Wednesday, 7 December 2011

12 Tags of Christmas : Day 7

At last vintage!  more my style.  But first of all thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday.  I had over 500 page views yesterday and 31 of you left some lovely comments.  I really did appreciate it!  Thank you.


I realised fairly early on that today would be big on interpretation as I had no craft glassine  (I didn't really know what you could do with it, but I shall be getting some now).  So I had to come up with a solution for the leaves (details of how I made them are below) but I am quite pleased with them and shall be using this again.  Click the link HERE to see Tim's Tag No. 7 and a video on using glassine.


I love the inking of the pearls with alcohol ink, they just look so vibrant.  I didn't have the right Distress Stains, so inked my craft sheet with Pumice Stone and Antique Linen, but instead of spraying it with water I sprayed it with Biscotti Perfect Pearls Mist.  It gives it a lovely shimmer and tames down the Pumice Stone a bit.


I really enjoyed this tag as it was much more in my comfort zone.  I hope you all have fun with this one. I am posting my tags each day on the Inspiration Emporium blog and they have some great prizes for each day's entries if you feel like joining in.


The leaves:  I put Forest Moss and Crushed Olive Distress Inks on my craft mat and spritzed with water.  I spritzed some reasonably heavy weight cream card with water and then swished through the inks making sure I had a good coverage.  Then crumpled the card - a bit difficult but you need to break down the fibres in the middle of the card first (I was only using small pieces).  Once the middle has gone you can scrunch up the rest.  Open out and dry with a heat gun.  Once dry I rubbed more Forest Moss on the creases but with an applicator rather than straight from the pad as this was just too dark.  Then I used the Tattered Leaves die and inked the edges a little with more Forest Moss. 

Left:  Scrunched and Dried
Middle:  Forest Moss rubbed on creases
Right:  Cut Leaf

20 comments:

Нинель said...

Очень здорово! Листья превосходно сделаны! Красота!!! Супер!!!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful creation! Your inspiration is leading me to my craft table to use what is at hand and not worry about copying each tag exactly. Thank you!

Barbara

Лорик said...

wonderful tag! love it!

Magis said...

Красивый , интересный тег!!!

Alison said...

This ones a real beauty Jennie, the leaves look great! xx

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! I hadn't thought about the leaf dies! brilliant!

Virginia Nebel said...

Hi Jennie, thanks for stopping by my blog today.
Your tag is fabulous, love the large lace detail.

I appreciate very much your vintage style and your work is beautiful!

visheenka said...

beautiful!

SophiePScrap said...

Nice take on the leaves! I'll be improvising also, as I don't have any kraft glassine, but I have something different in mind. Isn't this project fun?

Netty said...

Another beautiful card and love your leaves. x

Ellie said...

Thanks for the tips, I don't have glassine either, your tag turned out beautifully!

mjk said...

i too love this more vintage looking tag. love the way you improvised. tfs

Sandra said...

Amazing tag, the leaves are stunning, I didn't realize that they weren't glassine, till I read it!

Sam said...

Love your tags Jennie. I just wish I could get the time and chance to do them all but Tag 3 got me carried away and I ended up making loads of Christmas cards using the technique!! Catch up session on Saturday and booking holidays next year!!

Yogi said...

pretty tag. Like the lace you added.

Shar said...

Very pretty! I love the touch of lace!

Catherine said...

This is beautiful Jennie - love it. When I watched Tim's demo of the Glassine I immediately thought of brown paper bags -- I think you call them sacks -- they crumple and have those lovely marks like the glassine.

Anita Houston said...

Great leaf job...lol!!! Your bouquet is beautiful!

lynn said...

i think your tag is lovely.. and love the feminine twist to it... great ideas on using your own crafting items... and leaves... great job :)

Liola said...

superrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!