9 December 2011

Tag 8 - Twelve tags of Christmas

Hi everyone, hope you're ready for the weekend :)! Here's my version of Tim's tag 8.......yes, it looks nothing like his tag :D but he made a tag that he said was non traditional and his own style which is steam punk so I went along those lines, well with the non traditional anyway. I've gone with a theme of a Very English Christmas and I used, I think, most of the techniques that were used for tag 8 but the outcome was completely different.

I did the stamping with acrylic paint on the background with a swirl stamp and inked over with barn door and faded jeans distress ink then added some white acrylic paint to make my take on a Union Jack flag. I ghost stamped in permanent black ink over this background with an old newspaper stamp then stamped, inked and cut out the 'keep calm' sentiment stamp (we're all busy at Christmas :)), (stamps are Artistic Outpost) and mounted the pieces over the mini gears which were die cut from grunge paper and inked with red, white and blue distress stains. I stamped the blue blooded couple :) onto grunge paper, gave them a blue tint with distress stain and added a bit of white acrylic for relief, cut them out and attached to the tag along with a die cut frame from the tag die which was painted red white and blue. I also cut the mini holly leaf (painted with white acrylic and stamped with the London Calling sentiment), the 25 from the mini reindeer die and added my own text with a white gel pen of things that make Christmas here in the UK. To finish I dyed some seam binding with distress stains and walnut stain distress ink, added the stamped crown (crown jewels :)) from the stamp set and dots of white gel pen and Xmas red stickles glitter glue. A very busy tag, but I'm really happy with it and I know who's gift bag this is going on.

Hope to catch up with tag 9 tomorrow.


June Nelson said...

Wow Chris this is different, loveing the red white and blue and the victorian influence its fab x

scrappyjacky said...

Love the 'English' take on it,Chris

Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW I love it!!!
The sentiment is just brilliant!
Such a clever design.
Love, Mel. xxx

Christina C. said...

Totally British....love it!!!!!!!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous tag Chris.

Hugs Riet.xx

Karin said...

Just stunning design :-)
Hugs from Karin

Only By His Grace said...

Awesome tag Chris. Very creative.
Hugs Maz

Yvonne Garner said...

So cool! Love your tag design! Best, Yvonne