Thursday, December 2, 2010

every gift needs a tag...

today I'll share a quick gift tag...

today was the NIKE motto...
have fun & get it done!

below you'll find instructions for this tag...


grab one of Ranger's large manila tags...

emboss it with tim's trees folder...
with the trees on the left...

now here come the new color washes...

BEWARE...they are addicting...
consider yourself warned...

mist the tag with meadow, sailboat blue & denim color washes...

use the mini mister to spritz with water...
hold the tag up so the drips form & run down the tag...

dry with the heat it tool...

use denim pigment ink to randomly stamp the Christmas background...

rub the embossed trees with forest moss distress ink, right from the pad...
then use walnut distress ink to darken the tree trunks...


cut a scrap of grungepaper to 3/4 inches wide...
and a bit longer than the tag...

mist with the same 3 color washes & water over the strip...
dry with the heat it tool...

use denim pigment to stamp the Christmas background...

use jet black archival to stamp WISH...

use the gold dabber to edge the strip & also edge the tag with the dabber...


cover a piece of grungepaper with patterned paper & die cut the deer...
then ink with vintage photo & the blending tool...

PLAN B...if you don't have the same paper...
just ink the deer with vintage photo & use the houndstooth background with jet black to stamp right over the deer...

add several grungeboard scraps under the deer & round the body...
to make more dimensional...

add a bow to the neck...

use the gold paint dabber to stamp the mini snowflakes several times @ the top of the tag...

make sure to clean the stamp...
trust me...
don't let the paint dry on the stamp...
you won't like it...

cut a reinforcer from a grungeboard scrap, ink with forest moss & add to the tag...

add 5 rhinestones to the snowflakes...


this might show the snowflakes a bit better...


use the tiny attacher to add the WISH strip to the lower tag...
leave room for some lace that's been antiqued with vintage photo...

add a row of coordinating rhinestones to the lace...

and now it looks like this...



this is TOTALLY NOT what I had planned...
but this is how it ended up, which is usually how it goes here...

but...I like it...

and speaking of LIKE...

I TOLD you...Lisa Pace likes me...

she told me to choose 2 random comments & those 2 commenters would win
free access to her AWESOME...

ALL THINGS WINTER HOLIDAY WORKSHOP...

FOR FREE!!!

YIPPEE!!

HOW COOL is that!!!

I had Rick pop over to the Ranger blog...
he chose this comment...

Can't wait to add this project to my list of things I'd like to complete before the big day! No countdown traditions as such...being creative, decorating and preparing holiday foods seem to all get done some how.


and then he chose one from my blog...

Blogger Holly said...

Fabulous as always!! I love your instructions, you are wonderfully detailed! Thanks!

December 1, 2010 12:30PM

congrats to both winners...
just send Lisa an email with WENDY BLOG WINNER in the title & she'll get you all set up...

lisa@lisapace.com

THANKS LISA!!! That was fun...

I hope you have enjoyed this little tag tutorial...

here it comes...

make art!
wendy

73 comments:

Helen said...

Wendy, I love this tag!! Thank you again for such detailed instructions, I can't wait to give it a go. It has brightened my day which is being spent coughing and sneezing! Congrats too, to your winners.

Kathy Eddy said...

This is just scrumptious Wendy! I am going to have to case this one for sure!

octlove said...

Luv the colors you used on this & how the deer literally pops off the tag!:)

lesleyworth said...

gorgeous tag! between you and tim...the ideas are just rolling in my brain! thanks for sharing your art with us, you provide so much inspiration!

Stephanie said...

I love this tag! The ribbon at the bottom is a great touch and I love the embossed trees and the deer!!! Great work! Thanks for sharing!!

Kim said...

Cool tag!!! I needed some inspiration for gift tags!! I knew I could count on you:) lol

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful vintage tag - love the colors!

TheLastOfNine said...

This just makes for such a beautiful scenery. Love the sparkly touches.
Gloria

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

I love this, Wendy. Thanks for detailed instructions.

Anonymous said...

oh Wendy! this tag is beautiful! luv how things just happen at your studio...cuz they always turn our GRAND! guess Im making 2 tags today!!!!! ty for the tut! luv them! xo cher

etta thomas said...

