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Monday, 6 December 2010

12 Days of Christmas No 6 Grungeboard and Texture Fades

WOW half way through already, can't believe I've managed to blog them all too, I'm not the best blogger in the world.

Today I actually made two tags and the only thing in common with Tim's tag are the inks and techniques.

This is Tim's tag

and these are mine

I made the blue one first as I didn't have any tree or reindeers, so thought I'd just do something completely different yet use the same techniques.

Distress Inks used Tumbled Glass and Stormy sky, Cuttlebug Winter House folder and snowflake, Personal Impressions flourish, Whimsy sentiment.

The reason I made a second one was when I went to the craft shop to stock up on double sided tape and glue this lovely little Sizzix reindeer jumped into my arms. He is being discontinued so I had to have him. I replaced the trees with Cuttlebug holly folder using Pine Needles and Fired Brick.

I can't decide which one I like the most, what about you?

To see more fantastic tags why not pop over to Artyjen's blog

Sunday, 5 December 2010

12 Days of Christmas no 5 - Enameled Metals

Here's today's tag, this was nice messy one with a bit of everything, ink, paint, stickles and embossing

The tag was edged with adirondack paint dabber in Snow Cap, inked with Barn Door and Fired Brick. Stamped Inkadinkado Santa and random edging and Penny Black sentiment. Next a grungepaper die cut was covered in Broken China crackle paint with a strip of distressed music paper. The numbers are a pack of sticky door numbers from the Poundshop (new they would come in handy) covered in Snow Cap and UTEE and a TH flower embossed with distress EP's.

I'm entering this into the Artistic Stampers monthly challenge

and The Cheerful Stampad's challenge "Here Comes Santa" (thanks for the invitation to join in Vicki)

12 Days of Christmas no 4 - Facets

I am absolutely loving this challenge, the only frightening thing is how close to Christmas it will bring us.

Here is day 4's tag

The technique involved in this one was to make a charm using a resist with alchohol inks, Tim used a lovely facet, but not having any I opted for a fragment charm. I must admit alcohol inks are my least favourite Tim product and my attempt at this did not work, but hey ho.

Tim's tag is lovely and blingy so we mananged that bit.

Paper is DCWV, gems and pearls from stash, tag edged in Fired Brick, Alcohol Inks used were Butterscotch and Stream.

Friday, 3 December 2010

12 Days of Christmas No 3 - Tissue Tape

Day 3 of Tim's Christmas tag challenge using Tissue Tape. I didn't have any of that so found some white tissue paper and coloured it with Tattered Rose reinker then stamped with text then collaged over the bird and used with the tattered floral die.

Distress Inks used Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Brushed Corduroy and Vintage Photo for edging.

Short and sweet tonight as it's late, but hope you like my take on Tim's tag.

Thursday, 2 December 2010

On the 2nd Day of Chrismas - Custom Inkpad

my true love sent to me ....

another Tim tag and what a beauty it was too, however, mine looks nothing like Tim's.

I hit a wall with this one, the technique needed Cut & Dry felt, which I didn't have and distress reinkers which I only have a couple of. Sue (Playing with Paper) who is a fountain of knowledge said you can acheive a similar result with dried up baby wipes and felt tip pens or ink daubers. Well my attempt was a disaster, I didn't have the right style stamp or reinker colours and it was just a splodged mess.

So I improvised, using the aforementioned ink daubers and distress inks in tumbled glass and stormy sky I stamped a snowflake design all around my tag and then embossed with clear ep, then coloured my backround with weathered wood and more stormy sky. The design got a bit lost in the background so I went over it with clear on clear ink and ep. The topper was made using the same colours and stamp. Finnished with a sentiment and snowflake.

Well it's nice to be different anyway and I'm loving these big tags.

Looking forward to tomorrow's challenge.

Thanks for looking.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Tim's 12 days of Christmas - Rickety House

As all of you lovely Tim fan knows every year he does a challenge The 12 Days of Christmas tags.

Over on the Docraft forum Sue who likes nothing better than Playing with Paper challenged us to join in.

So here goes with day 1 if you pop over to Tim's blog you can see what he created. I was a little overwhelmed when I saw it and had to have a think, but thank goodness for crafty friends. The postie arrived this morning with a little brown envelope full of TH die cuts from the lovey Kay aka Craftyspider. Low and behold there were some of the great big tags and rickety houses, so thank you Kay.

I've used the batik technique for the background using distress inks in tumbled glass, stormy sky and broken china, distressed and embossed around the edges. The house was embossed with the brick folder and inked in fired brick, and lots of rock candy stickles and glamour dust. The wreath was made using a McGill pine branch punch and Viva pen for the berries.

I really enjoyed making this and can't wait for tomorrows.

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