Sunday, October 30, 2016

12 Tags of 2016: October Edition

Well, I can't believe it's been over a month since my last post! I had some deadlines to meet and hopefully can get back to some normal posting again. 

I'm glad I was able to spend some time getting my tag done today, because I was thinking about all week. I didn't have any of the monster dies like Tim used - see Tim's original post here - so I jumped straight to Christmas and was able to use all of the same techniques.

I used some paper from Tim's Tidings holiday stack and cut it up into little bits of ephemera for collaging with. 

I covered my finished patchwork with crazing collage medium, let it dry and added some hickory smoke crayon around all of the edges.

This picture shows a close up of the wonderful cracks that the crazing medium creates when dry. It reminds me of old porcelain.  This picture also shows the little pincone adornment I added to the ribbon. Before I added it, I dabbed it lightly with some glossy accents and dipped it in vintage platinum distress glitter dust. It's hard to see in the photo, but really adds some lovely sparkle.

I also used my spatter brush to add some white paint/snow to the surface once all of the crayon had been added and worked into the crazing.

I think the tattered poinsettia die with coordinating texture fade came out so cool when cut from adhesive foil stuck to cardstock.  I used the same technique Tim did for painting and then wiping away, but more color stayed in the debossed area as it's hard to wipe it away from all the nooks and crannies. I love how the colors came out.  

Once the paint dried, I did add a little crayon on the poinsettia as well, just to add some shading. I also added some distress glitter in mustard seed as the poinsettia center. 

Thanks for stopping by to check it out!


  1. Your tag is beautiful! I love the poinsettia die, and you have raised it to the next level! It seems you and I have our sites set on Christmas with the Oct. tag. I see that Tim pinned your lovely work! Yippee!

    1. Thanks Sara! Funny thing is I was looking through the tag gallery yesterday and saw your snowflake there - I loved it and went straight to you blog to comment. We must both have Christmas on the brain. So cool that Tim pinned my tag!!

  2. I love the metallic poinsettia - it looks wonderful on the tag!