Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tim Inspired!

Here are the 2 tags I've made so far.

Tag #1: Inspired by the design of Day 6. The only Tim Holtz product on this tag is the little tag...
Proving you don't have to go out and buy a bunch of stuff to make a tag like his!
Just do your own thing. :)

Tag #2: Inspired by Day 7.
I made the poinsettia out of sticky backed canvas, but I drew & hand cut my flowers myself.
The background was stamped with a scarlet lime stamp. The letters were Hiedi Swapp letters covered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam. I did stamp them with script like Tim, but the paint covered it up.
I think I'll be making a few more them. They are quite time consuming but they come out lovely!

Monday, December 13, 2010

More Tags!

Tim's 12 Tags were all posted yesterday, with two bonus ones on the 12th. Did you see them all?

You still have plenty of time to enter for our Tim Holtz RAKs.

And here's a couple I finished this weekend. Tag 10 using plastic from packing - simply ingenious and it works so well. Honestly it's my favorite tag of those I've made (so far). The pictures just don't do this technique justice. I've going to be on the lookout for packing I can reuse come Christmas morning!

Remember, you have until December 21st to post your project(s) here.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Quick Christmas Tags

Aren't these cute? Ali Edwards did a few quick and easy tags for the 20 Days of Holiday Sharing at Two Peas. Here's a link to her blog with instructions. All you need are tags, random chipboard letters, scrap paper and your favorite mist.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

December Challenge - Tags!

December is well upon us and everyone is busy running around trying to find the perfect present, baking cookies, or like me searching for that new Tim Holtz die. Everyone's getting busy and starting to feel overwhelmed. So, we're going to do something different this month and have a monthly challenge based on Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas.

Tim's tags is something I look forward to every year. They seem to get better and better and really open your eyes to how to use products. Tim posts a tag a day from December 1st through December 12th. He's done some truly beautiful tags this year.

Your challenge: use one of Tim's tags as inspiration to create your own tag, card or layout.

And you have all month to do this. Right through to December 31st. We'll be doing a random drawing at the end of the month for RAKs - yes that's plural - and I've got some wonderful Tim Holtz product to send out.

You can make multiple items for this - as many times as you like. Just leave us a separate comment linking us to your creation. Let us know which tag inspired you and which technique(s) you did. Each comment you leave gets you an extra chance to win.

Here are a few completed tags I've done. Look for posts from our team members as they share their projects.

Tag #3 - Tissue tape flowers. Who'd thought? They are quick to make and just gorgeous. I think they'd be beautiful with inked edges, as well. Or sprayed with glimmer mist.

Tag #4 - I used sticky backed canvas for this one.

Tag #5 - embossing metal is fun. But watch your hands! It does get hot. I didn't have white UTEE so I experimented. I used white paint with clear UTEE. That didn't get me the look I wanted, so I heated up the UTEE and added a thick layer of white embossing powder. Bingo!

So get out your heat guns, distress ink, and tags!