Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reindeer Tag ~ Tim's Tags Day 2

Tim might be up to Day 8 but I'm only up to Day 2.  This tag took about 4 goes before I was happy with it.  I tried a number of different stamps and ink colours before getting this one done.

Reindeer Tag - Day 2


I started by stamping Hero Arts Musical background with Rich Cocoa ink and then used Picket Fence distress stain to tone down the ink.  Added a Tim Holtz holly stamp in one corner and used Iced Spruce and Festive Berries.  I white embossed the sentiment and to make it show up better, added a little of the Iced Spruce along the edge.  For the bottom of the tag, I tore a strip of brown card and added black gems.  As I don't have a TH deer die, I came up with the idea of stamping a reindeer I had onto the sticky back canvas and cut it out.  Added a little bit of green and gold ribbon round the neck of the deer.  I added some lace and a TH embellishment to the top of the tag.

I also made another tag based on Day 1's tag.  When I was making my NOEL, I tried different sizes and colours of Stickles.   Here's what I did with a smaller sentiment.....

Day 1 version two.


The base tag was a reject from my first tag.  I made the cones and used different papers and card for the greenery.   This tag will go with a gift candle I made for the Secret Santa we are having at Stamp Group on Saturday. Here's the candle

Christmas Candle


Used Iced Spruce distress ink and the TH Holly onto some tissue and used the heat gun to melt the tissue into the candle.  Hope that whoever gets it, likes it.  As this can be classed as Home Decor, I'm entering into City Crafter Challenge this week... Home for the Holidays

Well, it's been a busy few days as I had a 9 hour day on Wednesday at a Forum in the city.  It took me 45 mins yesterday morning to travel 7 kms.... stop start for the first 4 kms.  Reminded me of why I don't work in the city.... getting into there is horrid... took 50 mins this morning.   Back to my own office tomorrow, thank goodness.  However I did have a lovely surprise when I got home at 6.25pm last night... my boys ( hubby and son) had organised the dinner... one had prepared the veggies and the other cooked the pork chops on the barbeque.  I didn't have to do anything!  Weren't they great.

The weekend is nearly here so hope you are all having a great week.

Take care
Dawn

14 comments:

Isha said...

Lovely candle Dawn. Your tag is simply gorgeous. Lovely take on day 2.

paula said...

Dawn your tags & candle are just stunning. I love what you have done xoxoxoxo

Lin said...

What a fun post today, Dawn - love your fabric reindeer - a great idea! And the candle is so pretty too!

Lisa said...

Fun tags, Dawn! The charm on the first is a nice touch and I
love how you're making those pinecones too! Very cool candle- who wouldn't like that?
Don'tcha love it when you don't have to cook? It's the BEST!

sheila said...

Wow Dawn...you have been one busy crafter! I love your candle-so elegant. And your tags are beautiful...my fave is the first one.

Barb said...

Both tags are wonderful, Dawn and what a pretty candle! :)

Nancy said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who struggles to get just the right color and stamp combos. Your tags turned out so lovely! Love that pretty candle, I'm sure it will be a treasured gift!

Tiffany said...

Oh Dawn! Absolutely gorgeous tags, love that background! And the candle looks so warm and inviting!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Please keep making your tags Dawn. I am having so much fun following each "tag" day!

Ros said...

Love your tags and your candle is gorgeous ... thanks so much for playing long at CCCB

Clare said...

Amazing inking, Dawn! You constantly amaze me with all the lovely projects you make with these techniques! And getting supper made for you sounds FUN! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That makes a beautiful gift for the holiday, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Linda R. said...

Your tags are gorgeous.. and I just lvoe your candle.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

cnelson said...

Such lovely work! Thanks for joining us this week at CCCB!!