Friday, December 23, 2011

Tag #10 - A long time coming

Well, it's taken me some time to get this posted. I have finished the 12 Tags and will try to post them all today. I was stumped on this one for a while, but.....TAH DAH!
I used Liquid Glass (ctmh) for the square ornament, over a stamp, the circle is an old sticky back epoxy embellie from CTMH that has lay dormant in my desk for years. I used music paper from my old paper stash and embossed the holly on , spritzed with Lindy's stamp gangs gold spray and voila!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Bow's

FromFantabulous Cricut The perfect Christmas Bows. I love it!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 9

I don't have time right now to give all the detail, but I will say that this is my all time favourite tag!It looks like brocade and CTMH ink works like distress ink for this purpose. LOVE!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Tag #8-Tim Holtz 12 Days of Tags

We are almost through the 12 tags. This is tag 8 (the steam punk one) I have never done steampunk before. I have to say....I quite like it, you will be seeing more of that style from me.
On this card I used an older stamp from Hero Arts and embossed it in white then sponged cranberry and new england ivy over it. I used the accent essentials cartridge to cut out a few gears, a MFT die for the arrow and cut the gameboard die out of the metal top of a coffee container. I happily splashed alcohol inks over it to age it (a touch of copper).
The Film strip is a CTMH stamp that I stamped on acetate and cut down to fit on the tag. THe little ladies on the bottom are part of Sassy Studio Designs Digi steampunk line, shrunk down and lined up and printed.
AHH, almost done, but how to get that 25 on the bottom?
I used a metal frame tag from long ago, stuck it to metal tape with the rub on 25 on it and filled the frame with liquid glass. The greenery is some of the glassine technique that Tim demonstrated a few tags ago. The UPC is a scrap that was sitting on my desk from another journalling tag. The wee lightbulb hanging from the top is a find from my brothers workshop, as is the washer just under the arrow :)
All products are CTMH, unless otherwise noted. They do work a lot like Tims Distress Inks.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Tags 6 and 7


I loved this technique! I will do that again. I used acrylic paint rather than the ranger ink and made it a birthday tag for a little guy that is having a party next week. I took a chipboard letter and painted it red, covered it in liquid glass, added a few beads on a wire and TAHDAH :)


ohhh, I had so much fun with this tag. I used my Lindys Stamp Gang Metallic Starbursts for the background and CTMH Jingle Borders stamp lightly stamped on the background. Another retired CTMH - for the No peeking embossed stamp. I cut the greenery out on the cricut. I didn't have glassine paper so I used the backing from my Xyron and crumbled it up....worked like a charm :) I will be saving more of that.

Christmas Tags- Assembly Line Style

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tag #1 -Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas

Now I finished tag #1! I used a cutout from the Winter Wonderland Cartridge for the Joy...layered up on 3 pieces of cardstock, covered in glitter glue and diamond dust.I embossed the tag with my allegro cuttlebug folder as per Tim's technique and used CTMH embossing white. I then sanded the blueberry kraft paper to reveal the core :).
The pinecones are from the Art Philosophy Cartridge, as are the holly leaves.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Tags 2 and 3

ARGH, uploading and photo taking have been the bane of this endeavour. My photo's are too dark or won't focus....and my computer has forgotten how to pull the pic's from the camera. Well, enough grumping.
I am using what I have, and the kraft resist paper was not part of my stash, so I downloaded some sheet music, used clear embossing powder and stamped the HOLIDAY on it. I stamped an image up in the upper left side as well, which didn't show up in the photo...but no open images in my stamps, so it stayed black :( The reindeer was cut on my cricut from the Winter Wonderland cartridge and the star and tinsel are from the kids craft bucket. I used brown cardstock spritzed with Tattered Angels glimmer mist in Coffee Shop for sparkle and cut the border from the Art Philosopy Cartridge.
My reindeer is fabric run through the xyron and stuck on scrap cardstock (yup, I will be doing this again :)It looks cool!) Brown Bag CTMH ink sponged around the edges and popped on pop dots. My hammer and eyelet maker dented the brads. Yeah....Love the hammer.
Tag #3 is a stretch, but I like it all the same. I embossed across the top of the tag , pulled ribbon from my stash (my mother in laws old sewing stuff) and teh snowman was a leftover from Tag #4. It was too small and ended up with the neatest blue outline from sitting in the splash on my desk while I completed the tag. The holly and berries are CTMH...the Art Philosophy and bling. The Cedar is Martha Stewarts punch.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas

I decided to play along with Tim this year and create the 12 tags of Christmas at least as many as I can. I don't have a lot of Tim Holtz toys, so I am improvising quite a bit, using Technique Junkies and Close to My Heart and my fertile imagination, lol. I have already learned new techniques and magic tricks that my kids are using to make their own ornaments :)Come play along with me at Tim Holtz's blog .
For this tag, I cut the snowman out of the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge, sprayed him with Lindy's Stamp Gang Bachelor Button Blue and Azure Sea Aster starbursts, then used the Feb/March 2011 technique from the Technique Junkies Newsletter called Faux Barn Wood (My all time fav) since my crackle paint finally bit the dust. The rest of the supplies are Close to My Heart.

For Day 5, I didn't have reverse written stamps, so I created a HOHO one with the 'A typeface' from CTMH August Special. You can use any background stamp as well. I used Martha Stewarts Cedar Bough punch to create a wreath. The rest of the adornments are old stock that I have lying around and never seem to use. Now to go back and make the first three tags, lol. I am having fun!