not alot of chitchat today – just project!
i got a chance to play a bit more with some of tim holtz’s 12 tags of christmas this past weekend and here is what i ended up with:
it is another gift bag – this one is basically tag 2 BUT a few modifications and a couple of things borrowed from other tags. the st. nikolai stamp is from I Brake For Stamps and was drawn by my brother!
by far one of my fave things in the sessions of 12 tags was tim’s twist on the Cuttlebug Smoosh technique i first learned via the Technique Junkies newsletter. rather than inking the whole embossing folder he stamped on it and then ran it through for embossing. pure brilliance and huge DUH moment for me!!! if you look closely at this picture you will see that the tree branches appear to be behind the snowflake swirls. the tag is cut using my cricut, stamped with distress ink and clear embossed, then inked.
I tried my hand at what tim showed using one of his new facets pieces. LOVE these pieces but not too happy with how mine turned out – it is too black still :( i added a couple of tim’s pearl baubles to my twine along with the facet.
Another trick i pulled from one of the other tags was the enameled metal. i did not do the UTEE and paint but i did do the distress embossing powders on the metal pieces and i like how it turned out. the reindeer is also cut on my cricut and then embossed and inked. something fun i learned about my Imagine – i did the reindeer on my Cricut Imagine so i used white paper and then printed the color, then cut it out. well that means it has a white core like coordinations pretty much. so when i embossed it and lightly sanded it a bit i had white paper to ink over! i further accented him with red viva decor pearl pen. the red poinsettia is from Wild Orchids.
i thoroughly enjoyed getting down and dirty in my studio – that is my roots and i have strayed pretty far from them since getting into copics :P i hope to put a few more of his ideas to use. i did already take out the lampshade i have been meaning to do for pezza while i was doing colorwash sprays and got the sprayed – it is raspberry and watermelon – always been her two favorite Ranger colors. next i need to embellish….hhmmmmmmm…..
have a great day!