Monday, December 7, 2009

Tim's Tag Day 7

Lots going on in today's tag. A little too much for me to be honest! I am pretty happy with how this came out though. I adore this Santa stamp from the new Oxford Impressions St. Nicholas collection. I think he really 'makes' the tag. The music and snowflakes are also from OI.

I had trouble with the white paint absorbing the Distress ink. I also had a hard time getting the black ink to come off of it. Finally I decided to just leave it alone. If I'd had more energy I would have started over and used the Faux Designer Paper technique from the Dec 08 issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. I think it would have worked much better for me!

I changed it a bit by adding my favorite French border trim from RockCandy Studios. Since my Santa had fairly straight edges, it looked a little weird just floating in the middle of the tag. I think the trim helps set the image off.

Thanks everyone, for your comments on my previous tags. I hope everyone is having as much fun with these as I am!


  1. What are you complaining about? Your white flourishes are awesome! Now, mine on the other hand are nearly invisible, lol. And I did use the white paint dabber. Go figure! Anyway, your tag is beautiful, and I love the changes you made.

  2. I love it! Your tag is so rich in color, and the masked areas shine through beautifully!

  3. your tag is gorgeous!!! great colors and design!

  4. Don't think it's too busy at all! Love the OI St. Nick in the middle. It's really lovely. (I really couldn't get it going with this tag today.)

  5. Shelly these are all fabulous! I love how you used what you had!!! You're so creative!

  6. Too gorgeous! This is just fabulous!

  7. I'm telling ya girl ,you should be doing these tags!!!!!! Next Year Headline... Shelly's Twelve Tags of Christmas!!!
    You would be proud of me today, I did them all, not original like yours mind you, just looked at his pics, oh well at least I had a chance to play!

  8. Don't tell him, but I think yours looks better than Tim's!

    Great job! It is fantastic!


  9. I love it, Shelly! It's 'finished,' if that makes sense. ;-)


Thanks so much for taking the time to share your thoughts. I appreciate your comments so much!