Thursday, December 6, 2007
by Tim Holtz and his 12 tags of Christmas. However, not liking mine. I don't have even half of the products he used on the tags he is making but I tried to make do with what I have and well, the results are not stunning. I used his new product though that I love - grunge board. It is like chipboard that is very flexible and you can paint, ink, emboss etc. anything to it and it doesn't rip or wrinkle. I used the leftover piece (the negative if you will) after I took out the swirl piece and used it as a stencil with blue distress ink. I then misted it with water and let the ink spread on the tag to make it all blue (even though it appears as white in this image). I also used one of the grunge board swirls and embossed it with the Cuttlebug and used the blue and vintage photo distress inks on it. I stamped the tree with black ink and painted on Stickles to give it a green and gold look. The Merry Christmas is heat embossed with copper E.P. and I used the Cropadile to put on that giant eyelet. I didn't have a star so I took some gold wire and bent it into a star shape. Had to adhere that with Diamond Glaze. I distressed the edges and inked them in the vintage photo ink. Ok so see how many products I used and own and yet I didn't have near what he is using! Some days I just want to give this craft up because as much money as I have spent I do not have enough. LOL! crazy, huh? Anyway here is his example and check back on his blog daily, today he is on day 6 but you can go back to the first days and see his others Tim Holtz Day 6. No comparison,huh? Well I suppose with practice it will get better.
This image is a Birthday card I had to make in like 2 minutes so I grabbed the catalog and copied a card. The image is not the one in the catalog and the colors aren't the same but the layout is. Love how simple yet great the SU catalog cards are. I have not done any other crafts this week, been out and about - you know it's that time of year! Oh got to mention this, it was cold today, for us - about 40 but in a couple of days it is going to be 75! Sat. 65, Sun. 70 and 75 Monday. Can you imagine? Hot, cold, hot, cold - all Fall has been like that! Weird weather once again.
By the way, the stamps on these are Stampin Up!