Thursday, December 2, 2010

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas Day 2 and A Sneak Peek

My version of Day 2.  This tag went much more quickly, although as you can see, I didn't have many of the ingredients.  I had the Distress Inks and the Enamel, and a Tim Holtz Christmas sentiment.  All else is improvised....

I had a bird charm.... somewhere.... in my stash.  It is still hiding from me. I have to thank the creative and talented Louise at Kard Krazy for her fabulous improvised birdie idea.  I embossed a Stampin' Up! bird in copper embossing powder, rubbed DI over it, and cut it out.  I love the way it looks.... Louise is brilliant!  My foliage is some ancient PSX and Hero Arts, the swirl is Stampington, the music is I-don't-know-whose, and the blue dangly thing is 7Gypsies.  I really didn't have high hopes for myself on this one.... but now I rather like it.

I'd like to give a big shout out and many thanks to Sioux over at Artyjen - she's hosting a "Tim's Splinter Group" for everyone to link up their Tim Tag creations and share some inspiration and improvisation.  What a great idea! I think you'll want to take a look....

And now for the peek - I have a little "Gift Kit for Booklovers" tutorial over on the Rogue Redhead Designs blog, using Shar's "Relish Reading" plate.  I'd love for you to go over and have a look.  Here's the kit all packed up:
I will be AWOL for the next few days, and will sadly be missing at least four Tim Tags.  It's all good though - a big family gathering in honor of my uncle's 75th birthday, my cousin's 50th, and just plain old family time for the holidays.  Have a wonderful weekend, my friends! 

18 comments:

Larisa said...

Very nice tag!!! Love your creation))

donna said...

Your tag is absolutely beautiful!! Your book kit looks pretty cool too! I will have to check it out.

A Vintage Chic said...

Love your Tim tag, and your booklovers kit if just beautiful, my friend!

Hope you're having a wonderful night!

Julie

Susan Allan said...

Beautiful tag...a really interesting bird idea. You also do some amazingly beautiful and useful tutorials.
Such a busy lady!!!
Sue xxx

Artyjen said...

That is soooooo gorgeous! Love the candy cane creation too ;)
Here's to the 3rd day....might have to get inventive again ;)! See you in a few days then.
Thanks for joining the splinter group and the link ;)
xoxo Sioux
This is so much fun :)

Tracey said...

Stunning tag !! the birdie turned out so beautiful, also loving the little booklovers gift idea, thankyou for sharing, cant wait to see your next tag xxx

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Jean, your bird came out wonderfully! Love the berries on your tree, too --- they give it a fabulous punch of color.
Enjoy your family time -- you can always catch up on your tags later!

Sue West said...

A really beautiful tag, and I just love that bird.
Sue x

Jacqueline said...

Gosh, you do such beautiful artwork - love all of it!!

Fliss said...

Gorgeous tag and that bird really is lovely.
Love the copper colour (now why didn't I think of that! I did silver and ended up with grey cos the silver looked awful!)
x

Netty said...

Terrific tag, love it. Annette x

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your tag is beautiful! Enjoy your family time and Happy Holidays!

2amscrapper said...

You're brilliant!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Day 2 Tag! Love your improvised bird! I pulled mine out of my stash but had to do some serious searching to find it. Your gift kit is brilliant! Lovely!

Carola Bartz said...

This is such a beautiful tag! I love it.

the gypsy magpie said...

Again today, I love your tag. In fact, so I love both of your tags better than Tim's (much more my style). Thank you for the fabulous tip shared with you about using the bird stamp and embossing it- that is one I'm gonna use again and again. You constantly amaze me!

Shar said...

Wonderful tag and I just love your Christmas book lover's kit!

Lori said...

Awesome tag, Jean! Just love your substitutions!