Thursday, December 8, 2011

The 12 Tags of Christmas - #7

Wow - I thought I was done in with Tim's Tag #7  - I don't have any Kraft Glassine paper (I didn't even know it existed!!) and I don't have the holly die (yet....... it's in the mail!!) but...... I did have some plain glassine envelopes (like the ones the Post Office puts your stamps in) and the alcohol inks so I tried using that instead!
I used the alcohol inks on the glassine envelope and it worked like a charm - they just come out a little more transparent than Tim's because they aren't Kraft based  - I free hand cut some holly leaves, crumpled them up and inked them with Vintage Photo.  I had some red beads in my 'beads & buttons" box for the holly berries (one was already on a little piece of wire - so I used that to wire the 3 beads together and wrap them around the scrap of lace!).  The pearl bauble at the top is a clip on earring and the silver ball is a button, both from my dear Mother-In-Law's button box that I inherited - I'm so happy to use them on something!  The lovely silver cloisonne thread was hers also.

Not having Distress Stains -  I put drops of Pumice Stone and Antique Linen re-inkers on my craft mat - spritzed them with water and dragged my tag through it - I think it gives pretty much the same effect as the stains.  I used my Bare Tree die from Sizzix for the twigs - painting them gold, dabbing them with white acrylic paint and adding some silver stickles.

Not having Tim's stamps -  I stamped a crackle panel by Rubbernecker on the tag for background and my sentiment is from Seasonal Remedies by Waltzingmouse - it says "Tincture to aid in the attainment of PEACE on Earth"

I learned a lot of fun techniques with this tag today!   I'll definitely be looking for some of that Kraft Glassine paper!

I've got some evening events coming up the next couple of days (A Christmas party and a Christmas Symphony!) - so I'll probably be posting two tags at a time every other day over the weekend - I hope I can keep up!

Stamps:  Sentiment from Seasonal Remedies - Waltzingmouse, crackle background panel #574 - Rubbernecker.
Paper:  white - PTI, glassine envelope
Ink:  Distress Inks/Vintage Photo, Frayed Burlap, Alcohol Inks - Stonewashed, lettuce, pesto, gold mixative, alcohol blending solution, Distress Embossing Ink.
Accessories:  hot gun, glittering eyelash yarn - Martha Stewart, red beads, wire, pearl earring, silver bead button - from my stash, glue dots, scortape, lace - Mark's Finest Papers, Sizzix bare tree die, silver ice stickles, acrylic paints - white, gold, black embossing powder. cloisonne thread.

6 comments:

~amy~ said...

gorgeous tag Julia!

Cuchy said...

Hi Julia and thank you so much for your comment on my blog. I'm glad you did it, so I can come here and see your beautiful work :)
This is so far my favourite Tim's tag and your interpretation is fantastic. I love it!

Annette said...

wow Julia...this is so amazing...

Manu Mamma said...

Hi Julia.. thanks for the comment to my TH tags!
I love all your interpretation.., but the Metal and the 5th are GREAT!
The 12's XMas Tags are a worldwide event that allow us to share GORGEOUS interpretation.
Looking forward to see your today's tag.
Hugs and Creativity from Italy

One4Joy said...

wow, oh, wow, Julia!!! I am so impressed with this tag...it encourages me that I can get out some of my po envies and have a go too. I love the background of your tag and especially the trims...those buttons and tiny ornaments at the top. YOU go girl...doing a wonderful job.

Enjoy your festivities and see you on the wkend

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, so pretty Julia. Love the neat idea of using the glassine bags from the PO! I have to try that one. :o)