I was inspired to feature the bear, stars, and map paper by several Native American legends I have read that have to do with a how a bear comes down from the sky and returns to the sky.
I used the techniques as shown on Tim Holtz's blog. Peace on Earth is my wish every year for Christmas, and I had this lovely word stamp from Inkadinkado. I cut my own tag shape from Kraft Resist paper. After coloring the tag with Distress Inks, I coated the whole thing with Tsukineko Opalite Nordic Ice ink. It gave it a shimmer that unfortunately is not seen well in picture. The polar bear is a shape I traced onto plastic with a stencil and used alcohol inks on the reverse to color, with Tim Holtz idea-ology Frosted Film on top. The ice is a scrap piece of Frosted Film covered plastic with Glossy accents and Ranger Distress Rock Candy Dry Glitter sprinkled on top. A Swarovski Aurora Borealis Crystal is under the words. The yellow stars were applied by inking through a stencil. Also, I used a brass washer and applied a technique I learned in Creative Chemistry 102.
I wasn't able to complete a tag each month this year, but I do want to give a try to going back to the pages for the months I missed out on to give some of those techniques a try as well. Hopefully, there will be tags of 2014 and I will be giving that a try as well.