Saturday, 5 December 2009

Tim's Tags and a Challenge

First I have a challenge entry which is for Polka Doodles Challenge 28 where you need to use 3 papers and a stamp.

The papers I've used for this card are by Basic Grey which have are just beautiful. I chose 3 and cut them out to fit in 6 panels on lilac backing card. I then stamped on faux stitching to emphasise the patchwork look. I added a stamped image by Stamp-It, coloured with my Prisma pencils and then inked around the edges. The finishing touch is a layered paper flower.

I've been following the super talented Tim Holtz this week as on 1 December his 12 Tags of Christmas started. If you haven't yet had a look, it is worth it for the fab tutorials with loads of great hints and tips. I've started making the tags but have only finished 2 so far as my challenge to myself is to make them with the supplies I have. Hopefully you'll like what I've done so far.

This is day 1 and I made my snowman by creating a paper template and cutting him out of white card which I coloured with black ink. I stamped snowflakes on him and embossed them with white powder. I then covered him with Glossy Accents.
My background is covered with several coats of clear embossing with a crackle stamp impressed due to lack of Rock Candy Crackle Paint.

This is day 2 and my frame is made using the new Cuttlebug Frame. I rubbed the raised edges with embossing ink and embossed them with gold powder. As the method of applying the ink is not perfect, the end result was a slightly distressed look which is in the spirit of Tim's tag.
I'll be working on days 3 to 5 tomorrow and it will be a definite challenge as I hardly have any of the supplies he used for days 4 and 5.


Kerry said...

Hi Fliss, I really like your card, the papers are lovely and your image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles this week.

Cheryl said...

hi hun that card is brilliant so so love that image,and as for Tims,tags,you are like me the only things I have are his,inks,and 3 bottles,of alchol inks,but its the ideas and the way you interprut them that make our tags so different you are so clever the way you have done that snowman,and the other tag is just brilliant,so worth wating for hun brilliant,love hugs cheryl xxxxx

IsaNorris said...

This is beautiful, I particularly like the last tag

Deborah said...

Love your patchwork card, Fliss. Such a simple idea but so effective. You chose just the right papers. And I love your Tim tags. It is so tempting when to rush out and get exactly the same products as he uses, so good on you for resisting and adapting what you have. At the end of the day, that's what it is all about.

Anonymous said...

More gorgeous work Fliss, i love that tag too
Guess who just one a dezinaworld collage sheet ??? Yep you did my friend. please email me at so i can attach and send you your prize in the return email
Hugs June x

Kris L said...

Beautiful paper and image! Thank you for playing along at Polkadoodles this week...Kris

Tip Top said...

Wonderful card and great tags too!!!!!!! Thanks for entering the Polkadoodle Challenge - hope you can join us again next week!

Hope Jacare said...

Beautiful projects Fliss - thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles! Cheers Claire x

Christine (Craftling) said...

Gorgeous tags, Fliss! Looking forward to seeing your improvised tags for the rest of the series, too! Ingenius, or what?

Chris xx


Stunning card Fliss - the papers are beautiful and I love the way you've edged them with the faux stitching - very effective. Such a lovely image too. Great tags as well!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx