zondag 11 december 2011

Tag 11

Here we are already at tag 11, only one more tag to go. Time sure flies when you're having fun. (or did I say that already?!)
At first glance I didn't like tag 11 so much. I mean: melting pot? Don't have it! Comical Santa? Don't have it! Big text merry christmas? Don't have it! You see my despair beginning to emerge? Let's take a look at today's tag:
But then I stared some more at Tim's tag and an idea began to form in the deepest corners of my mind. And while working on tag 11 with stuff I DO HAVE, it all became clear. It's a COMIC! Yes, it really is! It's a panel of a comic book, where Santa is laughing because all is well with the world! See for yourself:
I can see the story unfold before my eyes. Tim and Mario in trouble because the tags are missing, a search with the reindeer Rudolph helping them and at last Santa laughing. He knew all the beautifully wrapped packages would be on time under the christmas tree! Hmm, maybe I will do the rest of the story in comic form too! Btw: the Happy Holidays text comes from Hero Arts stampset Happy Holiday Trees.
Here are some details for you to enjoy.
A long time ago I did bought a pot of UTEE. I cut out some holly leaves and colored them. Then I pushed them into some UTEE and melted it. Covered it some more, melted, added a third layer and then it looked enough like Tims gorgeous shrink plastic embellishments.
I needed an example of the font used in comics. Therefor I printed the text in "comic sans MS" font so I could copy it on my take of tag 11.
Then I searched through some comic books to see how comic writers made their characters do loud yells. I found a simple font I could do myself.
Well, there you are. Even a tag you don't like at first glance can take you on an unexpected journey!

edit: I DID do the whole story. Read it here!


even the littlest comment is greatly appreciated!

8 opmerkingen:

Minxy zei

Linda, your 'comic' really stood out in amongst the tags, Love It!
Happy Holidays
Minxy

Anna zei

OH...I just had to come and look! LOVE the comic book look! I think your interpretation is wonderful!!!

Eileen zei

I love your version, and no wonder, I chose the same stamp too!
Only one tag to go....sigh.

Xanapan zei

Hello from Australia! Great tag! I love the way you have used Tim's Tag to inspire your creativity in a different direction - Awesome!

YuliaM zei

Very unexpected! But your tag is really attractive! I like it!!!

Tamara zei

i love your comic book, very nice.

Nancy zei

Linda, your tag is so creative! Love it!

joy zei

Love your tag, Linda! And, congrats on being a winner today on Tim's blog!! woohoo!!!