Wednesday, December 7, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas - Day 7

Here's a link to Tim Holtz' Day 7 Tag during this 12 Tags of Christmas challenge. We're over half way though. Here's my tag, which is truest to the original that I've done so far.

Mucho thanks to my friend Shelly for giving me a couple sheets of kraft glassine a while ago. I didn't have the Holly Branch die that he used, so I used the smaller holly leaves from the Festive Greenery die. Needless to say I had to use more than four leaves.

Also, I initially tried to draw some branches onto chipboard because I don't have the Holly Branch die, but then it occurred to me that I have actual trees in my yard and, therefore, actual sticks. So at 6 a.m. this morning I put on my shoes to go outside and was delighted to see that there was snow everywhere! I had to clean the snow off my stick so that I could paint some fake snow on there.

The stamp that I used is by Anna Griffin, and the really fun new technique I learned this morning is fraying the ends of lace. Yeah, the kraft glassine was okay, too, but I will probably use the frayed lace more often.



Winnie said...

Great tag! I love how you used what you have..That is what I am doing..I only have 1 done so far....Hoping to catch up on the weekend.

Shelly Hickox said...

Was there a fraying lace technique? I totally missed that. I'm too much of a skimmer. LOVE your holly and leaves with the real branch - that gives me a lot of ideas for that die!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Simple and elegant! Love the lace as well!

jp said...

I'm enjoying all of your tags. Very inspiring. Could you share the stamps used on Tag #3, please?