Friday, 3 December 2010

Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas 2010, #1

It's December again, so it must be time for Tim Holtz to delight us with his daily "12 Tags of Christmas"!

There were quite a few "bits" that I didn't have to complete this tag as demonstrated by Tim in his instructions, as follows:

House - I don't have his wonky house die and my Cuttlebug is packed away in a box somewhere, so I could neither cut it out or emboss it with his notepaper folder. Instead, I used my own wonky house design, cut on the Cricut. I used my Scor-it board to create the horizontal lines, which remained white when the house was inked. I had no mica for the windows so I used vellum with a dot pattern on it. All snow on the tag is Ranger's White Enamel Accents (first time I'd used it, and I LOVE IT).

Tree - I didn't have a bendy Prima branch thingy, so cut my own winter tree on the Cricut, inked it dark brown and snowed it with enamel accents.

Holly wreath - I didn't have any mini holly garland, so I cut a wreath and bow shape on the Cricut and coloured with Promarkers.

Fence - my own design, again cut on the Cricut.

Ticket - I had no Cut'n'Dry felt to make a custom ink pad (and to be honest, if I did, I don't think I'd do it anyway!). I inked the stamp in black and used a baby wipe to remove ink from the parts I didn't want to show as black and stamped it. I did the same again with green ink, then with red. I think it turned out pretty well! :)

I'm a day behind, so I'd better get a move on with day 2! :)

32 comments :

Sarah St. George said...

Great work, Dan! I love how you were able to use your own things to recreate it! I don't have a lot of the things Tim is using so it's great inspiration! Thanks for sharing! :-)

DebC said...

LOVE IT!!!

Netty said...

Terrific tag and thank heavens for your cricut (whatever that is!) great improvisations here. Annette

misteejay said...

Dan your 'alternatives' have resulted in a lovely tag.

Toni :o)

Karen's Fun Blog said...

This is incredible!!!!! : )

Sandra said...

nice job!
Sandra

Melanie said...

I can't ever think outside the box and do his tags! You did AWESOME! Hmm ... maybe I should try it? LOL. Or just sit and enjoy everyone else's creations? yeah.

crotnem said...

WOW Dan, I love what you did on your tag. Great job or shall I say great art!!!
Cheryl

Carol said...

That's great Dan, I had the same idea to use your wonky house file! You beat me to it and it looks fabulous.
Carol.

Lisa said...

Love it Dan!! Great Job!! I love yours as much as Tim's!!
Big Hugs!

Celeste said...

Love the tag...

Deedles said...

Really great tag! I like when you add your own touches and do not make a carbon copy. I do it all the time.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Dan! I love how you made it your own... I am a big fan of improvising and being inspired by something else you've seen and making it to define "you". Great job!!

Cheri in NY

Sherry Edwards said...

What a great job you made of it using your own designs.

Andrea said...

Dan just love how you have created your own and the trees amazing, what a brilliant tag LOVE IT xx

Artyjen said...

Ooh! That's fabby Dan...great inventiveness ;) Want to join a splinter group? Love for you to pop by :)
xoxo Sioux

cinmfoster said...

Great tag, Dan. Love how you made it your own.

Who's the Blogger? said...

Great job! I doubt seriously if Tim would mind your innovations and adaptations - he's all about inspiring his fellow crafters.

Tami said...

Dan, you HAVE to try the Cut and Dry foam stamp pad technique! I did it last night and I LOVE it. It's really fun!

JenE said...

Love it Dan! Great way to improvise!

Beej said...

Dan, it's wonderful! I am expecting his book to arrive today and so excited to make the tags too. Yours is stunning, you are very creative. Thank you for sharing.

Jennie said...

Great Tag Dan! love all the improvisation.. but isn't that what it is all about:) Come and join ArtyJen's alternative Tag group. the link is on the sidebar of my blog
XX

Chris said...

Love your creativity. I like your house so much more, but it just goes to show...an idea can blossom into so many different and fantastic ways.

ArtzeeChris said...

Super Tag! I especially love the little fench. Such a sweet little touch! I definately will be following your blog!

Chris :)

Lesley Oman said...

i love it Dan! Great adaptation. you must have had your crafty thinking hat on!
xox
lesley
aka HungryHeffy

Anonymous said...

Love this tag! Thanks for sharing your talents.

Hels Sheridan said...

Totally fabulous Dan, I love that you used improv and made a FABBY tag! x

Shar said...

Wonderful tag! Love the way the snow drips from the tree and rooftop!

Anonymous said...

This one's my favorite so far!
Evelyn

PetraB said...

It perfectly captures the spirit for the first tag. Brilliant improvisations especially for the snow.

Lynne Smith said...

Thanks for the tips. I too have a cricut and don't own the dies that Tim used but loved the tag. Now I can go to my trusy cricut for the same parts.

Aurora Scraps & More said...

Your tag is absolutely gorgeous. I only wish I had even a smidgen of your talent!! Gotta love the cricut (and SCAL)!

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