, so I tried creating a tree from a Martha Stewart pine branch punch.  I ran the little pieces through my Xyron, but you know all those sticky bits that stay on after you pull off the punched out shapes? Yep, well, they don't play nice with flocking.  I was hoping for this nice snowy effect, but instead it just looked like my cat had lain on it for days.  So I had to go over some areas with liquid applique, then tried flocking again..... aaackk!  Oh well, live and learn.

The upside: I found this cool page from a vintage French dictionary that contained images of St. Nicholas.  I made it black and white, because the original is quite brown, and my scanner thought it was orange!  I'm going to try to paste it in here so that it is full size if you click on it (about 5 x 7 inches).  Crossing my fingers.....
Have fun crafting and enjoying the season this weekend! Time for me to go cook dinner.... :)

24 comments:

Susan Allan said...

Hi Jean
I really like your tree. The way it has turned out, it looks like a real one! The image from the French page is perfect too.

Just going back to the tree the branches look real because they are separate, if you kno what I mean!
Sue xx

Shelly Hickox said...

I think using the branches is a great idea and I think it looks good too. I haven't a clue what to do - I'm still working on the one before this!

Great dictionary page - thanks!!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

well considering you had such a rough time it looks fabby :D
That page is amazing thank you so much, have saved it for future use :D
Julie xx

HappyCrafter said...

Wow, what a wonderful tag! Just love that tree!!!!

PetraB said...

I think you did a great job with the tag especially with the tree, it looks so real. Thank you for the page, saved it for future use ...

Lori said...

Love it! I think the tree turned out fine, you should see the mess I made of mine..lol...love seeing how everyone is substituting, it's just great!

Netty said...

Terrific creativity and a fabby tag. Annette x

Sandi said...

Well it turned out just lovely! And thanks for sharing your frustration - it made me laugh. I've had to talk to myself about enjoying the "Tim Tags" :) Personally I think he should do them in November when there is less pressure on all of us!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

This tag is lovely! The tree look so pretty with the 'snow' on it. Thank you for sharing the page with St. Nick.

Carola Bartz said...

Oh Jean, don't be so hard on yourself! This time I saw Tim's tag first, and I absolutely love your version! I admire that you're not discouraged because you don't have any of the supplies but instead be really creative and improvise. That's creativity for me! I L-O-V-E it!

donna said...

Wow wonderful tag! I love your tree and your resist worked excellent. Thanks for the great dictionary page. I love it!

Daniele said...

your tree looks so much better, its more realalistic...well done you
hugs

carole-ish said...

WOW!! ;)

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

I love all your takes on TIm´s extravaganza...I think it is better when you take his projects and make them your own...they look great!

Tracey said...

Well I think your tree looks just fine, to be honest I like the effect, looks magical, thanks for sharing the dictionary page, what a cool find TFS XXX

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

I like your adventurous spirit in making that tree...and I like the way it turned out too! A great choice for the background page, fab tag!

minnie_mac said...

Have enjoyed looking through all your tags. Very beautiful.

Marilyn

penny4thoughts said...

Quite an undertaking to build the tree from punched branches - I think it looks great! I've enjoyed looking at all of your tags - looks like you've been having fun :-)

Linda Robinson said...

I have to agree everyone else here.
I think your tree looks wonderful.
So creative how you used the dictionary page for your word..
Hope you had a great weekend..

Hugs, Linda

2amscrapper said...

I was looking for a dictionary page. This is wonderful! LOL re your description of your tree. Despite your technical difficulties, I think your tag looks great! Helene

stampdiva said...

Hi Jean. Beautiful festive look to your Blog, yet still so very "you".
I would never have guessed you had so many hitches with your tag as it is so gorgeous. Lynne M x

the gypsy magpie said...

sigh... your work is absolutely dreamy. I am so in love with your 12 Tags of Christmas. For me, these are soooo much better than what the original looks like. Beautiful, beautiful job! Out of curiosity- do these hang on your tree?

Shar said...

Beautiful tag! Love your tree! Awesome!

Jan Larson said...

Your tags are all lovely! Thanks for sharing your dictionary page. Merry Christmas to you!