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All About Tags Part 2

I did it – I finished all 12 tags! Feel so accomplished – I wish that I could frame them all together, but alas I actually used two from the early set on gifts and I pretty sure it would be poor form to ask for them back.

Lots and lots of wandering from the Timmy trail on this set, hopefully you can see some of the inspiration…as with previous post Tim’s original is on the left (or maybe top if wordpress isn’t playing nice)

Tag #7

Tim busts out the glassine paper for the holly leaves – oh so tempting, but out of my price range.  I think the combo of forest green and apple glimmer mist get close to the original

Tag #8…A steam punk christmas? Very Tim. not so much me – so I set out with the though of using non-christmas items and kind of love how it turned out.  I used Bubble Light Green and LED Red Glimmer mists for the background.

Tag # 9 Double Embossing, oh my

This is my friend umbrella man, he’s been in my stash for a while just waiting for the right project.  I thought it would be fun to try him out here, he has a healthy dose of glassy accents on him.  One of my favorite tips from this process is heating up twine to set in curls – very important to use a wood pencil to wrap – not plastic (I’m just saying) A funny side note – every time I look this stamp, Eminem’s song Cinderella Man pops into my head and a walk around for a while singing umbrella man, umbrella man.

Tag #10

I have read and intended to try packing tape photo transfer method forever – go figure it’s this tag that finally gave me the push I needed.

Tag #11

No shrinky dinks in this house or apparently glossy cardstock – what’s a girl to do.  Thankfully HP was nice enough to include some glossy presentation paper with my new printer (however -no photo paper, even though it’s a PHOTO printer, grr) so that’s what I used. It’s been about 100 years since I’ve worked with glossy cardstock and in the process of working on this tag I remembered why I don’t – pigment ink never dries – even when heat set so hence the smeared snow flakes- nothing a little embossing powder won’t fix.

Last but not least, Tag #12

 

oh the temptation to go out and buy Tim’s Tissue tape, I’ve held it in my hands on several occasions, but the price $15.99 is just too steep – so I turned to my handy dictionary – I think I’m known at my neighborhood Goodwill store as ‘Dictionary Girl’.  I decided to use a red distress stain behind the tag and then adhered the dictionary paper with gesso.  Then I covered the whole thing in 3 coats of chandelier glimmer glam.  The reindeer and snowflakes come from prima’s mistable canvas line – these packs are super fun – you can use mist or ink, this guy is covered with walnut distress ink and then coated with glimmer glam.  Snowflakes are misted with blue skies glimmer mist and coated with glam.

Phew what a project, feels great to get these completed – now what to do until next year rolls around.

 

 

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…the fabric of our lives (Repost)

don’t hate me if you get the cotton commercial stick in your head.  Color me lazy, but this is a copy of my monthly blog post on Tattered Angels. As you can see from the fabulous projects already posted the TA design team’s vision for fabric goes way beyond your basic cotton.  I love fabric, but as a challenged sewer I tend to stay away from buying it.  So, I was excited to have a reason to actually buy some this month and just play.

First up, a singed flower wreath.

Wish I could take total credit for this, but I was inspired by this post on Pinterest.  To make the flowers I misted silk like fabric with Turquoise Blue and Dragonfly mists for the blue flowers and yellow daisy for the others.

Here’s a close up of the flowers, they are super easy to make.  Just cut three circles and stick together with a brad.  Because of the polyester in the fabric a little heat-up with the embossing gun makes them go into more natural looking shapes.

A word of warning, if you’re taking on this project you’ll need twice as many flowers as you think you do.

With the leftover fabric from the wreath project I decided to make a scarf.  This is when you can really let your playful spirit fly.  I grabbed several blue mists (Dragonfly, Turquoise Blue, Jack Frost, Sapphire) and green mists(key lime, honey dew, meadow green, forest green) plus a couple of purples (Pomegranate and Sugar Plum Fairy) and went to town misting.

I love the way the colors blended together.

My last project for this month just might be my favorite. (ssh, don’t tell the others they might get jealous).  I love the look of vintage grain sack pillows.  I do NOT love the ridiculous prices for them or even their modern counterparts.  So I set out to make my own.

I admit I’m a little nervous to post this here, because I don’t really trust google translator.  I hope this translates to ‘The Happy Dog Studio’, if it doesn’t I hope one of our french speaking readers will send a correction and I’ll fix.  I started by creating a stencil with my Gypsy/Cricut tools.  I taped the stencil down to the canvas fabric and painted in with Autumn Nights mist,  I choose to paint instead of spray to keep the bleeding to a minimum. Once that was dry, I misted the whole piece with Vanilla Breeze to give it a slightly aged look. Finally, I trimmed it with blue ticking(?) and used the same stripe for the back of the pillow.  I can’t wait to make more.

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