Sunday, 5 December 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - No 1

This is the first year that I will attempt to make at least some of the 12 tags of Christmas as shown on the Tim Holtz' blog. Not having a lot of his products it is all about improvising and finding a different way of achieving 'the look'. I find it difficult, though, to use his designs but I've definitely learned already a lot! So, here is the first tag
For the background I used a mix of Distress ink and ink from VersaColour to get a good colour mix. Some little stars are stamped and embossed on the background. The edges are distressed with Distress ink.
For the house I embossed plain white card with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, coloured it with Distress ink and cut it into a house shape. The template for the house is from Stempeleinmaleins. Windows are dressed with clear vellum and little curtains, the door with patterned paper. The fence is part of the bird cage die cut from white corrugated card.
For the tree floristry wire became very handy .... it was pink so I coloured it with brown ink. The flower embellishments are haberdashery ones.
As finishing touch I added lots of snow (white acrylic paint) and LOTS of white glitter and a little star charm. Oh, and if you wonder about the '24' ... I thought I make it continental (lol) ....

This post is linked to Artyjen's blog. She has organised a: T!m's Splinter Group Linkie for everybody who would like their T!m's tags. It is not a competition, it is just for fun ... even if you don't have anything to link up, you might want to have a look. The tags are absolutely fantastic!
Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon, Petra.

13 comments:

Helen said...

I love this tag, it is great - your fence is really good, I had real trouble with mine!

Sherry Edwards said...

I think most people have improvised in some way or another, but that makes looking at all the tags much more interesting! Love your tag, the background is beautiful and doesn't the smoke from the chimney look so realistic!

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Love your tag :D
Julie xx

craftytrog said...

A fabulous sparkly version of Tim's tag Petra!

Netty said...

Petra your first tag is stunning, although I knew it would be. Love your improvisations and for telling about the fence, fab idea, am just off to write that down before I forget. Am so looking forward to seeing some more made by you. Annette x

Createology said...

Your T!m tag is brilliant. You have improvised and totally achieved the look and feel of this holiday tag. Happy creating...

WendyK said...

It's fabulous Petra, you have done a great job with the things you had. A very clever idea using the bird cage for the fence

Artyjen said...

Hi Petra! Love your version...your house looks like a very happy house :)
Thanks for sharing and linking to the splinter group ;)
xoxo Sioux

Tracey said...

This is such a cute version of the tag Petra - love all the little details especially the curtains - fantastic !!! thanks for sharing xxx

Fliss said...

So glad I came to peek. Fabulous tag and love the snowy house.
x

2amscrapper said...

so clever using the birdcage die for the fence!

Lynn Stevens said...

I do have a lot of his products but still have to improvise! but thats what makes it fun and original, great tag!

Lila Castro said...

This is a fabulous tag, love the way you have been creative with house !
xx

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