the 12 tags of December - tag eight

Welcome to DAY NINE of my FREE Holiday Project! Click HERE to read more.

On DAY ONE we made a simple foldable which will hold our tags or goodies.  For the next TWELVE DAYS we will CREATE A TAG A DAY! On the FOURTEENTH DAY I will  share a few photo ideas on how to use this same project to present little bags of goodies! Best of all, IT'S FREE! Join me here on the blog each day for the process and a new supply list!

LET'S MAKE TAG EIGHT !

***DON'T FORGET TO ADD DAY 8 TO YOUR TAG!

MEET ME BACK HERE TOMORROW TO CREATE TAG 9 !

Supplies Used for TAG EIGHT: Journaling card similar to these,  White Muslin ,  Heavy Duty PunchUHUCollage PaugeGlue BrushRuler, stamp block, Hand Carved Number Stamps, Black Ink Pad, Vintage Doily (here are some mini reproductions), xyron, Digital Scribbles Collage Papers, Book Paper, Acrylic Paints in the following colors: Green Gold, vintage fabric scraps, Water BrushBlack & White Doodle Pens, Hole Reinforcers, patterned deli papers similar to this and thisgold tissue paper, Red Stabilo pencil, Black & Green Paint Pens, #2 Pencil, Grey Felt, Green and Grey Baker's Twine. 

Enjoy! 

the 12 tags of december - tag seven

Welcome to DAY EIGHT of my FREE Holiday Project! Click HERE to read more.

On DAY ONE we made a simple foldable which will hold our tags or goodies.  For the next TWELVE DAYS we will CREATE A TAG A DAY! On the FOURTEENTH DAY I will  share a few photo ideas on how to use this same project to present little bags of goodies! Best of all, IT'S FREE! Join me here on the blog each day for the process and a new supply list!

LET'S MAKE TAG SEVEN !

***DON'T FORGET TO ADD DAY 7 TO YOUR TAG! 

MEET ME BACK HERE TOMORROW TO CREATE TAG 8 !

Supplies Used for TAG SEVEN: Journaling card similar to these,  White Muslin , Jute, Gold Seam Binding ,Beige FeltHeavy Duty PunchUHUCollage PaugeGlue BrushRuler, stamp block, Hand Carved Number Stamps, Black Ink Pad, Vintage Doily (here are some mini reproductions), xyron, Collage Papers, Book Paper, Bookkeeping Paper, Acrylic Paints in the following colors: White Gloss, Van Dyke Brown, vintage fabric scraps, Fresh Lime InkWater BrushBlack & White Doodle Pens, Hole Reinforcers, and Patterned Cardstock similar to this.

Enjoy! 

the 12 tags of December - tag six

Welcome to DAY SEVEN of my FREE Holiday Project! Click HERE to read more.

On DAY ONE we made a simple foldable which will hold our tags or goodies.  For the next TWELVE DAYS we will CREATE A TAG A DAY! On the FOURTEENTH DAY I will  share a few photo ideas on how to use this same project to present little bags of goodies! Best of all, IT'S FREE! Join me here on the blog each day for the process and a new supply list!

LET'S MAKE TAG SIX !

***DON'T FORGET TO ADD DAY 6 TO YOUR TAG!

MEET ME BACK HERE TOMORROW TO CREATE TAG 7 !

Supplies Used for TAG SIX: Journaling card similar to these,  White Muslin or Bakers TwineHeavy Duty PunchUHUCollage PaugeGlue BrushRuler, stamp block, Hand Carved Number Stamps, Black Ink Pad, Vintage Doily (here are some mini reproductions), xyron, Collage Papers, Book Paper, Acrylic Paints in the following colors: White Gloss, Diarylide Yellow, Scottish Highlands, & Ruby. vintage fabric scraps, recycled apple bag netting, Water BrushBlack & White Doodle Pens, Black StabiloRed Paint PenHole Reinforcers, Stencil Sponge, Hand Cut Stencils, Correction Tape Runner, and patterned deli papers similar to this and this.

Enjoy! 

the 12 tags of december - tag five

Welcome to DAY SIX of my FREE Holiday Project! Click HERE to read more.

On DAY ONE we made a simple foldable which will hold our tags or goodies.  For the next TWELVE DAYS we will CREATE A TAG A DAY! On the FOURTEENTH DAY I will  share a few photo ideas on how to use this same project to present little bags of goodies! Best of all, IT'S FREE! Join me here on the blog each day for the process and a new supply list!

LET'S MAKE TAG FIVE !

