Friday, December 2, 2016

Make a Wish

There's no time like the present to get my December tag done.  It's such a busy time of year I thought I would knock this one out on day 1!

Be sure to check out Tim's December Remix HERE.


I was super thrilled to see these 2 mixed...I love the burlap and the ephemera together.


I don;t have the holiday de-embossing folders so I used the one I do have and this one says Moments powdered with Mirrored Platinum.


The Rugged Steampunk Christmas Tree fit perfectly with a mirrored star topper.  A few mini holy tucked here and there.


I love my arrow adornments.


I hung the token from the linen ribbon with care.  Then attached a mini vintage snowflake


I used a halved trophy and tucked it full with a mini brush bottle tree and Mini Holiday Greens.  Now I really want the punches!


I used the new poinsettia stencil for the burlap inked with candied apple and peeled paint distress spray stain!


Tim's December Remix


I always enjoy doing these techniques.  This tag completes year 5 for me and 4 years of not missing a tag.  Looking forward to a new year of learning and being inspired by your tags!  

 
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Thursday, December 1, 2016

Capture the Spirit

It's December...

Last year I picked up a stack of these plastic wine glasses.  The kind with the bottom that screws on.  I was hoping to create a Wine Glass Ornament with it but I ran out of time.  They have been sitting on my shelf all year and I finally hauled them down to play.  

No tutorial for this one due to multiple projects going on at the same time.  However, mini ornaments, hot glue and a base... in this case the scalloped cut from the Cookie Box die is a perfect fit.


I love these teeny wood blocks and stamps giving me stamping freedom.


I hung a wee vintage star ornament from some wire. 


I inked a small brushbottle tree with evergreen bough spray stain.


Tucked in the wee deer.


Ted off with a big burlap bow, real mini pinecones, mini lantern and a red bulb.


 Then I added some snow.


I crackled the ornament leaving a little peek window.


Make sure you use teen holiday bits and wrap the base with twine or in this case the pine twine stuff.


I tucked it in my tree in a small opening with a light behind.  


Night time view...



These glasses are really cheap to purchase.  It took me about 30 minutes to make since everything is small and compact.  I did the glue and crackle finish first.  While it was drying I assembled, cut, glued and glittered my pieces.

Thanks for checking this out.  I'm thinking I will make some more.  I'll try to remember to make tutorial if I do!

Challenging
A Vintage Journey- Cracking Up
Anything But Cute- Rustic Glam

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Jingle

November has flow by and I had hours left to start my November tag.  I usually go for a Christmas theme November Tag since our Thanksgiving is over.  I was planning on going for blue and silver with a snowflake.  But then I saw the big jingle stamp.  The candied apple, evergreen bough and pine needles took over!

Check out Tim's Remix HERE.


Ack... I love jingles!  I did the embossing bits but it's hard to tell.  I coated the jingle in iridescent embossing powder and tied it off with a vintage ice skate and twine.


I used the gold Christmas rubs.  I wanted silver but they weren't wanting to transfer.  I'm all for a worn look but it was really not rubbing well.


I used the Alphanumeric to spell Joyeux on the cork.  A little more festive bakers twine and snowflake.


The jingle looks almost like real metal.  A little barn door and candied apple distress markers go a long way!


I am coming to 5 years of doing the 12 tags... 4 years I haven't missed one!  Sometimes I cut it close ;)


 
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