Friday, December 9, 2011

Tim Holtz: 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag #9

Good morning! Forgive me for rushing through this, as I'm rushing off to work ...

Tim's ninth tag uses a really neat technique that I definitely plan on using on lots of future projects! Check out his blog to see his latest beautiful tag.

Here is my rendition of Tim's tag:


My tree is made from Tim's Bricked & Woodgrain embossing set. I applied some crackle paint for an aged frosty look. My festive bunch is actually made from my Autumn Gatherings die and has an icy application of liquid pearls here and there. I don't have clear embossing powder (yet) so I used Tim's technique on these Movers & Shapers butterflies instead:



For the sentiment, I wrote the word "Peace" with my clear Ranger embossing pen and applied Tim's embossing technique to it. Glossy accents on top and secured by one of Tim's metal plate holders.


I know I went a little overboard with embossing my sentiment ... I tried to get a salt and pepper-ish type of effect but it got a little muddled. Er ... For my background, I embossed my tag with my Regal Flourish texture fade folder, another gorgeous one of Tim's.


That's all folks, have a wonderful day!! When I get home from work I will check out your creations and see what you've done with today's tag!

12 comments:

Jennie Atkinson said...

Your tag really caught my eye and I just had to look to see what you had done. It is fantastic. So different. I really love it. Thanks for sharing.

Sue said...

I rather like your salt and pepper sentiment! And I also really like what you did with the butterfly. Oh heck, I just really like your tag!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the embossed strip you have behind the butterfly - it adds so much depth!

Sandra said...

Very stunning tag, Maria! Love it a lot!! It's gorgeous!

MarleneMAZ said...

Just gorgeous! I absolutely love your background, and all the rest of it of course :)

Anna Christensen said...

Wonderful, this is one of the loveliest tags that I have seen so far. The background effect is awesome and I adore the butterfly!

Nancy said...

I love your butterfly effect! Very different and the colors are great!

Beverly said...

Wow!!!! The embossed tag has such depth to it. Everything on this is gorgeous!!

ann said...

Love it.... very creative

Linda Cain said...

Great job! Love them all!

~Linda

Ms_Dee said...

OMWord....gorgeous......Simply beautiful.....

Maria said...

Thank you all so much!! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such sweet comments, that really encourages me and pushes me to do the best that I can!!