Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Tags Galore

I've been desperate to catch up on some tags all week and this morning have managed to do two, Wow! that's good for me. Only problem is they are both late for what they are intended for, still I'll post them anyway.

The first one is for last weeks Tag It On challenge which was Blue Moon. Sorry it's late Frankie!

I masked the moon and dabbed baby blue eyes blue gold and wisteria purple blue (don't they have fantastic names) starburst stains all over the tag and let it dry. The Crafty Individuals trees were stamped in brilliance blue and embossed with holographic powder and a colourbox dark blue and clear EP to give a bit of depth.

I then worked darker ink over the top of the tag and shaded the moon and hand drew some clouds with pencil. Lastly I went over the top of the tag with Frosted Forget Me Nots Starbust stain to get the glimmer back. For some reason this stain has lost it's blue but it's great for applying glimmer when you don't want any colour.

The second tag is a take on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas. If you haven't seen them yet, have a look, he's doing some amazing stuff again this year.

I think this was Tag 7 which was all about masking. I've used my own Santa stamp which is one I've had for ages and not really used. It's been rediscovered again this year though. He was stamped in Graphite black Brilliance and clear embossed. The swirls were then stamped with white acrylic paint and left to dry thoroughly. Peeled paint Distress ink was applied and a red pigment ink (unfortunately I don't have a red DI yet!!) and then the white swirls were buffed to remove the ink from them.

I added a gold embossed greeting but it looked terrible so I added some more swirls and gold embossed those to disguise it. I think looking at the whole thing I should have stamped the image at the top and put the greeting at the bottom. What do you think?

Well it's not a patch on Tim's who had stickles and music on his as well but at least I've managed to have a go.

I hope your week is going well so far.

Thank you as always for your wonderful comments, I can't tell you how much I enjoy reading them, they are so much appreciated.


Lynne K said...

Fantastic, Lisa. I especially like the moon tag - what gorgeous colours, & a very peaceful image.

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Both incredibly beautiful, who cares if theyre late lol
Wonderful masking work with the first tag, something I must remind myself to do more often. The second has a fabulous depth about it.
Congrats too re the Tuesday Taggers :0), saw that announced yesterday :0)

Clare (Littlebear) said...

These are both beautiful Lisa.

Rhonda said...

These are both fabulous, Lisa! Love the blue moon tag and the Santa is perfect, great stamp. Cheers!

Jill said...

Your tags are gorgeous Lisa. I gave up on the blue moon one, everything kept going wrong with it! Haven't done the Tim Holtz one though.

brenda said...

Both fab Lisa, love how you ahve shaded the moon in the first one, gives a really chill feeling of winter.

B x

Linda said...

They are both beautiful tags - I've got that Santa image too, I think it's a wonderful image.

Tim Holtz is just brilliant - I was lucky enough to be at a weekend retreat a few years ago and he did a fantastic workshop there and he is such a clever and funny guy.

Artyjen said...

Both are the blue moon.....but then again the santa is fabby too!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Lisa these are so very beautiful!
Wonderful designs and such gorgeous detail!
kim x

Sarah xx said...

Lisa these are just beautiful! xxx

The Stamp Man said...

They are both lovely tags Lisa, I too love the way you have shaded the moon

Jill x

Paula said...

Gorgeous tags,Lisa. The moon is stunning.
Congrats re: Tuesday Taggers :)

Lynda said...

Two gorgeous tags Lisa and I really do love that Santa stamp - it's one of my favourites now.

Love Lynda xxx

Sally H said...

Breathtaking! I love them both, but the first has to be my favourite! Those trees and the moon...stunning!

Sally H said...

BTW there is something for you on my blog. Just wanted to know how much I value your blog. Don't worry if you are too busy to respond x

craftimamma said...

These are both gorgeous Lisa. I think the blue one just pips it as my favourite but they are both lovely.

Lesley Xx

Anonymous said...

wonderful tags

Dragon said...

WOOOO yes!!! These are both fantastic. I WANT that father christmas stamp for next year... where is it from? And the blue moon is fab!!!! So luscious!!! Thanks for dreaming that tag and never think its "late" ... just glad to see you posting here so I can see your work!!

Sandra said...

Wow! Lisa these tags are jaw droppingly amazing!! I'm so glad you shared them.
Sandra x

Anonymous said...

they are both fantastic ! just love your style !

Beryl said...

Two fabulous tags. I love the Santa one but the top one is amazing - a beautiful work of art.
Beryl xx

Lesley said...

2 beautiful tags Lisa! I love the blue moon one, I just love trees and scenes like that! And you take on Tim's tag is fab! I am behind on those but hope to catch up soon! xx

Beth Norman said...

Good golly are your tags fabulous. You are very, very talented. I'm going to look around some more.

Hope Jacare said...

What gorgeous tags Lisa - these really are mini works of art - beautiful! x

Debbie Dolphin said...

gorgeous tag lisa.I love the moon one looks so stunning
debbie xxxx