Saturday, December 5, 2009

The 12 Tags of Christmas, Day 5

I loved doing this tag, and of all five, this is the one I'm most pleased with.  Maybe because Tim used the charm fragments, which I fell in love with on the cruise.  (Yep, I'm not going to stop referring to that artful voyage!) Here is the tag that Tim did:

I had most of the supplies on hand, but really not very many stamps small enough to use with the charms.  Then I remembered.....I have some GREAT vintage Christmas images from Paper Imagery Designs, and the sizes are just right.  So that's what I used.  Here is my tag:


Click on the photo for a larger view.  I didn't have the colors of distress embossing powder that Tim used (remember, I only have black), so I used regular EP.  I toned down the brightness of them by dabbing the embossed areas with some brown stazon ink.
Other differences:  I added the little red ribbons atop each ornament.  Just thought they should be there.  I have a lot of German scrap, so finished my tag off with both gold and red scrap.
You can barely see the gold paint used on the flourishes, but that doesn't bother me.  Just wanted to let you know that is it there.  Somewhere.
On to other projects.  Hours and hours to go before Tag 6.
Thanks for stopping by.

13 comments:

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

I'm working on the tags for the first time since Tim posted.... I made this one first : I think this is a real beauty and I like how Tim used the fragments as "glass" christmas balls.

Me too I don't have Tims stamps for Christmas: I used some of Oxford impressions, but this PID papers are perfect too.

I have some of the distress embossing powders, but if I have to use regular ones and they are too shiny, I just sand them a bit with sandpaper to give them the grungy look.

Tag one almost done, just three to go... I post them all 5 when I get them finished.

greetings from belgium
Inge

Carol's Crafts said...

Your tag is beautiful, Eileen. It's just as pretty as anything Tim has done.

Diann said...

Oh gosh, you indeed are giving Tim a run for his money...these have been great from you, Eileen! I'm enjoying following you daily to see what you create! Diann

Dragonlady said...

Your tags are great, I love all of them and am keeping up with your blog even though I don't comment much...
Hugs
Brenda

Cariena said...

EIleen, you are really a NYC PAPERQUEEN!!! If I EVER come to the USA again, I definately want to come visit you and spend a few days with you!!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Your tag is BEAUTIFUL Eileen!!

Linda Cain said...

Love this, great interpretation!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I see the gold!

Wanda H said...

Eileen, you are doing an awesome job on all these tags!!!!

Dorothy said...

Oh Eileen, too pretty!!!

Lori said...

Yup, fragments are great! nice job with them, I like the ribbon at the top, gives it a little more umph!

Juliet A said...

These look great - I put ribbons on mine, too! Of course, we are women. Tim probably doesn't like bows as much as we do.

Julie Ann said...

Such a great tag, Eileen!!