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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

12 Tags of 2012 - December

Since I had good ol' Noelle (previous post) out anyway I got down to business on my December tag.


Starting with a white tag I followed TH's instructions to mix some a regular ol' Distress Stain with a metallic distress stain; I chose walnut ink (because I am apparently genetically unable to follow his lead to a T - the only other 2 colors I have are orange and blue) & gold metallic stain.  No go.  The walnut was WAY too dark.  Pretty, but dark.  For version 2, I opted for walnut distress ink with the gold metallic stain.  I inked and dried a few more times to get a splotchy, shiny background.  Rubbed a little more walnut ink around the edges and then stamped my tree image with black dye ink. 

Next I scrunched up and stuck on some musical washi tape and stapled on some tinsel-y looking trim.  (Debated inking up the tape, but glad I decided against it.)  I liked his use of a sentiment, but am metallic paper-less so I opted for one of his tags which I scrunched and dabbed with more walnut ink. 


Noelle was stamped with dye ink and colored with Copics a bits of Stickles before I cut her out.  She is lifted off the background with dimensional foam dots.

I initially dyed the ribbon brown and metallic gold - too dark again.  The second version was a mix of Fired Brick and Barn Red inks mixed with a smidge of Walnut ink and gold metallic stain.  A couple of little lightbulbs later and it was a done deal.

These are Tim's tags.  Do you see the resemblance?

 
Click here to get all the info about them.  Ho! Ho! Ho!

6 comments:

  1. Love this Julie. It's great that so many people are taking inspiration from these tags and making them their own. Yours is a real treat. Hugs, Jenny x

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  2. I never follow him directly...just indirectly..lol I do LOVE the way Noelle's legs hang off the tag! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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  3. Its all about the inspiration - who has all those things???? I am trying though ;-) Great tag Julie I love Noelle x

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  4. Beautiful!i love the ticket you used that was a very nice touch!

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  5. love these tags!

    visiting you from the etsy top treasury team :) great blog!

    Saralyn

    www.studiomaisonblog.us

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  6. How fun! Love how her legs are dangling. She is great!

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