Wednesday, November 25, 2015

12 Tags of 2015--November Merry

Hello friends!  Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who celebrating in the United States.  Wow! Almost the end of the month, so I thought I better get crackin' on my November tag.  As always, Tim provides a wonderful tutorial on how he made his November tag on his blog. Here is my version.


 As you can see mine is a little different than Tim's, but I tried to capture all his fabulous techniques using the products I have.  I must confess, I gave myself a little early Christmas present--I spied one set of the Alphanumeric Thinlits at my local Hobby Lobby yesterday. Having tossed and turned all night for having passed them up yesterday, I was first in line at store opening this morning.

I just love Tim's tag this month, but I don't have the pumpkin Blueprint, nor do I have the linen stamp, and it IS already Thanksgiving, so I decided to move onto a Christmas theme. Truth be told, I much prefer the pumpkin and the linen, and doing the emboss/deboss technique was a bit of a bear on this tree.

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I pretty much followed Tim's tag to the letter with the following changes: Stamped image for background  is from his Grunge Cirque set, tree is from Christmas Blueprints set,  Distress stain sprays used are Fossilized Amber and Evergreen Bough, and Distress markers for coloring are Peeled Paint, Pine Needles, Evergreen Bough, Mowed lawn, Walnut Stain, Festive Berries, Tubled Glass, Squeezed Lemonade, Faded Jeans and Wild Honey. Although I actually have the cork, I thought Kraft Core in a deep green more fitting for my tag. Tag and Merry strip edged in Ground Expresso.




You might notice I got a little carried away with that foil....what fun that was!  I foiled the tops of the ornaments, the Merry strip, the star and even my Crinkle Ribbon! I couldn't get it on those tiny brads, so I just painted them with Tarnished Brass Distress paint. Only 2 on one side, because even though my letters are centered perfectly, thanks to Tim's trick, it looked off balance. The Mirrored Star is colored with Gold Mixative alcohol ink before adding the touches of foil.



I would like to enter this into the following inspiring challenges:
As You Like It Favorite Season and Why Winter is my favorite--it's a little colder, and it has Christmas!
Tuesday Throwdown #271 Shopping Spree I just went shopping for the dies this morning!
Thank you for stopping by today, and for everyone of your sweet comments!  I read and appreciate each one! Hugs and Thanksgiving Blessings!
Sara Emily
UPDATE:  How exciting!
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34 comments:

  1. Oh wow, this is gorgeous, Sara!! I love your take on Tim's tag!! The background looks amazing!! I love the foil!! What a stunning tag this is!! I hope you and your family have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  2. Gorgeous tag Sara! Happy thanksgiving. :)

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  3. Love your take on the tag! I love the glitz of the foil! Happy Thanksgiving to you and thank you so much for joining us at As You Like It Challenge!

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  4. Wow! This festive take on Tim's tag is wonderful! I love your colour choices and of course your delight in using the foil - yes, it certainly is fun to use! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family! Big hugs, Chrisx

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  5. Fabulous Sara, and I see you've been shopping! tee hee!! Love the background, the colours are so wonderfully splashed and splattered! Beautiful touches of gold, such a festive and fun tag!! Move over Tim, we have a winner! hugs to you :)

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  6. Great mixed media tag Sara, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Enjoyments. Hope to see you soon.
    Monika DT

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  7. I think blogger ate my comment :( Love this hun, it's just gorgeous Christmassiness (not a word apparently), love your Christmas style hun, you are so incredibly talented xx

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  8. Mmmmm...scrumptious colors, layers and embellies, Sara Emily! YOu are so good at mixed media! Happy Thanksgiving, my friend!

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  9. Your captured Tim's techniques brilliantly Sara! I love that you used the Christmas tree and the colours are just gorgeous - a fabulous take on Tim's tag... Hugs, Anne xx

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  10. Hi there.What a fantastic tag. Love the details. Thanks for your entry in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

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  11. Sara, your take on Tim's tag is gorgeous. The tree and ornaments look amazing... and I am enamored with your background! It is spectacular and your foil work is brilliant. It is always a pleasure to see your work, Sara. Thank you for inspiring! :o)

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  12. Your Christmas Tag is beautiful Sara. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at Christmas Cards All Year Round. We would love to see you again … Anet DTx

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  13. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

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  14. Very nice Tag!. Thanks for joining the Crafty Enjoyments challenge! Good luck

    Malwina DT

    Crafty Enjoyments

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  15. Gorgeous! Tag is beautiful! Absolutly love it! Thank you for joining CraftyEnjoyments.co.uk challenge. Katarina

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  16. Magnificent tag dearie! This would be the perfect gift tag added to well, a gift. Lol! That gold is so wonderfully striking against the green background. Is it the foil or embossing powder? Those little ornaments next to the gorgeous tree are awesome sauce! You have created such texture and depth on this design. I think I can try doing the tag this month, I wasn't inspired until I was this. I do hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with your family! Hugz to you muffin! ~Punkin

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  17. These tags are soooo wonderful! Amazing technique and a joy to look at them. Thank you so much for sharing your art with us at Tuesday Throwdown. Please come and join us again. Creative regards from stempelfrida

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  18. Sara? This is fantastic! The colors really work. Pop against each other so well. Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my entry at craft stamper. I'm so excited! Big hugs, Autumn

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  19. Omgosh! you are on a tag-a-thon! heeehee
    This is a fun tag- love just the Merry on it- it speaks loudly!
    Glad to like the new do! Will send you an email!
    hugs and wishes for an awesome weekend! xoxo

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  20. Beautiful and briliant tag! I love the background of this majestuous Christmas tree.

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  21. Wow, wow! The Fossilised Amber and Evergreen Bough look just amazing together, especially over the resist background - stunning even before we get to your adorable dimensional tree and fabulous gilded panel. Love it!!
    Alison xx

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  22. oh my gosh Sara they are almost identical!!! i had such a hard time figuring out what to spell for across the bottom of my tag!!! Merry would have been perfect and also very funny if i had used that word!!

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  23. The foil really adds to your design, Sara, LOVE this festive tag! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  24. I bow down: I did a popped up blueprint tree this weekend but it is nowhere near as awesome as yours... you are the winner! The colors rock, and the composition of the tag is perfect. Bravo

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  25. Simply spectacular take on Tim's tag, Sara! You never stop amazing me with your fantastic art! Awesome colours and you used Tim's techniques brilliantly!
    Lots of love to you! Branka xxx

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  26. Gorgeous take!!! LOVE the gold on the sentiment too!

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  27. Lovely project, I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.

    TTFN,

    CraftyGirl
    craftygirlcardsandcrafts.blogspot.com
    Tuesday Throwdown DT

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  28. Great tag Sara, love the Christmas theme and isn't the foil technique fun? I'm using it on everything too 😀 Thanks for sharing your wonderful November tag, Deb xo

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  29. Waw this looks really pretty and gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Hugs! Mojca

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  31. Your tag is so pretty and cvool, but sorry to say that we cannot accept it in our challenge this time. You have used it our challenge #107 and then you cannot use it in our challenge #108 too. It must be a new project.

    Hope to see you again with a new project at Card and Scrap.

    Jytte, DT Card and Scrap.

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    1. OOPS! Don't know what happened. My Dec. 1 post was supposed to be linked up to #108, but I see I entered this one a second time by mistake. I will work on straightening this out. Thanks for the heads up!

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  32. Fabulous take on Tim's tag, Sara! Love the background and the letters look fantastic.
    Thanks for you kind comment about my tag!
    Mar xx

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