Sunday, 19 December 2010

Christmas tags

Well the party on Friday night was the greatest of fun! The company was wonderful, the food was very good and the dancing was entertaining!
Alex has had a good weekend as well - we went to an indoor play area yesterday where he met a friend, to the mueum this afternoon and was a shepherd in the nativity service this morning.
He was sweet trying to share a seat with Mary, placing the straw carefully round baby Jesus and arranging the kings gifts! I am finally feeling a little more Christmassy which is nice.
On that theme I actually decided to make 4 Christmas tags taking inspiration from Tim Holtz's 12 tags of Christmas.  These are all for Tim (my husband) and will have a little personal message on the back of each one. On the top one I drew the somewhat stylised houses and then used a masking technique with two different shades of blue distress ink to create the sky.  I added white stars using a white pen and then stamped Santa and the trees before adding the Merry Christmas and stocking.  The lower tag used a resist technique with clear embossing over the trees before going over the top half of the tag with blue distress inks, then adding snow flake stamps and a brad, then glitter embossing powder and sakura stardust pen to the snow.  As a result these tags fit with the snow theme from Fussy and Fancy, The winter project from Sew Many cards, and the winter and sparkle theme from Stamp n doodle. The bottom one also fits with the theme of blue, white and silver from Simon says stamp (the only things that aren't these colours is the trees)
The next two tags were made using different distress inks and a variety of stamps.  The lefthand one used two different greens in the background, layered with a crafty individuals writing background stamp then splattered with pale blue paint before adding the dark green leaves (Lavinia stamps) round the edge.  The bids are another crafty individuals stamp which were stamped onto a separate piece of card inked with fired brick distress inks and cut out. Finally I added the gems and heart embellishment.  The other tag used three different distress inks to create the background including fired brick around the edge and as a halo round santa.  In the background I stamped a Stamps Away music background and then added some inkadinkado swirls round the edge.  Santa was from a stamping swap so I don't know which company he comes from.  I decided to leave him uncoloured as I thought he would stand out more that way.  Finally I finished the tag with gold embossed edging and Merry Christmas. These tags fit with the Stampin' somthing for the weekend 'Christmas',  Stamp something 'tag' and All sorts 'Anything goes' themes.  That is all from me. I can't believe I finish work tomorrow in order to get everything ready for Christmas (house tidy, Alex toy sort, shopping, present wrapping, packing etc). Have a great week everyone.


Pinkllilac said...

Beautiful tags Caro and love the winter feel to them,love the images and colours.
Thank you for joining us over at Sew Many Cards.

Hugs Linda

brenda said...

Hi there

I am thrilled you have joined in my "Free and Easy" theme at Allsorts this fortnight and confess to being astounded by the huge response this weekend.

I usually like to visit every entry and say a few words about their creations, but the sheer volume so far along with the Christmas preparations we all have to juggle means this is a "copied and pasted" message, for which I apologise.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and wonderful holiday time.

B x

racinggrandma61 said...

Wonderful job on these tags. Your detail is just gorgeous. TY for joining us at Stamp-n-Doodle challenges and be sure to come back in 2 weeks and join us again.

Good luck and Happy Holidays

Laralee DT

*Vicki* said...

WOW!! All of your Christmas tags are so gorgeous!! Thanks so much for sharing these with us at the Stamp Something challenges!! Merry Christmas to you!!HUGS

jojoscraps said...

Tim Holtz would be proud! These are beautiful tags. The sponging/shading is perfectly done. Merry Christmas.

Sabina said...

Beatiful tags that you have made. Thank you for taking part in the challenge over at SFTW.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas!


Mummylade said...

This is such lovely work. I'm so glad you joined the SFTW challenge with it!

Chelsea said...

Thanks for joining the Fussy and Fancy girls. Stop back and play along again soon!