Monday, December 17, 2012

12 Tags of Christmas Finish Line...

A giant burden has been lifted...I finally made it to the end of the 12 Tags of Christmas challenge!  
Please excuse me for a moment while I toot this little horn and throw a handful of confetti  .................
Okie dokie, I'm back now.
Here's Linda's gorgeously embossed tag 12
I had this on the monitor for several hours and while walking back and forth to the laundry room, I'd glance over and look at this tag, just waiting for the muse to make itself known.  For the record, I completed 4 loads of laundry, mopped the kitchen floor, dusted and vacuumed the downstairs, cleaned one bathroom, took out recyclables, and still, nothing.

My son walks through the door after school, takes one look at it and says, "The small tag on top reminds me of one of those vintage fancy dressed up gingerbread cookies." BAM! 
Whoop, there it is...
The base of Linda's tag is rich vibrant red, which is one inspiration. I've preserved the edge of the original Altoids tin which is already red. 
 The texture of the small tag did remind me of the vests seen on older gingerbread's that are very ornate looking.  Using 3 layers of tissue paper, I've applied DI to a holly embossing folder with Vintage Photo and using gesso, applied it to the lid. A layer of UTEE was then applied and heat dried and the texture of the  tissue paper, gesso and UTEE raised the background up like a baking cookie in the oven. VERY COOL!    The small red bow is another bit of "got to use that" and the white of the ornament and green of the holly are represented in my tin with the fence, snow and trees.
The gingerbread set is actually a pre-colored decoupage set I found at Wal-mart and worked perfectly for this little scene. Additional snow and stickles and a cotton ball of smoke coming out of the fireplace were added to finish it off.

It's been such a fantastic run with this challenge and I sincerely thank Linda for such a wonderful opportunity to make little treasures for my kids to hang on the Christmas tree. I have really loved making ALL of these ornaments.  Thank you also to The Funkie Junkie Boutique for sponsoring this challenge and supporting my crafting addiction with many elements purchased there that were used on these tins.

Thank you so much for checking in on these little ornaments and for all your inspiring comments that made this whole experience even more enjoyable.
Here they are all together...
Hugs to you all,
Lisa xx

23 comments:

Tammy said...

Absolutely brilliant! Wonderful and whimsical gingerbread house! All the tags are just too fabulous to pick a favorite!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous Lisa, love the colours and all the details...and all the tin tags together,look fantastic,now lets see them on the tree.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sensational, Lisa! This is just gorgeous - I love red so I think this is my favorite out of all of them. And I love the gingerbread house theme. This is just darling. Great work - I love seeing them all together like this too! Congratulations on crossing the finish line and best of luck in the prize drawing. I am so happy you chose to play along again this year!

Hugs,
Linda

Sue said...

Hello Q
Gosh I was wondering if you were going to make it!
They are sensational. I do love this one because it is busy and colourful and appears to have the impression that there will be delicious goodies in this particular. My favourite is the Clock.
But they are all wonderful.
Good luck in the Challenge.
Smiles:)
O

Sandy said...

The Twelve Tins of Christmas - How very creative and original you are. You must have the freshest breath in town! Lisa I love them all and would really like to give them a go myself. My favorite? Well it is a toss up between #6, #7, #11 and #12. I think I need to go with #12. But gosh I love #3 and #9. Wonderfully done Lisa!!!!
Have a joyful Christmas!!
sandy

KC Inspired said...

They are ALL remarkable! Great job!

Sonia said...

Lisa this tag is stunning:) All the tags you have Made are fabulous, various, brilliant, Joyful, elegant...wowww:) Amazing work my talented friend:)
Big big hug,
Sonia

Tracie Dean said...

You have done such lovely work!! It is a huge relief to me as well to have them all completed. For a while I thought I would not make it.

You #11 is still my favorite :-)

Happy Holidays
Tracie

butterfly said...

Ta daah!! Fanfares all round... what an absolute joy this challenge has been - not only to play, but to see what everyone else has created! Your tins are just sensational, and for all that it took a while to materialise, I think you've saved the best til last (unless my favourite's number 6, which is also tempting!!)... Gorgeous, gorgeous work!
Alison xx

Tammi said...

At least you got a lot of cleaning done! :) Wowzers ALL amazing & beautiful!! Just love love love this gingerbread one, it's darling! The frosty one is a close second. Merry Christmas! ~hugs

MiniOwner said...

Oh wow! I love love love your tags.
Sue x

Anita Houston said...

PINNED!!! Nough said!!!

Sewe said...

Oh they are all so pretty, great work

/Sewe

Shahrul Niza said...

YAY!!! You did it!. These ARE amazing ornaments. Your boy is very smart too. I missed seeing your altered tin creations, and I must say the #11 is my favorite!!. In fact I'm reading your post with ice-cream in hand, so I do feel a bit chilly :). Happy Christmas to you and your family!!. Hugs.

Lisa S. said...

Oh my goodness, this is one awesome altered tin L2!!!!!!!!!!! Brendan is a genius ;) and have to say it is my fave because I love the colors and theme. Seeing the whole collection together inspires me to make one of these each month in 2013. Fantastic work, as always, and kudos to you for getting this challenge completed in an utterly spectacular way. I'm going back for a third look now, see ya soon. Hugs

Connie said...

You amaze me . . . these are all so very festive. I love them :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Lisa, what a fantastic collection you've made with your spin on the 12 Tags. LOVE it!!! Santa and Frosty are still my favorites but they are ALL fabulous. Wishing you the happiest of holidays.

Off to pin these beauties!

Mitra Pratt said...

dude! This is my second trip over, love them allllllll together, so super cool!!! Thank you so much for doing this project last year and again this year and kicking me in the BUTT to do it myself! LOVE them all!

Mitra Pratt said...

UTEE I have a funny story about that...almost set something on fire again...

Angela said...

Oh my goodness! Amazing! I think I will need to follow your blog....

Margaret said...

I think this is by far my absolute favorite! The whole gingerbread theme is the epitome of Christmas for me and there is so much wonderful craftiness in this piece! I also love that you pulled the gingerbread theme from the tag! I never would have seen it,but love that you (and your son) did!!
The whole collection is fabulous and I am sure they looked gorgeous on the tree! You have outdone yourself again, my ultra crafty friend!

mandy said...

hi lisa, only just catching up with looking at everything as i have a few days off over the festive season.just looked at all your christmas tags they are amazing in fact i love all your stuff its fabulous.mandy xxx

Noreen said...

How fun! Now if only I had a supply of Altoid tins!

Noreen
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