Monday, December 19

My Snowman Tag for ***Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas**

Oh my, Tim Holtz is one amazing crafter.  But I didn't need to even say that out loud....LOL!  The time he must spend creating the masterpieces that bestow our eyes!!!!  I started early in the day, but am just now finishing up with my first tag to join the fun at Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas.  I chose to start with Day 4 because I had been wanting to make some tags with snowmen on them.  I had most of the supplies already out, and when I saw this tutorial, I got really excited. 

To save you some time and for sake of not boring you horribly, I will show the picture, then all the challenges I am entering, then at the very end, I will post the techniques and supplies I used.



Challenges
  1. Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 4
  2. Simon Says Stamp and Show - Make a Tim Holtz themed tag
  3. My Craft Spot - #38 Tag You're It
  4. Die Cutting Divas - #44 Tags, Tags, and More Tags
  5. Anything Goes - Anything but a Card (tags OK)
  6. Cooking With Cricut - #64 Cards, Tags, and Gifts
  7. ABC Christmas - Y is for Yippee (Christmas is almost here)
  8. Quick Quotes - Tags
  9. Little Scrap Pieces - Winter Holiday
  10. Unity Stamp Co. - Gift Wrapping
Link Up Parties (may or may/not be for a prize)
  1. CRE8IVECINDY - FFF challenge (use one of her tutorials and link up)
  2. Whimsical Designs - Link Up a Tim Holtz or any other kind of Tag
  3. Ippity Linky Mondays - Dec. 19th Linky Party

Techniques and Tools:
Tag Base - old tp roll covered with blue dp on front and white cs on back.  I made my own Glimmery Mist using a Ranger mini mister, 3/4 water, 2 small drops perfect pearls, and blue re-inker.  I misted my tag with my "concoction" and let it dry.  While it was drying, I went ahead and distressed my snowman,  cut from the Gingerbread cart (white and top layer black) at 3 1/4".  I used a navy blue and light aqua with hints of white.  I also misted my snowman.  I stamped a swirly image onto the tag using  an Ippity Stamp set titled - Now and Always and white ink.  The swirl pattern was larger than the tag, but I wanted to mimic the technique Tim showed on his blog, so I allowed it to hang over the edge and pressed down.  I decided to stamp a second time just moving to the left a little this time.  I cut snowflakes out using Graphically Speaking,  2 small and 2 large.  I inked up the 2 small snowflakes with the same navy blue and hints of aqua.  I misted the 2 larger ones with the same blue mist concoction then once they were dry, I used foam squares to piece them together.  Since my snowman was dry, I moved onto piecing him together and inking the edges with a mixture of the same three inks.  I added Ranger Crackle Paint, allowed it to dry for a short while, then used my heat tool to speed up the process.  Once it was dry, I was able to add a bit of white tulle (scraps) and Antique White crinkle ribbon from 3GirlJam.  I threaded a bit more of the same tulle through a few buttons I chose out of my button drawer.  Then I cut a '2' and '5' from my Jasmine cartridge at 1 1/2" and embossed them using my musical notes folder.  I distressed them using my Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo distress ink.  After the first coat of Crackle Paint dried, I applied a 2nd coat...I guess practice makes perfect...LOL!    Then I repeated a few steps before piecing the entire project together.  I finished off by adding some glossy accents to the numbers, adding a charm to the tie, pearls and fibers to the snowman's hat, and crackle paint to the snowflake.

I am pleased with how well it turned out and am thankful to have had a chance to play with some of my new goodies. 

I hope you have enjoyed your visit and am always happy to read your lovely comments!!!

20 comments:

  1. Hey there girly. This is beyond fabulous!!! I can't believe that snowman came from your gingerbread cart. It totally looks like Timmy's die. You sure put a ton of work and detail into this. Glad to see you uploaded it at WD:) Hugs!

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  2. You r tag is so neat I love seeing these Tim Holtz styles. great job!
    DIANA L.
    http://www.dianamlarson.blogspot.com

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  3. Jessica thanks so much for joining my challenge wow this looks like Tim made this himself! Great job

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  4. Wonderful tag! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 44.

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  5. very pretty! thanks for sharing your creation at SDC!

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  6. Congratulations! Your tag was selected at Die Cuttin' Diva. Send me an e-mail and I will forward you some digis.

    Happy Holidays,
    Georgiana
    Carson's Creations

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  7. Hi Jessica - Your snowman tag is great! I love how you made the tag using your own stash - making substitutions where you could - I did a lot of that, too with this year's 12 Tags of Christmas. Thanks for joining in with Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

    Ellen :)

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  8. Your tag is stunning. Love the blue tints and that snowman! Thanks for playing along at Quick Quotes!

    ~Julie QQ DT

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  9. Ooo. I think it's great. Love the technics.

    Be blessed, Beckie

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  10. Jessica, this is beautiful!! I love the pretty details. They are all amazing! I love Tim Holtz tags and you have done him proud:) Love it-Anyone would love to receive this on their package! Gorgeous!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

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  11. Great tag! Love the fun details! I hope to do the Tim Holtz Tags next year! Happy Holidays to you! I am so happy we are blogging friends!
    Carri~abusybee
    www.doubleclickconnections.blogspot.com

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  12. Gorgeous tag Jessica :-) lovely details and sparkle :-)

    thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  13. just gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at CWC.
    Hugs,
    Larelyn

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  14. Those numbers are FABULOUS! I am still obsessed with Glossy Accents and it really makes them pop! I like the charm you added with the ribbon too : )

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!
    -Sarah

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  15. Fabulous job on your tag.
    http://lorisartsyobsession.blogspot.com/

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  16. Fabulous tag Jessica. Thank you for mentioning my challenge on your blog. Hugs:)
    Cindy

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  17. Absolutely beautiful tag!! thanks for joining the fun at My Craft Spot!

    Kimberly

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  18. What an absolutely lovely tag! Thank you so much for joining us at Quick Quotes for our challenge!!!

    ~Rhonda
    QQ DT

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  19. You need to email me your address because you are the winner of my challenge. Thank you so much for your amazing support. Hugs
    Cindy

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  20. Great job, love snowmen! <3

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I so enjoy reading your comments and love hopping back over to your blog to see your latest and greatest!
:O) Jessica B.
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