Sunday, December 4, 2011

Day 4 of 12 Tags

I have to come clean and admit that I totally slept in. I didn't even make it to Church. We have all been sick and working so hard on all the things responsible people have to work on (;-)) and I subconsciously shut off the internal alarm. So at 9:30 a.m. I finally looked at tag 4! After a slow start, I finally finished my fourth tag after an afternoon of cropping with the besties. I have loved all of Tim's tags so far but this one of his is my favorite, because of all the cool techniques and the monochromatic look of it. I like that he used Distress Stain on everything. It quickly became my new favorite product of the whole year...I use it all the time. I never thought about using it to stamp so that part was super exciting. The way he crackled the snowman and then distressed the crackle was too cool as well. Then, there was the 25 imbedded in snowman's belly...love that! I even tried the way he threaded the tulle, and it worked...genius I tell you! I pretty much followed the whole tag this time, because I liked it so much. I did turn my snowflake into a charm though. I thought it looked better in the center. I did not have the die for the snowflakes, so I improvised and used a texture fade, and then cut out the points of the snowflakes so I could bend them. It worked great. I wanted a little more shine to the background so I spritzed it with Perfect Pearls. I love the way my snow guy came out and I wish it was not so dark in the room when I took the pictures so you can really see all the detail. I can just hear and feel the cold, blizzardy air blowing. Can't you?


10 comments:

  1. Fab take on tag 4, love your added shimmer!

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  2. Beautiful! I love that you turned the snowflake into a charm - I'm filing that idea away, lol! Great job!

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  3. This is just gorgeous! I love this tag also and all the techniques used on it.

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  4. Great shimmer and shine on your inspired tag! The snow man is so cute holding onto his hat!

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  5. Your tag is so beautiful. What a great idea you had with the texture fade.... I will be looking at them in a whole new way!

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  6. Wonderful take on day 4, love all the added shimmer and jingle bell in Frosty's hat. Hope you are all feeling better!

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  7. I love your tag Anita and I wholeheartedly agree with you on all the techniques Tim used for this one and especially stamping with the stain and how the stain looks over the crackle. I also love how you improvised, the snowflake border is a master stroke and a wonderful alterantive. Looking forward to seeing your next tags. Chris :)

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  8. Anita, this is just gorgeous and so well laid out on the tag. Perfect!

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