Tuesday, December 6, 2011

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #6

  Here we are half way through the Christmas tags. We are playing with metal today. Go here to see Tim's tag and instructions.
Supplies- metal from the hardware store, clear and winter wonderland embossing powder, faded jeans distress ink, Ranger paint dabbers and other acrylic paints, embossing folders - Th Sizzix alterations- snowflakes and trees, Cuttlebug , TH die tag and bookplates, glossy accents. TH charm clip, charm and ribbon from my stash.

Thank you for looking! I hope you are all ready for Christmas. I sure am not.

Monday, December 5, 2011

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #5

Here we are almost halfway through Tim's Tags for 2011. Tim shares some interesting techniques for this one including using his "backward " stamps. Go to his blog here for all of the details. I don't own any of his backward stamps so I have gone my own way with this one. Because my tags are to save for the techniques, I am not usually adding embellishments. It makes them much easier to mount. I hope you are having a great Monday. Thank you for looking!
Supplies I used- glossy accents, cranberry alcohol ink, black Archival ink, plastic. coated card stock, TH SA stamps, TH trimmings , netting.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #2

  Tim's tags for day 2 are my favorite so far . Go here to view them and see how he does it. I made my own emboss resist background for this one. I haven't been able to get any of Tim's new Christmas paper yet.
Supplies- dies-tag, reindeer flight,vintage lace, Claudine Hellmuth studio sticky back canvas, Stamps-SA-TH., clearartstamps, graphic 45, distress inks,clear embossing powder, picket fence distress stain,rock candy distress stickles, archival black ink, gold pot scrubber and brown toile.

So now I am all caught up and ready for tomorrow, except for the huge mess I have made. Thank you for looking!

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #3

 This is my tag for day 3. It is totally different than Tim's. Go check out his amazing tag here. I like this technique and thought I would try it with these Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps.
Supplies- TH Alterations dies- tag, festive greenery autumn gatherings, Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz stamps-flourish, bird, cage,greeting, clear and gold embossing powders,glossy accents,enamel accents, distress stickles, cranberry alcohol ink, distress ink refills, distress ink pads, twill tape, ribbon and embellishment.

I like my festive bird and I hope you do too. Thanks for looking!

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #4

 I had to go to town for a few days so now I am playing catch up with my Tim tags. Lucky Tim had a snowy day to inspire him for tag #4. Go here to see how he did it. I followed Tim's tag a lot for this one. He used the distress stains in a way I had never tried. A great technique that I will definitely use again.
Supplies- snowman and snowflake die cuts (from a friend), tag die,on the edge die, distress stains, glossy accents, snowflake stamp, plastic packaging, buttons, ribbon, acrylic paint, rock candy crackle paint and distress stickles.

I hope you are all having a creative Sunday. Thank you for looking!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

2011 Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas #1

 Here we go on another creative journey with Tim who for the last 5 years has been adding Magic to our Christmas Creating. Please go and visit Tim's blog here to see his first tag and all of the instructions. This year we get to post on his blog and will able to see lots of wonderful tags.  
  I have used some different supplies than Tim to make my tag including the Sizzix TH Alteration Dies -Carved Ornaments, Regal Crest (for the banner) and Joy. My pine cones are dried real ones. I used Deco Art Snow Writer for my snow. I mixed weathered wood and Bundled Sage Ranger Distress inks to make a new color for the ribbon and tag. My ornament was cut from Sparkle Foam that I added extra glitter to. Other supplies include Tag and book plate die,festive greenery die, Snowflake embossing folder (Sizzix TH Alterations) white embossing powder (dream impression), ribbon(TH idea-ology) Ranger TH brushed corduroy and embossing ink, Ranger glossy accents and clear rock candy stickles. The pearls and bird are from my stash.
I hope everyone comes along on this fun journey. Thank you for looking!!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Christmas cards

 Hi! It's been a while. I am still having to stay away from the computer as much as I can. Not easy. I thought I would show you a few of the Christmas cards I have been making. The idea here was to make a bunch of cards all the same. These stamps are from Graphic 45- Christmas Emporium except the "happy Christmas which is from Artistic Outpost.  I was having fun with the main image but making the cards the same didn't happen.
I hope you are all in the Christmas swing of things and having fun creating. Thank you for looking!