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Thursday, December 1, 2011

Twelve Tags of Christmas

Tim Tag #1 2011

I am SOooooo out of my comfort zone. I have been experimenting with some new crafting techniques. I am participating in Tim Holtz’s 12 Tags of Christmas. (I posted my first attempt at the TH technique, a Thanksgiving tag, a few weeks ago).

For me, participating in the Tim Holtz world-wide event means I go to his blog, watch his tutorial on the creation of the tag, and then adapt it for myself, using the supplies I have on hand. This one was a challenge, since I don’t own all the dies and supplies he used in the tutorial. I used all three of my cutters: Cricut for NOEL (cut from grungeboard) and some of the greenery, Silhouette Cameo for the tag itself and the music banner, and the Vagabond for the holly. Also used the Vagabond for dry embossing the tag, which I then heat embossed with Bridal embossing powder. I used several Ranger Distress Inks and paints. The color on this tag features Tim’s new seasonal winter color, Winter Spruce.

It was fun using a lot of the things I have had on hand for a long time. However, I am not a glitter person, and now it seems my entire hobby room is covered with Martha Stewart Sterling glitter. The holly berries are from a discarded centerpiece. For the music banner (only the edges are seen from the top view), I scanned my vintage (authentic) copy of “White Christmas,” printed it on cream cardstock, cut the banner out of it, inked the edges and folded it.

I’m tired now. I don’t see myself doing all 12 of the tags—there are other things to be done, like my life and Christmas shopping.

But, it was really fun. And, it is another chapter in “enjoying my hubby.” Oops, hObby….. VBG…

11 comments:

Danielle said...

Your tag came out great!! I've always looked at Tim's tags and thought about trying them... maybe I should give them a try and step out of the comfort zone, too. :)

zaya00 said...

A good combination of colors!
instead of cones and berries
Like when there's his individual)

Pam said...

Barbara....you tag turned out wonderful...love it!!!

Julie said...

I love how your tag came out !! Fabulous!!!

Hetty said...

Beautiful tag! Love your touch of berries!

Wanda H said...

A wonderful tag!!!

Heather in FL said...

Very cool! Looks nice!

lostartcreations said...

Your tag is SOOO pretty!

Anonymous said...

love the tag..thanks for sharing. mary

Cheryl S. said...

You might feel like you are out of your comfort zone but you are really doing any excellent job with your tags!! I came to visit your blog from All Things Tim group and am glad I dropped by.
Thanks for sharing!!

KropinKat said...

Great job! I love it! You are so very talented!!!