Friday, December 9, 2011

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas 2011 - Day Nine

What can I say but, "Fun, Fun, Fun."  Tim's Day Nine tag lesson is all about the background, so go have a look and join in on the fun!  For my background stamp, I used the "Snowflake" from Impression Obsession and I also received more background stamps today!  WooHoo!  This is also linking up to Inspiration Emporium.
I used Tumbled Glass to ink up my stamp and then followed Tim's instructions and finished with Faded Jeans.  All shading was done with Vintage Photo.  For my main piece, I had to use the "Lamppost."  I painted Grunge with the black dabber, distressed a little.  Now I don't know how well this will look, but I made the lamp look like old frosted thick glass!  I cut a piece of plastic, embossed with the Damask folder, sanded lightly, inked with Scattered Straw and clear embossed, repeated with Dried Marigold.  Now most of the embossing faded away, but the effect was pretty cool.  I added a piece of wax paper to the back and I just love how this turned out!  I really looks like glass!!  Promise!  I did the snow effect with paint, glitter, stickles and more paint.  Again I wanted a snow look, but also some of the icing that always goes along!  I may live in CA now, but I know about snow!  For the holly I glued down some of my leftovers from the "Glassine" technique, cut and added a thin layer of Peeled Paint Stickles.  Once dried I put little touch of snow and ice on the leaves!  The berries I painted with red and then added dimension with Xmas Red Stickles.  The Joy was cut from the Market Place strip and covered with UTEE.  My little deer has a red nose and a garland wreath with little red lights!  It was a berry, until someone turned it upside down, before the stickles dried! 

My DH just got home a little while ago after being gone most of the week, so I am quite happy.  It has been a long week with battling this cold/flu or whatever, but thankfully, I have been able to play!  Have a wonderful evening and will see for Day 10!

26 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is my favorite tag so far- Beautiful!!! I love the snow and the wrapped tinsel on the lamppost- How cool is the faux glass! And the background- love the background!!!

Debbie said...

Love this Terry! Fabulous details and I love that lamppost!

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab take on tag 10, love all the extra details! Glad your blog BG is working again!

Ruby Craft said...

Another terrific tag! The glass effect looks great.

Yvonne Garner said...

Another beautiful tag! Love the frosted lamp post!

Dots Dabbles said...

Your going well Terry! On the home stretch now.
Dot x

Anita Houston said...

A different background and it's a wow!!! Striking and eye catching to say the least!!! Beautiful tag!

Chris Arlington said...

I hope nobody hears this but I think your tag is better than Tim's. Excellent Terry
Merry Christmas!

Lynn Stevens said...

OHHH Fab-u-lous GF. I love how you did the glass in the lamp post as well as the snow effect, it really looks real.
Way to rock the challenge
Hugs Lynn

Willy said...

A real wintertag, Terry. Wonderful!

craftattack said...

Beautiful tag, the background colours are gorgeous! Valerie

wearestampers said...

Love the glass in your lampost, it really does look like the old lumpy glass!! Love the blues background too, very wintery!
Pam

Marjie Kemper said...

Terry, it's absolutely beautiful! The lamppost is fantastic, especially with the gold garland wrapped around and the light itself is just amazing. You have rocked this one for sure! Hope you're feeling loads better very soon.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Terry, your tags looks wonderful - love all about it.

Charmingdesigns said...

I came to visit after seeing your tag at Tim Holtz...I love what you did, and that glass IS fabulous. I now live in So. Calif. after living in Oregon

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is superb, Terry! I think it might be the best one I have seen. The glass in the street lamp is so terrific. Definitely a technique to do again (windows in an Old Jalopy?). I love the deer looking up at the lamp, it reminds me of when I saw a fawn on our driveway gazing up at me recently.

I sure sympathize with you! I am still no better but Col got back from France last night so he is looking after me. 10 days of being ill on my own in the house with no food has not been fun,

Lucy x

craftytrog said...

You've created a wonderful scene Terry, & your background is gorgeous! x

Mrs.B said...

Another fabulous Tag.Love the frosted glass in the lampost.
Avril x

Jack said...

Gorgeous tag, love the snow. xx

Sandra said...

Wow Terry! This tag is stunning! Love it very much! The gorgeous background, the beautiful lamppost, it's all so fabulous

Michele said...

super charming, has a wonderful winter feel! xo

Christine said...

Beautiful! It makes me think of Old England just looking at it!

Sarah said...

Wow, this is beautiful Terry!
I need this die now!
Sarah

Linda R. said...

You are rocking these tags my friend. I am enjoying seeing them..

Hugs, Linda

M said...

Wow Terry! This is really lovely. That's a great look for that background stamp! The details on the lamppost are really lovely. Thanks for sharing it with us!

1CardCreator said...

I have to say this one is totally over the top! I love the snow on the lamp!

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