Monday, December 19, 2011

Have Yourself a Merry Little Monday...

Good Morning,
How's life with you? Festive panic, elation, retail frenzy or Holiday Cheer?  I think the emotional roller-coaster of hyperactivity and euphoria just 'go with the job' at Christmas, but I always get there in the end, so I'm going to chill and work on being slightly mad but very merry! I'm starting to wind down the crafty antics this week but I'm in today with the new theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show. It's a Tim and Tags FORTNIGHT so LOTS of time to show off your tagged beauties, Tim inspired creations and seasonal makes.
I fancied a cocktail of Mr. Holtz and Wendy Vecchi and had great fun creating my tags. I just sat down at my table and pulled together an array of my favourite crafty goodies and techniques.

I cut a large tag from scrap Kraft like cardboard, painted it with my Pool and Snow Cap Dabbers, and then embossed it with Spots!

I sanded the dots to create some contrast in colour and then machine stitched twice around the edges. I also distressed the edges and added a little Vintage Photo Distress ink.
I painted my Art Part Leaves white, tinted the edges with Rusty Hinge  adding sparkle with a little Stickles.
I stamped Wendy's flowers onto Glassine paper which I'd pounced  with Snow Cap and Pearl Alcohol inks. I crumpled the flowers, swiped them Rusty Hinge and stamped a few more dots for fun!
I layered them up and added washers and  Idea-ology sprockets and spinners as metal accents.
To finish, painted Grunge board Letters, sheen by Glossy Accents, and a lovely Scallop, lace and ribbon!
I thought I was done but started playing you do!
Here I stamped and clear embossed Tim's Season's Silhouettes in Barn Door and then blended Peeled Paint ink over the top. More distressing, stitching and a Glassine frill along the bottom. I used my Dynamo and Copper tape to create the mini 'wonderful' sign.
The painted Wendy Flower is stamped and adorned with a sanded Muse token.
I used an inked and stamped Art Part book-plate to frame Rudolph and gave him a nice winter coat of Picket Fence  Crackle Paint! I also dressed him up with a little chain and added a little blingy thingy nose! And if you ever saw him, you would even say it glows...
The book-plate rests on the flower and sticky pads creating depth - just enough space left to add a little ribbon, lace and ric-rac for extra interest...!

Tags are always great fun - all year round. Ideal if you just have a little time to play and for all those Holtzoni's out there, it's a fab chance to show us what you got up to with the infamous 12 Tim Tag frenzy! Plus there a great $50 spree and The Top Three Artist's Title to be won! Need more Tag Therapy - Check out the brilliant DT blog and see my teamies masterpieces!

 So I'm all done and all tagged out and feeling a little more festive just from talking about red noses! I really hope you will all have a truly WONDERFUL time! Whatever you do and however you celebrate this Christmas... I think we could all use a little peace, joy and good will. So do have a very good one! Until the next time...


Barb M said...

these are beautiful Sarah! i love both..the huge flower is gorgeous :)

kissinia said...

Hi Sarah! Just a quick comment from me today! Adorable tags, very beautiful indeed. Hugs, kissinia

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful tags, Sarah! Love how you flipped that bookplate to frame the reindeer and your stacked flower is just gorgeous. Happy holidays to you and yours!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous tags Sarah, I love the leaf art parts they are so striking as is that large flower. I also love the stitching, I love stitching in craft. Your little Dymo piece is also a lovely addition and the backgrounds are yummy. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Sarah and Best Wishes for The New Year. Tracy x

Brenda Brown said...

These are just gorgeous Sarah and so inspirational.
Sorry I haven't been around, work has taken over my life at the moment, but I am now off until the new year.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Candy C said...

Sarah...your Christmas tags are so much fun! I love them both! Love the die cuts on the deer tag. The deer standing in the "frame" is really cute. And your JOY tag is just beautiful, too. <3 Candy said...

Beautiful Tags...They are such a compliment to Wendy.Thanks for sharing.

Art By Wanda said...

Both tags are wonderful!!! I love how you work all those details together!!

Von said...

What awesome tags :)your so clever
Von x

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Wow what a gorgeous set of Tim Holtz inspired tags, Sarah! I really love the vibrant bright colors you used!!

Simon Says Stamp!

Juls said...

ooooh wow!!! all of these tags are just fabulous!!! Hugs Juls

Dorothy said...

Your tags are fabulous!