Thursday, December 2, 2010

Good NEWS and Packages!!!!

So, here I am in the middle of taking pictures of a tag I want to upload tonight, and DH yells, "Here comes your Tim Package!" Cute, huh?


How can it possibly be here this soon??? Don't get your hopes up.


But yes! My Vagabond has arrived!!! But I cannot open it up and play until I get this post done....DISCIPLINE!




Here we go....

I used the Manila Tags from Ranger, of course, and embossed the Snowman Texture Plate to the left. THEN....here's the new idea.....using the small plates for cutting the On the Edge Dies, I put the other side through with the trees. DO NOT let the plate overlap the snowman and it works BEAUTIFULLY!!!!! Two embossed images side by side!!!!

Then I sprayed with Blue Smoke Perfect Pearls Mists, and scootched it around to fill in the edges of the embossing, with a brush. See around the trees and the Snowman. Pull the color off the Trees and Snowman with a brush to create the lighter tones as shown.


Then I laid a wet brush onto the colors Pine Needles and Forest Moss Distress Ink Pads, and painted the color onto the trees. A couple of browns were used for the trunks and Snowman's Arms. Spiced Marmalade and Rusty Hinge for his nose. Do a couple of layers of color.


The Snowflakes are cut on Grungepaper using metal tape with sticky backing from the Hardware Store...find it in the Duct work section. Add some Denim Alcohol Ink to clear Rhinestones for large snowflakes and use smaller clear ones on Frosty.


The Ticket is from Tim's Odds and Ends set and it's stamped on Manila cardstock, inked with Barn Door Distress Ink, and since DI is wet, I added Clear Ultra-fine Embossing Powder, heated and repeated 2 more times. Very Shiny!

Distress your tag's edge and add Black Soot DI to the tag....add the bow and you are DONE!
You have a watercolor looking tag that was so easy to create!



** I got a copy of the new Somerset Studio Gallery Winter 2011 in the mail yesterday.....WHOO HOO....my book with the Teresa Collins Collection is in there.
So after a fun day shopping and visiting with the kids and Bill's sister we had a nice quiet dinner at Rudy's!!! Ha! Quiet.........not on your life. We laugh and carry on until the tears roll down our cheeks!
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What a group!!!!!!!!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them all.....thanks guys for a fun evening.

I'm off to open the VAGABOND....one more day and we'll draw for a prize of the Configuration. UPDATE...Vagabond....smooth as butta! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

31 comments:

Kathyk said...

FAB tag project

Kathyk

Bernice said...

I love the way you've done this tag.

Netty said...

I love the gorgeous smoochy effect with colours you've created Linda and thank you for explaining how it was done. Congratulations on getting published in such a fabulous mag so you were really set up for a brilliant meal in great company. Woo Hoo a Vagabond, you lucky girl. Brilliant, am sure you will have loads of fun. Annette x

Tammy Tutterow said...

Love this tag! Pure gorgeousness!

Elaine A said...

Linda -

Beautiful tag! What a sweet piece of art! Now go play with your new toy - LOL!

Elaine Allen

Charee Filimoehala said...

Amazing tag! I am sure you make it sound a lot easier than it actually is. Thank you for sharing!

Happy Papercrafting!

Natalie said...

awesome tag!! i love the idea of embossing two images on the same tag. I will have to try that tonight! thanks for the great inspiration...
-Natalie

Meme said...

Oh Linda, I must say you have lots of discipline! I would have skipped the tag and went for the tim box! But I am glad you did not do that....Great inspiration tag! Going to the hardware store tonight!
Thanks
Meme

mrich2500 said...

I want my vagabond to be delivered...sob...sob... oh well your tag is LOVELY and so glad I found your blog ;)

Sandra said...

Love this tag!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Wowser...nice tag! Etta

sue said...

Great tag. Have fun with your vagabon. Can't wait to see what you create.

2amscrapper said...

Another magazine on my "need" list--can't wait to see your work featured--congrats. Amazing tag! I'm sure you're having lots of fun playing with your new Vagabond!

Linda Carson said...

Wonderful tag! It's so festive & delightful! Congrats on being published & getting a Vagabond all in the same day!

SusanK said...

Absolutely phenomenal!

Shirley said...

Great tag!! I actually double embossed on my snowman tag for ATT. I really like it. You do such wonderful art.

sweet craf-tea chick said...

sooo fabulous!! i love everything about your tag. so pretty, love the texture...everything! thanks for sharing and have fun playing with your vagabond :)!!! *hugs* steph :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow What a great day you had! You new toy arrived and the magazine, A big Congrats BTW. a wonderful tag and dinner with friends ,who could ask for anything more!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun lucky you getting the,vagabond have fun with it hun as for your tag wow its just amazing,just love the texture and colurs on it,hugs cheryl xxxx

Helen said...

What a great tag. Love the snowman. Congrats on getting your vagabond.

Char- The Mad Shopper said...

Great tag. I am thinking about getting a vagabond. Maybe next year.

Nancy Maxwell James said...

this is mouth watering GORGEOUS! what a wonderful piece of art! hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Kathy said...

Loved this!! It's so darn cute. I wish you'd mozey up around Chicago way to do some classes...wink, wink, nudge, nudge...

Kathy

Karen in Canton, MI said...

Clever girl! Thanks for the instructions for creating this beautiful tag!

Karin said...

Oh my, I'm so loving your clever tag. What a brilliant idea using 2 folders at the same time.
Thank you for sharing this. Congratulations on your latest arrival it's great to know it runs so smoothly ;-)

Joyce said...

Incredible! I like the idea of using the two embossing folders side by side. I also got my Vagabond last week and am hoping to play with it this weekend. So much to do with the holidays. Thanks for sharing another great idea!!

Wanda H said...

Gorgeous tag!!!!

"The Jule Box" said...

I am really lovin your art everytime I stop in for a visit!! TFS! xoxo Jules:)

Rein said...

Beautiful tag!

Lori said...

O-Mmm-Gee! That idea with the embossing is BRILLIANT! Just brilliant! Will have to try that! Gorgeous tag!

Anonymous said...

I just saw your gorgeous snowman tag. What a fantastic, creative use of those texture fade folders. Love it!!!
Alison J