Wednesday, December 8, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas Day 8

I'm caught up!!!  I just love this blogging community of ours.  I was truly stumped on this one.  Then I started blurfing and found many creative suggestions, including the method I eventually used.  Several people suggested using clipart as a model for a homemade stencil.  I could find a Santa and sleigh, I could find a reindeer, but nothing with the two together that really worked.  Finally, I used two separate images, played around in Paintshop and, using Tim's as a guide, came up with something pretty close.  I used a very specialized material for my mask - printer paper - which worked lots better than I expected, LOL!  You'll see I did get some white "shadow" around the antlers, but I'm okay with that.  The houses I free-handed on some corrugated paper from some lightbulb packaging.  I had the Dymo, a watch front, the spinners.  I added a little rusty jingle bell to the ribbon (hard to see, since I photographed this at night - I wanted to get it done!!!).  The corners are silver embossed using  a stamp from Elusive Images.

And for those of you who were wondering what on earth I was going on about with the tissue box.... it was this.  I thought I might use this silhouette image, since I love ice skating.  However, I realized the design would have been too intricate, and I would have lost the skating effect.  Cool little scene though, isn't it, LOL?!?

13 comments:

Lila said...

I love your tag

Netty said...

Wow how clever are you, brilliant improvisation Jean. I love your little houses and the white round the image makes it stand out. Is there no end to your talents.....no I think not as love that tissue box pot, such a great winters scene. Just finished No 6 and waiting for the glu to dry.
Annette x

donna said...

You have the Dymo? I envy you. What a wonderful tag you created for day 8. I love your Santa and houses. Yes the skaters are very cool.

Wax Beach Artist said...

Looks great and your Santa is perfect!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

A great idea to use clipart as the mask! And I love your little corrugated houses. Very innovative substitutions:)

Daniele said...

lovin' this tag jean, esp. the houses
hugs

Tracey said...

Your tag turned out beautiful, I used printer paper for my mask too although didnt do the sleigh in the end, love the little tissue box - xxx

Minxy said...

Just delightful, i like the houses in white, very christmasy

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love your birch log cabins! Lovely take on the tag.

Dawn said...

Just been looking at all your catching up tags very good and mprovised really well. I am also playing catch up. I have made up to tag 7 just need to photograph and post lol oh and thanks for your visits to my blog always nice to see you hun

Love Dawn xx

Fliss said...

I'm astounded at how you made your mask. It worked brilliantly and I'd never have known if you hadn't said.
Just love this!
xx

Lynn Stevens said...

I never would have guessed you didn't use his stencil! bravo!!!

2amscrapper said...

Yes, cool little scene. Love your little houses on this tag. Helene