Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Another stitching finish and tags 3 & 4

I finished another ornament from this year's JCS ornament issue. I'd been waiting for the chenille trim the pattern called for. It arrived over the weekend, and it does not disappoint. I want hand dyed chenille in every color of the rainbow! But I digress. Here's my tiny little ornament:


I created my version of Tim Holtz's day 3 & 4 tags last night. Here's tag 3:


I didn't have a big block stamp to apply multiple colors to, so I just used a bunch of Unity stamps, and applied a different color of ink to each. Again, lacking a die cut machine, I hand cut some holly leaves. THey look okay, but would probably appear more attractive if I'd remembered to distress them. And, while it was cool to play with my alcohol inks and dye the white pearls, they ended up being as sticky as red hots (because I was too impatient to let them completely dry), it would have been waaaay easier if I had remembered that I already have some red pearls and just used those instead! Live and learn.

Here's tag 4:

I'm always partial to the frosty looking tags, and this one was a lot of fun to create. For some reason, I think it's a total hoot to swirl various colors of super wet ink all over a tag! This may be my favorite tag of the first four.

I won a prize from Tim Holtz on Day 3. It's already in the mail, and I can't wait to see what it is! Til next time, happy creating, everyone!

10 comments:

Jingle said...

Very nice work!

Chris said...

You at definitely in the zone!
The BBD ornie is to die for!

Margaret said...

Love it all!!! Just gorgeous

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Great job with the tags! I am enjoying seeing how different people are decorating them, too. Love that blue one!
And your second tag in the post below is pretty, too!

Julia said...

Lovely tags!!

Pamela said...

These are great! :)

Elisa K said...

Love your tags but your stitching is amazing... Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Your ornament is gorgeous!!!!!!! I love all the beautiful colors on it~~ And your tags, LOVE them!!!! Each and everyone of them is so unique!!!

Tammy said...

Ooo, that chenille trim looks awesome. Pretty color and the perfect finishing touch. :) Love all of your tags! I've been playing along a little bit but I don't always have all the same supplies either. But improvising is a good exercise too!

Margie H said...

Wonderful take on the tags :)