Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 7

So, Tag 7  brings us to sticky back canvas and adirondack colour sprays - the latter of which I don't have, (well, not in these colours) but the former I do.  I custom made my own colours - distress ink reinkers (I have a worn lipstick one made up with a perfect pearl powder and diluted some barn door with plain water in another mini mister) and for the leaves inked straight to the tag with a couple of greens and spritzed with a reinker/perfect pearl mixer.

I don't have the woodgrain texture fade so used this one instead - inking direct to the embossing folder as in Tim's video yesterday - cool technique, I was impressed how well it worked (although I shouldn't be, given how everything else Tim touches turns out so fabby!!)

Had quite a lot of trouble constructing the flower - and I don't have a hot glue gun (actually, I do, my ex left it behind all though years ago, but I am a bit wary of it so used glossy accents - lots of it!)  I daren't hold the tag up as I reckon it will all fall off.......
For me, there aren't enough stickles on the petals, but I am running low and I bet Tim will be using it again, so didn't want to go overboard!

For the centre, I used one of the largest pearls out of the necklace I took apart for one of the earlier tags, as I couldn't find a button I liked that would fit in the hole I had left in the flower. I thought about filling it with beads, but couldn't face the idea of them all rolling all over the floor...... cos you know they would have done!

I used some grungepaper letters to create the "joy" - just painted them with claudine hellmuth paint, and found a couple of maya road chip flourishes, which are silver dabber painted. (direct from the bottle as it wouldn't come through the dabber... what is it with me and thick gungey paint???)  Oh, by the way, does anyone know, can you dilute the distress crackle paints?  They are all thick and gungey too....  any tips would be gratefully received.

I couldn't find a circle punch (I don't think I have any, at least not tiny ones) so stuck the type charm "bubble" to the 25 from the paper stack and cut round it before fitting it in the holder. This was quite a messy tag to do, but good fun.  Not, so far, my favourite though! Wonder what is in store for tomorrow!!

Linking it to Artyjen's splinter group as always!

15 comments:

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Lovely tag - well done :D
Julie xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous Tag, love how it turned out.
Donna x

flutterbycrafter said...

Well done you for getting it done after all. It's fantastic, great take and improvisation. Love it. xx

Netty said...

I read on someones blog that they diluted it with water and it all came back gungy again instead of stiff, not sure how much water though....
I love your tag Helen and the telling of how you achieved it. Am sure your flower will stay on because that glu is very strong. A fabulous tag. Annette x

Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous tag Helen, I love your flower and the addition of the pearl is a lovely touch. You can dilute the Distress Crackle, I have and they work perfectly. I only added a little water. Take care, Tracy Evans x x

Joanne said...

I think you've done really well and your tag looks lovely. I used glossy accents too 'cos my glue gun packed in last year, and I think I would have been better using silicone. x

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

That flower was a real picnic, wasn't? The next five days have to be a breeze after that I think.
Yours came out wonderfully though....I think it was worth the effort!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic tag Helen! Love your huge 'Joy'! xx

Tracey said...

lol at the glossy accents - I think I have gone through almost an entire bottle doing these tags and stickles too - your tag looks amazing though and your flower turned out perfect, another stunner Helen thanks for sharing xxx

kath said...

love your timmie tag helen and me too i had to improvise...will post mine tomorrow...hugs kath xxx

Lori said...

Love the way your flower turned out! This tag took me forever, and it's still not quite done, the flower part is giving me fits. But I really love yours! The JOY looks great! And I like that background!

Artyjen said...

The things we do for T!m! LOL Lovely tag....I found my hot glue gun but could not find the glue sticks.....silicone did the trick!!!!
xoxo Sioux

Fliss said...

Lovely tag Helen and love your variations.
I too had trouble with the flower but got there in the end although it doesn't look as good as the original.
x

Neet said...

I have had to dilute (with water) most of my Crackle Paints. I just use a Mini Mister and keep adding a squirt or two and then stirring it with a kebab stick.
The flower was worth all the trouble - it looks lovely - great tag!

Ellie Knol said...

This is also a beautiful tag!