Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas, #8


 I had no idea when I saw the first tag I would end up making them all.  I'm posting my tag late due to some commitments on my blog, however I am running on time for getting them finished.  I really love Tag #8.  I love seeing all the layers and Steampunks.  I did try combining the Steampunk elements with a Christmas feel.  I do love to layer, layer, layer!

I had some vintage tags on hand and stamped a little Christmas stamp on it with some distressing it. I had access to the gold dauber but not the copper and silver.  So, I embossed!  Hey...it still works!  I sanded the gears then added distressing stain to give it a worn look.  I just picked up these cute brads to connect the hands and adhere it to the washer I used.  It's all layered in there.

A little piece of tinsel is tied to a silver jingle attached to a wee light.  This little white embellishment I have had for years.  I sanded it down to help the ink to set then heat set it.  This little stamp fits perfect!

I stamped this TH Santa on chipboard (ok cereal box) then popped in some distrssing inks to make Santa pop.  I used Snow Cap for the white of Santa's beard applying it with my finger tip.  I really like him like this.

Santa pops with Stickled holly and berries.  The "Joy" I stamped and punched.  It's all glazed with Diamond Glaze.  The clock grungeboard I inked with Pumise Stone then added a little Silver acylic paint.  It gives it a pretty shimmer from under all these layers.

I made 2 tags and this is my other one.  The only difference is I added this cute little bottle full if silver beads.  A pretty embellishment for this holiday tag!

Tags #9 and 10 are done.  My tag 10 made my Mom Cry when I showed her.  Ahhhh:)  I'm am totally sad that tomorrow is the last day to make a tag!


 
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6 comments:

  1. Nicole, how awesome. You are so talented.

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  2. Beautiful tag! I love the layering!!

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  3. Love my Tag...my tree is waiting. Laughed when you said you used a cereal box...now that is crafting...you are the true definition of Crafter...wear your Ears Proudly! I would recognize your style anywhere...you have carved out your own Signature in Design...xx

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