Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tags with Magnet Gifts: Giveaway


When I saw Paula Cheney's Tag for the 12 Feminine Tags of Christmas my first thought was, "Yeah. Not gonna happen"


It's very pretty but so far from my style I didn't think it was worth even attempting. But not trying isn't my style either - not at all - so I broke tag down to a sketch and took notes from the tutorial of techniques I could use. Looking at it as a sketch helped me "see" the design elements and I realized that while Paula's tag was very layered and filled to the brim with techniques and product, the design was fairly simple and straightforward.



And I liked it so much I made it twice, one horizontal and one vertical.


For this yellow tag I tried to mirror Paula's mostly monochromatic color scheme, deep embossing, color smoosh *grin*, large bow and large round element.

The fun thing about these tags is that the focal ornament is a magnet made from a wood shape, painted black, topped with hand painted paper and embellished with wood letters and ribbon. The recipient can use the magnet once they are done with the tag.


I ended up making a whole stack of magnets. They were too fun to make just one.


This bright tag is built on hand painted watercolor paper embellished with music paper. It's so energetic and cheerful and feels Christmasy even though it doesn't utilize the traditional Christmas color scheme.


Thanks so much for visiting. 

If you'd like to receive one of these magnets in the mail just leave me a comment and I'll choose a winner or two.




11 comments:

Jennifer White said...

Beautiful, you should see my 'Joy' collection.... it is my middle name.

SmilynStef said...

Aren't you clever ... and who wouldn't love a little more *joy* in their live ... love the color smoosh.

Bec said...

Joy is one of my favorite words/actions :)

Teri B said...

Awesome as always!

Danielle Weiss-Raichel said...

Love them all of course! Fantastic creative skills Nicole!

Gill said...

Fabulous! I like them all!

dabesteni said...

Nicole, you are so amazingly creative! You are such a good, kind person, an amazing mom, a talented artist, a joy and an inspiration to everyone that knows you. Your "Joy" tags are beautiful. I know whoever gets them will be thrilled. :)

Sparkly Engineer said...

For someone who's says this isn't their style, girl you rocked it.

April @ PolkaDots n' PinkySwears said...

How cute! Would LOVE one!!

Teddi said...

oh, i would love one these beauties! :)

Juls said...

such beautiful creations!! Hugs Juls