Friday, 9 December 2011

12 Tags of Christmas : Day 9


These 12 days are passing fast, only three more to go!  I really loved today's technique of double embossing, it really makes for a fantastically distressed looking background.  Having said that ....... I had a lovely red background (Fired Brick), but by the time it was embossed it looked a bit orange.  Time to buy some of the seasonal DI inks I think!  I just love the colours that Tim is getting on his tags.   Click HERE to see Tim's tag and the details of how to do this technique.


I didn't have a candle die and looked at some of my other dies but couldn't think of a way of making them fit.  I really liked the look of the candle, so I drew my own as all the fussy bits are covered by the wreath.  I did cover my first candle with glossy accents but didn't like the look of it, so I made a second and just gave it a "drippy waxy" look at the top of the candle with the glossy accents.  


Another great tag and I can't wait for tomorrow!  Thanks to everyone who visited yesterday.  I managed to find some time yesterday evening to visit blogs, but with storm force winds the power was coming and going a bit, so the broadband link wasn't great.  Still windy today but now with snow ..... thankfully I am tucked up nice and warm.


See you all tomorrow.

14 comments:

Lila Castro said...

Love your tag and coloring.

Sharon said...

Great tags! I'm enjoying seeing your versions every morning after I see Tim's. I don't know how you keep up! Lovely work. Thanks for sharing!

Cheryl said...

Amazing! Love your take on today's tag!

Alison said...

Beautiful! I love your background Jennie, & your candle looks great! x

Anita Houston said...

So cool! I am thrilled you created your own candle...so many people won't even attempt that and use something else! Nice work!!!

Debbie said...

Oh Jan, Hope you are ok all the way up in the Shetlands, Is the weather really awful, it sounds it!
What a great take on today's "Tag". I even had another go at today's too!! Was quite pleased seeing I didi not have a candle....Never thougth about drawing one like you, what a fab idea. Don't know if I will get to do tomorrows, put my tree up today, so most of my craft stuff makes way for it!! I will try tho'. Debbiexx

Shelly Hickox said...

Beautiful! I can't believe you drew your own. Awesome tag!

Anna Ely said...

Great! I love your candle! I'll be cutting my own too and I don't have any die that looks anything NEAR a candle. In fact I'll be doing a lot of substitutions as I don't think I have anything but the crackle paint and glossy accents for this tag.
I like your use of the flourish. That is one die I have and I make good use of it.

Anna Ely said...

Great! I love your candle! I'll be cutting my own too and I don't have any die that looks anything NEAR a candle. In fact I'll be doing a lot of substitutions as I don't think I have anything but the crackle paint and glossy accents for this tag.
I like your use of the flourish. That is one die I have and I make good use of it.

zaya00 said...

stylish!!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on Day 9 Jennie - love your drawn candlesick holder!

Sandra said...

Very nice that you made them yourself! The tag looks amazing!

Maria said...

Hi Jennie, thank you for the sweet comments on my blog! Your tag turned out beautifully today! I love how you're using your Autumn Gatherings die as well ... That's awesome you made your own candle, too!!

Anna Christensen said...

Gorgeous tag - I am now following your lovely blog - I can't wait to have time to read more of it at leisure! Take care, Anna.