Wednesday, December 9, 2009

The 12 Tags of Christmas, Day 9

We started out with snow, which has turned to freezing rain.  A perfect day to stay indoors and make a Tim tag!  Tag 9 uses two of my favorite new supplies:  the film strip ribbon and the tiny attacher.  Tim's tag is very nostalgic, and he used black and white vintage photos with a Christmas theme.  Here it is:

As soon as I saw this tag, I knew exactly how I was going to do it.  No B&W vintage photos, but rather, some colorful vintage clip art from PID.  I filled my film strip ribbon with different pictures of Santa, and.....well, take a look at mine first, then I'll go into the details:

My larger focal image is also from PID, and I kept with the Santa theme.  I don't have a dyno label maker, but fortunately PID has a collage sheet full of words done on one.  You can't even tell they're not the real deal.
For some reason, the large silver numbers weren't talking to me, but the smaller old game pieces I had in my stash were not only talking, they were singing!  I couldn't believe my luck in finding a 2 and a 5.  I just dabbed over them with some of the green alcohol inks.  My foliage poinsettia is pretty much done like Tim's.  I haven't punched a hole in the brad (yet)'s just too early in the morning for hammering.
With all the color, I thought the type charms Tim used (and which I dearly love) were too busy on my already busy tag, so I just left them out.
I continued the color scheme with red and green ribbon.
What I love most about this tag is the way Tim used the film strip ribbon.  Though I don't scrap as much as I once did, I am still a scrapper, and I know eventually this technique will find its way into some of my layouts.  What a great way to use those little index prints of your photos.
I'll have a second post in a bit.  I worked on something COMPLETELY different that I want to share with you.


Linda said...

Love your colorful version of the tag! And you are right, you can't tell the labels are not "real". . .I thought they were until I read your post! Can't wait to see what else you have in store to share!

Julie Ann said...

Oh, Eileen!!! Such a wonderful, colorful tag!! You've captured the joy of the season in it :)

Lori said...

LOVE IT! The images and the colors really work together so well! Great improv! Those background colors are just awesome! Ooohhhhh, can't wait to see what's coming next from the paperQueen!

Anonymous said...

Girl you've done it again!!! I LOVE yours the colors are so festive and they just pop off the page!!!! GREAT job ma'am!!!

Carol's Crafts said...

Eileen, I definately like your version better than Tim's. I'm more of a color person.


Wanda H said...

Eileen, your tag is awesome!!!!! I can't believe you have it done already :-))

Wanda said...

Ok I am just in love with ALL of your tags!!! You are soo talented...Thanks for sharing!!