Friday, August 3, 2012

The 12 Tags of 2012 - August

The tag Tim did for August features a lovely silhouette stamp that gives the whole tag a nostalgic vintage look. I don't have that stamp, and besides, I prefer to concentrate on the techniques and get creative with what I do have.
Yes, I'm still posting from my phone and don't have a clue how to insert links, but to see Tim's tag go to his site: http://timholtz.com.
I looked to see what I have in the way of silhouette stamps and was drawn to the reindeer. So, August heat and humidity notwithstanding, here is my Christmas version:

23 comments:

Anita Houston said...

It helps with heat to see this! How I long got cooler weather. Gorgeous work! I love the Christmas theme. Your pine cones look so real!

Dorothy said...

Eileen!!! This is gorgeous!!

Alicia said...

Eileen, I really thought the pine cones were real! What a gorgeous tag this turned out to be! *Hugs*

Barbara said...

Love it! I am so jealous of you folks who can make those perfect pine cones! Beautiful winter tag!! (SO in the mood for Christmas stuff about now!)

Sandy Young said...

You did a great job.

Cynthia said...

Love the gorgeous, rich colors on your tag! Beautiful!!

Patzee said...

I love those teeeny tiny jingle bells. Great tag!!

Vic said...

Fab tag! You have perfected the pine cone!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

Great tag! Your pinecones came out awesome! I see you've mastered this die.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just gorgeous Eileen!

Shelly Hickox said...

This is brilliant and I think that's the best pine cone I've ever seen!!

Kerry Peasland said...

Wonderful! I love the pinecones also.

Lisa H said...

wonderful!! I so love that pinecone die. I still need more practice making them though.

SusanK said...

Great tag and super job on the pinecones!!!

inge said...

hello EIleen,

I shiver thinking of christmas already ! ....:)
We don't have real summer for the moment, so we could use some more sun for the moment...

But the muse takes us where we don't always know...
Your pinecones look indeed really real ! Did you emboss the paper or what paper did you use? One side of the pinecone seems to shine, just like real ones do.
I also like the different shades in your grunge background. Sanded or inked with several inkcolors?

Nice tag to see, just not fond of the theme right now in summer ...LOL

greetings from belgium
inge

Elena said...

This is GORGEOUS Eileen! Even Mr. holtz couldnt do better!!!

Lori said...

Great job withe pinecones! Way cool take on the tag...love it!

Sue said...

Beautiful tag, Eileen. I am especailly taken with your pine cones.

Jolene said...

Such a pretty tag..LOVE the pinecones!!!!!!! I love the real pinecones so those are just perfect!!! Makes me want some.

Sue said...

I love a Christmas tag & this is wonderful. The pinecones are gorgeous. Great colours. Sx

Kari D said...

Love this tag.....PERFECT for the HOT weather we are having! Gives me the impetus to get working on my holiday cards (before Christmas Eve this year!)

EmeralDQueen said...

Love it! Love the stamp you've used!

Helen said...

Love this Christmas version Eileen. The pinecones look fab - Christmas can never come too early I say!!