Monday, 19 December 2011

Tags..............................

.....................And a little inspiration from Tim are this weeks challenge from Simon Says Stamp and Show.
I've not had chance to join in with the 12 tags of Christmas so this was my ideal opportunity to indulge in a little tag creativity, creating a tag accordion. Each tag has a little inspiration from Tim thrown in for good measure using many of the Alterations dies including Winter Wonder, Reindeer Flight, Carved Ornaments, Tag & Bookplate, along with the Mini Reindeer & 25, and Joy. A little texture has been added using the Snow Flurries Texture Fade and a little Clear Embossing powder. A colour palette of blues/torquoise/green have been used for this seasonal creation with the help of Distress Ink Broken China and Weathered Wood along with paper from the Kraft-Core Nostalgic Collection.

My reindeers have had a good coat of Clear Rock Candy to add texture along with the addition of Baubles to a couple of my reindeers. Christmas Muse Tokens add a little dimension.
I created an accordion from my tags mounted onto Bazzill card stock, making a perfect alternative Christmas Card.  The snowman has one of my favourite backgrounds; I added broken china ink to the flurries texture fade, added my card and then embossed my tag.

On the reverse of the accordion I have used the background stamp from the Seasons Silhouettes and added white highlights with a gel pen. I have used the aperture from cutting the Reindeer Flight as a stencil and added Distress Ink vintage photo. Smaller reindeers have been added to the tags, one having Glossy Accents added to the aperture. Adding wish using Alpha Parts gives further dimension. The Carved Ornament has had the same background stamp added using Archival Ink manganese blue.
Ribbon and a Christmas snowflake from the Christmas Adornments complete my accordion.

Please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members they have created some inspirational projects and remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


I would like to take this opportunity to THANK YOU all for taking the time to participate in the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge and your continued support. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Best Wishes for The New Year.

Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x 

14 comments:

Sandy said...

OMG Tracy your Tags are incredible.
Stunning design. Love them all.

Helen said...

This accordian tag card is just amazing! Have a very wonderful Christmas.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Your tag accordian is beautiful Tracy, loving the colour combos too :)

Netty said...

Loving your tag accordian, will make a great card. Wishing you a Merry Christmas Tracy, x

lynne said...

Not only beautiful but conveys the feeling of a frosty day so wonderfully.
Warmest wishes for a wonderful festive season.
Lynne x

Emma said...

Stunning details and beautiful tags...they're absolutely amazing, as always!! :)

As for me? Yep, I think I must be TOTALLY mad posting every day and I might already be regretting it...lol...but *deep breath* I will get there, even if it kills me!! hee hee...
Love Emma xxx

Brenda Brown said...

These are superb Tracy and what alot of detail to take in.
Sorry I haven't been around, work has taken over my life at the moment, but I am now off until the new year.
Have a wonderful Christmas.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Candy C said...

Tracy...your trilogy of Christmas tags are beautiful! I love the blue and white with a little kraft mixed in. Each one is so different and so pretty! I love the die cut ornaments too. You always have such great attention to detail and these tags are no exception. They are wonderful! <3 Candy

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Great tags, Tracy! Stunning work as always! xx

Lisa Somerville said...

What a wonderful way to display your beautiful holiday tags!

herminesplace said...

Absolutely gorgeous tags, love yours much more then Tim's

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Just gorgeous shades of blue and texture in these tags, Tracy! It's like a winter wonderland! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! Love when you do the accordians because we get double the beauty!

Juls said...

wow these are just fab!! Love the pearl detail! Hugs Juls