Goodly morning peeps...Well, who is totally enthralled by those fabulous 12 Tags of Christmas by Tim Holtz?? I am!!! I love tags, I love inks, I love rubber and most of all... I love a good crafty session! For the last few years I have been doing the 12 Tags but also have make my own versions with different bits and bobs from the originals on them... and this year is no different. This tag here has several of the techniques we have seen so far this year and... I am giving it away to one randomly picked comment. So, if you would like to win this tag, please just leave me a comment on this post and I will ask Mr. Random.org to choose a winner on Sunday 12th December '10
I started off this tag by inking up a holly stamp *all stamps used are Tim Holtz Collection* with Peeled Paint and Forest Moss Distress Ink and then wiping away patches where the berries are and popped a teensy droplet of Fired Brick Re-Inker... when I say teensy, I mean reeeeally teensy - just the touch of the end of the pippet will be enough as it is very concentrated. I stamped randomly on the edges of the tag and then embossed with clear powder. Next, I used Frayed Burlap DI and went right over the tag, working the ink with a Blending Tool and then adding a touch of Crushed Olive and then Forest Moss Distress Ink to the edges. I used a splash of water from a Mini Mister to add a bit of distress and then dried with a paper towel.
Next I used the music script stamp and stamped in Frayed Burlap DI... stamping Seasons Greetings in black StaZon, wrapping some jute around the tag... making a Tissue Tape rosette (my new addiction - all the deets on how to make this are on Tim's blog with a video too!) The centre of the rosette is an Acoutrement button and I also added Walnut Stain ink over the Tissue Tape (gently does it) just to tone it in. The little sentiment is actually a sticker from the Seasonal Stash Sticker book - this was popped onto card, sanded, Walnut Stained edges and then attached to a Memo Pin. And there you have it... a Hels' Tag of Christmas... I will try to make another which will be a giveaway for next week... I just need to figure out how to slow time down now so I can make my seven hundred and 23 Christmas cards LOL Thanks for looking... Oh and before I go... don't forget that the challenge here this month is Christmas ... so, if you are doing the 12 Tags you can link in with those... the deets are HERE. TTFN