Monday, December 26, 2011

Try something new

     Our challenge at The Kraft Journal, this day after Christmas, is to try something new for the new year. Although I've made tags before, it's been a while since I've made one and I decided to throw everything but the kitchen sink onto it.
     The tag base is Buff Ivory cardstock. The next layer is Light Kraft cardstock. I glued some pieces of Vintage Dictionary page on it. Then I stamped it with a musical score which I embossed with Vintage Distress embossing powder. next I added some Distress ink.
     The next layer is a piece of Kraft Glassine from Tim Holtz. Babette was carrying the large pockets at Kraft Outlet at one time. I cut the pocket apart, dry embossed it and added some white ink over the raised parts. I also went around the edges of it with a white Paint Dabber.
     My image is a rubberstamp from the Gorjuss Girls line that I colored with Copics. I stamped the little bear twice and raised him up on pop dots. Here's a closer view.

     For embellishments I added a flower made with pieces of the kraft glassine cut from Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Die.  The edges have some white Puffy paint on them.  I had wrote a sentiment on a White Metal Edge Grunge Tag and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  There's a band of 7 Gypsies Gypsy Market seam binding in red wrapped around the upper part of the tag and a Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Flag piece covered in Buff Ivory cardstock and inked at the bottom.  I added some fun eyelash fiber through an eyelet at the top of the tag and everything but the image was sprayed with Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist.
     The Kraft Glassine is a new product for me and I look forward to using it again.  It was fun to try some of the ideas Tim Holtz gave for it's use on his blog.
     We'd love to see you try something new in honor of New Year's and share it with us.  The link is open until 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday so come play along.
     I'd like to enter my tag into the following challenges:

Crafty Boots--celebrations
Make It Monday--anything goes
Ooh-la-la Challenge--anything but a card
Paper Creations Ink--something old, something new
Simon Says Stamp and Show--a Tim Holtz themed tag
Allsorts--blue and brown
Addicted to Stamps--something new(baby, home, year, etc.)
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards Challenges--tag you're it
Jellypark Friends--anything but a card
The Stamp Man--use a technique you haven't used before(Kraft glassine--inking, embossing, misting)
Cooking It Up with Katie--anything goes
Pals Paper Arts--tag you're it
Southern Girls--let's celebrate

     Have a fantastic week!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Buff Ivory cardstock
Light Kraft cardstock
Vintage Dictionary Page
Kraft Glassine Pockets (no longer in stock)
7 Gypsies Gypsy Market Seam Binding
White Round Metal Edge Tag
Jenni Bowlin Flag Chipboard piece
Vintage Photo Distress ink

Other Supplies

Papers:  Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Gorjuss Girls, Stampabilities
Ink+:  Copics, Faded Jeans Distress ink, Versafine White, Snow Cap Dabber, Tulip White Puffy paint, Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Versamark
Tools:  Tim Holtz Tattered Florals Sizzix die, Crop-a-dile, Cuttlebug, Snowflake embossing folder
Miscellaneous:  eyelash fiber, Ranger Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder, Claudine Hellmuth Matte gel medium, Recollections brad, Diamond Stickles


  1. Fantastic tag, Tracy! Thanks for playing in the challenge at Cooking it Up with Katie. Happy New Year
    NanaConnie DT Chef

  2. Hi Tracy. Your Christmas tag is adorable. I love you little stamped image and the way you've colored it. So cute! Your pine cone on the tag is wonderful, too. The perfect finishing embellishment for such a lovely tag. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  3. Your flower is somewhat like a pine cone... what a fabulous look it has... love it! Love the whole tag, in fact! Great job on something new, Tracy!

  4. Hi Tracy , that is a wonderful tag for our "new" challenge ! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. Christa.

  5. Ohhhh, I love the pine cone that you made...this tag is darling!!! Love that there are so many wonderful elements and textures. :)

    Thank you SO much for joining us at Make It Monday and for playing along at Paper Creations Ink! (GDT)
    Good luck to you!
    Lisa xx

  6. Hi Tracy,
    Beautiful tag! Love the great detail:)
    Thanks so much for joining us at Papercreations Ink Challenges
    Huggs and Happy New Year!!
    Lynn xxx

  7. Absolutely stunning! I saw your work on Make It Monday and I am now your newest follower.

  8. Such a sweet and festive tag Tracy! Really adore your flower, at first I thought it was a pine cone, such a brilliant find! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas. Hugs, Ira x

  9. Oh I wish I could come and craft with you Tracy...I'm hopeless at layering like this but love the look. I'm sure you could teach me :) Hope you had a lovely Christmas
    Hugs xx

  10. Oh I wish I could come and craft with you Tracy...I'm hopeless at layering like this but love the look. I'm sure you could teach me :) Hope you had a lovely Christmas
    Hugs xx

  11. Beautiful tag ... love all the layers

  12. Such a beautiful tag, Tracy! The images are adorable! Love all the details and layers and colors and EVERYTHING! Hope you had a fabulous Christmas! :o)

  13. Very cool! Love the glassine paper flower.

  14. A gorgeous tag Tracy! I love all the embellies and that flower is beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

  15. What a fabulous tag Tracy - I love it!!! Jo x

  16. Simply Gorjuss. A real work of art the flower is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us over at Jellypark Friends for our ABC challenge. Mel :o)

  17. Hi Friend: I was absolutely sure that flower was made out of a Pine Cone!!! You shocked me when you described it. I can see why you want to try it again. This tag Tracy, though yes, is something new, I can see that, is equally as gorgeous as what you typically do. The different materials and the thought you put into it, as your description shows, is amazing! I love that you give others the chance to recreate what you do - you never hold on to what you create. The signs of a true Christian Tracy - though I think you know that. You are a wonderful Soul! Love and Hugs, Samara xox

  18. What an amazing tag, Tracy! I love the image and your coloring is amazing! And that flower is so pretty! Great job!!

  19. Oooooh Tracy! This is gorgeous! I love all the layers and details.

  20. Stunning tag Tracy! I too love doing tags. Thank you for taking part in the ALLSORTS challenge and good luck! Jo x

  21. Oh WOW...Tracy this is wonderful!!
    Hugs - LORi

  22. What a gorgeous tag.. Lots of beautiful layers..

    Hugs, Linda

  23. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! Have A Wonderful New Year!

  24. This is so cute Tracy. I love the the little girl and polar bear. The colors are just wonderful. Thanks for joining us at CCCC. Good luck and hope to see you back on our next challenge.
    Christine Dt at CCCC

  25. I really love your project. My favorite is the 'pine cone flower', it is such a great look and adds just enough 'winter'. Good luck in the Crafty Boots Celebrations Challenge! xx Denise

  26. The pine cone flower is fabulous. Thanks for the details... always inspiring for other crafters. Thank you for sharing!

  27. This is so sweet! I love them cuddled up together and you pine-coneish flower is supurb!

  28. oh this is fabulous, tracy! i love all the texture and the colors...just so yummy and gorgeous, my friend! *hugs* steph :)

  29. This is just gorgeous what you have done with the gorjuss images, really beautiful tag saw it on Make it monday glad I popped over

  30. Dare I say, gorjuss tag! Sorry for the pun but it is a fab tag.

    Thanks for playing along with us at Crafty Boots Challenge. Wishing you and your family a happy New Year.


  31. Wow this is a gorgeous new years tag. Love that stunning colour combo and design. Saw it on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I did. TFS. Happy new year;)Bettina xx


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