Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Day 2 Twelve Day of Tags with a Feminine Twist

Ellen Hutson is hosting another "12 Day of Tags with a Feminine Twist". It has become an annual favorite tradition of my holiday season. Daily for the first 12 days of December she provides very inspiring tags created by fabulous designers and then it is our turn to create and share our tags. This is Julie Ebersole's Day 2 Inspirational Tag: A newer holiday tradition for me is to be in line for Ellen's Black Friday sale which begins at midnight PST. This year I was ready and bought my goodies before dawn Friday morning...and then amazingly they arrived in Tuesday's mail. So my thoughts immediately went to breaking out my new a girl does what she has to do-LOL! Julie's tag featured a window with a mini scene with layers of dies cuts so it didn't take but a few split-seconds to be inspired! Here is the tag I created:
I started with inking a watercolor paper for the tag base and then misting with Heidi Swapp's gold lame mist. For the window background I blended Tim Holtz distress inks. To add dimension to the background I inked an additional layer the paper stencil leftover from the foliage die cut. With enthusiasm I worked with my brand new dies--Memory Box Fresh Foliage is a muti-stemmed die which provides lots of opportunities to use it in parts. I spent considerable time playing with different possible window arrangements. The Elizabeth Craft Designs 709-Birds die also provided several choices. This set provides a solid bird die as well as the left and right facing birds with intricate cuts and two different wings. I almost got side-tracked into making a 3-d bird ornament...but that went on my future project list. For now I decide to make a high contrast bird. And a close up showing some of the sparkle:
With the with window complete I embellished with Memory Box's Frosty Border, crystal stickles, Stampendous holographic mini stars and finished with a MFT sentiment. Many thanks for your wonderful video and all the inspiration in your tag. There lotsw more fabulous inspiration on Ellen's Classroom Blog as well as some opportunities for some terrific prizes...hope you join in the fun!


  1. Wonderful tag! Enjoyed reading your post!

  2. Wow! That is so pretty! Love the bird and all that shimmery goodness!

  3. Beautiful tags Jan, each and every one. Well done you.

  4. It's darling! I love the sweet birdie in the window! Thanks for participating!

  5. I adore this sweet little birdie! I have a major bird fetish and this little guy makes my heart sing!



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