I have followed Tim's 12 tags of Christmas from the start and there is endless inspiration to be found there. I have so much fun every time I make my version of his tags. So it was hard to choose what to do for my project this week.
tag 4 and tag 12 from last year. I wanted to create a frosty tag with glitter and joy and I love the background from tag 12 and the fabulous crackle snowman from tag 4. The manila tag was first covered in Picket Fence Distress Stain, to make it a bit whiter. The Hero Arts Starry Sky stamp was stamped on top with Archival Jet Black. When dry, the tag was covered with a glue stick and tissue paper pressed on top, wrinkling it as I went along. The tissue paper was covered with Rock Candy Distress Stickles (love that it comes in a jar now), and when dry, I swept Brushed Pewter Distress Stain around the edges.
The snowman was die cut from grungeboard and the 'joy' movers & shapers die was positioned on his tummy and die cut in my base tray. A fun way to alter the snowman die cut. The snowman was painted with a thick layer of Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.
The December stamp (a favourite of mine, I used it just a few days ago here), was stamped on the back of one of the papers from Tim's Holidays Past paper stash. The papers have a lovely texture at the back, perfect for stamping.
tag 12 of 2011. The fringes were a bit long, so I simply trimmed them a bit after rolling the flower up. A bit of Rock Candy distress stickles was smeared on the flower.
Broken China and the new Brushed Pewter Distress Stain. The new metallic stains look very cool on top of Rock Candy Crackle paint.
tag and tab were die cut from grungeboard and coloured with the Brushed Pewter Stain, very quick. I inked the edges with a bit of Black Soot distress ink.
tinsel to Christmas tags.
I can't wait to see what everyone will create using Tim's tags as inspiration. Remember that your project doesn't need to be a tag, it just needs to be inspired by a technique Tim uses in his tags. As always, our sponsor Simon Says Stamp gives a $50 gift voucher to one random participant.
Dies: Sizzix: Winter Wonder, Joy movers & shapers, Tiny Tabs & Tags,
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz Mini Holidays; Hero Arts: Starry Sky S5448
Ink: Distress Ink: Black Soot; Archival Ink Jet Black
Stain: Distress Stain Broken China, Brushed Pewter, Picket Fence
Paint: Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint
Glitter: Rock Candy Distress Stickles
Surfaces: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Grungeboard, Holidays Past Paper Stash, District Market Terminology tissue wrap; manila tag;
Embellishments: Tim Holtz Idea-ology Paper Strings Solids, Silver Tinsel
Adhesive: Ranger Inkssentials Collage Glue stick; Ranger Glossy Accents; hot glue gun