***DON'T FORGET TO ADD DAY 5 TO YOUR TAG!

MEET ME BACK HERE TOMORROW TO CREATE TAG 6 !

Supplies Used for TAG FIVE: Journaling card similar to these,  White Muslin, Jute,  Bakers TwineHeavy Duty PunchUHUCollage PaugeGlue BrushRuler, stamp block, Hand Carved Number Stamps, my new Natural Elements Stamp SetBlack Ink Pad, Vintage Doily (here are some mini reproductions), xyron, Digital Scribbles Collage Papers, Acrylic Paints in the following colors:  Lime, White, Ruby, Night, Transparent Orange, & White Gloss, vintage fabric scraps, Black & White Doodle Pens,  Green & White Paint Pens, Pencil, Hole Reinforcers, & Inky Muslin Scraps.

Enjoy!

the 12 tags of december - tag four

Welcome to DAY FIVE of my FREE Holiday Project! Click HERE to read more.

On DAY ONE we made a simple foldable which will hold our tags or goodies.  For the next TWELVE DAYS we will CREATE A TAG A DAY! On the FOURTEENTH DAY I will  share a few photo ideas on how to use this same project to present little bags of goodies! Best of all, IT'S FREE! Join me here on the blog each day for the process and a new supply list!

LET'S MAKE TAG FOUR !

***DON'T FORGET TO ADD DAY 4 TO YOUR TAG! 

MEET ME BACK HERE TOMORROW TO CREATE TAG 5 !

Supplies Used for TAG FOUR: Journaling card similar to these, JuteBakers TwineHeavy Duty PunchUHURuler,  stamp block, Hand Carved Number Stamps, Black ink pad, my new Natural Elements Stamp Set, Pencil, Vintage Doily (here are some mini reproductions), xyron, Collage Papers, Acrylic Paints in the following colors: Teal, vintage fabric scraps, bookkeeping papergold tissue paper,  Black & White Doodle Pens, Hole Reinforcers, Red Seam Binding, Brown Lace, and Grey Felt

Enjoy!

The Documented Life Project - Week 51

Welcome to week 51 of The 'Original' Documented Life Project!

December 13 - Arrows

This week was perfect for me because I have been using these new Natural Elements Stamps of mine a lot lately and two of my favorites are the arrows - so yay! I used a piece of vintage grid paper for my tip in. I gave it a neutral background of whites and browns using the Gelli Plate and Golden's Acrylic Glazing Liquid. I love the look and feel of the paint when I use the glaze. Next, I just stamped some arrows in black ink and added some finger painted circles in brighter colors. A bit of doodling with favorite black and white pens and I loved it. I left a lot more open space on this week's page than I normally do...I kinda like it! 

This week's supplies: Paintbrush, Martha Steward paint in  Blue CalicoPink Dahlia, Purple Yam and Beach Glass, Apple Barrel paint in  White Gloss, Golden Paint in Fluorescent PinkVan Dyke Brown, and Green Gold ,Black Ink Pad, Golden Acrylic Glazing Liquid, Gelli Plate, Brayer, Acrylic Block similar to this one, my new NATURAL ELEMENTS arrow stamps, gift card, pencil,  White Gel PenPilot Multiball, Vintage Grid Paper similar to this oneBlack Marks All and washi tape.

Enjoy this week's challenge and I can't wait to see what you create!

You can find us HERE: The Art to the 5th Academy and Flickr - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine BellRoben-MarieSandi Keene and Barbara Moore

the 12 tags of December - tag three

Welcome to DAY FOUR of my FREE Holiday Project! Click HERE to read more.

On DAY ONE we made a simple foldable which will hold our tags or goodies.  For the next TWELVE DAYS we will CREATE A TAG A DAY! On the FOURTEENTH DAY I will  share a few photo ideas on how to use this same project to present little bags of goodies! Best of all, IT'S FREE! Join me here on the blog each day for the process and a new supply list!

LET'S MAKE TAG THREE !

***DON'T FORGET TO ADD DAY 3 TO YOUR TAG!

MEET ME BACK HERE TOMORROW TO CREATE TAG 4 !

Supplies Used for TAG THREE: Journaling card similar to these,  White Muslin or Bakers TwineHeavy Duty PunchUHU, Collage Pauge, Glue BrushRuler, Acrylic Block, stamp block, Hand Carved Number Stamps, my new Natural Elements Stamp Set, Black Ink Pad, Vintage Doily (here are some mini reproductions), xyron, patterned card stock similar to this,  Collage Papers, Acrylic Paints in the following colors: Van Dyke Brown & Lime, vintage fabric scraps, recycled apple bag netting, white tissue paper, gold tissue paper, Fresh Lime Ink, Water Brush, Black & White Doodle Pens, Meanstreak, Red Stabilo, Red Paint Pen, Hole Reinforcers, Black & Green Seam Binding.

