Monday, December 6, 2010

on the 6th day

Hi everyone, I'm back on the 6th day with two tags: #3 and #4.
I know I am far behind everybody else, but I am just not able to do one tag every day, need some improvement in the organisation skills area.
Anyway, here are the tags:
Tag #3
Since I had no tissue tape at all, I had to find out something. I got my simple masking tape and stamped on it and it worked out OK. I am not totally satisfied with the tag though, I don't like the flower, cos it's too big, I tried to make it smaller, but the tape was too wide.

Onto the 4th one:

But I like this one a lot, I used Pink Paislee paper and this Santa with the list is my fav. I used some liquid pearls in silver instead of the bling. I also tried the stamping on the facet, but It didn't turn out that nice, maybe because of the Stazon inkpad, I'm not sure. So I covered it with some alcohol inks and stamped the snowflakes on to it.
I am off to work on tag#5 and #6 I might be back today with the results...

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Friday, December 3, 2010

2nd tag

Hi everyone, seems like I'm one tag behind, but I'm definitely having fun. I haven't got any reinkers so, I couldn't try the "good to know" technique, but I tried to make something similar. This is it:

I used the mini festive stamps and a bird charm. I think I like this one better than the first one. Let's see what tomorrow will bring.

Something else:
I managed to finish the first batch of Christmas cards, in numbers: 11. I didn't go too far with the design, stamping and a bit of ribbon. I saw this stamping technique in the Craft Stamper magazine.

That's all for today, be back tomorrow, hopefully with two tags.

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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

1st tag of Christmas

Hi everyone out there, I hope you're all OK. Here in the snowy Ireland (LOL) life got a bit slower than usually. Even my class in college got cancelled due to the bad weather. So I stayed in and made the first tag of Tim Holtz's 12tags of Christmas.
I haven't got the dies he used but I didn't mind. I tried to get inspiration and use the techniques he did. So this is what I came up with.
For the background I pressed inkpads onto the craft sheet, spritzed with water and place the tag on it (you know how), I repeated this  a few times. Then I tore a little piece of paper to mask out one corner of my tag and stamped over with the music notes background stamp. I also stamped and embossed some pine branches on the corner (pine needle distress ink& clear embossing powder).
The ornament: Embossed some cardstock with CB dotted folder. Covered it with gold acrylic paint, sanded and applied some distress inks, just exacly the way HE did. Then cut pieces and adhered them onto another sheet of paper. I cut the shape out with scissors. After inking the edges iIcoverd the whole piece with rock candy crackle paint. I placed a little bow and pearl on the top.
Banner: stamped and embossed the sentiment onto the groungepaper piece which I covered with gold acrylic before. Distressed the edge with TH distresser and inked with walnut stain. Then folded into the shape, adhered with hot glue.

Pop over to the Crafty Alley ning network where we share our tags and I hope to see yours.

I'll be back tomorrow with another tag, can't wait till morning so I can see tag #2 on his blog.
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