Friday, December 2, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Day 2

Well here we are on day 2 of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas and as usual, Tim does not disappoint!  I love the details on this tag like the subtle text created by resist and the snow flurry effect given by splattering perfect pearls.

I did a few things differently than Tim:

  • I didn't have sticky back canvas for the deer, but I did have plain old canvas, so I glued a piece of canvas to some grunge paper to give it more stability and then used the die to cut out the deer.
  • I don't have the picket fence distress stain in my inventory yet, so I created a white-wash by watering down some Snowcap paint and water to get close to the same effect.
  • The most painstaking part of the process was creating the wreath for around the deer's neck - Tim used a small piece of pine stem and I don't have anything like that so I punched out 5 pieces of pine using the McGill Designer Pine punch, cut them into small branches and glued them to a piece of green twine using glossy accents.  It took quite a while to make, but I like the end result and that's what's important, right?
Ok so here's my end result!

Cardstock:  Tim Holtz Idea-Ology – Kraft Resist Paper Stash – Christmas Memories
Inks & Paints:  Ranger Distress Inks – Iced Spruce, Evergreen Bough, Peeled Paint, Festive Berries, Gathered Twigs, Walnut Stain; Adirondack Paint Dabber – Snowcap, Gold; Perfect Pearls Mist – Perfect Pearl
Dies & Punches:  Tim Holtz Alterations Movers and Shapers – Mini Reindeer & 25 Set; Spellbinders – Fleur De Lis Squares; McGill Paper Punch – Designer Pine
Accessories & Other Stuff:  Tim Holtz Idea-Ology  –  Muse Tokens – Christmas, Jump Ring, Trinket Pin, Long Fasteners, Grunge Paper; May Arts Satin Ribbon; American Crafts Twine – Caramel, Dark Green; Canvas.
(The bell hanging around the deer’s neck is from my “magic jar” of little found items that might be useful someday)

 Hope you enjoyed today's tag - Check out the Tim Holtz blog for Tim's tag and tutorial and come back tomorrow for Day 3!


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