December 2, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - Day 2....Let's Improvise

Note to self....when you say "oh crap, I shouldn't have just done that", it's a little too late to go back and fix what you just did.  Trust me, lesson learned!

On to Day 2...Inspired by Tim's tag, yet not having the tools I needed, I set out to improvise, and things were going rather well, until I picked up that bottle of White Picket Fence Distress Stain.  I should have left well enough along.  You are going to have to trust me on this one, this tag looks better IRL.


Not having Kraft Resist Papers, I set out to create my own background.  I stamped the Christmas Tree Collage from Our Daily Bread Designs in Ranger Black Archival on a piece of Bo Bunny Snowfall pattern paper.  Then colored the tree with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils and Gamsol.  That's where I should have stopped, but I didn't until after the first swipe of the Picket Fence Distress Stain, too late, it already started to blend with my beautifully colored tree.  No time to move on, I'll fall even further behind!  My accent trim was cut from Bo Bunny Snowfall pattern paper using the Vintage Border Die from ODBD.  To accent I added the cute little Reindeer cut from Bo Bunny papers, and wrapped some Silver Garland around his neck.

Details:
Stamps - Our Daily Bread Designs
Ink - Ranger Black Archival, Ranger Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils
Card Stock - Tag
Other - Bo Bunny Snowfall Pattern Paper, Seam Binding, Spritz Bottle, Perfect Pearls Mist, Garland, Gems, Bells, Big Shot, Prima Distress Tool, Reindeer Die, Dimensionals, Glossy Accents, Gamsol, Blending Stumps, ODBD Vintage Border Die, Non Stick Craft Mat

19 comments :

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wishing all my mistakes looked this good!!! I think it is lovely Lisa!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the stamped image over the lovely paper!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Lisa, I love the stamped background. Tracy x

Gez said...

What mistake? Where? Oh, Lisa your tag is just fabulous.. what a gorgeous Christmas tree. Anyne can copy but this is original and so much nicer. Wishing you a lovely weekend. Gez.

Danni said...

This is so pretty!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Looks great to me, I don't see what you see GF......great tag!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

It looks wonderful to me. Sometimes we are our biggest critic. I ordered several of the Tim Holtz die cuts from Oh My Crafts and am excited to be receiving them soon to make tags with. Today I bought some small wreaths that will go perfect around the reindeer necks from Hobby Lobby that were 50% off. Christmas stuff at HL at 50% off is going fast. One HL I went to had already changed the front of store to non Christmas and had cleared out one aisle of Christmas stuff already.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Erin Smetak said...

Awesome! Oh I wish you lived closer so I could rub off some of your creativity!!!

Andrea Ewen said...

This is gorgeous, Lisa...I love the vintage feel to it! Super job making your own papers....how clever of you!

Terry said...

Isn't it fun to improvise!! Well I just love the vintage feel of your absolutely beautiful Christmas tree! Beautiful tag!

Melissa S. said...

I like this one just fine without the stain. Cool tag. I had problems with the stain also. I have to post mine tomorrow, it is late and still have a little more to do.

Linda Carson said...

Me thinks you're too hard on yourself! It looks quite festive and fit for my gift....!

Judie aka Craftymess said...

this is lush hun, i didnt have the tools either, but i thinks we need too much sometimes lol, i love it and its a winner xx

Jan Hennings said...

SO SWEET!

Netty said...

Great tag and loving the background. Enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Marjie Kemper said...

I like the way you've positioned the reindeer looking up at the tree. Plus your brown ribbon and border are yummy!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic tag, love the Christmas tree and all the bling.

Izzwizz said...

Just beautiful, and I like your smudged tree - it looks natural x

Basement Stamper said...

I love the gold and turquoise on this tag.

 
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