Tags 5 & 6 ~ Spike does 12 Tags 2010 for Charity

If you’re looking for Digis with Attitude/Drunken Stampers blog hop, please click here for the office party festivities!

Ahhh…so you may have thought that I’ve fallen behind in the 12 Tags! In blogging yes but not in playing along with Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas. (The rock candy stickles is drying on my poinsettia pieces, for Tag 7, as I type:) )

It’s loads of fun, getting all inky and sparkly and it’s tough to tear myself away! It’s been quite the creative journey!
Please click here for Tim’s Tag #5 as well as amazing detailed instructions with photos post.

Without further adieu, here’s my Tag #5.

Again, I substituted where I could if I didn’t have all the goodies. What was fun and floating around in blogverse was how to make those really cool enamel numbers without having the metal number pieces. It was really cool to see how folks tackled that and ended up with comparable results!

What I did was took some grungeboard numbers and added white embossing powder on it. (as luck would have it, it was fine detail too so it wouldn’t give me the effect I wanted) Then I added on clear UTEE which then gave it a glassy effect with the white in the background. I did a final coat of the white embossing powder again and it gave me the results I wanted. I added the black paint to give it a weathered look and used black enamel dots.
I also didn’t have the music patterned paper but that was easily created by stamping and using Antique Linen Distress ink to weather it along with vintage photo.

I used white gel pen for accents, unfortunately I and the pen had an incident that I cannot speak of. It’s usually been reliable but not when the pressure is on.

Wahoo!! Tag #6, half way there!! Click here for Tim’s Tag and instructions.

I really, really like this tag! I had fun finding things to sub in. I used a snow cap paint dabber with a bit of pool mixed in but realized I still added a little too much as it’s a little dark for my liking. I swear all my supplies are running away from me! I have a gold paint dabber but for the life of me, it’s not where they normally hang out. So rather than tear apart the room, I used Judikins gold Mica gloss. A little bright but it worked out just fine!

This tag has a bunch of techniques that I loved and I will add them to the repertoire to revisit again! I swear, that tissue tape is addictive!!

Tags 1-5 are on display at Classic go on in and check them out. Please place a bid. Although I know many of you are waiting until all 12 are done 🙂
Don’t forget all proceeds from the auction and raffle (more details to come) will go to the Ann Davis Transition Society. For more about them, please visit them here.

Thanks for taking the time to visit today!



4 thoughts on “Tags 5 & 6 ~ Spike does 12 Tags 2010 for Charity

  1. Hi Spike,

    I see my night roaming friend is still at it, how do you do it all? Spike, they are absolutely super, keep up the good work.

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