Thursday, 10 December 2009

Day 10 - Alphabet Challenge!

A huge thanks to Hels for getting her tag done early and posting some extra tips - like her I didn't have the sticky metal tape Tim used, so had to stick some humungo tape to some metal and use that.  Got some lumps and bumps along the way, and I didn't plan my colours very well on the tag, but I got there - when I first saw Tim's this morning I thought - no way, I'm going to fail the 12 tags challenge!   I haven't got any of the alcohol ink pens, so used the original applicator and foam strips.  I'm not too happy with how the sanding of the letters has gone - nowhere near as neat as the Maestro Tim's, and I decided I wouldn't risk ruining it by distressing it further with black dabber.

It's also a good job I had some huge tags - otherwise on the size I've been using, I'd have only had half the words I needed.  The snowflake is a Heidi Swapp clear one that I've coloured with Snow Cap paint dabber.


Dawn said...

LOVE the colours on this, improvising obviously worked!

Linda Elbourne said...

You have done a brilliant job on this ... the colours you have used are beautiful ... great stuff!

Artyjen said...

Superb! You are so wise not to use the dabber....I should have left well alone on mine!! LOL

Hels said...

Gorgeous tag it loads :O))

Jennie said...

Helen, great job on the tag :) Didn't dab mine either
P.S. did you notice Tim left out what he did with the snowflake, and I am guessing it is the same as yours:)

Tyggereye said...

Cool use of yours. I didn't have the metal sheet either and I used foil. It turned out cute I think. I love your tags you've made. :)