Countdown (bring it on)

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


Countdown (bring it on)

Time: <2 Hour
Yield:  1 – #8 Tag
Wet Ingredients:
  • Ink – Alcohol Espresso, Honeycomb, Oregano, Teakwood; Archival Jet Black Potting Soil; Distress Brushed Corduroy, Crushed Olive, Walnut Stain
  • Other – Crackle Accent, Snow Cap Mixative, Texture Paste
  • Paint – Distress Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Walnut Stain
Dry Ingredients:
  • 1 – #8 Manila Tag
  • Hardware – 1” Bells, Chain, Countdown Coins, Jump Rings, Label Pull, Remnant Rubs, Swivel Clasps
  • Other – Colour Print, GrungeBoard
  • Ribbon – Crinkle Ribbon, Film Strip Ribbon
  • Dymo Labeller
  • Stamps – Hashtags
  • Stencil – Eye Chart
  • Texture Tools (#1)  
Vintage Journey's challenge "Ring out the old - Ring in the new"

With a new set of Tim's 12 tags (2015) just around the corner and all the new products coming soon from CHA, it is hard not to look to the future.  I am taking this opportunity to share what I consider to be the (insert your best adjective here) thing I have added to my repertoire this past year.  While completing Creative Chemistry 101 & 102 this past year, many of the product I already possessed, the thing I did have to go purchase were the mixatives, my favourite being Snow Cap.  This one item, has alcohol inks back on my craft desk and in regular rotation once again, something old made new again.












  1. Love the old bells. where did you ever find them? Thank you for the fun tutorial. Hope you have a Nice New Years. I'm in Prescott, Az and we are getting a lot of beautiful snow.

  2. Fabulous tag and connection to Out with the Old In With the New! I especially love what you've done with the bells and tokens! Gorgeous altering! The background texturing then stenciling is genius! I'm so going to have to borrow that idea! You have such an awesome creative mind!

  3. This is absolutely stunning! I love how you've used the texture scraper to get that fabulous background and those altered bells are beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at A Vintage Journey, and have a happy, creative New Year. Jenny x

  4. Love this Vicki, the textures, distressing and great vintage appeal. I also love your interpretation of the new year theme with those wonderful bells, perfect for our challenge at AVJ. Thanks for sharing your creativity and your continued support. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and creative 2015.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  5. Wow! Again absolutely awesome!
    Happy new year for you!

  6. I just love your crushed and distressed bells ringing in the new year - wonderful colors and textures and 'stuff' on this! thanks so much for joining us in the AVJ challenge!! Julia xx

  7. I loved the Tag .. Its a beauty .. Each and every piece speaks for itself .. Superb!!

  8. Completely love this tag - fabulous textured background and I love the overlay on the photo. Brilliant! Thanks so much for joining us on A Vintage Journey.
    Alison x

  9. Your tag is stunning and some great techniques used. Your bells are adorable. Thanks for joining in the challenge at AVJ and good luck.
    Julie x

  10. Congratulations on your win. Your tag is amazing...thank you for the great tutorial. The bells are an ingenious touch. Kim

  11. my first time seeing one of your posts and im already a big fan!!


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