Tuesday, December 15, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas all Done!

Well here they are, All 12 of the tags for my sister. I am keeping the other set for myself. This has been a wonderful journey. Thanks for all your kind words and comments. I cant wait to do it all again next year. What/ where will our art take us next?

Stephen- Bearcrazyman

Monday, December 14, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 12

OK I'm a couple of days late but I got them done. I have loved working along with everyone in making these tags this year. I will miss the daily excitement and anticipation of another challenge.

I have never made the grunge paper roses before. I guess I made mine a little too big or bigger than I thought so I went with one one each tag instead of two.

Close up of yellow grunge rose

Close up of red rose

I used a trinket pin to attach my adage tags.

Friday, December 11, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 11

Its hard to believe that its almost over. I have enjoy every tag, some more than other. All of them have taught me some great techniques that I'm sure that I will use over and over again.
Today's tag was about canvas flowers and covering your own brads. I didn't have the tool Tim used, Big Surprise but made do with what I did have.

Really like the canvas flowers

Close up of the covered embellishments.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 10

Day 10 already.

I cant believe how fast its all going by. It will indeed be Christmas soon.
These are my 2 offerings of Tim's techniques today. I have to agree the tags took on a cool grungy, metal look and feel. They are almost ornaments in their own right. Instead of random words as Tim made his, I went for more of a traditional Holiday verse.

Tag 1, Joy to the World .

Tag 2 Peace on Earth.

Close up of Tim's great grunge board embellishments.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 9

When I saw Tim's day 9 tag this morning I knew that I had the perfect photos for my interpretation. The picture I used is ME! Yes its really me from when I was about 3 or 4. I didn't have any of Tim's film strips but I have the stamp so I used Stazon to stamp the frames on some clear plastic sheeting.
The photos in the frame are of my family as well.

Tag 1 with the Santa Clause initials just like Tim's

Tag 2 with the word ME!

In the photo frame, top to bottom my Mother, Father with 2 sisters and me on the bottom again with a stocking.

For obvious reasons this has to be my favorite so far.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 8

Day 8, more amazing techniques from Tim. He keeps surprising us everyday.
I wanted to change my tags up a little bit today since I was such a copy cat yesterday, LOL

Tim used holly,bells, and a key. I used a wreath and salvage stickers instead.

Tag one- Noel

Tag 2 Joy

I lit the flame in my lanterns using distress stickles.

Monday, December 7, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 7

Day 7 of Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas is here and no your not looking at his tag, this is indeed mine.

Being Monday and in a hurry as not to fall behind I am guilty of complete plagiarism. I recently got the Santa stamp he used and I loved the tag so much that I made mine just like his. Loved it so much I made two of them.

There is one exception. The word charms he has been using, well I don't have any of those so I snagged the image off of the Internet of one and printed it out. Inked it up some and put in on a round metal rimmed tag that I did have. I think the look turned out pretty good if I do say so....

Close up of the faux metal charm.

Day 8 is tomorrow. Will be two thirds done after that.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 6

WOW, it's day 6 already.... I can't believe that we are halfway through with the set. I really love the techniques used in today's tag but had never heard of Sparkly Fluff. I cant get most of the simple things Tim uses in my area much less Sparkly Fluff... LOL I mean really....
Anyway the techniques he taught with this tag were great. I'm sure that I will use the masking tape pulling off the print technique again. It gave the tags a wonderful vintage look.

Both my tags today are close to being complete copies of Tim's. However in lieu of Sparkly Fluff I embossed my tree with Holographic EP and then painted in the "snow" with paint from a paint dauber.

My take on the charm since I dont have the ones he used.

Didn't have bingo markers that I wanted to use so I punched the 25's from an old calender.

What will day 7 bring???

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 5

OK, Day 5. Fragments.... LOL I had to laugh for I substituted fragments on day 4 because I didn't have memory capsules....
Today I had to improvise on the edging a little and I had gold memory tape instead of silver. Embossing powder instead of distress and I used epoxy stickers instead of a rub on word. I like the look of the sticker for it the matches the fragments so well

Tag 1 close up

Tag 2 close up

Friday, December 4, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 4

Wow we are up to day 4 already. I had to improvise a lot today for I didn't have any memory capsules, trinket pins, and a few other items. Oh well learning the technique is what its all about right?
I love the way the multicolor collage stamping looks. Since I didn't have all the components Tim used I couldn't make a pin. But since I loved the dangle look of the tag I created a word component by using adage tags, glossy accents and a fragment charm.
Tag 1

Close up of fragment charm

Tag 2

Close up of fragment charm on tag 2. Notice the small metal tags I added to the swivel clasp.
Day 5... Bring it on.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 3

Ok Day 3 is here and what a great new technique, making plaid paper with glossy card stock and alcohol inks.
Oh the possiblities.....

Both of todays creations.

Tag 1

Close up of embelishment I stamped on a key tag

Tag 2

Santa stamp used on a red vellum key tag.
Day 4 here I come.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

12 Tags of Christmas, Day 2

1My interpretation of Tim's Tags, Day 2

I tried to make this one just like his however once again I didn't have a couple of the items he used. First off, no Distress Powder in Antique Gold. So I used what I had shiny gold embossing powder. I also didn't have any of the metal corners he used so I used some gold foil photo corners. I think the look turned out great!

Close up of the metal rose I re-created.

On this one I changed the sentiment to Merry Christmas.

Also I didn't have enough of the same metal blossoms so I had to improvise this rose. Kinda took on an open rose look.

Cant wait till day 3.....

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

12 Days of Christmas, Tim Holtz Style

Ok today Tim Holtz started his annual 12 Days of Christmas Tags.
Several of us on the All Things Tim Yahoo Group are playing along creating tags inspired by his creations.
These are my 2 interpertaions of his tags.

Tag 1

Close up of Tag 1
Tag 2
Close up of Tag 2