Sunday, December 13, 2009

Tim's Tags Days 11 and 12 and more

These are the last of Tim's tags for the 12 Tags of Christmas for this year. And boy,  are they awesome. The Day 11 tag was posted really late {about 4am my time} because Tim had trouble uploading it. But check it out - I love the way he did the deer, and those canvas brads are just awesome! {yep, I see another tool purchase in my future LOL} And I love the red flourish with the green background. Instructions for this tag can be found on Tim's blog.

(Tag and photo by Tim Holtz)

And OH my goodness! Talk about saving the best for last...! Several of us have been asking Tim for a tutorial for making the grunge paper roses.. and here they are! I love love LOVE these flowers, and luckily was able to get some grunge paper before the LSS closed.. I have been saving it for just this technique. Hopefully tomorrow I will have a chance to play with it {today was spent putting up the Christmas tree - more on that later}. I spent a little time today making some pearl sprays, so it will be interesting to see how they turn out. As always, instructions on Tim's Blog.

(Tag and photo by Tim Holtz)

Here is my tag, based on the Day 10 tag. I used metal tape that I found at O'Reilly's Auto Parts store. Yep. You read that right. I went shopping for scrapbook supplies at the auto parts store. {Hey, you would be surprised the cool stuff you can find in a place like that!}
Anyway, the tape was exactly the same width as the tag, so I trimmed my tag to make it a little narrower so I could fold over the edges like Tim did on his tag. The letters, star and flourish are all grungeboard, which I attached with Zip Dry. Since I don't have any of Tim's pen {yet} I simply cut up one of the foam applicators and used that to apply the alcohol inks.

This was my big project today - putting up the Christmas tree... I gave in a couple of years ago and bought a smaller, prelit, artificial tree. Smaller because there are kids and dogs here, and it's harder to keep a regular tree looking nice the whole time. Not to mention there really isn't room for it here. This picture was taken before adding the ornaments. {Rhi, of course, had to be in the picture too}

This is the after photo.

Closeup of one of the vintage ornaments. This photo was taken using only the existing light in the room - one lamp, and the tree lights. {Yep, that's the Burl Ives snowman in the background}

Another closeup ornament shot.. really like how this one turned out too.

And speaking of Christmas, today I received a Secret Santa package! Hooray! This is some of what was in it - lots of yummy goodies, including Tim stuff! The things {I just now realized} I forgot to get in the picture were 2 distress reinkes (milled lavender and worn lipstick), some baby's breath Shimmerz, and a bag of Christmas mint m&ms! Yum! The best part? Those awesome Rock Star chipboard letters!! Thank you so much!!!

Unfortunately, my SS didn't sign their NAME... so I don't know who it is... or which board to thank them on! eek! The package came from Oregon, but it isn't an address I have written down anywhere.. so it will be fun to try to figure out who it is from!

Finished up my Christmas cards the other night at work - this is the basic design, though most of them ended up being horizontal, and with three trees on the front. Pretty simple, but I think they look cute. Now I just need to get them addressed and sent out.

1 comment:

Kimmy said...

your tag is gorgeous! you take really great photos too, mine look like crap- I just gave up!