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Monday, 14 December 2009

still no tag 11 & 12

i know i promised the last two tags, truth is: i am shattered, i feel every single little muscle in my body, think i am getting ill.
i did work on the tiny art pieces for the 5 goodiebags, no they have not yet left the building but thet will by the end of the week for sure! even tiny tag artwork takes time! here's a sneak peek, not yet finished but you get the idea

my five blue hair angels, backgrounds are bare but as i said, unfinished.

i had already told you all that i had a friend here for the weekend, she wanted to help make some things to remember her father by.

as soon as we were going through the photo's i picked these two out, her father with herself as a baby and with her daughter as a baby, they are almost identical, the way he is looking, holding the baby, it just felt like the right match for this canvas.

her dad didn't like too many frills and things so i kept it simple,

painted the Prima paintable with distress inks.

stamped the letters on grungeboard (tim's stamps) cut out and embossed with distress powder to give them a rough look.

then i did a book, my friend helped with this, keeping in mind she is not a crafter lol! she did well on distressing the edges of the pages and the photo's.
again, i kept it simple, gessoed the cover and painted with cranberry dabber and dry brushed with pearl and gold, on top of eachother they give a more platinum look, i like that.

i glued pages together with CH matte medium because the pages were very thin, i stamped backgrounds with vintage photo and aged maghony, using lots of my Tim's stamps.
we added tags that she will write on at home.
it was an emotinal weekend for both of us, heavy to be honest
but i am glad i could help her and she is happy.
i am a little drained though, suppose it's normal.
on a lighter note (and i am getting tired of sitting up, really feeling ukky!)
here is the finished advents houses i made for Hobbyfarm.
the roofs can be taken of by undoing the ribbon.
i inked and stickled the roofs, they look so adorable in real life.
there you have it!
i'm shattered so end of blog post
i will not promise the tags for tomorrow, no idea how i will be feeling, but you never know, they might be here so come back and look just to make sure you don't miss them
have a good evening, mine will be a short one, off to bed early i think.


  1. The memorial projects you worked on this weekend turned out great. I'll bet your friend was extremely touched!

    Your little houses look fab!! Turned out great, too!! But how could they not - created by you??!

    Take yourself off to bed!! Rest!! I hope you feel better in the AM!!

  2. The angels with blue hair look wonderfull!
    can't wait to see the goodiebag. hihi
    x Shana

  3. heel mooie adventkalender
    een heel mooi herdenkingsboek en canvas
    en wat een leuke sneak van de engeltjes....

  4. Wat een mooie canvas!!
    Eigenlijk is alles mooi hoor!
    Doe zo verder!!

  5. Heee Tanya!
    the goodiebag has arrived today.
    We are very happy with it!
    I've took the angel ;)
    Thank you very much!

    x Shana


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