Sunday, December 29, 2013

12 Tags of 2013 - December

When I was growing up there was only one Christmas decoration that we put up outside of our house.  We had a set of red plastic bells that plugged into an electrical outlet behind our front porch light.  There was a clear twinkle bulb inside each bell and at night when we turned on the porch light they would twinkle and play music!  I can remember hearing them from inside the house...and listening for them when I walked up the driveway outside.  To this day I remember those red bells every time Christmas time comes around.

So for my December tag I recreated those red bells.  I pretty much followed Tim's steps to create the tag.  The bells and bow were colored with alcohol inks.  I cut the bottom section of one bell away to create the front piece.  The silver bead was aged with a combination of slate and snow cap alcohol ink.  I also dabbed the bells with the same combination to give them some imperfections.   I cut through the score lines on the bow and wove a wood skewer between the sections to hold them in place while I heated and shaped it.  I used a different sentiment and finished the tag off with a piece of tarnished tinsel garland!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!


  1. Love your take on Tim's tag, the bells look wonderful and I love the story behind them too. Wishing you all the very best for 2014. Anne x

  2. Wonderful story and memory! Your tag is beautiful.

  3. Hi! Nice to see you back on the blogging trail! Your tag is gorgeous! Love the bell usage....brilliant! Happy New Year to you, and may it bring you many blessings!