Wednesday, December 10, 2014

!2 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist Challenge

Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist continues with some incredible designers showcasing their talents with beautiful tags with, fun techniques, and wonderful tutorials.
On day 7, Jill Foster shared her incredible skill with water colors with these tags.

Jill inspired me to practice my oh-so-novice watercoloring skill. I stamped the image with Archival Ink in Coffee on Bristol paper cut with a PTI tag die; then I used Faber Castell Aquarelle Water Color Pencils to color. The sentiment is stamped in Memento Rich Cocoa. I love the ribbon,twine, pearl combination on Jill's tags.

Making this tag was a great break between laundry, shower scrubbing, and baseboard cleaning. :)

Saturday, December 6, 2014

12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist-Tag 2

I am back with a second tag for Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags for Christmas with a Feminine Twist.  I was inspired by this beautiful card by Kittie Caracciolo, the queen of die cuts.

My simple version began with a window, wreath, and bow from a gingerbread house Silhouette file.
I cut the window frame six times. I glued five of the frames together to add dimension, while the sixth frame was glued to the back of the tag. Using an internal offset of the frame, I was able to cut an opening in the tag. After adding the patterned paper and the scored gray paper for the wainscotting, to the front of the tag, it was easy to cut the opening in the top layer.

 A Martha Stewart punch and Impression Obsession dies provide the greenery at the top of the tag. The banner and sentiment are from PTI's Make-It-Market Tinsel and Tags.

Joy-Twelve Tags of Christmas

I always love Ellen Hutson's 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist but never seem able to play along, but this weekend I found some time to get crafty. My inspiration is this adorable sled tag by Julia Stanton.

While Julia cleverly began with a kraft tag for her sled, I turned to my Silhouette Cameo.

I colored the runners with a Copic marker and then added texture with a woodgrain impression plate.

I guess for my tag the feminine twist is the glittered deer head and jeweled berries