Saturday, January 5, 2008

12 Tags Book













Presenting my 12 Tags of Christmas...bound and beautiful!

I am so pleased on how this turned out....both inside and out. A labor of love is what I would guess I can call it. As I started working on the tags, I knew I wanted to bind them into a book...quickly figured out that those old coin evnies I had stashed would hold my tags....and went on from there. The hardest part was learning how to use the new software and edit the photos! I was pretty nervous about binding them too...I kid you not...but that was a snap using the Bind it All of course. I am NOT a mechanical person....i.e., it only took me 6 trys to get the program installed, LOL....and then maybe 3 hours to get the photos edited...tee hee!...so here goes a BIG high 5'r to me! (and would you like to know who crabby I got...noooooooooo).

The Book itself - covered in DSP, distressed and painted shabby chic style with Crakle Paint. The letters are Grundgeboard Alpha Swirls, painted and distressed, then added the corners, etc.


These are all the beautiful tags I made from the very kewl classes I took from Tim's blog. Each one fits into it's own envelope. I cut the flap off the coin envelope, punched the top. I got out all my color washes and "stuff to mask designs", and started spraying...first one side, then the other. I casually stamped the envelopes and distressed the edges. The final step was to grunge number each one. Finally....I stuffed each tag where it belonged, tied on a few ribbons and tags and wha-la!




I typically don't chat this much on my blog posts, so forgive me if I'm a little excited about sharing this with you all.....but................... I am SO EXCITED! hugs............

14 comments:

Donalda's Blog said...

That is gorgeous !!!!!!!!

Lisa said...

Your book turned out great! What a neat place to be able to store all those tags!

Anita said...

This turned out absolutely beautiful! You are my inspiration and muse! Thank you so much for sharing this!

Alyce said...

Thanks for sharing! How I wish I had the time to play with Tim's techniques.
Just got a bind it all. Haven't had time to use it yet. Hopefully soon.
I'll be checking in on your blog ~ I added it to my favorites.

My Paper World said...

Very beautiful!

Tish said...

It is lovely..Is there any chance that you can post your individual tags, too? It is hard to see the gorgeous designs in the photo.
Just wondering!!!
Tish
cattish@verizon.net

papersunshine said...

What a great idea! You did a great job with it! I went out and bought the stuff and did a lot f the tags and now the ones I didnt give away are lying around not knowing what to do with them! I ordered a Bind it All so when it comes in I think I will give this a try :) Cool!

Evelyn said...

Oh, Gerrie! No wonder you are so excited. It is such a beautiful project. Putting them in a book is a great idea. Have you e-mailed Tim with a link to this page? You need to do that!

Evelyn

Anonymous said...

Gerrie, Congratulations on this art achievement! Your tags, envies and bound book look so enticing...I'd love to see close-ups of each tag! Any chance you might load pics of them on to your blog? Now that you've persevered through all of this, there'll be no stopping you now!

Chris

Far North said...

Wow fantastic project! I went back in your achives and enjoy the original posts of the tags too...although I am ready to see everyone. I made some of the in Dec too and make them into Christmas cards but your book is a wonderful way to keep all those firsts. I'm so very glad you came out of lurkdom and shared over at Ranger. Thanks for sharing the super project!!...Jan

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

beautiful, beautiful...quite an accomplishment...cause I like only have made 1 tag...love the creativity..

Anonymous said...

Gerrie, love the book..The colours are so brilliant..It was exicting to follow Tim's 12 days of Xmas.
Great job.
connie paxman

leenda said...

WOW! The tags you've posted are amazing & needed such a special place to store. I would hope you email Tim & show him your tag book!

itsrianne said...

Amazing, great tag book you made.
thanks for showing.