Thursday, 9 December 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - No 3

The next one ... which was not too bad considering that I only had to substitute a couple of items (lol)
My tags are slighly smaller than Tim's so it all looks a bit busier but I quite like it this way. This is my process for creating the tag:
stamping the branch ... don't have one so I just used a swirl from Artemio
distressing the outside of the tag ... I only have the bundled sage distress ink, the second green ink layer is from VersaColor
the bird ... I have neither grungeboard nor tissue tape. I chose quite thick cardboard, painted it white with acrylic paint and left it to dry. I cut two different napkins into stripes and attached them to the cardboard with Decopatch glue. No distress ink and no rock candy stickles ... I substituted them with red VersaColor ink and Frsoted Lace stickles. The bird is distressed with tea dye distress ink around the edges.
For the nest I found some leftover woollen fibres.
The lace and glitter trim is from Webster's.
For the flower I folded five old book page circles where the edges had been cut with pinking scissors and distress with tea dye. The brad in the centre of the flower is from K&Company.
And last the Christmas Post image is from Artchix Studio, I attached to some leftover from the embellished bird cardboard.
Will link this to Artyjen's blog, pop over ... there are some stunning tags on display. Have a great evening, stay warm, Petra.

5 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Lovely - love the flower :D
Julie xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Lovely take on Tim's Tag, the bookpages worked wonderfully for the flower!

Tracey said...

Love your alternative flower and your birdie turned out fab !!! gorgeous tag hon - thanks for sharing xxx

Netty said...

Hi Petra, loving your tag, great substitutions that work fabulously. Terrific tag, oops nearly forgot was very impressed with that birds nest. Annette x

Createology said...

Your tag is lovely. How fun to try T!m's tags. Happy Holly Jolly...

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