Sunday, December 4, 2011

The 12 Tags of Christmas -- Day 4

The tag Tim created today is (like all the rest) full of doable techniques, and as usual, I wanted my tag to include them all, yet look different.  Tim's focal image was his snowman die, cut from grungeboard.  I couldn't find a Christmas themed die amongst my many that would also take a movers and shapers die cut into it, but then I remembered my package of seasonal grunge shapes.  The two large ornaments seemed a good substitution.



Other than changing up the images and colors, I followed Tim's instructions for all the techniques.  I used the following distress stains on the background:  picket fence, peeled paint, bundled sage, and forest moss.

The ornaments were covered with white paint, a thick coat of rock candy distress crackle paint, and then several stains in the red family:  barn door, fired brick, and aged mahogany.  Instead of using the tulle buttons as an accent, I incorporated them into the decoration of the ornaments.  The larger of the two had enough space to cut one of the movers and shapers snowflakes from the center; I just left the smaller ornament whole.

This tag, though not complicated, took the longest to finish because there was so much drying time involved.  Thick crackle paint takes a long time to dry, as does the layer of glossy accents that fills the opening in the ornament made by the snowflake die. 

I'm more than ready now for tag #5!




20 comments:

Beadwright said...

This is really lovely. Very festive.
Nicole/Beadwright

Hetty said...

Very inventive! Great idea the baubles with the snowflake!

Helen said...

I love your version, it is fab - those ornaments look great.

Rita said...

Great work...and I do love your way of doing this.

Diana said...

love your take on the tag- would not have thought to use ornaments! lOVE IT

Nancy Lynn said...

Another very nice tag Eileen. Your artwork is always wonderful. Happy Holidays.

SusanK said...

Love your idea - I, too, use the techniques but change them to say 'I did it', not a copy.

Winnie said...

Love your take! Very cool....Merry Christmas my fellow New Yorker!

Elena said...

You totally amaze me !!! I have not done ONE of them yet! LOL!!! Every single one you have done are gorgeous!

Tammy D said...

Very nice. I love the combo of colors. You said it was easy. I think you just make it look easy!

artbyvic said...

Those ornaments are super looking!!

teri said...

I love that shade of green - it really compliments the red of the ornaments. Lovely.

She said...

Love your Tag. Those Ornaments are gorgeous. S x

lee said...

I am so enjoying popping over to see your daily tag with my coffee of a morning,I will be away for the next few days and will miss it!
Your work is Fabulous!

Bella said...

I love your take on this tag for today. Great colours and the techniques are perfect!

LaStamper said...

Your adaptations are suberb. I love the use of the ornaments and the snowflake in the larger one. I look forward every day to seeing how you change up Tim's tag. I have never been disappointed.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh HOW PRETTY!!!!!! I love this tag!!!

Kathy Eddy said...

Very pretty Eileen! Love your color choices.

Shelann said...

Love these colors and mini ornaments. Great spin from the original.

Anita Houston said...

This is my favorite one of yours! I totally am in awe of how beautiful your ornaments came out!