Sunday, November 18, 2012

Christmas Vintage Tags

A couple weeks ago I went to a scrapbooking retreat in the mountains.  I still wasn't feeling well, so my mojo was also MIA! My friend got me started on a tag using some of her Tim Holtz stamps (blueprints) and her Distress inks.  AND  I went CRAZY! They were so fun...messy, but FUN!!!! 

I used manila tags that I bought AGES ago thinking I could keep up with the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas, but I couldn't! Vintage is SO out of my comfort zone, it freaks me out...literally freaks me out!!!! LOL   I stamped the image on the tag, then used distress inks (2 or 3 colours) to smudge around the image.  Then I stamped on the background image (either snowflakes or leaves), distressed the edges with my TH distresser tool, and then inked them.  I coloured the images and the ribbon with my TH distress inks.  THEN I spritzed them with some pearly spray that my friend had (I told you - I used EVERYTHING of hers except the tags! LOL)  These look sooooo much nicer in person, they are shimmery!  VERY cool!!!!

I have them up for sale in my Etsy shop IF you are interested!!!! 

 Here are the tags I made: 








I am entering this into the following challenges:
 ADDICTED TO STAMPS challenge which is Tags (& you have to use a stamp, which I did!),
CRAFTY EMBELLIES which is Vintage Shabby Chic with altered art (I THINK this fits there),
 Robyn's Fetish which is Vintage,
STAMPING SENSATIONS which is Traditional Christmas,
the CRAFTY PAD which is Christmas,
CRAZY4CHALLENGES which is Tags,
Di's Digi Downloads which is Autumn colours (entering the orange and red tags here!).

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you love my tags!!!!  I know I do!!!!

25 comments:

Judie said...

I love them, they are fantastic, the last one is my fav though, just love it, thank you so much for playin with us at Crafty emblies Vintage and shabby chic challenge

Hugs
Judie x

Tracey said...

Gorgeous tags Chris :)
Thank you so much for joining Di's Digi Challenge & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
x

cotnob said...

This is a gorgeous set of tags, I especially love the snowman ones.
Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
Pauline
x

Annette said...

Wow they're fab. And you know vintage freaks me out too!! LOL
Annette
xx

Beccalite said...

WOW these are fantastic, love them all and they fit in so well with our theme. You won't be frightened of vintage anymore xx

Thank you so much for coming over and joining in with us for our 5th Challenge over at Crafty-Emblies

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx

Sandra H said...

Wow Chris, These are fabulous x

Sandie said...

I just love your Tags,they are gorgeous,love the vintage feel to them...I especially love the toy soldier image.

Thank you for joining in with our challenge at Crafty-Emblies.

Hugs
Sandie x

debby4000 said...

Love your fabulous tags Chris.
luv
Debby

brenda said...

A wonderful selection of tags using the Timmy stamps Chris.

Thanks so much to joining in with our Traditional Christmas theme at Stamping Sensations challenge this month.

B x

Samantha said...

Oh love these you have done a brilliant job! not seen these stamps before either how fun they are! hugs me xx

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

Thank you so much for entering our 5th challenge 'vintage/shabby chic' over on the crafty-Emblies challenge blog page.

What fantastic tags. Very traditional but also modern with the measurement lines etc on. Great colours and great makes :-)

I hope you will visit us again over on the crafty-Emblies challenge blog page, and continue entering our monthly challenges.

Hugs Lisa xxxxxx DT

Nicky Wilcox said...

wow there great thanks for joining us at crafty emblies. xx

Moira Gray said...

Your tags are fantasic, love the variety of colours and designs. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Emblies Challenge Blog, hope to see you again.

Margreet said...

Stunning set of tags...love them!!
xxx Margreet

Angela said...

Wonderful tags. I really like these images and your colours are fab.

Thanks for taking part in the Crafty-Emblies Shabby Chic challenge with us.

Angela (DT)

Saumya said...

lovely textures

Cat Spicer said...

So amazing! I've been stalking Tim Holtz's tags for awhile but never dared to dive in and try. YOU DID A GREAT JOB!!!

Sally H said...

Amazing tags! Thanks for joining in our traditional Christmas challenge at Stamping Sensations this month and good luck!

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow awesome tags, love them all, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

Shelly said...

Great tags! Thanks for joining us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge, Shelly x

happyscrapper said...

Who said you could not do vintage
Tjese are fabulous. Thanks for sharing your wonderful winyer tags.
Hugz,
Christine Dt At Robyn's Fetish

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous tags! Ruby x

Regena said...

Awesome selection of tags..love the snowflake ones

Danie May said...

Fabulous Tags, I love them all! xx

Kelly L said...

Awesome tags! I love that stamp set, and would love to keep up with Tim's 12 days of Tags too, but he has so many great things that I watch and then I want more! :) lol Hugs, Kel

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