Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Tim Holtz's 12 Days Tags - Day 6

Hello again, I'm back with my finished tag for day 6 and am finally managing to catch up a bit. Some elements on this one were a bit of a challenge but this has actually turned out to be the one I'm most pleased with so far which is mainly as I really love the colours.
Here it is:
Quite a bit of improvising has gone on here to get a similar effect with different supplies.
The reindeer was painted with a mixture of Pool and Lake Mist paint dabbers as I don't have Aqua. The embossing was done with the Cuttlebug Snowflakes folder and rubbed with Brushed Corduroy as I don't yet have any Frayed Burlap (on my wish list).
The tag background was inked and then as I don't have a similar stamp, I actually did my stamping by inking up the raised side of the Regal Flourishes Texture Fade with Brushed Corduroy ink and stamping on to the tag - this worked brilliantly so yet another use for those embossing folders.
As I don't have the tree folder, I stamped the trees from the Reindeer Flight set in VersaFine Spanish Moss and Vintage Sepia and embossed them with clear powder. I cut them out and rubbed them on the reverse with a large ball tool to round them out.
Due to lack of tissue tape, I cut a strip of tissue paper, stamped on it with the music score from my other tags in black, ran a Pritt stick along the reverse and then followed Tim's instructions. Not quite as good as the original, but close.
As I ended up with more space at the bottom of the tag, I embossed this with the same flourish folder and rubbed on Brushed Corduroy ink.
I made the antlers for the reindeer from a Penny Black stamp and my label was computer generated with lines drawn with coloured pencils to mimic the journalling label. The wreath is made from a green glittery pipe cleaner and I added sparkly fibres and a star brad at the top of the tag.
Linking once again to Artyjen's Splinter Group
Apologies for this being a rather long post but I wanted to mention all the improvising which you might find useful.

19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Tag, Fliss!
    Donna x

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  2. Another great tag Fliss - glad you are pleased with it as it looks alot of work. I enjoyed this one too.

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  3. Terrific tag Fliss and love your improvisations. Everyday am learning other ways of doing things from all you great crafters. Annette x

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  4. another fab tag, your reindeer looks beautiful and a good improvisation with the tissue tape,one for me to remember .

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  5. Absolutely beautiful! Loved this one too! x

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  6. Gorgeous tag, I love your wreath, well done with all your improvisations x

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  7. Hi! Another fabulous creation....stunner of a tag! Thanks for sharing the way you made it
    Thanks for linking at my splinter group ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  8. It's so interesting to hear about the improvisations. Love this tag.

    Marilyn

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  9. I loved the muted colours of this tag also Fliss - thankyou for sharing xxx

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  10. ohhhh Its gorgeous Fliss! you should be really proud of this one!

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  11. Beautiful, love your improvisions!

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  12. Gawjuss tag hun, lovely work,
    Em.x

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  13. Hi Felicity,
    Absolutely beautiful!
    xx.

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  14. Wow, what a fantastic tag!!!
    Unbelievable design!

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  15. This is brilliant!!! I love that you stamped the background with the texture fade - it looks fabulous. I will have to try that! And the stamped tissue looks beautiful, the antlers for the deer are so sweet.... well, I just love *all* of your improvisations!

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  16. A beautiful tag! I love that you took the time to dray the lines on the journalling label!

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Fliss xx