Sunday, December 11, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas-Day 11

I'm sad that tonight ends the 12 Tags for 2011. But I'm sure t!m and Mario are glad once again to see it come to an end. I am so appreciative of all of their hard work and efforts to get the Tags posted by midnight each night. Hope Santa is very good to both of them and their families.

t!m did another new-to-me technique last night. He used Shrink Plastic. Something I don't have (but will remedy quickly!) You can see his quite bright example here:
http://timholtz.typepad.com/my_weblog/2011/12/12-tags-of-christmastag-11.html

Since I DO have the melt pot and UTEE, I decided I'd see how an image printed on cardstock and dipped in the UTEE would work. And while the end results may not be as bright and vibrant as t!m's example using the Shrink Plastic and Alcohol Inks, I rather like my muted, old-world girl. One of the blogs I read, she gave all of her readers a free download of the girl last week. So I used it! The Sentiment is from a CTMH stamp set called Father Christmas. The enameled pieces are from t!m's Christmas collection. I used his painting with Ink Daubbers and then Distress Inking them and adding clear embossing powder and melting method on both. The tape  measure is also from tIm's collection. I inked it with China Glaze and folded it til I was happy with the way it looked, then stapled it in place. I used three different Distress Inks on my tag; Glazed China, Weathered Wood and Iced Spruce.


9 comments:

Anna Christensen said...

This is wonderful, I love the colours and the way you have placed the items leads the eye around the tag like a good painting. Sue, you are really very talented indeed. Anna x

Jennie Atkinson said...

Great tag! what a great idea to try an image in the UTEE. Thanks for sharing that!

linda loe said...

It is always good to try something new. thank you for sharing :-)

Debbie DP said...

love this tag. you do such great work. I will miss your tags.

Cuchy said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog. It's so great to see how the creativity shows up when we do not have all the elements. Beautiful tag

Yogi said...

lovely tag. good alternative using the UTEE with the cardstock image.

You're going to love Shrink Plastic when you get it. It's lots of fun. I usually shrink it in an oven, but Tim's technique today was interesting.

Have a great day

Anita Houston said...

This is beautiful...love that image!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Great job, and wonderful way to use the image from my blog!! Happy Holidays to you! -Anna.

Plume said...

Bravo! I like your images! Good job with the shrink plastic!