Ok, let me tell you a little secret - sometimes when you take a break from blogging/creating, you get out of the habit. Other things start filling the void that is left and suddenly you wonder how you can find the time to sit down and make something. At some point, you pry open the door to your studio and, as a gust of stale air whooshes out, you glance at your desk and notice the last thing you were working on was for Halloween - and it's over a month later!
Thankfully, Tim's Tags have come along to save me. I love seeing what he comes up with, but even more, I love the challenge of trying to recreate them with materials I have on hand. The first tag was particularly difficult since I had ABSOLUTELY nothing that he used, other than the Picket Fence crackle paint.
I had also been thinking about a new way to display my tags. I came up with the idea of mounting them on a block of wood - my kind hubby cut one out for me last night to try out (I drilled the hole tho!) and I love how it looks. I had nothing like the house die Tim used, so I substituted this beautiful door stamp from Artistic Outpost's Snowy Woods collection. I remembered the wonderful coloring that Cathy Edgar did w/this stamp and tried to recreate that look. Of course, she is a master with Copic markers and I have none! Instead, I colored the image using a water pen and Distress inks.
The picket fence is a wood one I bought ages ago. To finish my tag, I added some rusty jingle bells and a bit of glitter snow, and created a holder for my tag using a piece of wire. I love how it came out!
Here's to hoping this is just the inspiration I needed to get back in the saddle. :-)
This tag is delightful and so very creative! I love the door stamp even more than Tim's house (sshhh, don't tell, LOL!). And I love how it's wood-mounted - how creative! You will have a beautiful set for your mantel or bookshelf when you're done. :)ReplyDelete
I could have been reading the begining of this about myself, it's so so true, I have got out of the way of it as well, and I am excited Tim's Tags are back, but didn't get time today to attempt one. :(ReplyDelete
however, yours is very inspiring and shows me I don't need the same supplies to do a good job! Absolutely gorgeous tag, I think I have to make tim time tomorrow!!!
I love your wooden block display idea Shelley. I might have to do the same. You're tag looks fantastic and I like the way you've managed to create a tag that is very similar to Tim's without having all the exact same things in it. You've also challenged me to make time to participate because I really want to, so I will make the time!ReplyDelete
I LOVE this tag! Your version is spectacular, and I LOVE that it is mounted on wood! Can I steal that idea? lol! I just happen to have a WHOLE bunch of wood scraps...ReplyDelete
I LOVE your display idea. What a great way to make the tags part of your Christmas decor. Hmmmmmm, wonder if hubbie has any wood scraps!!!ReplyDelete
Great Tag! I like putting it on the box.ReplyDelete
I like your take on the first tag. What a great idea mounting it on wood. Shari (cricutrookie)ReplyDelete
Just beautiful, Shelly! Absolutely love it. So glad to see you being creative again and sharing with us. Can't wait to see what else you might come up with.....ReplyDelete
OMGosh! I LOVE the idea of making a tag from a wood block! Your coloring is WONDERFUL (and you say you can't color), and the snow/ice on the door looks great! I'm very impressed with this. Can Dan cut me some tagblocks?ReplyDelete
Welcome back! I love your version of the tag.....especially the wood tag to display it on, you will have a great collection by the time you are done.ReplyDelete
Shelly, love the stamp you chose to replace the house die. And mounting them on the wood block is genius! I'd been trying to think of a way to display these....they do make great decorations! Have fun with the 12 Tags!ReplyDelete
I can relate, I haven't picked up anything since Halloween and I was hoping too this would give me a jump start. Great idea with the block display and thanks for sharing your inspirations.ReplyDelete
I love how you used the door - it's beautiful!ReplyDelete
Shelly - Your tag is just great - love your interpretation.ReplyDelete
Shelly, your tag is gorgeous!!! And I love how you put it on wood... I can see a whole row of them.ReplyDelete
Shelly, your take on Tim's tags is always so great and original - and this one is no exception! I love the wood bloc for it - terrific idea!ReplyDelete
An absolute stunner! That door looks so fabulous and it's such a great idea to put it on a block.ReplyDelete
I'm still thinking about how to display mine.
love your take on day 1.. especially the fence and i love the dimension the wood providesReplyDelete
Hi! Gorgeous....some of T!m's dimensional tags do take some standing up on there own....so that is a great idea! Thanks for sharing and thanks for linking to my splinter group ;)ReplyDelete
ow thats fantastic!!ReplyDelete
well done :D
Love the clever way you have interpreted the tag and it looks fabulous on its wood mount - stunning door stamp too - thanks for sharing xxxReplyDelete
You've made a wonderfully inspiering series of tags!! Love them all. It's pure eyecandy!!ReplyDelete
Hugs and smiles,