Sunday, December 4, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Tags - Day 4

The saga continues with Day 4 of Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas!  I loved today's tag, although it proved somewhat difficult as there is still so much stuff I don't have.  Distress Stains are quickly rising on my wish list!

Here's my take:

Close-up of the bottom: 

 Close-up of the top:

Bonus close-up of snoman's hat embellishments:

 Bonus close-up of '25' and scarf detail:

Some differences a la "Mimic Monday":

1. I do not have any Distress Stains, so the inking of this tag was done in Weathered Wood Distress Ink.
2. I don't have chipboard, Adirondack Snow Cap Paint Dabber, or the dies he used to make the snowman and the '25' in the snowman's body.  I used cardboard from a cereal box, painted it with white acrylic paint, and created my own snowman image and the '25' inside.
3. Both of our snowmen have the music sheets behind the '25' (mine is inked in Brushed Corduroy to mimic his music sheet), and both have Glossy Accents covering the '25'.  They both also have Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint.
4. I don't have the ribbon or tulle he used for the snowman's scarf, so used a small rope that I unraveled with some feathery blue stands.  I also don't have any buttons (!?) so I used gems and pearls in the lower corner.
5. For the plastic on the side, again I don't have that die and couldn't spend my life hunting for a snowflake border so I punched a couple snowflakes out and adhered them with Glossy Accents.

Techniques I learned:

1. Cutting cardboard with my Pazzles
2. Cutting an image within an image
3. Using Glossy Accents to fill negative space
4. Punching shapes in plastic
5. Distress Inking over Crackle Paint (I knew of this before but hadn't actually done it)

There are other minor things that I don't have but don't care to bore you all with the details.  Hope you're having fun checking out my tag and I hope you are challenging yourself and making your own!