Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tim's Tag - Day 6

Yesterday, I spent the day down near Tupelo getting firewood w/my man, so I couldn't work on my tag - ack! I did get to go to Hobby Lobby though, where I was pretty excited to find the mini garland that Tim used on this tag. I also found some very cute holly garland as well. Even better, everything was 50% off, so I got a lifetime supply for a buck!

I had just a few deviations from Tim's tag today - the biggest was my tree and I was so thrilled to see that it worked! I did a variation of the Faux Embossing Folders technique from the latest issue of the Technique Junkie newsletter. Instead of using a punched shape, I used one of the masks from Tattered Angels - you know, the ones we all bought and then never used. ;-) After I'd embossed it, I inked up the mask and then used it like a stamp to color the tree. It ended up giving it a speckled look, which I think looks so cool!

I couldn't get the right shade of blue for my background, plus, I'd really fallen in love with the way Stephen did his Day 4 tag. So, I decided to keep mine a nice, neutral brown shade. I think it really makes my reindeer stand out. For my reindeer, I used a clip art image that I Googled. I first painted him w/a dabber that I thought was the same one Tim used, but ended up being way darker, so I added a lighter blue over the top. When I sanded it, the original blue kind of peeked through. I liked that look so I left it that way. BTW, an emery board works great to sand those hard to reach spots!

The Peace stamp is from Oxford Impressions. I stamped it onto a scrap from a vintage ledger and then attached it to a ticket. I trimmed it and inked the edges and attached it with Tim's baby stapler. Instead of tissue tape, I pleated a strip of paper from a French book. The music background and snowflake are both from Oxford Impressions.

Now, I'm off to see if I can get caught up and finish today's tag!


  1. It's ADORABLE! I love the tip about using the masks to emboss with. You are a clever, clever stamper.

  2. Another stunning tag. Am really enjoying reading about all your improvisations which are so interesting and useful.

  3. How creative!! I love all your tips for substituting things you don't have. Wished I had a Hobby Lobby so I could purchase some of the mini garland as it has soooo many possibilities.

    Merry Christmas,
    Cheryl S.

  4. Well done on that tree! Reindeer looks great, too. (Don't ya just love Hobby Lobby?)

  5. All of your tags are gorgeous! Very "t!m-esque" (if there is such a thing)! You have done a great job of capturing the essence of his tags, with your own personal twist. I have been hoping to play along too, but life has gotten in the way so far. Beautiful work!

  6. Love it :D
    wish I hadd thought about googling an image LOL
    Julie xx

  7. This is one of my favorites- love your tips! Way to keep up with the tag making too!!

  8. Absolutely awesome tags you are creating.

  9. Your reindeer is amazing, another wonderful tag TFS xxx

  10. I am so in love with the way you are mounting your tags on the pieces of wood. I wish I had a hubby that could cut those for me. When I first saw them I was wondering how they were put together. I initially thought it was just a tag block of paper mache'. It really gives them so much more of an appealing look. Your artwork rocks as well.

  11. Shelly I've miss you so, but I now know were to find you. Oh My I love all your tags. Most of all No.5. Your work is just outstanding. You Rock!!

  12. Another fab tag, loving your rusty star and well done on your garland finds, there like non existent in the UK


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