Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The 12 Tags of Fall Series by Nancy Burke {teaching you to work confidently with mists}

Last November I followed a fantastic series
of tutorials over at Nancy Burke's blog, called
"The 12 tags of Fall."

You can see the first post here and thereafter there are
another 11 consecutive posts, each one showing,
step by step,through photos and easy to understand text,
exactly how to make a little tag full of interesting detail.

I have learnt so much just from reading each post,
even without actually trying out any of the tags as yet!
That's why I'm blogging about it here, because I really
believe that it's a series all scrapbookers should take
a look at, especially if you are like me & love your mists:)

Some years ago I followed a similar series on Tim Holtz
blog but found the techniques a bit intimidating for me
& also that I didn't have all of the materials required on
hand in my stash already. Personally, I found Nancy's tutorials
easier to follow & loved that I already had everything
required to make the tags already "in stock" in my stash!

While I am generally a "layout" girl I definitely see the
advantage of making these tags because, not only do
they make for fabulous gift tags & give us the
opportunity to play with & use up our ever-growing
piles of stash BUT also because they allow us to experiment
with new techniques, which is like taking a free online class!
Gotta love that!!

Experimenting on a little tag is also a great way of
building your confidence so that when you are working on
a layout & want to achieve a similar effect you know
exactly how to go about it!

If you haven't got into the whole "misting" trend yet
you really should! It is SUCH FUN & the mists seem
to last forever - I've had some of mine for over a year now
& I mist on loads of my layouts!!

They are readily available in stores now & my advice would be
to grab yourself a couple & give Nancy's tutorials a go!
The tags are also great for using up some of your older stash too!
I'm sure we all have little bits of braid, buttons, stick-pins left
over from other projects or still waiting to be used :)

I hope I have inspired you to experiment with some of
Nancy's wonderful tags!!



Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said... are AWESOME!
Amazing and these are the best...
Inspired somewhere else, who cares,
because you made them you and they
turned out incredible!

So thanks for sharing with us!!!!!

heirloomscrapping said...

OH my I just love these tags beautiful so up my street

pysselpetra said...

fabulous tags ♥