Sunday, 5 December 2010

Tim Holtz's 12 Days Tags - Day 4

Hello everyone, hope you've all had a great weekend. I've finally managed to finish my tag for day 4 as family stuff got in the way this weekend and I had rather a struggle with this one as I had nothing except the Distress inks and alcohol inks so a lot of thinking went on here.
Here's the finished tag:

I managed to have a couple of accidents while doing this one so it took rather a long time to finish off. As I didn't have the paper, I sponged the tag lightly with Tumbled Glass ink and then used the same technique as the day 2 tag on the Santa stamp by Papermania only didn't emboss it this time as I wanted a softer look. I painted on from the foil the following shades of Distress ink - Pumice Stone, Brushed Corduroy,  Crushed Olive, Pine Needles and Fired Brick. I painted on a little more after stamping on the lines with the paint left on the brush which sharpened the image up a little.
I then sponged Stormy Sky and Pumice Stone on the tag to darken the colour slightly.  I then managed to make the first error by trying to stamp on the snowflakes from the Reindeer Flight set with white StazOn ink but they didn't show up! I added some white embossing powder which went somewhat blotchy as the Distress ink was still a bit wet. I stamped more snowflakes over the top with blue Palette ink.
I added rows of blingy trim and pearls at the bottom. As I don't have any facets, I made this piece from clear shrink plastic cut out with the largest Nestabilities Labels 11 die and shrunk with a heat gun. I then used Tim's technique for a similar result.
I made a ticket with the same Nestabilities set, stamped with Impression Obsession text in Olive Green StazOn ink, inked this with various Distress inks and added faux stitching in brown.
I finished off with some trim at the top and some bling from a couple of broken earrings from my recycling box.
If you haven't yet had a go at this, there's still time and you can see the original inspirational tags by Tim Holtz by clicking HERE.
To see all the the tags created by the Splinter Group, go to Artyjen's blog for a real treat and some fabulous improvising.

29 comments:

Netty said...

Its beautiful Fliss, some fabby bling and great interpretation, love it. Annette x

Helen said...

Well done, this is lovely, Fliss.

Claire Phillips said...

I really love the background Fliss - gorgeous! Cheers Claire x

Sally H said...

That's wonderful, Fliss! Love the bling!

Artyjen said...

Love your version of a facet...brilliant! :)
Thanks for sharing at the splinter group
xoxo Sioux

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

ooo its absolutely gorgeous :D
Julie xx

Tracey said...

This is such a pretty and inventive variation on Tims tag fliss - the braids at the bottom are stunning - love that idea - thanks for sharing xxx

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful Fliss, as are your other ones too! Thanks so much for the lovely comments you left on my tags :D

Anonymous said...

A wonderful tag Fliss, so pretty! x

Meggymay said...

Its beautiful, love your Santa image.

WendyK said...

What a brilliant idea using shrink plastic, it looks great. Wouldn't it be lovely to have all of Tim's stuff, we wouldn't have to task our brains then.

Jennie Atkinson said...

Great idea to use shrink plastic - another lovely tag Fliss. I find my hunt for supplies (non TH) is becoming a daily routine!

Cheryl said...

oh wow fliss hun this is brilliant all that,bling and your,facet is amazing,hugs cheryl xxxxx

kasthurirajam said...

beautiful .

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Luv your take on the tag, very pretty

Jen said...

Love your version! Beautifully done!

Lisa Somerville said...

Love your version! Wonderful St. Nick with all that lovely trim!

Lynn Stevens said...

Love all that bling, I'm running into the same thing, tons of Tims stuff but nothing he is using sgheesh...

Jennie said...

Great tag,Fliss, love the bling:))

Fiona said...

Fab tag Fliss and great improvisation.

brenda said...

Hi Fliss

A realy quick catch up visit to say hello, still only able to do short bursts on the computer, but don't want you thinking I've forgotten you.

B x

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, I didn't know your could cut shrink plastic with a nestie so thanks for that. Love your stitching x

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous trim. love the layers of goodies. The tag is beautiful and wonderful santa!

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