Wednesday, April 18, 2012

H is for Hardware and a DT Call

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the Way.

Good Morning, I hope that you are all having a great week. We have another fun challenge starting today over on the ABC Christmas Challenge. This week it is Samantha's turn to host and she has chosen the theme
H is for Hardware
so we want to see all of those great metal embellishments that you have been saving.

We are sponsored this week by our very own Lacey who has generously offered one lucky winner a $25.00 voucher to her store Stamp and Create.

This week we are also having a DT call so if you want to be a part of our friendly little group, be sure to stop by the challenge blog for all of the details.
Now I don't know about you but when I think of metal embellishments these days I think of all of the great creations by Tim Holtz. Having just finished his online class Creative Chemistry, I was eager to have a go this week in creating something with a Tim Style.

This tag only took three tries, the first two attempts ended up in the trash bin but I am rather please with how this one turned out. I have used alcohol inks to create the background which has just a touch of shimmer to it thanks to some metallic gold mixed in. On top of that I have added several stamped images to the background.

Then came the fun part. I had the reindeer all ready to go from a previous project that never panned out. I inked the edges and mounted it onto the tag, The red swirl was cut from red glitter paper and then mounted to the tag from behind. The bow has been fashioned from seam binding that has been inked with various green distress inks and although it is a different colour than the tag, it really does look lovely IRL. I added some bells to the bow using a jump ring and then as I still felt that something was missing I added the little charm using a mini paper clip.

I hope that you will join us. Before you head off to start creating be sure to stop by the challenge blog and see all the rest of the beautiful DT creations.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:


Anonymous said...

Hi Carissa love this Tag! Love the TH feel you have got too! and WOW I am glad this one was 3rd time lucky! loving that Text Charm too! I NEED that reindeer,,, Another item on the Wish list! DOh! tehhhehee hugs me xx

Hazel said...

What a splendid tag - love everything about it - so creative - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 68 - hope to see you again soon. x

Lacey Stephens said...

What a fabulous tag!! I love all of the special details!! {Hugs}

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous tag Carissa :-) The reindeer is fab and the detaila are all perfect ,, LOVE it :-)

Lols x x x

Dorte said...
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Dorte said...

(I'll do another try!)
Lovely tag, Carissa. I can't do creative projetcs like this. But your's gorgeous.
hugs Dorte

Laura Bradley said...

This is a gorgeous tag! Thanks for joining us at Divas and good luck! Laura x

Sandra H said...

Truly amazing tag:)x

Helen said...

Wow - this is stunning Carissa! Love the greens...and those jingle bells are just too cute!
Helen x

Gaynor Greaves said...

This is fantastic, I love it so festive, thanks for joining our challenge at Craft your days away, Gaynor DT x

ellen vargo designs said...

Love your tag! Great techniques - thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Ellen :)

Miria said...

Hi, Carissa. I love your tag, fab colouring for the background and great details, hugs, Miria xx

XxJULESxX said...

oh this is beautiful!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Awesome tag sweetie. Thank you for joining us at Craft Your Day's Away this time and good luck.


Berit Synnøve said...

Gorgeous tag !
Thanks for joining Craft Your Day's Away.
Hugs Berit

Lisa Jane said...

What a brilliant tag - love the reindeer
Thanks for joining us at Divas this week's
Lisa x