Wednesday, December 12, 2012

this is lovely husband jeff's favorite...

...of the 3 or 4 tags i've made for the "12 tags of christmas with a feminine twist" challenge at ellen hutson's classroom blog. miss stephanie, who is always au courant with whatever is fun and fab on t'internet pointed this event out to me, citing its incredible inspiration AND the seriously fabulous prizes, and if you've not gone over there yet to explore i *highly* recommend the trip! in fact... g'head and check it out... i'll wait...  :) :) :)

hi! i'm glad you came back! wasn't that FABULOUS, though? you left a comment at each day's post, right? because there will be a drawing for TWELVE (12!!!) $25 g/c's to the ellen hutson store! and one random linker who makes and blogs about a tag inspired by any of the 12 days will win a $150 shopping spree! the deadline is sunday night, so you still have a bit o'time to make something awesome. but first, here's the tag i was telling you about, it's based on jennifer mcguire's gorgeousness from day 4:

(vintage: birds, cut from ein "fugle atlas" + copper metallic ribbon; patterned paper: pink paislee; snowflakes: jolee's, making memories, my mind's eye; brad: making memories; thickers: american crafts; inks: ranger; adhesives: 3m foam tape, gluedots)

i think it's not a bad version, considering i didn't actually have a single product which jennifer mcguire used in hers, lol! i just improvised, but i think i came fairly close. i used some "mistable" paper as my base, and activated the resist bits with a couple shades of blue distress ink; my avian friends were cut from a vintage german bird book--they were pre-trimmed for something else, but then not used, so that was really handy; my snowflakes are stickers and diecuts, and i've spelled "joy" with glitter alphabet chips.

here's a closer shot of the birds and a few other details:

you know that i'm a demon for dimension and texture, so i've popped the birds on a layer of foam tape, used some metal snowflake stickers that really stand out, and machine-stitched over my letters for a little extra security! because as far as i can tell, the primary goal of chipboard-- or indeed any rigid material-- is to escape from one's project ASAP; and whilst sending a tag that says, "oy" might sum up a fair amount of genuine holiday feeling, it's not really the mood i was aimin' for here! :)

back tomorrow with another tag. ciao, darlings! ♥


  1. This is gorgeous! Fabulous product choices.

  2. My goodness, I KNEW that's what chipboard was for! And now I want to make a card that says 'oy'!
    I LOVE these gorgeous birds, and the beaded snowflake, and the LAYERED snowflakes, and every awesomely perfect touch you added!

  3. oy indeed! Such gorgeousness here that I'm drooling! I adore your colour combo and the addition of the birds and the texture and the background grid and the sewing - I love it all!

  4. so gorgeous! Love the sweet birdies!

  5. Oh my goodness, this is so utterly gorgeous!!! What marvelous birds... love this, girl... love the snowflakes... the stitching (you crack me up) ... love the paper! This is one fantastic tag!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Have to agree with Jeff ... this tag rocks on so many levels ... your amazing touches never case to amaze me.

  7. Love your version! those birds are gorgeous - and love your blue background and the stitching through the JOY!

  8. This is fantastic! No wonder Jeff loves it!


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