I'll have to "tag" this...sophisticated and elegant! Thanks for sharing.

Larajc said...

love the tag! I just NEED that tree embossing folder now...

Sandy Davis said...

What a great tag and love the lace that you added to the bottom.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

This is so beautiful, every element just pops off the tag! Thanks for the Wendy style inspiration!

Nancy said...

I love the colors on this tag! I'm really going to have to save up for some color wash. Thanks for the inspiration.

Pat said...

Oh my gosh - I think I'm going to have to put up another tree this year and make it a TAG tree!! This is just awesome - love the stamping with paint dabbers!

Erika M. said...

Your tag is marvelous and thanks for the awesome tutorial!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I had problems yesterday with my PC, and it took me hours to get to Tim's 1st tag before I had to fix it. Went on your blog today and saw lots of fun stuff I missed! Congrats to Eileen and the other winners! Love all these projects! Now, I'm gonna have to make your & Tim's tags today! Glad I got the whole day to play! Thanks again for such great inspiration Wendy! Stephanie Rodgers

Babsarella said...

Beautiful!!! I love all the stamping and the way you used the embossed trees!!!

Primitive Seasons said...

This is one of the prettiest tags I've seen in a long time. Love the reindeer and the paper you used on him! Just gorgeous. Wendy girl, you rock!

Mary
www.primitiveseasons.blogspot.com

Betty said...

Fantastic! I love the snowflakes with the rhinestones--just a nice touch.

Mall Rat said...

I love it !!! You are constantly amazing me.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Great tutorial...thanks for the tip on not letting the paint dry on the stamp! Congrats to the winners!

Barbara said...

Another great project! Thanks so much for sharing. I love everything you do!!!

Wanda H said...

I LOVE your tag!!!! Totally love it!!!

Debby said...

Beautiful tag! Ok the colorwashes come out today!

Marijane said...

Oh, this tag is just lovely! It is pure wintry, snowy, glistening goodness! I have still not seen the color washes in the stores near me, so I may have to order them online. The effect when they're used is so subtle and pretty. Thanks for the lesson.

SusanK said...

Oh my! Not only another wonderful art project from you, Day 2 of Tim, which I'm making ala Wendy before I make in his style, then I discover I'm a winner of a Lisa Pace on-line class!!!!! I'm so psyched! Good job I got the house decorated yesterday so I can play from now on!!! Thank you, Rick!!!!

Elaine A said...

Wendy -

Sheer perfection! I adore this tag! Thank you so much for the wonderful tutorial.

Elaine Allen

P.S. And congratulations to the winners.

Scrapthat said...

Awesome tag! Love the hounds tooth deer! TFS!

sue said...

Wow between you and Tim I am going to have the best Christmas gifts around.

jill j said...

WENDY, I LOVE THE TAG......IT MAY BE QUICK, BUT IT IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. SOMETIMES, EASY IS BEST, ESPECIALLY THIS TIME OF YEAR. I THINK THE RESULT IS JUST STUNNING! YOU ROCK!!!!

Dorothy said...

Awesomeness Wendy!!!

Linda R said...

This is my favorite tag EVER .... I mean it!! I like all the tags but something about this one just hits me. Oh, and I love seeing you here everyday ;-)

Tracey said...

your tag is gorgeous, i just love teh houndstooth reindeer!!

Tona said...

Omgosh! I LOVE eveerything about this tag!! Thanks for the inspiration.
Congrats to the winners.

paperqueen said...

I do love this tag. Your attention to detail always amazes me. And you always inspire me to experiment with new color combinations.
Oh, and big congratulations to the lucky winners.
Eileen in NYC

michelle said...

Oh I loved the tag when it was just the trees and the you stepped it up a notch and I love it all the more. I think I really need to get some color wash from Santa!

Nancy said...

Congratulations, Susan & Holly! I'm "in" that class - you can help me stay focused! *lol*

This tag is wonderful!

Jennie said...

Great tag, Wendy,and congratulations to the winners... cool prize :))

Donna said...

Great tag Ms WEndy! Congrats to the winners! I like the color washes also!

Anonymous said...

Love your tag. I'm inspired. Going to ... make art :)

DebbieC

jan said...

