Friday, December 3, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - #1


Once again Tim Holtz is doing his 12 Tags of Christmas and I'm attempting to play along this year.  The first tag was posted on Dec. 1st and it will continue every day until 12 are done.  You can see Tim's Day 1 tag here.

My tag is very similar but not the same as I didn't have all the supplies... which is fine... his tags are for inspiration and to try new techniques... doing them exactly is not required.  First off, I do not have that old rickety house die - yet - but after seeing the fabulous Christmas time house it made I've decided I should own it.  In the meantime I opted to make a more... different house.  I did the technique he share... which is WAY cool... but then I cut out one of the styled labels and then cut a key hole in it for the window (ya, I should have cut them at the same time but I wasn't thinking that far ahead, lol).  I cut a chimney afterwards from what was left after cutting out the label... cutting it exactly where I was going to place it on the label so the edges fit together... not that you can see them after adding the "snow".  My tree is a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamp... stamped it with Archival jet black onto grungeboard, cut it out, inked it completely with peeled paint and then a bit with pine needles.  I then took Tim's small pine branch image and stamped it on the tree using pine needles to give the tree the look of pine tree texture.  For my wreath I punched a Martha Stewart pine branch several times from green cardstock, inked them just a bit with pine needles and stuck them together in a wreath shape.  The ticket looked way too big down by the house so I put it at the top of the tag.  I just had to add a little bird and it is also a Martha Stewart punch.

14 comments:

Joy said...

ooooh! This turned out awesome! Love the addition of the little bird!

2amscrapper said...

I love your interpretation.

tessyluv45 said...

wow I just love your tag!

Lynn Stevens said...

What a cool keyhole window. great twist on the house Wanda!

Kathy Eddy said...

Looks great Wanda and I love your wreath and bird addition.

SusanK said...

This is cool! And I love the wreath and addition of the bird. I have that MS wreath punch and use it quite a bit myself.

Scrappy Mom said...

Love your take on Tim's tag, isn't it just fun using what you have instead of running out to buy the missing items. Great job very creative.

Jill W. said...

I love the way you took what you had and made it work...part of the fun is the challenge imo.
I also am playing along with the 12 tags and having a blast doing it.
Enjoy!
~Jill

Netty said...

Gorgeous tag and I love your interpretation. Annette x

Debby said...

Beautiful job Wanda! That house die is cool isn't it? I may have to own it someday.

inge said...

Hello Wanda,

your idea of using one of the labels as a house is genius ! It really looks like a house and still you were able to do this technique !

greetings from belgium
Inge

Lori said...

Great tag, Wanda! Love the house, and your tech with the wood look really turned out great!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your tag- the keyhole is awesome! TFS

Yogi said...

love your take on his house theme. The corrugated cardstock and the keyhole are wonderful.