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December 11, 2014

I Believe

It's day 11 over at "12 Days of Christmas Link Up Party" being hosted by Unruly PaperArts and I am amazed at the beautiful Christmas projects people are making. My Christmas tag is once again a play off of an old technique Mr. T!m Holtz introduced back in 2009. Check out his blog for his wonderful tutorial HERE

 First, several different Christmas stamps were used to create a collage effect. Then distressed inks also used in a collage fashion. The technique T!m was using on his tag was a hanging embellishment, T!m used his memory glass, but  I was completely out so I needed to improvise...  Since I didn't have a memory glass I used a metal picture frame, alcohol inked in for an aging effect. Metal corners were also inked and used like the roof top of a house. Then glued a fragment with my choice of background. Stickles was used to make the icycles on the roof, T!m then used a memory capsul (which I also did not have on hand) I made my own memory capsul from these little plastic bubbles that I have had for years... filled it with some seed beads, attached the bells and bow and waa laa....


Thank you for stopping by my blog... hope your enjoying your holiday crafting. Have a blessed Christmas ! xoxo
This tag is being entered in the following challenges: 
Shopping Our Stash - Favorite Technique ( distress inking) 
Frilly & Funky -  A Vintage Christmas 
Craft Hoarders Anonymous - Celebrate The Season
Altered Eclectics - The Countdown To Christmas
Eclectic Elapu - Vintage Christmas

22 comments:

Michele said...

the coloring is so lovely and it is a very inspirational piece! happy 11th day of christmas at UPA! xo

TangledBlueRose said...

Beautiful tag love all the awesome details! Great fun!~kim

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fantastic tag Toni! Love the colours in your collage background and the micro-beads you added to your embellies are such a great touch! hugs :)

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

What a beautiful tag you have created! I love the colors! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Inky and Quirky said...

Beautiful tag Toni,the level of details are wonderful.

Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics,good luck :)

Hugs
Donna xx

Nicole Wright said...

Oh Toni what a pretty little tag you've made! I love the festive layers! Thank you for joining the Frilly and Funkie Challenge, Nicole

Jess M said...

Wow! So much detail on here!
Jess

Judy McKay said...

Beautiful tag. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Judy DT

Donna said...

Your tag is absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing and playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for our "Favourite Technique" challenge!!

Donna Idlet said...

Beautiful tag. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

wendipooh13 said...

such a pretty tag!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

Leslie Hanna said...

Gorgeous! I'm always amazed with collage-y distressed projects like this. Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Chana said...

Nice technique employed here! Thanks so much for accepting the challenge this week here at Shopping Our Stash!
Hugz,
Chana, DT

Gloria Stengel said...

What a great tag! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Danie May said...

Lovely improvisation Toni to create this beautiful tag! TFS with us at Unruly! xx

Kami-koneko said...

your tag is beautiful! i love the distressed background, and all your little bob's and bits - really fun!

thank you for joining Eclectic Ellapu, all your participations look magical!
hugs, Laila (dt)

Buttons said...

A beautiful tag and I love your improvised bubble frame embellishment. Thank you for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful tag; love the colors you used. Thank you for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics Challenge

Susan Hogan said...

Absolutely I believe! Lovely tag and the recipient of this must have loved it! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Eclectic Ellapu!

steffi said...

Lovely tag Toni! I love how you've worked with what you have and created your hanging embellishment, I would never have thought to use the corners to create the roof! Thanks for sharing with us at Altered Eclectics ~ Steffi :o) xx

hazel said...

A beautiful Christmas tag, thank you for sharing it with us at Altered Eclectics.
xxx Hazel.

Chris / CS Designs said...

Toni, This is a beautiful Art Tag. I love the special elements and your attention to detail. Thank you for shareing your lovely project with us this month at Altered Electic and I hope to see you participate again.
:) Chris / CS Designs

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