Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Tim's Tag Day 1

Woo hoo! It's time again for Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas! I have been in a bit of a stamping slump lately and I think this is just what I needed to get myself back in the studio.

I love today's tag - what a great start! I didn't have the Rock Candy crackle stuff, so I used some old Fragile Crackle I had lying around. Not quite the same effect, but better than I thought it was going to be. I also didn't have the Distress Stickles, so I used regular Stickles and then sprinkled a bit of Martha Stewart glitter on it to make it a little more snowy looking.

Almost all my stamps are from various Oxford Impressions Christmas/Winter plates. The main image is from their latest collection - St. Nicholas. I am in love with this stamp! I would never have thought to emboss on Grungeboard and then go over it with white paint. VERY cool effect. I finished my piece with a bit of black twill tape and a snowflake charm from OI.

Hope you enjoyed my interpretation. I can't wait to see what tomorrow's tag is!


  1. BEAUTIFUL, Shelly!! Love your take on the tag. I need to pull out my O.I. Stamps...haven't used them in ages :)

  2. Oh you lucky girl , you got to play today, and just like I thought better than you know whos!

  3. Shelly, love how your tag turned out. I also love the new OI stamps.
    I tried Day One's tag, but didn't have good luck with the embossing on grungeboard. Yours seems to have turned out quite well.

  4. Beautiful. I must be out of the loop. What is grungeboard?

  5. This is wonderful, Shelly! All your substitutions are as good as the ones Tim used! Isn't it a pretty color, too???

  6. Wow! You've been busy! Love all the tags! Love the way you made the icicles at the top of this!!! Marva


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