Sunday, December 4, 2011

12 tags of christmas - day 4

Hi everyone,

Wow, what great tags this year, don't you think? I'm blown away by them! This is my first year, but  I looked at the previous years of course. And this year is definitely the best! I'm learning so much and I'm having so much fun! The tag of day 4 is also totally awesome!
I have a few colors of distress stains (but I do have picket fence of course), so I mainly worked with ink and water, unfortunately then the ink already reacted with the water, so I couldn't make the drops.
Then the crackle paint. I don't know what I'm doing wrong (maybe it's the paper...), but I can not get an  thick even layer on it. And if I put more on it, it just goes to the middle ... When it began to crackle I used my heat gun to speed up to process, and suddenly a big bubble came out of it! Huh? Then I had trouble with the stains and the coloring ... Ultimately, it ended up in the trash. Time for a new plan. This time I used a clear sheet and made ​​it white with a paint dabber. And on top, I put glossy accents. No crackle effect, but a nice shiny effect:). It took forever for it to dry!! 
The result for day 4:

The materials:
  • Manila tag
  • Clear sheet
  • Embossing folder
  • Paint Dabber: pearl, snow cap
  • Charms
  • Vintage tinsel, mesh, ribbon
  • Stamps Bo Bunny, Tim Holtz
  • Distress stains: Picket Fence
  • Distress Ink: weathered wood, tumbled glass, broken china, shabby shutters, frayed burlap
  • Glossy accents
  • Buttons

Thanks so much for stopping by, hope to see you tomorrow!


  1. Such a wonderful tag, looks really great. I've had no time today, so I will create my tag later this week.

  2. I like the background! Snowman as icicle!

  3. Thank you !I live in Ukraine and we are celebrating the New Year on December 31, so always write this number)

  4. Hey Sannie, Wat een mooie Tag weer, ik had hem natuurlijk al gezien, maar hier alsnog een reactie van mij. Ze worden stuk voor stuk allemaal prachtig! Straks heb je een hele mooie serie met Tags voor kers. Heel erg leuk!!!


  5. These tags of yours! They're really, really something! You've got quite a bit of talent, friend. :-) I'm so happy to follow your blog. Thank you for your inspiration.

  6. Very pretty! Your background is absolutely gorgeous.

  7. The dark background is beautiful and I love your charm!!!

  8. Ook wwer zooooooo mooi Sandra!
    Jij houd het goed bij zeg, ik heb nu pas mijn eerste klaar. haha.
    Groetjes Patricia

  9. Wow! This is just as pretty as it can be Sandra. I just became a follower!!!!!

  10. This is my first year also and it won't be the last. Too much fun and what a great learning experience! Love your background, so elegant!

  11. Hi Sandra,
    I have never got on with crackle paint either, it never crackles for me! I think your techniques are brilliant, I love the look of your tags and the shiny embossing on this really adds dimension. Hugs, Teresa x