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Why stop at one tag?

First of all, here is where I am currently on the BAB stitch.



I realise it's a bit crumpled but unfortunately I can't put it in my hoop, nor can
I afford to buy a new one, so I've been freehanding. I've also found a new pattern I really want to do, which, rather than buy more threads, I'm going to try altering the colours of. Long way off though.

Tim Holtz has always done amazing tags and I decided, as I was rather late learning about his tags, I'd try my hand at an old one of his.

 
As you can see I've altered it slightly, substituting what he used with what I have in my stash.

 
The reindeer was almost the same, but with a different embossing folder and less leaves and bells around the neck. There is gold spattered but I don't have mixative or one of those fancy brushes so I used an old toothbrush and distress paint. I also used black remnant rubs rather than white.

 
 
I couldn't use the beaded trim as a) I don't have any beaded trim and b) I have pediments die cuts on either end as I don't have any traditional tags. I actually prefer the pediment tags. I'm also glad I added the tree, which I embossed with holly leaves before inking with peeled paint. It really adds to the shabby chic style tag.
 
So two holidays in one day! I'm not sure how crafting will go next month as I have set myself the challenge of doing some writing every day in the hope of getting at least one of my WIP's finished. It's balancing them that's the hard part, but at least it will keep me busy.
 
Ems
 
 

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