Friday, November 4, 2011

Art Every Day - Day 4

Hey again. I love how AED is really pushing me to get something accomplished that I'm willing to share, LOL! Instead of just pushing things around on my table or walking back and forth, I'm completely focused and have so many ideas its insane..... the good kind of insane. ; )

Today began with working on a LO background for an upcoming deadline, putting the finishing touches on another, using leftover goops and paints from said LOs to create some AJ backgrounds, and finally (or at least for now) some tag bases (<--- These are what I'm sharing).

I really want to be prepared for Christmas this year with some homespun goodness, so I decided there's no time like the present to get started. I want to create a surplus of tags and other items for gift wrapping so I can grab and go. If I make enough then I'll put some in the shop I hope to open soon. But enough blabber. Here's the first shot of my tag bases:

I used some Avery tags and gave them a good misting. Then I stamped with some snowflakes and heat embossed them. Next came the really fun part. I got out two little tubes of rub n buff and rubbed and buffed to my heart's content, LOL. I really like the effect it gave the misted background.

I totally didn't want to cover these bases up, but I love to add all sorts of little details to stuff as well so I got to that part. Here's where the tags are currently at:

Maybe I should have shot at least one of these by themselves, huh? I could do that. Anyhoo, I punched some circles out of patterned paper, dry embossed them, and then coated them with some clear embossing looks really pretty, but you totally can't tell. I love doilies so I had to add them and an equal love is burlap so a little of that went on as well. I had some bits and pieces of trims on my table from my earlier projects and added those scraps to the bottom.

The tags are drying now with the addition of a punched blue scalloped circle and over that is some White Opaque Flakes gel. It really looks like snowflakes and I'm diggin' it.

I'm off to post my link at Creative Every Day and check out some others Day 4 projects. It is so amazing the variety of art being done so far this month. Definitely a cool thing to be a part of.

Until later, Happy Creating!


  1. YOU have inspired me to think Christmas stuff.....I LOVE these ...and I love the way you shared them. I love the way you shared here because your joy is contagious!! Awesome work..can't wait to see what other amazing things you create this month

  2. Scarlett, your work always amazes me! These tags rock!

    Thanks for your visit to my blog, and leaving the sweet comment for Sierra, it made her day:)


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