2 December 2011

12 Tags of Christmas 2011 - Tag 1



Hi everyone! I have a tag to share today which I'm entering into Tim Holtz's 12 tags of Christmas. I've enjoyed following along for the last couple of years although I haven't managed to complete them all as yet, fingers crossed :). It's always a lovely run up to Christmas and nice to make something from the inspiration with a twist that he always provides.

I've improvised on my tag which is what it's all about, using what you have and taking inspiration from something in the sample and I've used different card and a different embossing folder. I didn't have any of the dies so again I improvised and made the sentiment, pine cone and greenery in another way. I also followed the embossing technique which gives a gorgeous snowy effect and I hand cut my paper strip at the bottoms and dyed the ribbon in the same way, I love to do that anyway as it's a nice way to bring the colours you've used together. I'm already looking forward to tomorrow's tag and hoping that I get past six this time :D but however many I manage they'll all be going on my Christmas gift bags.

19 comments:

Sue from Oregon said...

oooooooooo! so pretty!

Julie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous! I love your improvisation of the pine cone.

I finally made a card to enter in the Magnolia Magazine Contest. Wish me luck. ;-)

Hugz,
Julie

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

HI Chris!!!
i had to come in and check out your tag LOL!!

Have you seen how crazy it is over there!!!/ Look at all the comments I mean geez!! WISH i was love like that LOL!!!!

Oh but I'm one of those crazy ladies too tehee!!! I can't wait to see tomorrow's tag.I'm just a lurker though.I'm sad I don't have time to spare around this time :(

Well You done a BEAUTIFUL job on Tag1 and I'm lovin your Noel glass glitter.So much cute details :)

You're brave for giving them away LOL!!! gorgeous work as always.

Ruby

P.s
I'll come back to see if you jumped on #2 LOL! GOOD LUCK HUN.

Riet said...

What a wonderul tag Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

scrappyjacky said...

A stunning tag,Chris.

pinky said...

Stunning work Chris, very inspirational.

Anesha said...

Love your tag, the background looks super. :)

Exclusively by Mel said...

Chris your tag is stunning!!
Your tags are a gift in themselves.
Love, Mel. xxx

Marimer said...

Será improvisada pero es preciosa, espero ya la de mañana, me imagino que serán doce obras de arte.
Besitos.

Dena said...

Gorgeous Chris! I have been wanting to make some too!
Hugs, Dena

Christina C. said...

This is absolutely exquisite, Chris!
I love tags and yours is sheer perfection!

Pam Sparks said...

love it! so creative!

Carole said...

Well done Chris.... your tag is so brillant that Tim Holtz will be jaleous !!! haahahha

Juls said...

fabulous!!! I love all the dimension and your gorgeous sparkly lettering!! Hugs Juls

Cami said...

Gorgeous tag Chris! Love that sparkly Noel and also how you embossed and colored the background of the tag! I do hope you finish all 12 tags, but if not, you can work on them next year to finish and post it later so we can enjoy your creativity! Doesn't have to end this year y'know! I can wait!!!
Hugs, Cami

Isabelle Norris said...

Gorgeous tag Chris
isa xx

Gosia S. said...

Beautiful!!!

Deirdre said...

How did you make that pinecone??? It's gorgeous!!!!!!

Anita Houston said...

This tag is fabulous! The 'noel' looks like it has molten graphite on it...just gorgeous. I want to know what you used.