Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tim Holtz: 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag #8

Whew! What a tag Tim has created today! He has truly outdone himself with his Christmas-y steampunk tag for the eighth tag of Christmas. Click here to check it out.

This tag was the most challenging for me to try out, as I don't have Tim's whimsical steampunk dies or specific Idea-ology trinkets (yet).

Here is my version of Mr. Holtz's tag for the day:

At first, I hated the background on my tag, so I flipped it over and started again. I tried my hardest not to use other brands' products merely because I wanted to get as much of a Tim Holtz effect as possible, so I limited myself to a tiny sprocket stamp and a clock stamp from another brand. As for embellishments, I used a TH Word Stick, bingo trinket, ball and chain, and fragment charm. Some metal buttons, a piece of chipboard, wire, and a bottle cap from some Lindeman's Framboise were fun little pieces that I had lying around the house.

I don't have the fun Steampunk gentlemen stamp, so I used my bird stamp (put a bird on it! ;) and cut out my own tiny ivy pieces. I inked them with Forest Moss Distress Stain and used liquid pearls in place of berries.

For the right side of the tag, I cut out my Townscape die using grungepaper and applied some Vintage Photo Distress Stain over it. What's really cool is the effect this color of Distress Stain has on grungepaper - it almost creates a cork-like texture and look! I used Black Soot Distress Ink to give the buildings a smoky, industrial look.

I love Tissue Tape ... so I placed a tiny piece in the upper righthand corner. And because this is a Steampunk tag, I made a funky wire "ribbon" invention to protrude from behind the tag. (Secured by Tissue Tape and Glossy Accents, of course.)

Thank you for looking, have a great day!!


Vintage Photo & Forest Moss Distress Stain
Idea-ology Work Stick, Fragments, Ball & Chain, and Bingo game piece
Ranger Liquid Pearls
Rock Candy
Crackle Accents
Glossy Accents
Black Soot, Gathered Twig, Barn Door, Pine Needle, & Peeled Paint Distress Ink
Townscape die
Urban Grunge stamp
Tissue Tape
Ranger Black embossing powder


Sandra said...

Waw, I love this tag! It's so different. Love the substitutes! This is my first time on your blog and I snooped around a bit, and loved it! Just became a follower

ann said...

WOWSER !!! I am so loving all your beautiful tags....
I think you have out done Tim Holtz this year !!!!!
Have a wonderful Christmas..xx

Anonymous said...

I like your take on Tims tag. The background colours are lovely and I really like the sideways die cut houses.

Lenochek Neger said...

Такой креативный тэг!!Супер!

Marjie Kemper said...

Fabulous tag! Love all the elements and how you've composed them.

Maria said...

Thank you, ladies! This was the toughest one for me as I don't have much Steampunk stuff - but it was fun, it's good to do your best with what you have on hand!