9 December 2012

Two Tags for December

Having scooted around blogs again tonight it seems everyone is struggling to get everything done at this time of year. For me having taken part in The Funkie Junkie 12 Tags of Christmas this year has been a lifesaver in terms of getting cards made this year. I only have a few left to do now (ones to go out by hand, so no postal deadline!) and there are so many challenges/so much inspiration that I can't fail to get them done. Part of that inspiration came from the Duke of Distress himself with Tim's December tags (thanks for doing two!!) Here's my take on them...


And they were a joy to make:)


The light today is diabolical so it's not easy to pick up on the background - splatterings of DI Stormy Sky and some CS Mist. There are also embossed snowflakes.


Some stamped tissue and grungeboard letters, coloured and sealed with Rock Candy Clear Crackle Paint on the bottom section.


I had to make my own layered snowman, drawn by me, coloured with Picket Fence, Stormy Sky, Fired Brick, Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade DI's. Mr Snowman was deliberately scrunched up and re-flattened to give extra texture. The die cut was chopped up a little to create a shiny snowflake.


The background to this one were simpler - splattered/smooshed DI Fired Brick and Spiced Marmalade with CS Mist again.


These Basic Grey papers were a great base for the poinsettia, made richer with Distress Ink and Embossing Powder. My imfamous CS PVA glue dots worked well in the centre.


Die cuts were used to finish off the tag again. Obviously I'll be entering these into Tim Holtz 12 Tags challenge for December, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing them. Good luck getting your list of jobs completed amongst the ususal day to day stuff - I look forward to seeing what you've all been up to.
Hugs, Jenny x

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Tags...Love the frosty blue background & snowman of the first! The beautiful deep festive red of the second.. Gorgeous poinsettia..Love them both!! Hugs May x x x

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  2. Both gorgeous with delicious texture Jenny! Love them both. 'Diabolical' light over here today too! Have a lovely week. Nicola x

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  3. Ooooh, they reminded me instantly of T!m's December tags.

    They look fabulous xxx

    Sam

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  4. Terific tags Buttons and make fabby cards. xx

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  5. Gorgeous tags here and your home made snowman is fabulous Buttons.
    Love all the details and the lovely poinsettia.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

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  6. Hi Jenny, love, love, love your take on Tim's tags and how you have improvised, the snowman is fabulous and the poinsettia is quite stunning. Must get mine made! Hugs, Anne x

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  7. Nicely done with the tags! Your choices of color are spot on.

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  8. Love your improvisations to create two fantastic tags! The snowman is adorable - I was resigning myself to having to draw my own snowman, so I'm delighted to see such a success story!! And the JOY lettering is wonderful against the delicate music script. Love your labels tag on the red one too...
    Have a wonderful week!
    Alison xx

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  9. These are great and two people are going to have a big smile when they receive these. Love your chubby snowman and all the lovely texture on the first tag. The poinsettia on the second one is gorgeous and the red against the Kraft card looks fab.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  10. Love your personal take on the two tags, they look fabulous! x

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  11. WOW!!! I love these...and well done on your own snowman creation! That is brilliant. Thanks also for adding the link in the last post - That meant so much to me. Huge hugs xxxxxxxxx

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  12. Oh both of these tags are just fab!! The snowman is fantastic and the background is gorgeous (despite the bad light), so probably it's even better irl. Love the other one too, the red with the kraft card go so well together!

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  13. Hello Jenny.
    Both are a JOY to look at as well! Wonderful layering and texture, set on a Kraft card accentuates the colour and the complexity of your design.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  14. Good job Jenny!! I love them and glad you are an improvisor too. Hugs, Esther

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  15. Good job Jenny!! I love them and glad you are an improvisor too. Hugs, Esther

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  16. Jenny these are wonderful and I love your snowman he is super cute!!!clever you...these are fab makes..made mine yesterday! hugs trace x

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  17. These are both very happy tags :-)

    Love Chrissie xx

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  18. What fabulous tags these both are Jenny!I love the silveryness??? of your snowman tag. Keep on improvising because it is working.

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  19. Gorgeous tags Jenny. I love your snowman....such a cutie and the red tag captures the warmth of Christmas .

    Hugs Annie x

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  20. Such fabulous tags Buttons.
    Mr Snowman is so adorable.
    Yes, I am struggling with light here also in fact I have projects stacking up as I am unable to snatch decent light, it's a problem, isn't it?!!!
    TFS your wonderful tags with us.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  21. Both tags are very joyfull indeed Jenny...great Christmas tags!

    greetings, Alie :-)

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  22. Both of these are fabulous! Love that all your tags are cards this year! So perfectly clever! That poinsettia is stunning as well! Great spin darling!!!!

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  23. Stunning tags - love your Snowman and the poinsettia on the other is beautifully rich in colour!!

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  24. Wow, both of your tags are wonderful.

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  25. Beautiful tags, Jenny! You may want to pop over to Paper Issues with your Basic Grey one... that's their theme right now and it's a lovely site.

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  26. Gorgeous tags Jenny. Great idea to put them on cards. I love that greeting stamp.

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  27. Ohh Jenny, I'm way behind on visiting your blog! A very Happy New Year! I love your takes on the 12 tags of christmas! So joyful! Really pretty! Hugs, Sandra

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Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments - they are really appreciated. Jenny xxx

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