Saturday, December 10, 2011

The 12 Tags of Christmas -- Day 10

Sob, sigh....only two tags to go.  But on a brighter note, my comment on Tim's blog yesterday was one of those chosen, and Mario is sending me a prize!  I won once three or four years ago, and let me tell you, winning never gets old.  Thank you Tim and Mario!!

Today's tag features facets and packing tape transfers with a twist.  It's a cool twist, and it results in pieces that have the look of old mercury glass.  Not that you'd know that looking at my photos, but trust me, it's a very nice technique.  Wait, you don't have to trust me.  Just head on over to Tim's blog and see for yourself.

Tim stamped his tag with a sheet music stamp for the background.  I could have done that.  I could have stamped any number of images.  Sometimes we use what we have.  And sometimes we use what we can reach.  Yep, having one of those lazy days (maybe the fact that finding out I was a winner at 3am got me so excited I couldn't get back to sleep had something to do with that), so instead of getting up and finding a stamp, I used Tim's text tissue paper, because there it was, right in front of me.



Other differences:  Tim used two large fragments; I used three smallish ones.  His hung from the top of his tag with jute; I have mine suspended from a tree branch on bakery twine.  I don't have the tattered banner die, so I made my own by attaching tissue tape to cardstock and folding it and glueing it until it sort of resembled the real thing.  Tim spelled believe with his alpha parts and dabbed them with gold paint; I used the word peace and copper paint.




I think it came out OK, though I don't love it as much as some of the others I've done.  Like yesterday's.

17 comments:

Dorothy said...

Very nice Eileen and congrats!!!

artbyvic said...

I love it! Congrats on winning a Tim prize!

Helen said...

Love your tag, and well done on winning!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your tag and can hardly wait to get my hands on some of that metal tape! Congrats on the win on tim's blog :)

Alicia said...

LOVE The newest tag and Congrats on your win! I know your prize will be just awesome! *Hugs*

lee said...

Congratulations!and great work!

Cora Hoekstra said...

What a great idea using that branch. It`s a lovely tag.

greetz,
Cora

LaStamper said...

Another winner. Love the branch and the fragments. Packing tape transfers have been around for a long time, but this really makes them pop. Well done!

Nancy Lynn said...

I am so happy you won on Tim's blog. I love your tag and how you hung the fragments. Way cool.

Tammy D said...

Very nice Eileen. Congrats!

Mary's Museum said...

lovely tag Eileen..

Maurene said...

Wow, great creativity with the techniques but creating your own tag. They are lovely.
Maurene

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Well I LOVE this tag.....its very vintagy looking......

Sue said...

I love your take on the tag. Has an old world feel to it.

Congrats on winning a prize!

PaulaJ said...

I think it's fabulous! love the tree branch idea! Great job!

Marjie Kemper said...

Super idea to hang your frags from the branch. Love it!

Lori said...

Very nice! I love your version!