Saturday, December 4, 2010

A Virtual Parade of Tags

It's Saturday again!  And it's December 4th already - how did that happen?  I've had another crazy week and am ready to drop from exhaustion.  I put in a 12 hour day today and still have to work both Saturday and Sunday.  No rest for the wicked this week - LOL!

So I did another quick and easy tag for this week's Our Creative Corner challenge.  I know, three tags almost in a row, but I figured if Tim Holtz can make 12 for Christmas, then I should be able to create tags to march on through December too!

What a tough challenge our December host, Sarah Gough, has dreamt up for us.  It's a color challenge using non-traditional Christmas colors.  Not my cup of tea at all and I almost bailed on the challenge.  But I dug in my heels with the thought that that's what challenges are all about.  And I'm happy to say that enjoyed the challenge and  I really like what I made for it.  Thanks Sarah for giving me a kick out of my cozy little comfort zone!

Here's the dets:
Stamp Sets:  Yuletide Montage and Holidays and Wishes by Stampin' Up!
Paper:  Tempting Turquoise, Kraft, Basic Gray, Rose Red
Ink:  Rose Red, Basic Black, Vintage Photo, image lightly colored with Copics (I wanted to use chalks, but realized I had lent mine to a friend who is a new stamper)
Accessories:  SU Brad, Cuttlebug snowflake EF, Spellbinders Build a Flake die and labels die, flower was made with rolled white CS and painted with a mix of Simple Solutions Medium Acrylic Medium, LuminArte Metalic Mica Luster Pearl and one tiny drop of Rose Red reinker.  This mixture was painted onto the flower and while still wet, glitter was applied.  The lovely turquoise and silver ribbon is from Jo-Ann's and the crinkled seam binding was hand dyed.  

Hope you will play along with us this week.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you come up with for this color challenge...and speaking of that, hop on over to the Our Creative Corner blog and see what the rest of the team did for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by - have a great weekend!

Blessings & hugs,

11 comments:

Nancy said...

It's a beautiful tag, Linda!
And there's nothing wrong with tags - you know I love 'em! *lol*

xGemmax said...

Gorgeous tag Linda and love all the different elements you have used :o)
hugs and xxx

Sian said...

Beautiful tag, gorgeous colours and love the flowers.
hugs

Suzi said...

Hi Linda, you can make these all year round hun, I would never get fed up looking at them, always so stunning. You're brill at them.
Love n Hugs
Suzi x

Lori said...

Always amazing, I love your colours and the shape is fantastic!

Lori Rider said...

Beautiful tag, Linda! I love how you used the colors, and I agree that I found them tricky at first but really loved them in the end. You do vintage elegance so well - perfect for Christmas!

Edith said...

Your creations are always beautiful, Linda. I love your tag, love image and colors.
Hugs, Edith:)

Jen said...

Love the colors in your beautiful tag!

Wendy J. said...

I really like what you made too. It's lovely! Great job on the color challenge. I felt the same way to begin with!

Sarah Gough said...

So pretty and I'm in tag making mode too!

Janiel/ janny said...

Linda dear you said you struggled with this!!! Well it does NOT look that way !! BEAUTIFUL..love all of the details you put into your masterpieces!!
hoping all is well
HAPPY HOLIDAYS to you dear if I don't get to see you before then.. Life is picking up and getting busier by the day. LOL..
huggles and snuggles, Janiel

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