Tuesday, 22 November 2011

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

***Every Wednesday is my Blogging day over at
& the post below is what I shared there last week!***


All month so far I have been following 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!

This time of the year is too busy for me to experiment 
but I have bookmarked Nancy's tag series & am definitely
going to refer back to it as soon as I can and give all her
marvellous techniques a go!

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!!

3 Scrappy Boys has a really comprehensive selection of
mists available in the store here & my advice would be
to grab yourself a couple & give Nancy's tutorials a try!
The store also has a great selection of tags, braid,
buttons, stick pins and more here in the "miscellaneous"
embellishment section if you are in need of anything!

Do share your creations with us in the gallery if
experiment with any of Nancy's wonderful tags!!



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS!! And it looks like your bloggy is back!! YAYYYYYYYYYYYYY! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Bellaidea said...

I think it`s only pre-made post.Helen, let me know, please, are you ok now?

Stefanie said...

Sorry to hear that you're having such google problems. I hope your private reader gets sorted out pronto and everything gets back to normal. At least we know the pre-posted blog posts are working as expected.

Lynnda Hosni said...

YAY... now I can see your tags... they are so gorgeous... I heart the vitage-y style on the last two... TFS... Awesome.. hugs..xoxo

yyam said...

Oh my! These are just gorgeous! And I love my mists! :)

Hope your google issue has been sorted out!

Svjetlana said...

Sorry, I left a comment in a wrong post, I wanted to say that these tags are gorgeous.

Cathy said...

OOOOh just loving your tags Helen.. adore your gorgeous vintage style!! :))

Vicky Varvadouka said...

AMAZING tags!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!

Eila Sandberg said...

Thanks ever so much for the tip on Nancy's tags, can feel the itch starting to build up! They are absolutely gorgeous! xoxoxox

Kerryn said...

It is always fun to play and experiment. The tags look awesome!