Friday, 3 December 2010

Tim Holtz's 12 Days Tags - Days 2 and 3

Hello everyone, I'm playing catch up here with 2 at once and I'm starting to get the hang of it as I'm not behind any more. Can't wait to see tomorrow's delight either as Sir T!m is soooo inventive.
You can feast your eyes on all of his gorgeous tags by clicking HERE 
Without further ado, here are my takes on the tags.
Day 2

I didn't have any of the things used on this one except for the inks so a lot of improvising resulted. The biggest one being the lack of Cut 'n' Dry Felt, I got round this by applying patches of Distress ink to a piece of kitchen foil and painting it on my holly stamp (Art Impressions) with a brush and because it stays wet so long, I was able to emboss it successfully. As my stamp is a bit more open than the pine cone T!m used, I painted on a bit more ink after embossing.
I used T!m flourish stamp, a Penny Black greeting stamp, an Oxford Impressions music score stamp and a bird stamp by Inkadinkado. I also used stick on pearls by Prima as I didn't have the Adornments.

Day 3

For this tag all I had was the bird cage die set. I didn't have any tissue tape so had to get very creative here and actually found success with stamping music score (as before) and script (Paper Artsy) on white tissue paper with black Memento ink and cutting it up. I applied this to thick card with the super strength Pritt stick and then die cut it as per T!m's instructions. I used Cranberry and Watermelon alcohol ink (no Red Pepper).
Also due to lack of tissue tape, I made a paper rosette from a strip of crepe paper stamped in black with the script stamp and trimmed the edges with pinking shears (easy peasy as this is the second one of these I've made this week!) I added a vintage silver button from my collection to the centre.
I used the same holly stamp as the previous tag, stamped in black. I made a sort of label with the Nestabilities smallest scallop circle die, stamped with the music score in Stormy Sky, Hero Arts numbers in Fired Brick and sponged with Vintage Photo and Crushed Olive inks.
I inked up some crochet lace with Peeled Paint ink and added this together with some twisted cross stitch band fabric.
Don't forget to pop over to Artyjen's blog to see all the other Splinter Group tags and if you take part there's a chance of winning some candy from Jennie of The Artistic Stamper who is also taking part.

I'm also going to enter these in The Artistic Stamper December challenge which is Christmas - thank to Artyjen for the link on this.
Thanks for looking.

27 comments:

  1. Gorgeous Tags Fliss, I bet you are glad you are caught up now. Can't wait for tomorrows!
    Donna x

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  2. Hi,Fliss. These tags are fab, I love how you made them! Hugs. Miria

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  3. Fabulous improvisations Fliss! Love both of your tags! Your tag 3 flower is stunning! xx

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  4. Beautiful adaptations of the techniques fliss, love the way you flower turned out - both the tags are fantastic - thanks for sharing xxx

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  5. Oh my gosh you already have #3 done! and there both so beautiful. I adore your bird tag,the holly is much better than the tree just don't tell Tim LOL. great way to improvise on the flower too!

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  6. Love your tags ;-) Thanks for stoping by my blog!!

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  7. Oh wow Fliss these improvisations are stunning, love it all and some great ideas. Annette x

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  8. They are both lovely, Fliss. Wonder what will be on tomorrow's tag?!

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  9. you are good Fliss, Ive looked, admired and done absolutely nothing :)

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  10. Your flower is great and the first tag has a lovely almost oriental feel to it....so pretty!
    See you again tomorrow? ;)
    xoxo Sioux

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  11. These are both great, looks like for these two you had the same as me----one bird die. You have improvised very well.

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  12. Wow! These are both gorgeous! love the muted colours of the first and the vivid colours of the second. Beautiful work!

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  13. Wow, they are both stunning!!!
    Julie xx

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  14. fabulous tags, love them both, the flower on the second one is lovely and I like the lace on the bottom of the tag

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  15. oh hun just brilliant,knew yours would be first class just love what you have done,hugs cheryl xxxx

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  16. Two lovely tags Fliss. Great interpretations of the original T!m Tag.

    Great to catch up with you again!

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  17. You really nailed these Fliss, love them, and the way you adapted is really creative,
    hugs
    En x

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  18. Your tags are wonderful! Your improvising rocks!

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  19. Fabulous, luv how you can do it all your way and they turn out perfect! Your flower on the 2nd tag came out just right!

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  20. These are beautiful - you are so creative!

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  21. Fabulous tags, Fliss. Lord Tim would be proud to have done them! I'm just looking (still struggling with Christmas cards - ugh).

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  22. These are so pretty, I love the colours in them!

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  23. Great way to improvise - lovely tags!

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  24. Both are beautiful! Love the holly it is gorgeous on your first tag!

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  25. Loving your take on the tag Fliss... many thanks for joining in with the Artistic Stamper CT challenge... sorry I am so late getting here .. Merry Christmas x

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Fliss xx