Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tims Tags 2011 - Day 7 - Peace Goodwill

Day 7 of Tim's Tags. I enjoyed using the Glassine and will try some of his other uses for this paper, like printing with an ink jet printer, stamping applied Distress Stains Pumice Stone & Antique Linen, misted my tag and swiped it thru the liquid, dropped droplets of water and dried. Stamped the background stamps (Impression Obsession CAC Crackle bkgr'd & Cornish Heritage Farms "Music bkgr'd) using Distress Gathered Twigs and rolling my stamp so it fades in and out - another Distress type of look. Distressed the edges with the distresser and sponged Frayed Burlap around the edges.

Applied alcohol inks and blender onto my felt (Gold Mixative, Citrus, Mushroom & Lettuce) and pounced onto the Glassine. Dried with heat gun until I noticed a "wet" look which means the coating on the glassine has "fixed" my inks onto the glassine. Only takes a couple seconds. Scrunched up the paper several times to get good cracks, cut out the holly leaves and sponged a touch of Festive Berries around the edges and Gathered Twigs on the cracks. Edged each leaf with Krylon Gold leafing pen.

Die cut the Twig branches from Grungeboard, painted them with gold acrylic paint, when dry edged with the Gathered Twigs and a touch of Black Soot. Used Aleene's "True Snow" along the edges and then added some Stickles Picket Fence. Let dry.

Broke apart one of my necklaces (I only have about a hundred...) and put three large pearls into a plastic baggie, added a touch of Red Pepper alcohol ink, sealed the baggie and colored my pearls. Dropped them out of the baggie and let dry.

I don't have the beautiful stamp that Tim used so improvised using various alphabet stamps and stamping one letter at a time, so I could really get the letters close together. Used Versafine Black Onyx and embossed with black embossing powder on Kraft colored cardstock. Cut around it leaving a nice margin then used a small circle punch to make the inverted scallops that mimic the holly leaves. Sponged the Gathered Twigs, then added some Festive berries. Adhered it to tag and added the medium sized gold half pearls.

Adhered all the twig branches and holly leaves with Glossy Accents. Tied a knot in my woven ribbon, added two sizes of red Ric Rac and some gold bead string, tied it all together with some wire and attached it to tag. Put a couple staples in the beaded string. Adhered my large pearls. Tied a white/gold string to hang it.

I'm content...

And it fits for these challenges:
Crazy Challenge  #96 Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge  #171 make your own DP bkgr'd
Kaboodle Doodles  #96 colors of Xmas
Creative Card Crew  Tis the season
Papertake Weekly  Anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown  #77 Celebrate the season
Belli Challenge  #132 Winter & Christmas
Penny's Challenge  #68 Merry Christmas
Aud Sentiments Challenge  #42 Winter/Holiday sentiment


Sue said...

My second day in a row to click on your tag! I like your style. Another beauty you created, Yogi!

Donna said...

Gorgeous Tag, and you are right, the gold edges make the leaves pop! x

Beth Akins said...

Another beauty!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on Tim's tag - love how your holly turned out!

Ms_Dee said...

This is a beauty.....I'm now a follower....I want to see what you do next.....(smile).....

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Beautiful!!! I love the gold beaded ribbon in the bouquet...nice touch!

Shelby said...

Gorgeous design! Love all of the details you've provided. Thanks for joining us at Penny's for our traditional Christmas challenge.


paper fun said...

Lovely creation!!!! Tim would be proud.

Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.


Fiona said...

wow fab tag...

Thanks for joining us this week at Papertake Weekly.


sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Yogi

This is totally gorgeous!

Thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Berry said...

What a stunning tag thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Rebekah GDT xxx Ooo and thanks for entering at CCC too!

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ Colors of Christmas Challenge!

Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Again gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

Kathleen – Guest Designer
Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at

Karen Letchworth said...

This is a gorgeous tag. Thanks so much for entering the Merry Christmas Challenge at Penny's. We're so pleased to have you with us!
Karen - Design Team Member

Unknown said...

Beautiful tag! Thanks for playing along with us at Kaboodle Doodles this week!

Rachel Izakowicz said...

What a gorgeous tag! Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week! x

NanaConnie said...

Love the holly and berries on your tag, Yogi! Thanks so much for joining in the challenge at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Good luck in the draw.
NanaConnie TT DT

Shelly said...

Fabulous christmas creation Yogi, I love the handmade background! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week! Shelly x

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Yogi, what a gorgeous tag. I love the distressing and your background looks fantastic. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge. Hugs, Denise x

Darsie Bruno said...

I just love Christmas tags! The more ornate the better! A great accompaniment to that special gift! Thanks so much for playing with us in the Belli Challenge! Please stop by and play with us again! Our next challenge is "Christmas Cards" on the 21st! One last card before that big day!
Merry Christmas!
Belli Challenge DT Coordinator & Owner

Andie's Space said...

Hi Yogi,
This looks gorgeous. The holly is so realistic. I love it. Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.
Andie xx