Friday, 28 December 2012

12 tags of 2012 - December

Holiday greetings to you all.

I know a little late, but that is just how December goes around here. One moment its the 1st then before you know it, the New Year is just round the corner!

Here are the final 2 tags for the Tim Holtz Challenge, full details can be found here

As normal I started out with the intention of doing similar techniques, but I think the only thing they have in common is that they are seasonal.


 Tag 1
Christmas Robin


The Tag background is the copper Metallic Distress Stains.
I then stamped the 'Christmas Robin' (Inca Stamp) on it with Distress Ink, and coloured in with Distress Pens.  The Metallic Strains, seem to absorb the colour and give it a metallic glow.  
This is how the tag stayed  for 3 weeks, as its all hands to deck during December at work. Not to mention the hours spent at the ice rink for Tally's rehearsals for the show and then the show itself.
This week I added the red background paper from the stash, made an embellishment from a left over bit, added a holly button. I then added a little Glossy Accents on the berries and the embellishment.
Then walked away before I spoilt it.

  
Tag 2
Little Wishes


As many of you will know that when you have a young child, the conversation around December goes what would you like for Christmas?
Tally's answer - A Chocolate Orange.
(This was the answer any time anyone asked her.)

My, how easy Santa found to grant this request, and how it was enjoyed!

It was also the first year that she enjoyed helping plan Christmas day, including choosing the crackers.

So Tag number 2 has very little technique. All I did was Distress ink the background, then used the packaging from one of the crackers and the chocolate orange box, then layered them up.

I am going to use it on a scrapbook page, to remind me of how simple wishes, can be such fun, and do not need to cost a lot.



Thank you visiting, Happy crafting.

Dorrie