Saturday, December 4, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas

This is my first time following along with Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas
I'm having so much fun, and learning a lot of new techniques!! Here's my Day 1 Tag:
Day 1
I had some of the stuff Tim used on his tag. I had the distress ink on the tag. I didn't have the house so I made my own and then ran it through the Squares Sizzix Impression Plate to give it texture. I had the Tim Holtz fence die, and covered the grungepaper with Picket Fence Crackle Paint.
I didn't have a wreath, so I made one with the leaves from the bird/branch punch from stamping up, added some Christmas Red Stickles and a bow. I cut the "tree" from a bush in my yard, added Star Dust Stickles and some white glitter ink to it. The ribbon is Martha Stewart.

This is my tag for day 2:

Day 2
I didn't have anything Tim used! I used Faded Jeans, Barn Door, Peeled Paint and Broken China distress inks. The ribbon is Martha Stewart. The stamp is the only one I had that had a evergreen branch on it. I like how it turned out.

Here is day 3:
Day 3
I had to improvise on this one too. The branch stamp is a Tim Holtz one, I didn't have the Tree stamp he used. The bird is a punch from Stampin Up. I used Barn Door, Pine Needles, Faded Jeans and Peeled Paint Distress Inks. I used Tim's Tattered Florals Sizzix Die to made my flower. The brad is Stampin Up.
Day 4
Day 4 Tag:
I didn't have the stuff Tim used, but I found some similar items. I used a oval Fragments piece and tried the tutorial he had on his blog today. I used the alcohol inks first, and then stamped the snowflakes with black Stazon. I couldn't get the Stazon to blot off! Tim used Archival Ink, and I didn't have that so I thought I'd try with the Stazon. Oh well, I like how it turned out anyway. I had some Christmas print cardstock that had a Santa on it so I used that. The swirl is a Tim Holtz stamp. I used some Broken China Distress Stickles on the bottom.
Thanks for looking!!


donna said...

Glad you have joined in. Artyjen has a splinter group for Tim's tags you can link to if you want. You have done a marvelous job with all of your tags! ...and it's so much fun.

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

All of your tags are lovely and uniquely yours. I can see you put a lot of time into Day 1, as did I:)

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Oh they are all fabby :D
Julie xx

Artyjen said...

Hi! Great set of tags :).
...thanks for sharing at the splinter group ;)
TTFN xoxo Sioux

Tracey said...

Wow you did well to catch up, all four tags are fabulous,cant wait to see your next one - thanks for sharing xxx

Fliss said...

Gorgeous tags Jen. Great improvising on them all.

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, you are totally rockin' - hanging with Tim on these tags!! Wonderful interpretation of his techniques with your stamps and supplies at hand. Looks like you are having a blast with this series. So happy to have you joining in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Minxy said...

Great to see you joining in, you've done a crackin job so far, look forward to seeing the rest :D