Sunday, 12 December 2010

Hels' Tag Of Christmas... Number 2

Goodly morning and a very happy Sunday to you! If you have arrived from Ink On My Fingers, welcome and thanks for coming over... if you have arrived on your travels, welcome and thank you for visiting :O)) First of all... I need to announce the winner of the first Hels' Tag of Christmas... so, Mr. Random.org has cogitated and come up with...


#16 - Stampersue

Many thanks for all your lovely comments, muchly appreciated. On with today's offering... another Hels' Tag of Christmas... so inspired am I by a certain Sultan of Stamping, I have been playing with more Tissue Tape (wow, I lurve this stuff!!!) and ink and made another tag.




I started by sitting pleating Tissue Tape onto a piece of cardstock that was big enough to cover the Pine Tree Alterations die. I pleated the tape and overlapped each layer - starting at the bottom of the card and making my way upwards to the top... this way, the pleats stay stuck down by the layer above. Once the card was covered, I cut the Pine Tree out of it and then used Forest Moss Distress Ink to colour it. I then smothered the whole lot with Rock Candy Cracklepaint and once this had dried, I wrapped some raffia around the trunk.




I used Snowcap Dabber to add streaky patches to the top and bottom of the tag, these formed a resist and I wanted them to look a bit like icicles. I coloured the whole of the tag with Bundled Sage DI, added some Forest Moss, blending over with a Blending Tool and foam and then added script, stamping using Bundled Sage. Finally, I edged it all with Walnut Stain and then used a soft cloth that had been spritzed with water from a Mini Mister to remove the ink from the paint. I stamped a flourish in Snowcap Dabber and then the sentiment in black StaZon, adding white dots with a Ranger White Pen. Finally, I added some elastic trim from the Idea-ology Trimmings and a piece of gold tinsel (from my stash) Oh and the trim at the top is more Trimmings (ribbon this time) which was coloured with Bundled Sage DI and then a few baubles were added as a bit of extra bling.


To be in with a chance of winning the tag, all you need to do is leave a comment here for me and I will use Mr. Random.org again to draw out a number. The winner will be announced next Sunday, 19th December and I will post the tag out as soon as I get the addy deets thru, so all being well, you should have it before Christmas :O)) Anyways... that's it from me for the time being... thanks for looking... have a fabbilicous day! TTFN

Hels x

25 comments:

ellen said...

GAW-GEOUS!! Love it! You're so clever - pleated tissue tape collage die cut! Who thinks of these things??? Oh.. right... YOU do! So smart!

Linda Cain said...

stunningly gorgeous!!!!!

Glennis said...

this tag is just wonderful - I love your creative ideas

Lori said...

This is GORGEOUS! I just love that tree! And the colors!

Sandra said...

great job! Love this card.
Sandra

Anonymous said...

well no surprise here, delish as always! luv your blog project..cant wait to one meself! and u know u can AI the buggers too! way fun! ahh to win something...no worries..one of these days we will be in a swap together! xo cher

Sherry Goodloe said...

The TREE! OMG that is just fab-u-lous!!

craftytrog said...

Ooh! Your tissue tape tree looks wonderful Hels! A totally stunning tag! xx

Helen said...

That is just delicious! I have so got to have that tree die!!

Larisa said...

Very nice Tag a-la-Tim!!! Fine background!

Joanne said...

Ingenious. The colours are beautiful, the paint dabber is amazing (I just can't do that) and all that tissue tape. It's fantastic. x

Netty said...

Hels this is blooming marvellous. Wow what a tag this is. Brill. Annette x

Anesha said...

Super tag, love the use of the tape!

Tracy Evans said...

Love the colours on this tag Hels, and the dabber resist really pops from the tag. Great tree using the tissue tape. Have a great Sunday, Tracy Evans x x

Rainbow Lady said...

Wowee this is superb and I love it.
Very clever. xx

Elaine said...

Gorgeous tag - love the greens and all the detail you've achieved.

Janet said...

love your tag,the tissue tape tree is fab. Janet x

Vic said...

Gorgeous! I love how you made the tree with the tape.

Rumtruffle said...

Just popping by to say Hi and let you know how fabbie dabbie tag number 2 is. The whole tag thing thats been going on has really inspired me generally, I haven't made a complete tag like TH's but I have used the bits that I like along with other stuff that pops in my head!

kaybee777 said...

Beautiful ..... quite speechless!

Stampersue said...

Wow I'm so thrilled to win Hels tag. I will contact with my details when I get home from work tonight. It won't let me email from work as it blocked:-(

Thanks so much for picking me I'm going to hang it in pride of place in my craft room.

Stampersue
X

Lila said...

That is just delicious, I love your creative ideas!

Sid said...

Fabby tag !!

Annette said...

Hello Hels, whwere do you get your ideas from. This tag is truly scrummy. Hugs Annette x

Annette said...

Hello Hels, whwere do you get your ideas from. This tag is truly scrummy. Hugs Annette x