So, on to the thing I have been waiting for...Tim Holtz' Christmas Tags. From 1st-12th December Tim gives full instructions for a new tag each day on his blog but, of course, few people have everything he has and that's good as it forces you to be creative. I have been working on several tags at once as they have various drying stages, etc and I've only been able to snatch a few minutes here and there to work on them but I have now finished the first three:
Tag #1 : I don't have the 'Rickety House' or the fence dies so I sketched these on to grungepaper and cut them out by hand. I have tried on all the tags to follow the techniques so used the Cuttlebug 'Distressed Stripes' folder to emboss a second layer of grungepaper and use as instructed on the house. I mixed white flock and glitter together to make the 'snow' and coloured plastic with a yellow permanent pen to line the windows.
My 'tree' is made of wool hardened with glossy accents, white paint dabber and my 'snow' mixture.
Tag #2 : Couldn't follow the technique as I don't have any felt but I went ahead and inked my stamp with different colors of distress (forest moss and walnut stain) and just stamped 3 times without re-inking the stamp to get the impression of lots of trees. I embossed this and then inked and stamped the tag using Tim's Mini Holidays 2 stamps.
Tag #3 : I substituted in a grungeboard bird from the 'Nature' pack and covered this with tissue tape, alcohol inks and Rock Candy Stickles. Loved making the tissue tape flower and I added a fringe and 'nest' of silk paper with the branch from Tim's 'Urban Grunge' stamps and a PaperMania vintage die-cut mounted on grungepaper. With the Rock Candy Distress Stickles used on this tag, I'm also submitting it to Linda's great 'Compendium of Curiosities' challenge #24.
I have a lot of catching up to do but the next three are nearly done so I will be back with the next installment...
Mes premiers trois étiquettes des Noël chez Tim Holtz : Depuis le 1 décembre, toutes les instructions sont sur son blog avec une nouvelle étiquette chaque jour pour les 12 jours. Le but n'est pas à copier mais pour essayer les techniques et prendre l'inspiration de ses modèles.