Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Tim Tag 2011 - Day 6

Ok. Let me just say...I hate Tim's tag today. It's messy. It's sloppy. To me, he called this one in...

My challenge was to do something I liked out of the un-inspiration of Day 6. AND I LOVE WHAT I DID!!

I was looking thru my embossing folders and came across this musical note folder. And I remembered my resin birds - and BANG! I was inspired.

I don't have the big wide sheet of heavy foil Tim had, but I've had this roll of flashing tape for years. It's shiny. It has an adhesive backing. It's cheap. You can find it in the hardware store near the venting materials. The only down fall is that it's 2-inches wide. But I just laid two strips together and when embossed you don't really notice the joint.

What I disliked most about Tim's tag was the messy paint dabber painting. So, I colored the tag with my COPIC R29. Since Copics are alcohol based they act just like the Ranger's Alcohol Inks. Better yet..since Copic has like million colors you can get the EXACT shade you want (if you have it that is...).

The alcohol dries quickly but leaves the metal tape feeling a bit sticky. After I used the sander to remove color and distress the tape, I sprayed it with Workable Fixatif.

Here's my resin bird. I also colored with Copics.

The branch was a Prima product which I just hot glued to the tag. Added some ribbon and "Merry Christmas" - which is part of a Memory Box stamp. I also spot colored that with a Copic directly to the stamp.

Here's hoping Day 7 is more inspiration...


  1. You should be pleased - this is one amazing tag!!

  2. Oh I'm so glad it wasn't just me who disliked his tag- it's LAME!!!
    Love your though!!!

  3. Your tag is great! Love the way you did the bird and used your own tape. It's a beauty!

  4. I am really enjoying your takes on Tim's Tags! What do you mean it wasn't inspirational - look at what you came up with!!! GORGEOUS and you used what you had and was what you liked to work with, I do that all the time - Tim has to sell Ranger products - we aren't limited :) Your tags have been fabulous and I look forward to the rest.

    Lori K.

  5. I spied this wonderful piece on Tim's blog and had to come for a closer look. Gorgeous interpretation (I agree with your assessment of Tim's #6). Love what you did here. Beautiful color and that resin bird is THE perfect embellishment. I think you rocked this one!

  6. Another awesome, inspirational tag! I love what you did with the flashing tape - I've debated buying it but now I definitely will pick up some and try your technique.

  7. I adore your tag! Haven`t tackled this one myself but I do have several other foils I would use also. Oh I did laugh to read you assessing Tim! It`s good to be honest..