Busy, busy week around here. I still don't have the Christmas decorations down but that's okay all things told cause I didn't get them up till after the middle of last month anyway!
My craft room seem to keep deteriorating and getting worse each day! Here is a broader view and you will see what I mean! Look at the leaning tower of totes and crates in front of the paper rack, the stuff piling up on the chair, cutting cart, and floor!! The desk is actually pretty organized considering I managed to get tags made and a mini book done using the vintage valise die and Graphic 45 papers this week.
I received a package from Neil this week of laser cuts, card kits, and glitter that I plan to put to good use soon! Thank you Neil!
The tags I made are for Valentines day and I used some of the Tim Holtz Christmas tag techniques to make them.
The first is the acetate and alcohol ink tag technique done on day 5 of the 12 Tags of Christmas using the Love Struck Stamp set. It is simple but I think it came out rather cute! Since joining WOYWW and with the support of my daughter and husband I have been broadening my horizons and I even made the hangy down baubles on the top of the tag!! I am proud of myself cause I was never an artistic type so this is a milestone for me! I think I will enter this in the Studio L3 Grungy Monday 12 Tags of Christmas review! Simon Says Stamp is offering a $25 gift certificate to the winner of this weeks challenge! I am also entering this into the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog challenge this week for Red Letter day! Simon Says Stamp is giving a $50 gift certificate for the winner of this challenge!
Tag 2 is also a take off from tag 5 where I used clear packing tape to pick up the image of the cupids and hearts and backed it with silver foil but didn't use a fragment or facet because I wanted to keep it larger size and mounted it on cardstock. Is there a term for that technique? I dyed the seam binding with the barn door reinker and used a mini-mister to spray the reinker mixed with water on the flower. Topped that with Smooch spray! Sparkly!
Tag 3 is a simple grunge tag I distressed with Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, and stamped in Barn Door using the Love Struck Stamp set again. I used the muse token and the burlap embellishment from tag 2. I love the roll on embellies from Michael's and put two rows on the bottom of this tag!
I think I will end this before it gets any longer and I hope everyone gets a chance to stop by WOYWW at Julia's blog, Stamping Ground to check out the desks of the other WOYWW'ers. Join in cause it is a lot of fun visiting desks around the world and snooping to see what others have on them! Have a great week!