THIS IS MY JANUARY TAG
A few days before Christmas we had an ice storm. Almost everyone in the area lost their power. We were lucky. We didn't lose our power. Maybe if we had I wouldn't have thought the ice storm was so beautiful. I couldn't help myself, I stayed on the warm side of the window and took these beautiful shots through the glass. I cropped them and had them printed. I cut out my tag and edged it with glitter. Then I used scissors with a deckled edge to trim them back some so that the glitter would show on the edges. I glued my picture in place. I used an icicle cutting file to cut out the icicles from white copy paper. I then mixed white pearl and blue pearl acrylic paint together making a very light cool blue. I painted the icicles and then I used an embossing pad to coat their surface and then sprinkled UTEE over them. I used a heat gun and melted the UTEE. I did this twice more. This is a technique called Cracked Glass. After they cool to room temperature they crack. I done the same with the lettering. The snowflake on the back was first stamped with the paint onto white copy paper and then cut out. Then I used The Cracked Glass technique on it. The smaller snowflakes were punched out of white glitter paper and a silver holographic gift bag. I layered them and then glued them in place. I finished the tag off with two decorative fibers for the tag tie.
THESE ARE THE TAGS FOR THE SWAP
These are the first tags of our new swap. I couldn't be more pleased. I'm sure that everyone is going to love their first tag. I know that I love them all. I can hardly wait to see what February's tag are like. The theme for February is "Vintage Romance". I am so excited. These are so wonderful! I can't imagine what our talented artists will create for February's "Vintage Romance".
Thanks for visiting and Thank you DeJa for the beautiful hostess tag.