Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Getting ready for Christmas.

Well it's only 361 days to go - and I will need all of those to be ready time.  I want to make all my Christmas cards, and as many presents as I can - so I started today with a couple of tags.

There is a blog giveaway which I posted here on The Artistic Stamper - so I am doing two things at once as only us ladies can!

I have made these tags as entries for the blog candy draw, and also for parcels for next Christmas.

I started off with plain chipboard tags from The Artistic Stamper shop.  I like these because they are thick and easy to work on.

The tags are made 'in the style of' Tim Holtz as I didn't have all the stamps etc he used.
This one was made by inking the tag in pale blue, then stamping it with snowflakes, and embossing with a matt type embossing powder.  The swirls were stamped on next, and the green border sponged on.
The image which is part of a TH stamp which I used to stamp onto acetate as he did, then  it cut out and glued onto the tag with glossy accents, then coloured it with red alcohol ink.
I am actually pleased with this tag - took me ages to do, and looks so much nicer in real life.

I had to improvise again for this tag.
Background technique as above, then the TH swirls stamped on in layers, and he famous 'bird on a branch' stamp, which I have turned into a robin by inking his chest red. The fibres on the tags are Christmas red with lots of gold strands in it.


Pat Winter said...

LOL! I had to laugh at the title of this post. I will be creating cards this year too. I bought some neat rubber stamps,glitter,chalks,etc.
You always make the prettiest cards.

Cath Wilson said...

I wish I could bear to see Christmas 'things' hanging around for the whole year but unfortunately, I can't :(

I'll be watching what you do, though, lol. Fab tags, Lottie.

Sally H said...

They are beautiful, Lottie. I'm afraid I have put most of my Christmas stuff away for now, although I am determined to do some earlier next year!

Melinda Cornish said...

You are way toooooo organized if you already are making next years cards! haha....the tag really came out good..Arent you the one who couldnt make a card? I think you figured it out....

LazyKay said...

OMGoodness, so many people getting ready for next Christmas, I can't cope!

Beautiful work Lottie, you're really on a roll this winter. Has the enforced incarceration spiked your mojo?