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.


  1. Gorgeous Tag, Fliss!
    Donna x

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

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

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

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Loved this one too! x

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

  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

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


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

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

  11. Beautiful, love your improvisions!

  12. Gawjuss tag hun, lovely work,

  13. Hi Felicity,
    Absolutely beautiful!

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

  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!

  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