Monday, December 6, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas- #5

Here is my little tag titled " Believe".
I have distressed my tag with none other than DI in Fired Brick, then I tore a piece of scrapbook paper that had the word Believe and I inked the edges of the torn piece then after I applied it to the tag I added some Stickles to the lettering enhancing the red and for a bit of bling. I also stamped in a light touch of black the flourishes just to fill the background.
At the top you will see some holly leaves and berries, that is the grungeboard that I have mentioned a few times here from a Tim Holtz collection of sheets I purchased last year. It had some Halloween items, snowflakes, letters etc. The grungeboard I painted using Peeled paint DI with a dampened paintbrush and did the berries in Fired Brick as well and added stickles to the berries.
I made a stencil for the numbers 25 and used my blending tool in the same ink and just moved the tool around until the 25 appeared  lifted the stencil off and good to go for next time. I didn't do it too dark but wanted it to be there in the background. I added a bottlecap and coloured it with a permanent black marker (after it was smashed to flatten the bottlecap) and added my vintage Santa and punched it with a 1 inch round punch. I added a bit of GA (Glossy Accents) to the surface of Santa. I attached the bottlecap with GA as this stuff really sticks well!!!
And that is pretty much it. Simple yet very jolly indeed and I believe a small part of us still " BELIEVE" in Santa.
Thanks for dropping by and tomorrow I am going to post twice as I will be sharing some "Handmade" Christmas presents. I won't be saying who they are for but just some ideas in case you get the itch to make some handmades.
Don't forget to post now....I am watching to see how often you do post so you have a chance to win a tag of your choice and maybe a little extra goodie as I am feeling very festive.


  1. love the colour on this tag Lesley :) and the '25' looks pretty neat hiding down in the corner

  2. I believe! I believe this tag is my favorite so far. Such a rich red...lots of depth. Great idea on the bottle cap. Thanks again! Looking forward to tomorrow!

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  4. OOh Les... love this.. they just keep getting better and better.. love the Believe and bottlecap on it..

  5. Gorgeous version of Tim's tag. Love the text and all the gorgeous colour - so Christmassy.

  6. Hi Lesley! Fired Brick mmmm one of my fav's too :) Makes a great tag
    Thanks for sharing at my splinter group ;)
    xoxo Sioux

  7. I am enjoying your version of Christmas tags, truly lovely. Thank you also for the link in your post yesterday

  8. Gorgeous tag - love the 'smashed' bottle cap, can't wait to see your next little work of art xxx

  9. love this les, i like fired brick too....certainly a lot of details in there too...


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