Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Christmas Tag

Are you following Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas?

I'm always inspired by his work, especially his Christmas tags. Tim uses such a variety of his products and supplies. His photos are a mini technique lesson! Check out his blog each day for a new tag!
This is Tim's tag from Day 2.

Tonight, I created a tag using his Tag 2 as my inspiration!

I didn't look at his blog again tonight, instead I worked from what I remembered after seeing his tag this morning. I definitely didn't follow it exactly. I didn't have the metal corners for one thing. I forgot that he added Perfect Pearls. I chose a little different color scheme, too.
Here's what I created.......
I used Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen, and Scattered Straw for my background after stamping the frame (embossed with Distress Antique Linen EP) and "Season's Greetings". I clear embossed the greeting so it's darker.
The scroll stamp I used is from Tim's Reindeer Flight set as I didn't have the one he used. I stamped it with Archival Black ink although it doesn't quite look black in the photo. I added some snowflakes (from the same set) with Faded Jeans and Broken China inks. You can see the subtle blue around the greeting. (If you click on the photo, you can see it bigger!)

I tied a bow through the tag hole and added the flower through the same hole. The dots at the top of the frame are made with Fired Brick Distress Stickles. I thought the color was a bit too red so I dusted them with black embossing powder (not heated, just let the powder stick to the Stickles) before they dried. It's just enough to darken the color yet show some red.

So, what do you think of my tag?

It's style!
I hope you get a chance to check out his other tags. You'll learn lots about using his products. He's giving away great prizes, too!
I'll be checking his blog every day for all 12!

1 comment:

Barbara Jean said...

this is gorgeous!!

I love it!


barbara jean