Friday, 10 December 2010

Tim Holtz's 12 Days Tags - Days 8 and 9

Hello everyone, I've now got days 8 and 9 of the tags to show you both of which have a lot of improvising, especially Day 9 as all I had for that one were the inks.
Here's Day 8:
All I had for this one was the mask so I followed Tim's fabulous tachnique for this and then stamped on the music score from before and snowflakes from the Reindeer Flight stamp set in black. I inked up the tag and then stamped on the flourish design from the same stamp set.
As I don't have the little houses border die, I drew my own, cut them out with a craft knift, painted them with Bottle Paint Dabber and added white for snow.
I made decorate corners from a square of harlequin patterned grungeboard cut in half diagonally, painted with Pearl Paint Dabber and embossed with silver ep. I did the clock element in a similar way with a Maya Road cog which I stuck a black musical clock face on.
Here's Day 9:
This is all improvised and most of the work went into the rosette flower as I haven't yet been able to get the die which is forever out of stock everywhere. Having made the rosette by hand, I can see why!
I watched Tim's video before attempting this and can reccommend it as it does help if you have to DIY as I did.
I cut a strip of 12x12 paper and stamped on the music score. I then trimmed one long edge with my pinking shears. I next used a small embossing tool to score lines down the paper at the bottom of each v on the pinked edge. When I'd finished that, I folded up the concertina exactly as Tim does although it's much harder without the magic perforations the die makes. I then did as Tim does in the video and steps following. A definite labour of love here!!!
I used the Vintage Market strip die for the alphabet letters and distressed the brads with the embossing ball tool. I made the crown and heart using plain grungeboard elements embossed with the Cuttlebug fancy corner and dots folders, painted and embossed as for the previous tag.
I managed to find a scrap of tulle (a leftover from years of making fairy style costumes for my daughters) and used decorative brads instead of Adornments. I finished off with some braid and bling from an old earring.
I'm linking again to Artyjen's Splinter Group and also to The Artistic Stamper It's Christmas Time Challenge.
I'm also going to enter this in Hels Sheridan's Sunday Stampers Wonderful Christmastime Challenge.
Thanks for looking and hope you all have a lovely weekend.


ScrappyDandyDoo said...

They are both lovely :D
Country view crafts have the die in stock :D
Julie xx

craftytrog said...

They both look brilliant Fliss! xx

Tracey said...

Your DIY rosette turned out fantastic Fliss, in fact both tags are utterly gorgeous, I can't believe there are only two days left !!! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend xxx

Netty said...

Wow they turned out brilliantly Fliss, and I don't mind not having that rosette die as its not too hard to make is money saved for something else
Love your interpretation. Annette x

nicoleqmullen said...

These both turned out fabulous for you, nice work! I feel your pain with the rosette, I ended up dragging my hubby in to help me make mine, I now want that die too!!

Lisa Somerville said...

Both turned out wonderful, love the center of your rosette and your use of color on the first one!

Anita said...

Your tags are really gorgeous Fliss. Like you I don't have much of the stuff used by his Timness, but it's great fun trying to figure out how to make them without.

Cheryl said...

oh wow fliss hun you have captured both these brilliant just adore them both,hugs cheyrl xxxxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

Great tags Fliss - and a superb rosette!

Hels Sheridan said...

Fabby tags Fliss, loving the colours on the second one :O)) THanks for joining in with the SUnday sTamper and the AS CT :O)) x

Paper Paradise said...

Love your takes on the tags. It is amazing how we adapt and grab alternative stuff to complete them! Sue x

Dezinaworld said...

Fliss your rosette was a success and these are both beautiful pieces.
I just popped by to ask your permission to use your beautiful creation from the dezinaworld challenge in a display of work on my website. could you please let me know if thats ok ?
Hugs June

Fiona said...

Brilliant tags Fliss, fantastic craft knife skills too. Your houses are fab.