Friday, December 25, 2015

Joy to the World

Merry Merry Christmas!!!!!  Finally getting a minute to sit down, relax and visit crafty blogland.  And what a way to celebrate this marvelous day than with my take on Tim Holtz's December 2015 tag.  Wow!  Tim never ceases to inspire me to create.  Love his latest tag.  Check out a step-by-step tutorial here on Tim's blog.

My tag is a little different from Tim's.  I used Tim's Holiday Greens dies to cut some thin metal sheets from Spellbinders.  Some of the foliage was colored with alcohol ink and some got a little Picket Fence Distress Stickles treatment.

The pieces were arranged around a thin bangle bracelet to form the wreath. 

 As many of you know, I don't sew.  So I grabbed some embroidery floss and whip stitched the edges.  By the way ... love Tim's new snowflake stencil.

 I sincerely hope you having a marvelous Christmas.   May God's blessings and peace be with each of you during the holidays and throughout the New Year.

Hugs to you all -- Mary Elizabeth


Barbara Schiassi said...

Hi MAry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you had a great Christmas day! Your tag is beautiful, love the gold foliage! Kisses from your italian friend Barbarayaya

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful tag, good to see you around again! Hugs and happy Christmas, Valerie

butterfly said...

Fabulous, Mary Elizabeth - the golden fronds are magical, and I love the metallic look. The red and white in the background is really dramatic, and very clever to use the bangle to maintain order! I don't sew either - I realise now I'd meant to experiment with embossing some stamped stitching, but I forgot all about it!!

So happy to see your Christmas garland, and thank you for your lovely comments too.
Alison xx

Team Clark said...

Beautiful take! This is so pretty!

Anita Houston said...

Super super gorgeous!!! I LOVE the metallic pieces in the wreath! Wonderful!!!

ßeulah ßee said...

What a clever way to finish the burlap edges--looks terrific! My favorite part on your tag is that big red star smack-dab in the middle. Love it