Monday, December 5, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - Day 4

It's Day 4 for the Tim Holtz' Christmas tag challenge, and here's a link for Tim's Day 4 tag. And here is my answer to it:
This tag took a very long time to make, the reason, my crackle medium is very slow drying. I cut the snowman out of an old (I think retired) snowman die by Spellbinders and the numbers are also from a Spellbinders die. There's actually a little more color in the snowman that is appearing on this photo.

The background, which I tried Tim's way and failed, is made by spraying several Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and then spraying water to mix them on the tag. It's pretty shimmery in real life. Even though I couldn't get Tim's technique to work as well as mine, I do think I'll pick up some Picket Fence Distress Stain when I get a chance. My friend Shelly has a 10% off coupon code on her blog to Inspiration Emporium, so I'll probably use that.

The snowflake border, which I LOVE, is from Memory Box. Their dies are so cool and delicate.

I tried and tried to think of something to finish off this tag. To tell you the truth (and it might be blasphemous), I didn't really like the buttons Tim used on his tag. And I had a LOT of time to come up with an alternative (really, really slow drying time on the crackle medium). And then I remembered Anna Wight's crystal snowflakes. It's been long time since I made one, but they're really fun to make--especially if you like glitter all over your studio. See closeup below:


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Everytime I see that MB die cut I want it, even tho I don't do a lot of snow themed crafts. I like you take on tims tag and your glittery snowflake is pretty.