Beautiful colors on your tag Wendy, and such a handsome reindeer!

Rox said...

Such a lovely tag. I really like the color combo and the deer is so sweet. I NEED that die cut. :)
Thanks for the inspiration to get back to my craft room.

Barbara said...

Love your style and love this tag. I think your projects are always so inspiring. I find many ideas that I can use in my own projects!
thanks!!!

karen said...

Wendy, Wendy, Wendy...this is a beautiful tag! I liked your motto "Have fun and get it done". I am going to do just that today.
Thanks for sharing this and for reminding me to go ahead and "make art" and have fun and see what happens.

WheatLDee said...

Wendy, all I want for Christmas is a few extra hours in the day so I can make more art. I love the vintage lace at the bottom of your tag, it is amazing!! Thanks for sharing your holiday art! and Congratulations winners!

Shirley said...

I love this tag, Wendy. I now have the color washes, so am anxious to work with them.

Stephanie said...

great tag idea! Thanks.

Holly said...

Fabulous tag!! Thanks for the little tips and tricks that make it extra special! I can't believe I won, this is a first!! So excited! Thanks.

Vic said...

I love all the little details! Thanks again & again for such a great blog.

mcclar26 said...

CONGRATS WINNERS!! How AWESOME is LISA!! You will LOVE the class, I'm so jealous!! =)
Thanks Wendy I too LOVE the tag!! Sometimes the way they turn out is better than what you had planned anyway!! Thanks for sharing and have FABULOUS DAY!! =)

Sandra said...

thank you Wendy - I appreciate your step by step - soooo much inspiration!
Sandra

Donna said...

Wendy, This is awesome! Happy Holidays!

Karenliz said...

BEAUTIFUL TAG! Thanks for the inspiration!

Kathy said...

The tag is the perfect addition to my packages. I hope the weather is being kind.

rhonda said...

What a creatively wonderful tag! I love checking out your projects!

Kirsten Alicia said...

Hello Wendy, this is a GORGEOUS tag!!! Thanks for the tutorial.

candyspiegel said...

Love the lace!

Hels Sheridan said...

Can't speak - am toooo sad cos my art chick buddy is leaving me in the morning but... I will find the words to tell you that... THIS IS MAGNIFICENT and I love it and... I just wanted to say, publicly, Wendy, you are a STAR - and THANK YOU for bringing me and Ellen together.. it is all because you showed my Rosy Heart Art and that is where the whole thing started... gotta go, getting misty!!! xx

Lauraline said...

Your tag is awesome! And you know what? I bought the color washes yesterday and came on your blog browsing for ideas of what to do with them... What a great use of them, I can't wait for the kids to go to sleep to play with them!

Sandi M said...

This tag is stunning with the trees and deer. The color washes really work well here. Wish I owned more than one!

Julie said...

What is the differance between the color washes and the refiller inks one uses to put in a mini mister? Sounds like the washes are really great. Sure would like that cute deer to come over my way. Precious!

grandma m said...

You make my day full of joy to watch you make art to share with us. I love this deer tag it's reminds me when I was in Colorado in September but NO snow.

Tara carpenter said...

What a treat -- tags tags and more tags!! I don't know how I can keep up with call my upcoming projects!! I would quit my job but then how would I feed my addiction!!!

Kim C. said...

This tag is absolutely beautiful and rustic. I love it. Great now I have to squirl away more money for color washes. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

WENDY....I AM SO LOVING THIS TAG....IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITES EVER!!!!!!! THANKS SO MUCH FOR THE INSPIRATION....I'M GOING TO MAKE ART NOW!!!

Anita said...

Stunning tag! I love all the details.

J.J. said...

Lovin the tag.....it is really fabulous! I can't wait to try it. I think it may be one of my favorites ever!

2amscrapper said...

another awesome tag!

Sharon said...

This is totally awesome - just love it - thank you so much for sharing your work with us.

funkycrafter said...

the houndstooth deer is so cool. i must get that trees folder. didn't think i needed it until all the fantastic tags started appearing this week. your blog is one of my favorites but it sure costs me a lot of stash money.

Lori said...

Congrats to the winners! And I just LOVE that reindeer, I'm SO glad I bought that die! lol! Your tag is Wendylicious.....love it!