Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ahhh, For Cryin' Out Loud!!

Annual Family Photo

Hello and welcome back to my blog.
I'm so excited to tell you about this weeks challenge at
This week's challenge is.....
Add a tag to your project or make a tag as your project
 Our winners will be graciously awarded prizes from these two sponsors
The Top Tipper award of 2 images of their choice
One lucky winner 5 digis of their choice!

The DT at TOP TIP TUESDAY would LOVE to have your visit and if you need a little more inspiration to get ready for the challenge, they've all been busy creating ideas just for you!
Hope to see you there....it's SOOO much fun!

 Homemade Shaker, Decoration and Image
Here's the house that Lisa built and
The free image that I drew and 
The shaker tag using a sandwich bag.

 The house is colored in Copics and topped with acrylic dimensional paint
and the snowman family is colored in Derwent Watercolor Pencils.
The SNOW letters are from my stash of chipboard and the pine trees are a free image from
The Graphics Fairy.
I used a small stretched strand of a cotton ball to give the illusion of smoke coming out of the chimney.
The fence is from Fiskars fence punch and is topped with white acrylic paint and all the snow is accented with dabs of Star Dust stickles.

The backside of the tag.

I should also mention that I did NOT come up with this idea on my own.
I drew inspiration from none other than Tim Holtz.
Here's his 2010 tag that really inspired me.
Here's the link

That's it for me on this tag,
but before I go I just want to say thank you so much to my new crafty blog buddies who are following and to let you all know that my 
is still open until the 30th of November so be sure to link up to determine if you've been 

Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!
Lisa xx

Challenges I would like to enter:
Bows and Berries - #14 Tags
Craft Your Passion - #84 Let It Snow
Paper Creations Ink - #12 Holiday Wishes For Kids
Catered Crop - FTR25 ( I used the following recipe: Chipboard, Derwent Watercolor Pencils, & Layers)
Totally Gorjuss -  #106 Christmas Tradition (Annual Family Photo)


Marjorie said...

This is absolutley gorgeous hun, how did you manage to get all of that on a tiny tag..it's stunning, I love it!

Lisa Jane said...

oh wowzer.. this is amazing... i just love the little scene ... fabulous!!
Lisa x

Scrumplescrunch said...

What a positively amazing Tag Lisa.
The little house is the cutest image, and your oversized letters all combine to make a wonderful piece, love all that snow too.......
Personally you leave Tims Tag for dead !!!!

Bettina L. said...

Wow this is magnificent Lisa. I love it. Those gorgeous letters you've used, that house and those snowmen. Love all the snow too... Wish I could think of doing things that way. You are such an inspiration. Hugs Bettina

richardbreaks said...

This is such a wonderful fantasy on a teensy weensy tag. The attention to detail is amazing, and that snowman family is too eerily like my own!!!

Great job, Lisa!!!!

Cathy Lee said...

Adorable tag, Lisa. Very creative; Tim does that to us all...Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.
Cathy Lee

Maria Matter said...

Wow, now that's a tag...gorgeous Lisa! love the little snow family!

Shelby said...

Wonderful tag! Love all of the intricate details especially the snow and the smoke. And on a side note, I think I'm going to rename you Dora because every time I see your blog name, I have flash backs to the fifty million times I watched Dory and Nemo!

Hazel said...

Gorgeous crafting - thanks for joining in the Paper Creations Ink challenge (Hazel, Guest Designer) x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic Lisa...amazing the amount of details on there...gorgeous work..[pssst...like yours better than TH's]


Patricia St Martin said...

This is a wonderful Yag. I love all that you did it is totally amazing. Thanks for the link.
Hugs, Pat

Doreen said...

This is just a fabulous tag.Thanks for sharing this with us at Craft Your Passion this week.xxx

LaJanette said...

Oh Lisa this oh so super awesome! I think the inspiration is there but you have taken it to a whole new level! Love the snow family image:0)


Robin said...

What beautiful tags! Love all your details! Thanks for playing at Bows and Berries!!

Unknown said...

I love your snow family image and the awesome tag you created. T!m is such a creative fella and you really tapped into his world with this one. The house rocks and all the little details are fantastic. :-)
It would be cool to hang on your Christmas tree or dedicate a tree to tags, it's much too pretty to give away. LOL

Margaret said...

One of my favorite images! This is one butt kicking, awesome tag! Love the smoke (although I have a major aversion to cotton balls...) and all of the little details come together to make this such a wonderful piece of art! I'm glad TH inspired you, but you took his tag to a whole new level!

Lynn B. said...

Oh, Lisa. Your work makes me despair over our language's lack of superlatives. We need to invent a whole new set of superlatives just for your work. This tag is stunningly detailed and charmingly funny. Of course you already know how much I love that snowman image, but this takes it to an amazing level.

The Crafty Blonde said...

WOW!!! what a fabulous creation. Love the shaker idea and the images are fabulous. Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Gorjuss.
Lyndsey xx

Sandy said...

Hey Lisa - I sure do enjoy visiting your blog and I know that you are going to teach me a lot!!! I love your sense of humor and am going to use several of your sketches. Will of course give you credit and hyperlink it to your blog. You sure do have a new fan in me. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. Love your work.

Miranda said...

awesome tag love your snowmen, they look very cute
thanks for joining our challenge this week

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Lisa

Gorgeous cards and a fabulous tag! Thanks so much for your lovely comment on my blog for my entry into this week's MIM.

Take care


Pat said...

WOW, what an awesome shaker tag. This is unbelievable and the work you put into it is awesome. I LOVE all your details and add on's. Thank you for joining us at Paper Creations Ink - Pat

1CardCreator said...

Love this and the image is awesome!

Anonymous said...

Lisa you don't stop amazing me! this is brilliant and you shaker is a fantastic touch too! LOVE it!!
thanks also for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week! love your Family photo Tradition too! hugs Samantha :0)

leia said...

Oh wow this is amazing! So much thought has gone into the detail :-) Thanks for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Laura x

Mynn xx said...

This is fantastic!!! :) LOVE those little snowman--gorgeous coloring! :)

Pendra said...

I think your tag is cuter than his. Love the family photo, bet you don't have to worry about losing all the Holiday pounds you put on... it melts right off!
Crafty Hugs,