Saturday, December 4, 2010

The 12 Days of Christmas -- Day 4

My Tim-Inspired Tag:


My Wendy-Inspired Tag:



The focal points and main technique on today's tag are the charms. Tim used his facets to create them. I looked for mine.....no where in sight. I looked again. And again. I finally decided to create mine with fragment charms, but still felt certain I'd bought at least one package of facets. Could I possibly have neglected to do so?
The first technique involves alcohol inks and archival ink and a disappearing trick. You'll just have to visit Tim's blog to get those details. I used that one on the round red charm. The pine needles appear green against the red alcohol ink because the fragment is glued to green paper.
The snowflakes on the blue oval charm were also done with that technique, though the flakes don't show up as clearly as I'd like.
Tim also showed us how to create a sparkly charm by applying silver stickles to a facet as a sort of frame, filling in the rest with glossy accents, then pressing it into a stamped image. My snowman charm was done that way. As was the large square charm on the Wendy tag. You can't see it, but I did use a Wendy stamp on that one, but there just wasn't enough contrast between the paper and the ink for it to show up. I fixed that problem with the addition of some rub-ons. Not exactly Tim's method, but I thought it was a good save.
I did a hybrid of the sparkly technique and the glue-the-facet-to-an-image technique on the smaller charm on the Wendy tag. Before applying the fragment to the image (from Tim's seasonal paper stack), I added the silver stickles.



Just so you know, I'm still having issues with Blogger. Or, it may be my computer. I don't know enough to know which. But, that is the reason I didn't provide links to Tim's or Wendy's blogs......I wasn't allowed to!
Oh, and one more thing.......after I finished and was putting things away, I found my facets. Yep. There they were. Right in front of me. Sigh.....a mind is a terrible thing to lose.

19 comments:

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FABULOUS!!! Love them both, Eileen!! They are So very YOU!! :)

2amscrapper said...

I can so relate to the "I know I have them somewhere here" dilemma". Your charms look fabby and make for great tag additions.

Helen said...

Hell, they're both gorgeous again, Eileen. And so are yesterday's which I think I omitted to comment on, sorry. Don't you just hate knowing you having something and not finding it till it's too late!

Diann said...

These are both lovely and they may be my favorites yet...love them!
Diann

Debby said...

Beautiful tags as usual. I know what you mean when you say " i know it is here somewhere". I do that all of the time. Off to make the tags from day 3 and 4 now.

Tammy D said...

Very nice. Like them both!

Kathy Eddy said...

Too funny girl, I can just see you thrashing through the piles of stash! How do I know what this looks like, because I do it every day I enter my studio! LOL I won't have to hunt for my facets though, because I know I don't have any yet. I LOVE the Wendy tag today! Really especially great!

Vic said...

Love 'em both!

SusanK said...

Oh, you're way ahead of me. Haven't even given any thoughts to ideas for either tag but yours are a great source of inspiration. And I do know where my facets are! LOL

inge said...

Hello Eileen,

you and I had the same idea : using the fragments... I don't have Tim's facets,yet...I had one glass ornament of an old chandelier that I used., but I'm making the tags twice.
I make the 12 tags for my friend's newyearsgift...

I see you used all the techniques Tim showed on the facets. You are right : they are all fun !

On my facet I did the technique with the alcohol ink and the stamp and on the fragment I used the paperimage and the stickles. I like them both !

I had to laugh when I read you get up early in the morning to make the tags...:)
Mostly when I wake up I still have to wait for Tim to post !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Lynette said...

Love your charm with the pine needles. Both are beautiful tags.

I hate it when I know I have something and can't find it. too.

Sue Young said...

You go girl!These are great1
About the mind being a terrible thing to lose...I still haven't found mine,so don't feel bad!

grannypoppy said...

It's amazing how just a tweak here and there gives you such different results from the same idea! Beautiful work, Eileen, as always. It drives me crazy when I KNOW I have something and where it should be ... but then I just can't find it! Right now it is particularly bad because I have an on-going project with a class, and because there are large canvasses involved, most of my workspace is taken up ... and I am working in a teeny space and piling!! So, SOMEWHERE in that pile (and it is usually the bottom!) is what I need ... if I can just lay my hands on it! lol

Dorothy said...

Fantastic on both Eileen!!!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great job on your tags ... and blog. I can't believe you're still hammering away at it even with all the trouble it's been giving you. You're my hero!

Lori said...

A mind is a terrible thing to lose...hahahaha.. that kind of reminds me of the Maya Road snowflakes I was sure I had bought, but can't find anywhere. I still think I bought them. These are awesome, I just love what you did with the fragments, they look awesome!

Dawn said...

Love your take on the tags Eileen. I think my personal favorite is the one inspired by Wendy. Can't wait to see your take on tag #5

Heidi Bound said...

Eileen, I love the tags! I am doing a daily tag for Swirlydoos and plan to try some of those charms techniques! So cool!

Kathy2eggs said...

I'm so in love with your tags....love those fragments...great idea!!