Monday, December 12, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - Tag #12

Here we are, the last day of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas ... and my goodness how Tim closed up his inspiring festivity with a bang! Tim's tag is over-the-top awesome and incorporates lots of fun techniques that I know I'll be using over and over. Check out his final amazing tag here.

First off, I'm excited that Tim used the Vintage Lace die. I pointed out in my 3rd tag's post the many different shapes you can get from this little die, and so did Tim! Obviously the King of Craft knew what he was doing when he designed this versatile die. And that's what I love ... products and techniques that have so many functions and possibilities.

Well, I have to warn you, my tag is on the girlie side ... Ready? Okay, here you go:

I used my Brackets On The Edge die to create a towering piece behind my sassy Salvage flight attendant sticker. I wish I took a picture of it before I covered it. When I'm on a roll, it's hard for me to just stop and take a picture sometimes. (Something to work on in 2012.) Self-deprecating comments aside ... I inked the piece with Rusty Hinge (my favorite Distress Ink color) and Scattered Straw. Copper Stickles on top. I created my angel wings using grungepaper, Forest Moss Distress Stain, Walnut Stain Distress Ink, a Martha Steward mini hole punch, Glossy Accents, and some Martha glitter. 

For my background, I embossed my tag with the Woodbricked Texture Fade folder, then painted over it with white acrylic paint. I used my Vintage Lace die but used one of the inverse patterns instead, as I used up the one on today's tag for my 3rd one when I created my snow flower. I used my Inkssentials pen to color over the die, then embossed it with some gold Ranger embossing powder. 

Since I don't have Tim's Tissue Wrap (yet--take note, Santa), I crumpled up some Tissue Tape and stuck it to both sides of my tag. I also crumpled up a couple pieces and made Tissue Tape rosettes. The bottom rosette has a fun Bo Bunny brad inside. I used another piece of Vintage Lace on the bottom of the tag as well. A jingle bell from my Salvage sticker collection is the image inside my fragment charm. 

My big girly/grungy flower was made with my Tattered Florals die using cardboard and canvas. I rolled up a piece of burlap and tulle and stuck these inside my flower. The petals were distressed with Gathered Twig. I then spritzed a bunch of Pearl Glimmer Mist over the flower but sadly you can't see the shimmer ... 

I have to say, the 12 Tags has been the greatest Christmas present! I've learned so many new techniques, met a lot of new friends (like you!), and have a surging well of ideas now to take into the new year. And Tim if you're reading this, thank you so much for inspiring us, showing us new ways to use your products, and for the amazing talent that you have. Thank you Mario as well for helping Tim put on such a great production! What a blessing and incredible gift from God that creativity is. 


Bricked Texture Fade
Tissue Tape
Vintage Lace die
Tattered Florals die
Fragment Charms
Salvage Stickers
Distress Stain
Distress Ink
Brackets On The Edge die
Copper Stickles
Inkssentials clear embossing pen


Susan said...

What an amazing take on the last Tim tag...I love your mid mod 'angel' and the luscious shabby lacy goodness. I am blog hopping and happy to have found your creative tags!

Liola said...

Ооо, очень красивый тэг!!!!! И все вместе хороши необыкновенно!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful take on day 12 - love your added blossom!

Anonymous said...

I've enjoyed coming to your blog to see your Tim Tags. This tag is just beautiful. Thanks for taking the time to explain what you did with your tag. Your tattered flower is so pretty and I like all the ways you used the Vintage Lace Trims on your tags. And your tag wall looks amazing! Have a Merry Christmas and I hope you get some of your wish list under the tree. :)

Sandra said...

Your 12th tag is so cool! It's my favorite! Love it, love it, love iiittt!

ann said...

Another wonderful Tag Maria !!!

Beverly said...

You've done such a wonderful job on these! I'm highly impressed that you did all 12! Love what you did with all the fibers on the flower!

MarleneMAZ said...

Love all the details on this tag and that flower is just fabulous!

anna christensen crafts said...

Maria, this is my favourite of all your glorious tags - brilliant!I agree with your sentiments wholeheartedly as well :0)

My Take on Paper Crafts said...

This is also my "favorite " tag although I love all of the others as well.. your work is very inspiring.

Maria said...

You ladies are so sweet, thank you for the lovely and kind comments!! I've had so much fun with the tag challenge ... from learning Tim's techniques, to checking out your amazing creations, to creating tags myself! It's wonderful as well to meet you - I look forward to checking out all your creations!! :)