Friday, 2 December 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - day 2

Hi there.
Don't you just love these tags?! I really enjoyed day 2 and am so pleased that I got the Reindeer die in time.
Here is my interpretation of the tag; oh but first; the coffee! I've decided I can't drive into town each morning for Starbucks so this morning I made a lovely layered vanilla coffee to get me in the mood!
Delicious! Now the tag.....
So; as usual I did not have everything so had to improvise. No kraft resist paper so I had to make my own. I inked the tag with Frayed Burlap distress ink and stamped the background from the seasonal silhouettes in coffee archival. I used the snowflake stamp from reindeer flight to create a resist with UTEE and then covered the tag with the picket fence distress stain and after it was dry I coloured with Iced Spruce distress ink. I love the way the picket fence toned down the colours!
I used the vintage lace die, inked in ice spruce again, for the bottom edges and used smaller brads to keep the proportions right.
I love how the sanding of the token really pops the words out and will definitely be doing that again.
But my favourite part has to be the deer
I just love how the canvas gives the impression of fur; I used tinsel for the garland and a small heart charm. I also decided to used the enamel accents to add some "Bambi spots" in white and black for the eye.
You can find Tims tag HERE and there's also a place for you to link up your project.
Have fun everyone who's doing the Tags; and if you aren't, I hope you have a blessed and creative afternoon.

23 comments:

Nathalie Kalbach said...

love the bambi spots- gorgeous tag!!!

Sara said...

Love Bambi!!!

Helen said...

That is so beautiful! Must get that die... cute!! Want to go home to play now, roll on 5 o'clock...

Anonymous said...

What a gorgeious tag! Love how you created your own background resist. The deer is amazing! Greetings from Michigan!

Christine said...

Love your tag, the spots pulled me right in.

Anne Kristine said...

Love your tag!
gorgeous!

Alison said...

Fantastic tag Neil! Love the markings on your deer, a fab idea!

mernbob@aol.com said...

I love all your work.

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful tag!! Glad I found your sight. And a fellow believer to boot!

Dee in N.H. said...

Beautiful! Love the spots on Bambi and your background came out awesome!

carolyn M said...

Love your tag. Very inspiring.

Звездная песня said...

Another Beautiful Tag!!

JulieD said...

Brilliant homemade kraft resist and I love the deer.

Laura said...

Gorgeous tag niel i wonder what day 3 will bring us :)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful tag! I love how you made Bambi more realistic with the coloring & spots. TFS!
Vina

NanaBeth said...

Had tot ell you how much I loved your tag.Turning the little deer into Bambi-really tugged at my heart strings.

North Star said...

Love the way you made the fawn! Super cute!

Siobhan Brignull said...

looking through all the links and your Bambi popped out at me, so I thought Id visit wondering where I would end up in the world, exactly where I live, LOL, Kent

Karen Aicken said...

Beautiful tag all the way around, but your deer is outstanding. TFS!!
Cheers, Karen
alteredsccrapbooking.blogspot.com

Carol said...

Pretty tag. I love the spots you added to the deer.

Marianne in MD said...

Beautiful tag. I love the colors and those spots really are eye catching.

mothtalk said...

Fabulous improvisations; love how realistic your deer looks! So glad I was directed to your blog.

Deb said...

Fabulous take on Tim's tag, well done planning ahead and getting the deer die, that is defo on my list for next year! I had to make do with a cricut cut one! Your coffee looks devine, who needs Starbucks when you can make that?
have a great, crafty day, Debx