Monday, December 21, 2009

Christmas Tag

I had such fun watching Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas again this year. He is such an inspiration and I just LOVE the grunge and distressed look... with glimmer! :-)

Here is a tag I made for my bff Bona. I had so much fun creating this. I sorta played it by ear and added a little something here and there as I went. I love how it turned out.

First I used Archival Ink to stamp the snowman image which is from a Tim Holtz Christmas stamp set. Then I used Archival Ink to stamp the french script, also from a Tim stamp set. Then I used Distress ink in Broken China to stamp the snowflakes. I sprinkled on clear embossing powder and it allowed not only the snowflakes to "rise and shine", but unexpectedly the french script too, I love how it did that!

The sentiment "Christmas Snow" and the small snowflakes are colored in using Frost lace Stickles. Then I edged the tag with Broken China Distress ink. I then took "Frost" Tattered Angels glimmer mist and shined up the entire tag, then edged the tag with Vintage Photo. Finally, I wanted to add a "snow" effect, so I used my Versamark pen and sprinkled on some UTEE randomly and heat set. Instant snow & shine!

As a finishing touch, I added an XL eyelet, Prima flower (using Velma's technique!) ribbon & fibers and a home made charm.

Hope you like it! MERRY CHRISTMAS all!



Michelle Viaje said...

It's so stunning and beautiful arlene..great job!! happy holidays

Anonymous said...

B E A U T I F U L !!!!! Love this tag and the gatefold album is also gorgeous...thanks for sharing your talent! I try to scraplift as much as possible :o)

Sue C from the Scrapbeach

Olga Clemencia said...

Hi Arlene i am from Colombia ...beautiful album and tags. Merry Christmas too.

Pd I like the cricut !!!! my mail is

Kylie said...

STUNNING Arlene, totally STUNNING!!!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Kylie X

Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking said...

very nice!