Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tim Holtz's 12 Days Tags - Day 5

Hello everyone on this very cold and frosty morning. I'm getting a bit behind on my tags for Sir Tim's 12 Days and have number 5 to share (number 6 is in progress drying off) which I ran out of light to take a pic of yesterday as the daylight disappeared so early.
I had a bit of a struggle again as I didn't have most of the stuff so there's loads of improvising here. Here's my version:
I did have the inks so managed the background all right. My biggest problem was the Santa stamp as the Crafty Individuals one in my collection would absolutely not go here so I was wondering what to do. To my delight, I was looking at my reader yesterday morning and the perfect Santa graphic popped up. Many thanks go to Meri of ImagiMeris for generously sharing some lovely Christmas graphics which saved the day here.
My holly is my favourite by Art Impressions and as it's quite an open design, I just outlined with the glitter glue and filled in with an American Crafts ultimate glitter pen. My greeting is by Papermania.
I used a Go Kreate die to make the panel and a scrap of scrapbook paper stamped with my much used Oxford Impressions music score then inked with Vintage Photo.
The numbers are wooden and as I didn't have any white UTEE, I used clear topped with a couple of coats of white detail embossing powder.
The foliage has claret and bottle embossing powder as I don't have many colours of the Distress embossing powder (brown and grey not good here!!!).
I also omitted the bells as I don't have any but used fluffy trim to try and make up for this (this was an absolute bargain at 5p a metre in my local craft shop!).
To see the original tag by Tim, and all the others, click HERE.
My tag is also being entered into Artyjen's Splinter Group which is being sponsored by Jennie of The Artistic Stamper with a goody bag of Tim Holtz products for one lucky crafter. If you haven't seen all the fabulous tags, pop on over for a peek.
I'm also entering this one in The Artistic Stamper It's Christmas Time Challenge
OMG, I've just seen the Day 7 tag and it's the best yet!


Fiona said...

Great job with the tag Fliss.

Cheryl said...

oh love this hun,that santa is just brilliant,hugs cheryl xxxx

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Lovely take on Tims tag :D
Julie xx

Sue West said...

Love your tag, it looks really gorgeous.
Sue x

Artyjen said...

Hi Felicity! Improvisation is the key and a great tag you made too!
Thanks for linking at my splinter group ;)
xoxo Sioux

minnie_mac said...

Lovely festive tag.


Tracey said...

Gorgeous interpretation of the tag yet again Fliss, you are doing really well keeping up, I have a couple of days off work and am still unbelieving that I am managing to keep up lord knows what will happen when I do have to go back to work XXX

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful tag! Lovely santa graphic.