Sunday, December 12, 2010

The 12th Tag on Twelve-12

I finally made another tag under the tutelage of the master Tim Holtz for his annual 12 Tags of Christmas.  I went straight to the end and created today's Tag 12. 
What's similar:  I used a patterned paper for the tag, mine is from Graphic 45.  I used a calendar, but from Jenni Bowlin.  I used a cut out ornament--this one a Basic Gray chipboard.  I was so pleased with myself when I saw the great results of the inked and Rock Candy crackled ornament.  It was only when I went to attach the metal hook, that I realized the BG different design included the hook so I had to go back and add a layer of silver stickles on the top. That meant more drying time! I found a couple of metal corners to add as displayed on Tim's tag as well as the evergreen trim.  Sometimes there's comfort in not straying too far from the original, unlike the other Tim tag I made where I created my own theme.

Since this is a technique learning experience, I followed the directions and used the same inks and distressing as Tim suggested. 

17 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

Very nice...I am amazed that the ornament is just inked, then Stickled...looks like you used a heat gun or glossy accents. The sprig of pine and metal corners look great! Nice g45 pattern choice too :)

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

Season's Greetings my friend...

2amscrapper said...

Micupoftea, I meant to say crackled not stickled. You really know your inks, etc.

Lynn Stevens said...

Its so pretty Helene,your crackle looks cool! I'm so glad you played along with a few of them.

Netty said...

Oh wow its gorgeous and love your backing paper. Brilliant job. Annette x

craftattack said...

Lovely tag, well done!

cathy said...

You did a great job interpreting Tim's tag.

stampdiva said...

This could not be anymore beautiful. Lynne M

Lori said...

This is awesome, truly awesome! Love your ornament, and the background paper is spectacular!

Michele said...

oh Helene this is just so perfect. love the greenery sprig. xo

PetraB said...

Fantastic tag. Love the details.

Terry said...

Wow, this is so pretty! The background paper is so unique and works so well with your beautiful ornament! Love this!

Betty Anne said...

What a beautiful tag, I love how you did the ornament.

Shar said...

Lovely tag! The calendar is such a cool detail!

Stampin' D'Amour said...

I like how you thought "outside the box" and added your own details. It's a lovely tag! :)

-pamela

wwilloww said...

Helene, thanks so much for visiting my blog after my long hiatus!!! I really appreciate your comments and of course, I came to visit your blog and am stunned to see such gorgeous work!!! I particularly love your ATCs with the napkin images!!! OMG, the feather just works perfectly!!! Of course, your take on tim's tag is awesome as well! I love how you colored the ornament!!! Again, thanks so much for stopping by my blog!!!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wow, I just zipped past all the tags, and you really did a FAB lot of artwork, luv them all!

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