Well here we are folks; my entries for the Tim Holtz December tags competition.
The original tags can be found here.
This one was fun. I really love rainbows and I was inspired by some tinsel sold at Woolworths. I just gave it a haircut before I used it
All the techniques are the same except for the tag background and colouring in the baubles- I don’t have all the colours I would need in the Distress Stains so I used Distress Inks with the wrinkle free distress technique instead and the baubles were done by pressing the inkpads onto the craft mat and lifting off the colour with a water-brush to paint on the tag. Highlight were done in white acrylic paint and clear embossing powder for shine.
The Noel stamp is by Scrappy Cat; the Baubles by Stamp-It; The Musical Notes Tape by Francheville (I needed narrower tape than the Tim Holtz one); Distress Inks- Pine Needles, Spiced Marmalade, Worn Lipstick, Aged Mahogany, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord; Distress Stickles- Pine Needles, Stormy Sky, Chipped Sapphire, Dusty Concord, Aged Mahogany and Antique Linen
This one is proof that I can do ‘traditional’ if I want to
Again, all the techniques were more or less the same.
Background- Aged Mahogany and Tarnished Brass Distress Stains; Poinsettia- Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia (Couldn’t get the Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia. Ever tried getting a poinsettia die 4 days before christmas? I don’t recommend it), Aged Mahogany, Fired Brick and Pine Needles Distress Inks, dark green cardstock, Clear Rock Candy and Pine Needles Distress Stickles, Gold Grape Head Headpins; Flourish- the letter ‘S’ from a chipboard piece stained with Pine Needles Distress Stain, Gold Star; Wording- stamp is unknown! It doesn’t have a brand or anything on it sadly, stamped in Pine Needles Distress ink, background cardstock with Pumice Stone and Walnut Stain Distress Inks
I hope people like these tags as much as I enjoyed making them, they were well worth the effort. In fact, I was out shopping today for the background cardstock and red ribbon for the poinsettia tag and had naturally taken it with me so I could match them properly when this lovely lady in the shop complemented it! It’s so nice when people do that, thank you heaps. I hope everyone had a lovely safe christmas and all the best for the new year