December 1, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 1


whew.....2 hours later and it looks like my studio threw up!  Seriously, there's card stock glitter and scraps of stuff everywhere!  I don't think I've ever torn apart something I put together so many times, who knew hot glue would actually lift up so nicely!

Inspired by Tim's tag for day 1, here's my take, I think I'm going to use these on my gifts this year, or just hang them on my tree as ornaments.



I cut the tag, flourishes, and Joy from Core'dinations card stock, using the eCraft.  I welded the word "Joy" using SCAL software, once cut, I covered it with Stickles and Dazzling Diamonds and let dry.  I followed Tim's directions for the Tag background - just love the addition of the White EP over the embossed snowflakes.  For my banner, I used the center piece from the Ornament Box Set, cutting a old piece of music sheet using the eCraft, then crumpled and inked to age it a bit.  The pinecones took me the longest, even though I've made them before.  I gave up on the Tim's toothpick method and just rolled and glued, and was happy with the way it came out.  Once I got them shaped to my liking, I inked with Versamark, then embossed with Tinsel Embossing powder.  The vintage snowman is from the Artistic Outpost Frosty and Friends plate, stamped in Coffee Archival on Vanilla, then colored with STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils and Gamsol.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost
Ink - Ranger Coffee Archival, Distress Ink Gathered Twigs, Iced Spruce, STAEDTLER Karat Aquarell Watercolor Pencils
Card Stock - Core'dinations, Vanilla, Chocolate, Olive
Other - Tattered Pinecone Die, eCraft, Hot Glue, Tinsel Embossing Powder, Prima Distresser, Seam Binding, Non Stick Craft Mat, Spritz Bottle, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Music Sheet, Stickles, Dazzling Diamonds, SCAL software, Gamsol

Off to clean up the studio, so I'll be ready for Day 2!



PS - the winner of the Crafter's Apron Template from the Creations by AR DT Blog Hop is.....

Vee said...
Hi Lisa Ab-Fab designs as always love your work Hugs Vee x
November 29, 2011 8:02 AM

Congrats Vee - please email me with your information!

13 comments :

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is gorgeous Lisa!!!!

Erin Smetak said...

OMG! This is so darling! I love it!

Linda Carson said...

LOL! They say the sign of a genius is a messy desk! I think that goes for an artist also! This tag is brilliant!

Marjie Kemper said...

Cool spin on Day One! Your word is beautiful and I love all the stacked paper bling below.

Dawnll - Dawn's Craft Place said...

Love your spin on the tag-that snowman is adorable-great vintage image

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous! Love how sweet frosty is nestled in the branches!

The Sparkly Fairy said...

Fantastic tag. I have just got this stamp set - so you have inspired me!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, this is so cute, but if it took you 2 hours....what will it take me! Your pinecones turned out really sweet!

Melissa S. said...

I love this, what a great character.I have to practice with the pinecones because mine so arent working for me. I used pointsetta flowers instead. I will come back and visit again soon, Love your work.

Basement Stamper said...

the tags would look gorgeous on a tree! Beautiful job!

Terry said...

Beautiful "Day One" tag! Love how you used the snowman! This is my first year playing and what a blast!

Joy said...

I'm such a fan of your work. This is so beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with Inspiration Emporium!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful tag, lovely little snowman.

 
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