Wednesday, December 1, 2010

12 tags of Christmas - Day 1

I'm playing along with Tim Holtz and his 12 tags of christmas this year. Check it out. It's guaranteed to stimulate your creativity.

He says you don't need exactly all the supplies and embellishments that he uses so I collected some supplies and played with what I had. I now know I am seriously in need of chipboard shapes for christmas. I followed his directions for making the background on the tag using broken china and faded jeans distress ink. I stamped a few snowflakes in faded jeans ink. I sponged around the edge with vintage photo ink. I didn't have the house chipboard shape so I used the positive of the reindeer mask(Tim Holtz) to sponge my shape onto my tag using vintage photo ink. I then stamped some holly leaves onto a piece of cardboard in peeled paint and clear embossed it and then cut them out. I then added some peeled paint distress stickles on top to add some sparkle. The berries are pearls coloured with red lipstick copic marker. The snowflake is a chipboard piece with a white embossed pattern on top and then sponged with broken china distress ink. I also added some faded jeans distress stickles on top to add more sparkle. The fence is from the halloween fench punch from MS. I painted it with white acrylic paint and added some chunky glitter from SU!(retired). I also white embossed "Celebrate" from Crafty Secrets as my sentiment. I added a vertical date line of numbers on the right side (also Crafty Secrets). The ribbon was moistened with water and then dragged over broken china distress ink (just like Tim does in his tutorial). The little pin on the ribbon is Tim`s and it says `treasures`. I hope you want to join along and make your own tag creation. Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

Dee in N.H. said...

GORGEOUS! Whoo-hoo! I'm so glad you are playing along! TFS!