Friday, December 14, 2012

still makin' tags...

...for the "12 tags of christmas with a feminine twist" challenge at ellen hutson's classroom blog. the designer examples are soooooooo amazingly awesome that it's seriously very DIFFICULT to choose which one to attempt next! now *that* is the kind of creative "problem" i looooooooooove to have, don't you?! this time i've made an admittedly loose version of sharon harnist's lovely tag from day 1:

 (vintage: lace trim, seam binding, gold doily, and lady cut from a holiday card; patterned paper: pink paislee; embossing folder and distress inks: tim holtz; gold foil sticker: best creation; poinsettia (adorned with gold stickles): we r memory keepers; bird charm: prima; leaf ribbon: may arts; adhesives: 3m foam tape, gluedots)

i was pretty excited when i saw the gorgeous background and realized i *HAVE* that snowflake embossing folder!!! i didn't have the stamp for her pretty little christmas queen, however, so i rummaged through a bunch of old xmas cards i've saved over the years for just such moments, and found this victorian lady. however, the abundance of yellow tones in the image made her just somehow not quiiiiiiite work with the pretty reds and greens of the original, so i went more monochromatic with a lot of white, cream, and gold. 

is it weird that i've been showing the detail photos first and then the shot of the complete tag? if so, i apologize, it's just that i find the shape of these makes 'em kind of a challenge to photograph-- especially when they are loaded with shiny reflective bits, too! maybe some day i will be able to do my projects justice with the pictures they deserve, but as you can see, it was NOT today! :0

i've got one more tag to show you, either tomorrow or sunday, depending on how much "life maintenance" gets done today; we are hoping to get our tree tomorrow (this is very late for us, but that's how things are running this year!) and there is A LOT of cleaning and space-making which needs to be done first! wish me luck, darlings! ♥


  1. Life maintenance...pesky life, insisting on things like groceries and stuff. PITA! I've got the same issue - we REALLY have to do some re-organizing before the tree goes up, and cleaning...I don't want to talk about it. Ack. I don't put up our tree until after the kids are out of school (this is a carrot I dangle mercilessly to secure their help. Works every time.)
    I love that gold doily - such a perfect smidge to go with all the other beautiful elements. And all the textures of the different ribbons? And that poinsettia? STAHP, Lauren :) Too pretty!

  2. Wow wow wow!!! What an elegant tag ... Just love the way you used gold and that gorgeous poinsettia is stunning!!

  3. Wow! So elegant and gorgeous! Love it!

  4. I love this tag...hmmm... I think it is my favorite!!!!

  5. This is gorgeous. I love your Victoria lady and the variety of ribbons tied on.

  6. What an amazing tag.. I just love that gold in the background. So pretty my friend.



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