Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Craft Room Redesign

Hello Bloggers,
Just thought I'd pop in for a quick post.  My four day weekend is coming to a close and I had intended to have my craft room redesign complete, at least for the most part.  Well, I severely under estimated the amount of time it would take to remove wallpaper.  Needless to say, I am no where near completion and in fact, I just finished removing the wallpaper today and am now working on removing the remnants of the paper backing and glue from the wall.  After that, the walls will need to be washed with warm, soapy water to remove any last bits of glue, then all of the dings need to be spackled and sanded, then on to priming and then finally the paint.  With work already in full force (had a couple of 12+ hour days last week), we're looking at least a couple of weeks.  No crafting for me for a while.  Oh well, I surely hope that the effort will be worth it in the end, I'm sure it will.  Until then, have a great rest of the week and I'll update in a few days with my progress.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Winter Wonderland Tag Swap

Hello Bloggers,

Well, I've finally completed the tags for the swap that I signed up for back in November.  I was able to get the bulk of them completed last weekend and then was back to work last week and worked on them each night for an hour or so. 

The theme was "Winter Wonderland", using blue silver and white.  They also were suppose to be shabby chic, not sure I pulled that off, but I like they way they came out.  I chose to follow a technique that I used on my favorite Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas.  Here's the link to Tim's instruction on how to create the background all done with inks, stamps and distress stains.

Tomorrow's the beginning of another week.  I have a 4-day weekend coming up which I plan to complete the craftroom redesign.  Until then...

I used the label from the Tim Holtz tag die.  I used metal tape in grungeboard, embossed with the "textile" Cuttlebug embossing folder and used a couple of different metallic products to antique it.  I then stamped the snowflakes and "winter" and made a shaker frame and used diamond dust to mimic snow.

I made the charms myself!

The deer is cut from the Tim Holtz Reindeer Flight die.  I used his technique to get the aged appearance.  The link above provides instruction.

The back of the tag.  I used a glassine envelope to house the mini tea dyed tag with my information

All six!  Oops, I forgot to make one for myself...Oh well, I have my original from the 12 tags of Christmas.
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