Thursday, December 10, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Tags - Day 3

All set for the next batch?  With any luck, I'm keeping up with the creating of these.  Hah!

And when I checked to see if this had posted... it hadn't.  So, by now I can say I'm not keeping up and I have a few more posts coming your way.

Day 3 - Tim Holtz style: Listen and Plaid Bird

Tim's did a double tag day on Day 3 with his fun and fast plaids.  Here is his original post.  Now, while this should have been fast, I labored over the plaids.  It took ages for me to get something that didn't look like a muddy mess or that I didn't mess up when I was stamping.  I did this so many times, I was plaiding in my sleep!  But I loved the results.

When I looked for the perfect Santa stamp for my tag, I only had one that was a polymer / clear stamp.  I found it didn't want to stamp easily on the glossy cardstock (hence the multiple repeats).  So, I took a different approach and did this gorgeous chickadee image.  One thing I did different from Tim's tags was to omit the stamped white flecks and add the opaque white pen ink as highlights to my images.  I love the pop of white against the plaids.  And doesn't the teal plaid remind you of a comfy blanket or shirt?  Also, one of the things that I think was a cool addition to my plaid was a "stripe" of gold mixative.  It looks so festive in real life.

Day 3 - the CLASSroom: Botanical Elegance

Lisa Strahl kicked it up a notch with a tag that is like no other!  Her tag can be seen HERE.  I didn't have the right supplies to copy hers, but I had a lot of fun trying!  My deer is a clear accent die-cut, but worked perfectly.  Lisa had also used a Heidi Swapp paper that is pre-embossed.  I used a cuttlebug folder, embossed and carefully inked with a wash to give a similar effect.

Thanks for visiting!
Supplies - Listen and Plaid Bird:
-The Pines and "winter" from Evergreen Holiday (All Things Considered) by CHF
-Stream, Lettuce, Cranberry, Meadow, Slate and Gold mixative alcohol inks by Ranger
-Jet Black Archival ink by Ranger
-Vintage Photo ink, Pine Needles, and Aged Mahogany Distress inks by Ranger
-Manilla tags
-teal by Prism
-Glossy cardstock
-opaque white pen by Inkssentials
-pen nibs, x-mas red Stickles, felt applicators, alcohol blending solution, and fragment by Ranger
-ribbon by May Arts and Basic Grey

Supplies - Botanical Elegance:
-none (can you believe it?!?!)
-Tattered Rose and Vintage Photo Distress inks by Ranger
-Manilla tag
-White prismatic by Prism
Patterned paper:
-Holiday Collection petite papers by Webster's Pages
-Pearls by Prima Marketing
-25 Days 'deer' by Little Yellow Bicycle
-taffeta ribbon by May Arts
-Holly Ribbon Cuttlebug folder by Provo Craft
-glossy accents by Ranger


  1. More great tags! I love your chickadee on plaid and the deer looks really elegant - great job!

  2. All of your tags are gorgeous!!!


  3. Very nice! I love the plaids, great look.