Saturday, December 31, 2011

Day 12 - The Last Day of Christmas Tag

Tim's tag was all about tricks with tissue paper. By the time I got around to working on this it was December 30 and I have to admit my thoughts had wandered a bit towards Valentines Day.

I had a couple of happy accents in the making of the tag. I used Glossy Accents to adhere the tissue paper to the tag which had already been stamped and colored with Fired Brick stain, with a cover coat of Picket Fence stain. I didn't bother to spread the adhesive so I ended up with some of the tissue being right down on the surface of the tag, and some was raised a bit as I scrunched the tissue paper up. So I got kind of a cool splothcy effect in the background. (So many technical terms in use tonight).

I colored some sparkly tule with more Fired Brick stain and gathered it for the skirt. The flower at her waist is Aged Mahogany, with a faux diamond in the center which of course you can't see at all. The only letters I had were 1/2" and lower case, so I turned to the Cricut and used 1" letters. I like the effect a lot.

I love the adventure of the tags this year and want to continue to use the techniques throughout the new year. I am so thankful for Tim Holtz and all the folks he works with and all the folks in blogland who share their work. It's an amazing adventure we're on!

1 comment:

  1. Hi, Happy New Year to you! I found your site through the 12 tags - and love your interpretation of them. This is a beautiful tag, I like your colour scheme very much! I have joined you as a follower and will visit later (with coffee and a biccie) x


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