Thursday, 9 December 2010

Hels' Tag Of Christmas... Number 1

Goodly morning peeps...Well, who is totally enthralled by those fabulous 12 Tags of Christmas by Tim Holtz?? I am!!! I love tags, I love inks, I love rubber and most of all... I love a good crafty session! For the last few years I have been doing the 12 Tags but also have make my own versions with different bits and bobs from the originals on them... and this year is no different. This tag here has several of the techniques we have seen so far this year and... I am giving it away to one randomly picked comment. So, if you would like to win this tag, please just leave me a comment on this post and I will ask Mr. Random.org to choose a winner on Sunday 12th December '10




I started off this tag by inking up a holly stamp *all stamps used are Tim Holtz Collection* with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Ink and then wiping away patches where the berries are and popped a teensy droplet of Fired Brick Re-Inker... when I say teensy, I mean reeeeally teensy - just the touch of the end of the pippet will be enough as it is very concentrated. I stamped randomly on the edges of the tag and then embossed with clear powder. Next, I used Frayed Burlap DI and went right over the tag, working the ink with a Blending Tool and then adding a touch of Crushed Olive and then Forest Moss Distress Ink to the edges. I used a splash of water from a Mini Mister to add a bit of distress and then dried with a paper towel.




Next I used the music script stamp and stamped in Frayed Burlap DI... stamping Seasons Greetings in black StaZon, wrapping some jute around the tag... making a Tissue Tape rosette (my new addiction - all the deets on how to make this are on Tim's blog with a video too!) The centre of the rosette is an Acoutrement button and I also added Walnut Stain ink over the Tissue Tape (gently does it) just to tone it in. The little sentiment is actually a sticker from the Seasonal Stash Sticker book - this was popped onto card, sanded, Walnut Stained edges and then attached to a Memo Pin. And there you have it... a Hels' Tag of Christmas... I will try to make another which will be a giveaway for next week... I just need to figure out how to slow time down now so I can make my seven hundred and 23 Christmas cards LOL Thanks for looking... Oh and before I go... don't forget that the challenge here this month is Christmas ... so, if you are doing the 12 Tags you can link in with those... the deets are HERE. TTFN

Hels x

26 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Wow it looks fabby!!! I love your tissue tape rosette :D
Julie xx

Glennis said...

Great take on the tag - the colours are lovely

Sarah A said...

Gorgeouss, gorgeous, gorgeous! I hope you can tell I like it!! Loving the tissue rosette/ flowery thingy!

Sarah x

Cher~ said...

Just STUNNING! Love the flair you bring to the tags.

Nancy said...

VERY pretty tag!!

Vic said...

I love your tag!

~Tonya said...

I love the tag! SO very pretty. Ummm, you asked if I am doing the tags...
NO and I can't stand it! LOL I am a full-time college student and I am up to my eye-balls in final projects and final tests, which means lots of studying. Boo-hiss!

It is driving me nuts I tell ya. I do have part of the supplies, but not all. I will try to make them some day.

She said...

Gorgeous Tag Hels. I'm way behind with the Tags............hoping to play catch up this weekend! Hope you are all well. S x

Anonymous said...

well it is quite fantastic...all your work is! any of us would be proud to display your work hon...ty for a chance, xo cher

hilly77 at comcast dot net

Mariannes Kort og Stempling said...

It looks greate ;-)

Daniele said...

looks great Hels, I loved dpoing the flower great technique
hugs

Helen said...

Tis a very splendid thing! Please include me in the draw.

Joanne said...

This is a lovely tag. I see you have mastered the tissue flower too. Beautiful. x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Lovely tag Hels. Your tissue tape flower is fab. I love the colours that you have used. Judith xx

Sandra said...

thank you for the step by step - love it!
Sandra

Stampersue said...

Hi Hels - love the tag and the tissue flower is fantastic. Please Please can I enter the tag draw.
Stampersue
X

Lila said...

Wow this is beautiful...Stunning !

Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag Hels, love the flower and the embellishments and nice to make your own version of tags too. Great use of tissue tape. Tracy Evans x x

Shazza said...

fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous inkyness! xx

Joanna K said...

I love, I love it! This tag is gorgeous!!! Would love to win that little beauty!!! ;))) xx

kaybee777 said...

Fab - love it. More please!

sanyara said...

Absolutely Beautiful!! If I wasn't up to my eyes in fabric finishing Christmas presents, I'd be dusting off the stamps right now....

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this looks amazing just love your rossete hugs cheryl xxxxx

Tigs said...

Love the tag! Gorgeous :)

Sid said...

That is certainly a whopping flower !! Gorgeous though !!