Saturday, December 12, 2009

Tim Holtz - Day 7 & 8

I think I finished my Christmas shopping today!! Unless I've forgotten somebody on my list, all I have to do now is wrap and mail!

Tim's Day 7 tag looked so involved and detailed...until I started reading. It's simple masking. I'm all for Tim selling his product with these tags (after all that's why he does them). But I have to day....BUY STICKY NOTES! for this! (eyeroll)

Once I figured out what he was doing with that fancy masking was a simple matter to use the sticky note I always use and get on with it! After I sponged around Santa (and the mask), I used my aqua painter to give his face some detail.I added the pom-pom ball fringe because it seemed to need some green at the bottom.

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous LETTER'S TO SANTA; Cornish Heritage Farms/The Rummage Bin: WINTER VINTAGE SIGNAGE
Paper: tag
Ink: Distress Ink: Scattered Straw, Peeled Paint, Fired Brick; Archival black
Accessories: Button, Scrappers Floss, Snow Cap Dabber, gold embossing powder, aqua painter, and Stickles

Tim's Day 8 tag was beautiful. But here again (and I'm not the only one...I've seen the same comment on other blogs) what the heck is that key doing on his tag??? (another eyeroll).

I sponged my tag with Shabby Shutters/Scattered Straw and sprinkled water on the tag. Then I stamped holly sprigs in Peeled Paint. And put red Stickles over the holly berries. Then while that was drying I followed Tim's directions for the "parchment" vellum. The little girl was stamped with Archival on glossy paper and then watercolored with my aqua painter. And of course my trusty Martha Stewart holly punch. (grin)

Stamps: Oxford Impressions WINTER SNOW
Paper: tag, vellum, glossy
Ink: Distress Ink: Shabby Shutters, Scattered Straw, and Peeled Paint; Archival black
Accessories: Stickles, aqua painter, gold cord, and Martha Stewart Holly punch


  1. I'm with you; I love multi-purpose tools and sticky notes have almost unlimited uses!

    Gorgeous Santa; the soft colors really make this perfect vintage jolly guy pop.

    Pretty vintage vellum tag, too -- the red stickles is a striking accent!

  2. I'm with you 100% on using the sticky notes - the precut masks for the flourishes may be cool, but to cut my own, I am happy to use what is cheap and easy.

    Your vintage little girl looks sweet on that vellum tag - I like it a lot better than Tim's!

  3. wow, I love both of these - great work on the tags. I hope you are going to get them all done so you can enter in the contest!! I too have used lots of sticky notes...but I did pick up a package of the non-printed masks .... in an impulse and long before I saw t!m acutally use them on his tag~!! heheheh!!