Thursday, December 1, 2011

Tim's Tags - Day 1

It's that time of year again! Time to participate in Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas. It's Tim's fifth year hosting this great inspirational event, and my third year to participate. Last year I didn't finish because my 25th Wedding Anniversary trip broke my momentum, but this year is just the 26th, so I can stay focused (sorry Honey). Here's Tim's Day 1 Tag. I was so excited about this challenge that I woke up early to get it finished before work. Okay, I didn't get it finished in the time alloted, but I did finally get it done, and here it is:



I know, I know, it doesn't look a thing like Tim's Tag, but that's the point. Tim provides the inspiration; the artist provides her or his own voice. My tag actually makes a social statement. We work and work all year long, day-in, day-out. Then Christmas comes along, and the gears freeze. Literally in this case.

The holly was die cut out of green cardstock with this Cherry Lynn Designs die, which I love. It's so delicate. I was going to use this Martha Stewart punch with a different green cardstock, but it had been so long since I had used the punch, I thought I would sharpen it first. In order to sharpen a punch, just punch through some foil or light metal. The light metal I had on hand was a scrap of green. WOW! It made some awesome winter folliage. Check out the detail:


I also used a Cuttlebug embossing folder and some Sizzix gear dies. The "Merry Christmas" is Anna Griffin, and Tiny Tim and Mr. Scrooge are by Stampin Up, colored with Copic markers.

This was so much fun, I can't wait for tomorrow!

7 comments:

Shelly Hickox said...

I had no idea that was metal until you showed the close up and described it. That is brilliant! I love how it looks. Your whole tag is amazing!

zaya00 said...

Vintage!

I like)

Sara said...

beautiful....

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

holy crap..it's cyndi..I miss you.

Lezlie Sherman said...

I love everything about this tag and how you worked the metal into it. Beautiful piece of art.

Joy Kennedy said...

Very pretty! Love your take on the tag! Thanks for playing along! :)

Luvy said...

Stunning tag!