Thursday, December 9, 2010

Tim's Tag - Day 7 (falling behind!)

 I tell you, once you start falling behind on these....it's a slippery slope! Part of the problem with this tag is that it was such a struggle for me, I kept putting it aside. Today I decided that I would get it finished because I really want to work on the current one!

I had lots of substitutions for this one. I did use Grungeboard for my flower, but covered it with vintage French text. Instead of Rock Candy Stickles (I really need to get some of that!) I used chunky glitter and Glossy Accents. I think it looks pretty good! The center is a vintage brass button. My typewriter key was created using pretty much the same technique as I used last year (the only difference is I used a clear disk on the top). The 'joy' tag was created using a metal punch and a piece of tarnished brass.

I don't have the wood grain embossing folder, so I substituted one from Cuttlebug. I think it has a pretty similar look. Again, I used Glossy Accents and chunky glitter in lieu of the Rock Candy. I'm really happy with the way my letters came out. I didn't think I could get a good match with the red of the poinsettia, so I decided to ink them with green instead. I don't know if it was my dirty fingers or what, but they ended up with the coolest speckled look. I enhanced it with some Walnut Distress ink and then applied a light coating of Glossy Accents.

Ok, onwards and upwards! I have some serious catching up to do!

Linked to Artyjen's T!m Splinter Group. Go check it out - LOTS of fantastic eye candy there!

15 comments:

  1. I love it, and I'm very impressed with your "substitutions." So much better than just copying.
    Eileen

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  2. Gorgeous tag! Love the glittery finish.

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  3. Beautiful tag and your substitutions are perfect! Love this!

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  4. You are doing totally rocking Tim's tags! I love seeing how crafters are taking his fabulous ideas and running with them.

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  5. This turned out beautifully! Love the French text on the flower and the chunky glitter!

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  6. It looks great -- and that flower is sized beautifully:)
    (I'm feeling the pressure a bit with these tags, too. Just decided I'd have to let a few of the tags go by the wayside).

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  7. Terrific tag, Shelly! Even if you didn't have all the things Tim used, you sure do a great job of substituting....

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  8. Beautiful Tag! Love the chunky glitter!

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  9. Hey Shelly, thanks for pointing out your blog, love the ideas.

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  10. Totally scrummy and I am loving that chunky glitter, beautifully crafted as always, thanks for sharing xxx

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  11. I just love that your doing all yours in block form, there gonna make awesome decorations for the home x

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  12. I made substitutions just as you did... and forgot that I have that woodgrain Sizzix folder. I may have to redo that tag..... TFS

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  13. absolutely stunning! Lovin' what you have created from tim's 12 tags! :)

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