Sunday, December 4, 2011

Outside my Comfort Zone! Tim Holtz inspired Tag

My Tag I created to go with the Knitted Gift I made  
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Totally out of my comfort zone but I love the Tag
I LOVE the Tattered Pinecone die!
I cut out the Tattered Pinecone die 3 times and 1 Pine Tree
Using Distress Crackle Paint Clear Rock Candy apply a generous amount and let dry.
I used Faded Jeans, Dusty Concord and Picket Fence Distress Stains
I dabbed my colors... spritzed my Tag & Flowers with water & Swirled thru the colors
This is what it looked like after I was done Swirling thru the colors
I then Spritzed with Perfect Pearls Mist Perfect Pearls color
 I cut SnowFlurries Border out of a Spellbinders Package and dabbed with Pearl Dabber
I inked my stamp with Dusty Concord Distress Stain and Stamped next to my Flurries border
I colored my boughs, pine tree and white Ribbon with Shabby Shutters Stain
After that dried I added Picket Fence Stain ontop LOVE THIS!
Then I assembled my pine cones (can make roses also out of this die)
Then I colored more white ribbon with Dusty Concord and assembled my Tag
I hope you love my Tag as much as I loved creating it

51 comments:

krafthead said...

Beautiful tag!

Laraine R said...

Love your tag!! Thanks for the step by step instructions!!

Kim Bush said...

I think it matches perfectly! I am so glad you are having some crafty fun :)

Patricia Garcia said...

Amazing tag! Love the final results, thanks for sharing!!
Hugs,
Patricia

melissac said...

It's absolutely beautiful!! How fun to step outside your comfort zone and have such wonderful results!! Blessings and hugs!!

Regina Andari - workinouttheinks.blogspot.com said...

Your tag looks awesome, Cindy! I have yet to try the tags this year, but they're on my "play" list. Thanks for showing how you made yours!

Regina

Cathy Gill said...

Love the golds with the silvery grays. Nice job!

Debbie in LA said...

Cindy, anyone would be thrilled to receive your tag, let alone the hand-knitted gift you made. When I ordered the re-inkers, I thought that I had everything I needed. And now I see that I "need" the stains. Will my want list ever be finished? I guess not.

Meg said...

This is gorgeous Cindy! You did an awesome job! Hugs!

Janas Horner said...

Cindy, these are awesome!

Krystn said...

I love the pinecones! Thanks for the instructions and the tag is beautiful! Hugs

Yone said...

Lovely tag ! Hugs, Yone

Patty said...

Oh Wow! Cindy your tag and scarf match perfectly and both are GORGEOUS! I just Love love love the pinecones! WOW WOW WOWIE WOW!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I'm in awe!

Brandy said...

Your tag turned out great! I love to see how others interpret Tim's tags.

Cindy2 said...

I think you aced it, sweetie, it's gorgeous. Good day of crafting!

Kim said...

WOW WOW WOW! This turned out AMAZING Cindy! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it! This is gorgeous hun and LOVE the knitted gift too....handmade gifts are WAY better than anything bought because knowing the love used to make that gift means the most!! Your gift is going to be treasured by the recipient!!! Beautiful job hun!
Hugs~ Kim

Rene said...

Wowza Cindy! This is AMAZING!!!! What a gorgeous tag...congrats on your beautiful gift! A true treasure!
Rene :D

Gigi said...

Cindy -

I love your tag and all of the products you used. I didn't think I "needed" the distress stains - now I want them all - darn it!!
Great project - I really love it!

MimiPatty said...

I just love this tag. I have never ventured to doing tags yet, but you inspire me. Beautiful work. xoxoxo

Pat M. said...

This is just gorgeous Cindy. I love how that picket fence looks blended in with the other colors. Your pine cones are so beautiful.

Paula said...

Oh My Gosh!!!! This is great!! Tim who? We have Cindy!! You rock girl!!!

Stephanie said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it .... can I come play with all of your toys?? It really is cool! Big hugs.

Lisa T said...

Very cool tag! Love that pinecone die. I am in awe of anyone who can knit or crochet. I have tried multiple times and am hopeless. Your knitted gifts will be greatly appreciated this winter. :)

Debra Pate said...

Beautiful! and it matches your knitted gift perfect! So, proud of you for spending the day crafting! Hugs, Debra

Jan Scholl said...

I could see those pine boughs being used to make reindeer antlers all glossied up. I love using dies and stamps for things they originally aren't supposed to be. Cute stuff.

PinkLadyCarol said...

OMG. -- Both projects are awesome! The tag totally coordinates with the knitted piece...I think you have had a few "private lessons" with Tim!!!

Karen's Fun Blog said...

Awesome tag! Love how it matches your gift!!

North Star said...

You may have felt out of your comfort zone, but it doesn't look that way! I love it! Great job!

Papermoon Dreams said...

Very pretty tag!!! Thanks for the how-to steps.

Lisa Whittemore said...

Love the tag and how it matches the gift. I had to go back to find the sweater...lol. Keep up the great work...homemade gifts are wonderful.

Kritter24 said...

Beautiful Tag. Handmade gifts are always the most treasured. Christi

Cathy F said...

Cindy your tag is really really nice, it makes want to try one. Now I need some supplies ;-)

Jamie Hintzen said...

WOW! The tag is fantastic, just love the pine cone die. Now I know what I want to add to my wish list. Homemade gifts are from the heart and are the best. Thanks for sharing.

Sharon said...

What a great tag to accompany your gift! I really like the pinecones!

Desiree said...

What a great tag! I think you should have posted a picture of the gift as well. It looks gorgeous too. :)

lvtaz2000 said...

What a nice tutorial you have given us. I just love these tags and you did such a nice job. Thank you for sharing.

Cheryl said...

Wow...this is OUTSIDE your comfort zone? Looks like you're a pro to me - beautiful tag!

justliketink said...

Cindy your tag is awesome! What fun you must have had trying all the new techniques/products... Your step by step directions were so clear and precise to follow. Thanks so much for the extra work you do to teach us how to have fun !

cathylynn said...

WOW Cindy!! Your tag is amazing !!Great instructions too!! I appreciate all of you hard work and your willingness to share with us. Thanks so Much!!!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Sara said...

Wow. Love the tag and Iveish I could knit too. But when do you find the time?

Karen said...

Beautiful tag Cindy. Thank you for sharing your talents with everyone. Truly inspiring.

Connie Gage said...

Cindy love your tag so much, it's beautiful....and love your instructions...makes me want to sit down and do it if I had the materials that is.

cathy said...

Beautiful tag, Cindy.

Julia said...

wow, looks amazing, love the detailed instructions, too. It does match your knitted gift, how awesome.
now have jump over to T.H.'s blog.
Have a great day crafting!
Hugs,
JuliaB.
ou

Barb F said...

Wow!!! Cindy your tag is gorgeous!!! I ordered some stuff from you guys that should be here today, so I am really ready now!!!love those tags!!!!!

Deb S said...

Wow! That is outside your comfort zone? Seeing that pinecone has almost given me the nerve to get it. It has intimidated me, but I love yours!

GloBug said...

Wow, that might take ME out of my comfort zone, for sure! The tag is perfect for your project, and will be treasured as much as your hand made gift.

Vicki and Don said...

Beautiful tag! Love, love, love the pine cones! TFS!

Aletha J. Williams said...

This is gorgeous, Cindy! I am so glad you got some time for yourself!

Moosisk said...

Love your tag! You are rockin' those pinecones. :D

bonnie said...

I am amazed at this tag. You showed so many new techniques that I would love to try. Thank you for sharing your talent.