Thursday, December 08, 2011

Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 2

In case you missed the first Christmas Tag Post, I'm making cards inspired by techniques that Tim Holtz is using during his annual 12 Tags of Christmas!  Last year I think I only made one card based on the tags.  This year I'm trying to do something for every tag!  There's an added bonus of a prize if you link your project to that day's tag on Tim's site!  Also, you can play along with the 12 Tags of Christmas at Inspiration Emporium!

So this card is inspired by Tag #2.  I know, it looks completely different.  I really wanted to be making my own projects with just a few inspirations from each tag.  So for this, instead of a canvas reindeer, I made canvas roses.  I cut them out of MFT's Mini Rolled Roses Die and then inked the edges.  After they were rolled, I added some Crystal Stickles for some sparkle.  The third item in the flower cluster is a button from Tim Holtz Idea-ology - Accoutrements - Fanciful package.  I just LOVE it!  I wanted to incorporate the white stain from Tim's tag so I used some Symphony Tissue Tape and stained it with Picket Fence Distress Stain.  I also wanted to include the texture of burlap that Tim put on his tag.  I dyed mine green with Tattered Angels Apple Glimmer Mist.  I pulled a few of the edges off to put under the flowers and put the rest under the image.

Other notes about the card.  The image is Druscilla by Tiddly Inks and she's coloured with Copic Markers.  As a happy surprise, the challenge at the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog is to make an "Oh-la-la - Sexy Card to Warm Things Up"!  I added sparkle to her wings and to the flower in her hair.  The background paper is Basic Grey and the cardstock is Stampin' Up!

Here's a closeup of the flower cluster:

Thanks so much for visiting today!


Christy/Tiddly Inks said...

As always, Hannah, I am in awe....simply stunning! :)

Joey said...

Hannah this is absolutely gorgeous! beautiful colour choice and love the embellie flower. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks. Joey xx

mforquer said...

OH you are truly inspiring! This is gorgeous - I LOVE the sparkle and those flowers - WOW - beautiful!
PS thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Arabella said...

Oooh Hannah, your card is totally gorgeous! I love those canvas roses! They are so beautiful! Beautiful colours and colouring too!

Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks for the Ooh La La challenge!


Cheryl Valadez said...

Hi Hannah! This card is absolutely gorgeous! That glittery flower cluster is the perfect addition and your coloring of Druscilla is wonderful! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Tiddly Inks ;D Hugz, Cheryl

Loopylou. said...

oh Hannah this is just stunning hun, I think it is the most gorgeous tag I have seen.
I love those soft colours and your flower embellies look beautiful.
Thank you for sharing it with us this week over on Tiddly Inks
hugs Lou xxx

Stephanie aka Nerdette said...

Wow gorgeous tag. The details are all so beautiful. I don't think I have ever heard of tissue tape, will have to investigate that one. This Tim Holtz inspired project is so fab! Awesome job.

Thanks for playing along with the Tiddly Inks - Oh La La Sexy challenge.

Marlena Peduzzi said...

This is beautiful! Your embellishments are so wonderful and she looks just divine! Thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks!

Anna Christensen said...

Wow! stunning


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