Monday, December 26, 2011

Day 5 Tag

For this tag, I didn't have the alcohol inks or any clear plastic so I decided to stain the tag red and use embossing powders to imitate Tim's design.  I also cheated using a dollar store tree decoration for the wreath.  This tag was really quick and simple to do.

This is the last tag I was able to do before family arrived for Christmas and New Years.  Both my family and my hubby's family will be joining us this holiday season. So I will be busy and having lots of fun with family.  I do plan on finishing the tags in the new year - just because.

Merry Christmas!  =) Lisa

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Day 4 Tag

For this tag, I downloaded the image of the snowman (winter wonder) and fussy cut it out.  To replicate the on the edge snow flurries, I used a snow flake image and traced it out using different heights of the snow flake to imitate the original die onto vellum.   My Cricut died so I was unable to die cut the number '25' into the snowman, so what I did was stamp the number onto the snowman and fussy cut the number out of the snowman.


=) Lisa

Day 3 Tag

For this tag, I didn't have any alcohol inks or felt pads to make my own customized stamp pad.  But I did have various Christmas stamps and a few different distress ink colours, so I tied to capture the essence of the card.  I also didn't have pearl mists but I did have a tattered angle mist and used that instead.  Fairly simple card.

=) Lisa

Day 2 Tag

This is actually the first tag I made.  I didn't have any resist paper but I did have the music stamp and embossing powder and a few distress inks that I was able to mimic the base of Tim's tag.  I downloaded the deer image and fussy cut it out.  I dug into my sewing scraps and had some leftover cloth from a canvas drape that I could use for the deer et voi.

=) Lisa

Day 1 Tag

 I wanted to follow Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas this year and finally got through reading about each tag around the 15th before I had a chance to try to make any.  This is actually the second tag as I hadn't clicked back far enough.  I don't have the Sizzix die cutting system so I had to improvise.  I downloaded the vintage noel image and fussy cut it out.  I made the unfortunate mistake of leaving the cut out on a piece of paper while the sprinkles dried.  The whole thing stuck to the paper and suffered some damage.  Though once I glued it to the tag, the damage was hidden.  I also cheated with the leaves.  I happened to go into the dollar store and found a few $1 Christmas decorations that I could improvise with and that's what I did for the leaves.  I also 'faked' the banner.

=) Lisa

Friday, December 23, 2011

A LO and some 12 Tags of Christmas -Tim Holtz tags.


Well, I hope everyone is ready for Christmas and has a chance to enjoy & recharge over the holidays.  I have a LO from Jan 07 that I want to share and a pic of the tags I managed to complete this very hectic season.  I will also post the tags individually as I'd like to participate in Tim Holtz's '12 Tags of Christmas' even though I only completed 5 tags.  Family is here now and I probably won't have a chance to complete the rest before the deadline.

I have decided to try and finish them in the new year, 'just because'.

So here's a peek at them & the LO:

The next picture is a quick snap of my outdoor container that I tried to make Christmassy:

Merry Christmas!  Enjoy!  Lisa =)