Thursday, December 1, 2011

Day 1 - Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas


Today starts Tim Holtz's 5th year inspiring all of us with his 12 Tags of Christmas.  Above is a picture of his tag and all directions including a video can be found on his blog HERE.  (ps.. if you are seeing this post at a later date and the link doesn't work, look towards the bottom of the left sidebar of his blog for the links to all of his 12 Tags of Christmas)  I think this tag is gorgeous!!!!!

Below are pictures of my tag.

I don't yet have his pinecone die or the festive greenery die so I improvised.  I made my own pinecone by watching the video closely, taking a piece of kraft core cardstock and lightly sketching my own cutting lines on the back, cut it out and assembling as per the video.  I got a somewhat dilapidated but very usable pinecone, lol... and I only made one!!!  I do want to get this die especially after seeing that it can also be used to make wonderful flowers!!!  For the greenery I used plastic and velvet items that I had.  I did dab the plastic ones with snow cap dabber for the snowy look.

I don't have any fine silver glitter so I first painted the letters with silver paint dabber and then used a chunkier silver glitter on them.  Joy is a Sizzix die cut from grungeboard.

My white embossing came out much heavier than Tim's tag but I sanded a bit away and also sprayed my tag with Perfect Pearls.  I forgot to brush some of the embossing powder from around the edges and didn't like quite so much "white" so added blue dots with a Sharpie marker.




23 comments:

Magis said...

Очень красивый , хороший тег!

Joy Kennedy said...

WOW! Your pinecone turned out awesome! Love your take on tag and thanks for playing along! And you know that I am partial to the "joy"! :)

Ally White Cat said...

So beautiful Wanda. Congratulations Tim better watch out!

susan s.

Beate said...

Beautiful tag! What a great take on Tim's tag.
Hugs and smiles

Erin Glee said...

Your hand cut pinecone is wonderful! Great tag : )

Kathy Eddy said...

Simply fabulous Wanda! I love your pinecone!

Alison said...

Your tag is gorgeous Wanda! Love your pine cone! x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

definitely a beautiful tag!!!

Bobbi said...

Beautiful take on Tim's tag. Love that you used what you had and even improvised your own pinecone. It's wonderful!! Love your creativity.

Bobbi

Donna said...

Gorgeous Tag, and your Pinecone is beautiful!
Donna x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Awesome tag- I really like your adding the blue dots- the JOY is great and love the pine cone- off to see Tim's video!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Your pinecone is unbelievably realistic! I've been playing around tonight to make a pinecone but haven't made that tag yet(got a poorly bug),

Lucy x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic tag, your pinecone looks wonderful. I also took the word Joy.

Robin said...

Wanda - beautiful tag - your pinecone is delightful and I like your choice of words!

Von said...

Beautiful Tag Wanda :)I've fallen at the first hurdle with no word dies and no pinecone :(
Von xxx

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful indeed! Love seeing everyone's spin on Day One. Your bundled greenery/pinecone are terrific.

Maria said...

I love this, you did a great job!!

Shelly Hickox said...

Your homemade pinecone came out so much better than mine! I will just pretend I didn't see that... ;-)

LOVE your tag!

Anonymous said...

Your tag is stunning! I love your "take" on Tim's. How creative to cut your very own pinecone by hand...who'da thunk it? LeAnn

Crafty Kate said...

Beautiful tag! Your pinecone is stunning! I really can appreciate it since I failed to do mine without that die. Great work!

Chelle said...

look at you improvising!! the tag came out perfectly! thank you for playing along with Inspiration Emporium!

2amscrapper said...

Looking good!

Leslie Miller said...

Your pinecones are amazing! You sure fooled me -- I thought they were real! Utterly gorgeous tags!