Enjoy!

THE 12 tags of december - tag two

Welcome to DAY THREE of my FREE Holiday Project! Click HERE to read more.

On DAY ONE we made a simple foldable which will hold our tags or goodies.  For the next TWELVE DAYS we will CREATE A TAG A DAY! On the FOURTEENTH DAY I will  share a few photo ideas on how to use this same project to present little bags of goodies! Best of all, IT'S FREE! Join me here on the blog each day for the process and a new supply list!

LET'S MAKE TAG TWO !

***DON'T FORGET TO ADD DAY 2 TO YOUR TAG! 

MEET ME BACK HERE TOMORROW TO CREATE TAG 3 !

Supplies Used for TAG TWO: Journaling card similar to these,  White Muslin or Bakers Twine, Beige feltHeavy Duty PunchUHU, Ruler, Acrylic Block, Hand Carved Number Stamps, Vintage Doily (here are some mini reproductions), xyron, solid paint pen in black,  3 x 5 or 5 x 7 Gelli Plate, Hole Reinforcers, Collage Papers, Small BrayerWhite Gloss Paint,  Acrylic Paints in the following colors: Van Dyke BrownGreen GoldQuinacridone Red,  Geranium, and Scottish Highlands, vintage fabric scraps, recycled apple bag netting, patterned deli papers similar to this and this.

Enjoy!

the 12 tags of december - tag one

Welcome to DAY TWO of my FREE Holiday Project! Click HERE to read more.

On DAY ONE we made a simple foldable which will hold our tags or goodies.  For the next TWELVE DAYS we will CREATE A TAG A DAY! On the FOURTEENTH DAY I will  share a few photo ideas on how to use this same project to present little bags of goodies! Best of all, IT'S FREE! Join me here on the blog each day for the process and a new supply list!

 

LET'S MAKE TAG ONE (and get 11 more ready!)

I am a big fan of using what I have on hand. I grabbed some scrapbooking journaling cards that I had left over from another project. You can choose some favorite paper and trim to size too! 

Of course it would have been easy to grab REAL TAGS for this project, but how fun would that have been? I like using up my stash and having a patterned background always adds another colorful layer.

This part is easier than it looks. Just stack all your tags on top of one another and mark the top one. If you have a heavy duty punch you can punch them all at one time! 

This part is easier than it looks. Just stack all your tags on top of one another and mark the top one. If you have a heavy duty punch you can punch them all at one time! 

Be messy here! The less planned these look the better. Don't cover up all of that pretty background though.

Ripping or tearing your collage papers is another easy way to add texture to your layers. 

A gluestick is a fast and quick drying way to get those collage papers down. If you plan on using lots of pieces that are less than an inch wide, you can use the small xyron sticker machine too. 

Blend your papers together while adding pops of color at the same time. I use my fingers for this part. Smear it on to desired thickness and let dry.

Add colorful details using scraps like this colorful straw wrapper. Add even more details using your favorite pens and stamps. DON'T FORGET TO STAMP THE NUMBER ONE SOMEWHERE ON YOUR TAG. I scribbled the word Day in front of my #1 too.

Lastly I always add a bit of texture. I like to use scraps of doilies and torn fabric. Vintage seam binding is another favorite. You only need small scraps for this! Stitch around the edges of your tag on the machine to give it even more texture. Add a doodled reinforcer around your punched hole. 

Adding two or three different bits of ribbon or twine to your tag adds a lot of texture and yumminess. I also like to stitch around the edges of my tag with black thread to add some contrast. 

Adding a fabric border to the bottom of your tag gives it character and finishes it off in just the right way.

Adding a fabric border to the bottom of your tag gives it character and finishes it off in just the right way.

MEET ME BACK HERE TOMORROW TO CREATE TAG 2 !

Supplies Used for TAG ONE: Journaling cards similar to these,  these brushes, Black Ribbon or Bakers Twine, Grey felt, Black Pen, Fresh Lime Ink, Water Brush,  Heavy Duty Punch, UHU,  bookkeeping paper similar to this, my Scribbles Collage Paper Ruler Stabilo PencilNatural Element StampsBlack InkAcrylic Block, Hand Carved Number Stamps, Vintage Doily (here are some mini reproductions), xyron, and Acrylic Paints in the following colors:  Quinacridone RedRuby, and White.

Enjoy!