Thursday, December 9, 2010

The 12 Tags of Christmas -- Day 9

BEAUTIFUL tag today from Tim!  And I got to make rosettes!  I'm much happier with today's efforts.  Although, I have to say, the more I look at my day 8 tags, the more I like them.  Sigh....all that whining for nothing.  (I'm sorry about that!)

Besides the rosette, today's techniques included a background with distress inks and Perfect Pearl Mists, and smashing brads with the texture hammer (which I didn't do).  Tim's tag is gorgeous in browns; mine is also monochromatic, but done in greens.  (And my Wendy version is mostly blue).

So, here is mine (not the clearest photo I've ever taken, but you'll get the idea):

I used the same Christmas Carol stamp on the background (in black archival ink), then bundled sage, peeled paint, and pine needles distress inks with a spray of heirloom gold mist on top of that.  I have a different alphabet than the one Tim used, and the letters (dark green Core'dinations paper) are a bit larger, so there wasn't much room for the embellishments.  I used my own buttons and made my own baubles.

Tim put tinsel around the rosette, which I don't have, so I used some eyelash yarn from my knitting stash.  And instead of the brads on the bottom, I used some half pearls.

My Wendified version:


I used one of Wendy's stamps instead of the music one (with coffee archival ink) for the background.  Over that, broken china, stormy sky and faded jeans distress inks and the spray was blue smoke. 

Another difference was I took my paper for the rosette from the vintage shabby stack instead of the seasonal stack.  No tinsel, as I said, but I found some sparkly blue stuff and used that.  Again, I used my own buttons and made my own baubles.  On the bottom, a row of rhinestones instead of the beaten up brads. (I guess I just didn't feel the need to pound anything today.)   The letters were cut from a periwinkle Core'dinations paper in the whitewashed stack.  If I had anything to do over, it would be the color of the letters.  Not enough contrast with the background.  Other than that, I'm good with this tag too.

19 comments:

Helen said...

Love them both, again! Do you ever make anything that isn't fantastic?? (no, you don't!)

Jason said...

Very nice-- I just like how tim's is so vintage yet your sinmple in the message. Yours is just the same. I really think that this is my favorite tag.

~Jason

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful! I can't even pick a fave - they are both fantastic.

Vic said...

Eileen,

I love both of your tags today! I'm actually trying to do a Wendy-fied version, too.

Kathy Eddy said...

Oh Eileen, these are both stunning! I don't have the tinsel either, but I ran to WalMart and got some sparkly pipe cleaners in the kids craft area. Hooked a few beads together and twisted it onto a jump ring for my baubles. I am going to have to start collecting some larger beads I think!

Elaine Akers said...

Both tags are lovely. great job.
Elaine Akers

Diann said...

Oh my...too dog gone lovely! I'm loving both of these and I think it is the rosette....I just love making them myself! Both your versions are lovely! Diann

Tammy D said...

Love these tags. Question - How are you going to display them?

Nancy said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! I'm not sure what colors I'm going to use for this one - I'd been considering greens & I like yours, so .. maybe!

Bearcrazyman said...

Wonderful, wonderful..

Linda S said...

I love it in the greens! I'm going to have to try that.

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

GORGEOUS! They are both just awesome tags! You did a beautiful job on them.

Hugs
Elaine Allen

Scrappy Mom said...

You completely amaze me with each tag! Fantastic job. TFS

Jamie (ATTer)

Karen said...

Both beautiful (again)!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful tags EIleen!!!

Judy Cantrell said...

These are both very nice tags! Love your green tag!
Before starting mine I thought about using green. I see we both used a heart in the center of the Tim like Rosette.

SusanK said...

Super tags!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Love these...beautiful tags!! I can't to catch up and play with these :)

Lori said...

Ok, love the Tim version, but the Wendy version, I have to say, is my favorite tag of yours yet. Yes, it's true. Those blues are just stunning, that rosette is jaw dropping with that darker center. I LOVE it! Perfection!