Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tim's 12 Days of Christmas Tags Day 7

Tim just continues to freak my freak! Day 6's tag with the Branch Tree antlers and today with the tattered floral poinsettia. I had to slap myself in the forehead and say "now why didn't I think of those", and then I came to the realization it's because I don't have Tim Holtz's brain, that's why..lol But seriously did anyone else think of the antler trick?? Even better it was a conscious thing and not a happy accident. So like I said today is all about the tattered floral poinsettia, his tag is simple stunning (I'm going to run out of adjectives to describe his tags by the end of 12 days) This is what his tag looks like:


                                                  Tim's Day 7 Tag

I was just tickled that Tim used this die, it's one of the few that I have. Then came the kink...no sticky back canvas or colorwash. Here is what I did have though: An old canvas apron that just happen to be white, some distress ink, perfect pearl mist, and spray adhesive. I cut the apron to size, sprayed the back of the apron and grudgepaper with adhesive (tada homemade sticky back canvas, I was pretty proud of myself for coming up with that one) and put the two together...worked great. Then I inked and inked and inked some more until I got the color I wanted then sprayed it with interference red perfect pearl mist. I did the same for the leaves, except I didn't use the tattered leaves die I used one that I had made by cuttlebug. For the rest of the tag I followed along with Tim's instructions, this is what my tag looks like:
Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by!

12 comments:

  1. Its fabby :D how resourceful of you - we crafters are a clever bunch of inventors really -just in a pretty way :D
    Julie xx

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  2. Gorgeous Tag, I had to make my own canvas too! It makes you so creative learning with Tim though, don't you think? Only 4 days left :(
    Donna x

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  3. Lovely tag, Very clever to use your apron.

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  4. sweet and lovely! that's what i think :)

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  5. FABULOUS is what I think, love your home made canvas idea - so clever, thanks for sharing another little beauty with us xxx

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  6. great interpretation of the tag

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  7. Great tag, and very resourceful to use an old apron.... now it is my turn to slap myself in the forehead and say "now why didn't I think of that" lol...

    Sarah x

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  8. Really lovely tag and great improvising.
    x

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  9. Thanks for sharing at The Artistic Stamper challenge.....good luck!
    xoxo Sioux

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  10. Thanks for sharing at the splinter group :)
    Sorry it's taken me a while to get here but I'm working my way through all these gorgeous tags bit by bit! ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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