Friday, December 17, 2010

Colossal to-do list avoidance

What do you do when your kids will be home in three hours (early release) for the holidays and your to-do list is a mile long? Why, make more tags, of course! Sad to say, when my mountain of tasks gets overwhelming, I'm pretty good at finding something really fun but not-on-the list to do...



Tim's original day 5 tag is here. I really love the enamel look of the numbers. Fun technique. I didn't have the same Santa, holly, or sentiment stamps but I think it works. I used some fabric flowers and yellow brads instead of the Idealogy foliage.




The original day 6 can be found here. Tim's video explanations are great! I did struggle with this one trying to get the stamped texture fade image to look right - Tim's looked so nice and crisp and mine was kind of smeared. I tried it a few times (and now have several tags with trees and swirls) but could never get it to come out any clearer.

I was lacking in the aqua paint department and the closest thing I could find was some Claudine Helmuth teal, mixed with white. Mine is pretty dark - I like Tim's better. 


I didn't have any word sticks, so I used a rectangular fragment, drilled a hole (learned my lesson from day 4 tag when I cracked my fragment - the craft pick doesn't work so well on these. My Fiskars craft drill worked like a charm!) and stamped WISH with archival ink and teeny tiny stamps. My star is paper - I had already used the ONE star that comes in the adornments package on tag #1.

And now, seriously, must tackle that to-do list!

7 comments:

Sabr said...

Don't think of it as avoidance - think of all the things you are accomplishing instead! I'm in the same boat. Love your tags!!

Christa said...

Those are beautiful and a great avoidance technique!

lisa truesdell said...

heehee, i like how you think!

Denise said...

HA HA! You and I could be twins. When my to do list is overwhelming I do the same. In regard to your tags, I think you are giving Tim a run for his money. You are doing an awesome job!

Keshet said...

These came out wonderful!

~Sasha Farina~ said...

we have the same talent!! yay! lol..

NEEDLEWINGS said...

lovely tags! Love all of the detail:)