I'm back from a wonderful week in Williamsburg VA. I just love it there - all that history brought to life in the historic area. Except for a sunny Friday when temps came close to 80 degrees the rest of the week was cold, rainy and a bit dreary. Not the best weather for walking around outside. I just dressed accordingly and made the best of it. I did end up missing the Grand Illumination because of the weather (I had no desire to spend about 10 hours in the freezing rain) - but that's my excuse to go back next year (and pray for better weather - LOL!). More pics and stuff on that later!
I made one of my December tags for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of 2013 before I left but didn't have time to take pics and post it. I ended up making a second version as I am stuck in the house today because of a snow storm. It's beginning to feel (and look) a lot like Christmas!
This tag is the closest to the tag that Tim made. I used the Frosted Film (love this stuff!) with the Clearly For Art Film which is formable when softened with a heat gun. I ended up with quite a few bubbles but thankfully they didn't really show once I die cut it.
I didn't have his stencil so I used one from Diane Reaveley. And I only had the stamp he used in the Mini size so I added a sprig of holly and embellished that with a bit of Xmass Red Stickles glitter glue. I also added the tinsel with the ribbon - you know how I LOVE sparkly stuff!
I spattered white paint over the tag to finish it. What a mess!! Note to self - do this in a box next time so it doesn't end up everywhere!
This is the second tag I just finished today. I transferred the image onto the sticky side of the Frosted Film, leaving a little bit of the paper attached in places. I wanted to add depth where in only some places could you see the stenciled manila tag behind it. I used the same stencil with Vintage Photo and Peeled Paint Distress Inks, applying the colors a bit darker so they would show through the Frosted Film transfer. I ran the stenciled tag through my Xyron, stenciled side down so it would be sticky and applied the Frosted Film to it then trimmed off the excess film. I love how subtle the effect is!
Next I die cut the Festive Greenery with KraftCore papers (sanded & inked of course!) and the small 3-D Star Bright star. I painted Glossy Accents on the star and sprinkled Rock Candy Glitter on it for a lovely sugar ice look. I finished off the star with a tiny Mirrored Star. This pic also shows how the Frosted Film glitters and sparkles just like real frost!
To finish the tag I added ribbon, a couple Bauble Pearls and the Reindeer charm.