Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tim Holtz: 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag #6

Good morning!! It is a BEAUTIFUL day here on the Oregon Coast ... the sun is shining, the water is sparkling, and a romantic white mist is hovering over Yaquina Bay. Here's a picture right now from our living room:


All right, enough winter beauty! Speaking of beauty, Tim's tag for the day is all about creating a vintage Christmas tin look. To check out tag #6, click here.

I had to use tin foil for this project since I don't have Tim's specific kind ... I also used some white acrylic paint and some leftover beads from a project a few years ago. Santa's gonna have to bring me some more Tim stuff ... :) With that said, here's my take on Tim's tag for the day:


I made my own wreath since I don't have his lovely wreath charm. Since I'm stuck with my white acrylic paint, I thought I'd make my tag have a slight icy look, so I applied some glitter using Glossy Accents.


For the background, I ran my tag through my Big Shot using the Damask Texture Fade folder. It's a gorgeous embossing folder that also comes with Tim's "Regal Flourish" texture fade folder. I then applied a thin coat of white acrylic paint and used Walnut Stain to accent the texture. Just for fun, I colored in select letters with one of my Marvy LePlume markers.


You can't see it yet, but I decided to put some Rock Candy on my red letters to give my tag one more bit of dimension.

Thanks for looking and have a beautiful, inspired day!

Supplies:

Rock Candy
Glossy Accents
Damask Texture Fades
Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Joy Texture Fades
Marvy LePlume marker

17 comments:

tim holtz said...

amazing! amazing! amazing! i like it better than mine... -tim

Maria said...

OH WOW, OH WOW, OH WOW!! A comment from the real life AMAZING TIM HOLTZ!! Tim, wow, thank you for visiting my blog and THANK you for the most amazing comment, I can't believe it!! I think you are the most amazing crafty person in the world, so this is the best compliment I could possibly get!! THANK YOU!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!

Anonymous said...

Just gorgeous. I love the colors and the damask in the background is perfect.

Maria said...

Thank you, kind anonymous visitor! :) I love the damask folder -- it's such a gorgeous pattern!

Shelly Barson said...

Maria--I just found your blog. WOW! You're creations are stunning! Wishing you a wonderful and joyous holiday season! Let's catch up soon.--shelly

Anna Christensen said...

Hi Maria - it's Anna, that tag IS awesome, I love it and am proud to be on this particularly awesome list of visitors!!! How cool is that? Anna x

misstreez said...

Yours was the first tag I came to check out. It really stood out from the others. And I see the illustrious TH thought it was quite amazing too. Lucky girl ;). I like the 'icy' look and the red letters. Beautiful!

Ms_Dee said...

As Tim said...Truly amazing....This is a beautiful tag...I am now a follower of your blog....

Beverly said...

Beautiful tag! I have to giggle, cause I'm impatient too with waiting for things to dry! Lucky Duck to get a comment from the Master himself!

Paper Nurse said...

you rock, wonderful tag!

JannaStamps said...

You must be beaming!!!! A comment from Tim Holtz!!! Awesome!!!

MarleneMAZ said...

This is gorgeous! I love the subtle look of this, well done!

debpaint16 said...

I agree with Tim.....Your tag is utterly Beautiful!!! You must be over-the-moon, with a comment from t!m!!!
Way to go girl!!!

Maria said...

Wow, you ladies are all too kind, thank you so much!! Shell - I miss you and I'm sorry we played phone tag; I definitely want to catch up soon!! Miss Janna, are you playing along with the 12 Tags???? I'd LOVE to see yours if you are!!!! I keep checking your blog like a crazy person ... :)

Lee-Anne said...

Absolutely stunning! All the neutrals with the pop of red is amazing!

muasDcolorines...:* said...

Incredible efect... I love your colors... Thanks for your coment in my blog I'm so happy!!! Merry Christmas!

Sara Jansen said...

Wowza! This is amazing!! So simple and yet so beautiful. And how exciting to get a comment from Tim. You go girl!