Saturday, 11 December 2010

Tim Tagstic

Evening dear Bloggers. I hope you have all made the most of this tropical weather and got all your Christmas shopping done before the Arctic conditions return!!! I even managed to spend a few hours in the garden today, admittedly it was only getting rid of what the cold had spoiled but it was lovely to be outside pottering again and amazingly enough apart from the remnants of the Summer bedding nothing seemed to be too worse for wear.

I have been loving Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas again this year. Have been following them? He has shared some amazing techniques and when you love to play it's a great excuse to get all the inks and stickles and stamps out and create just for the fun of it.

Apart from the blue Santa I managed to do last weekend I've been itching to have a go so yesterday after a quick bit of housework I had the luxury to spend a few hours playing and managed to do 4 of them. I'll share two today and two next time, don't want to give you tag overload.

As you know, I currently own very few TH stamps, texture plates and dies so my tags have all been made with other things but following the general Tim idea!

The first one is Tag 5 and Tim's looks like this.

And here's mine.

It has a white acrylic paint border and is inked with Barn Door DI. The ink wipes off the paint leaving the border. My trusty Habico Santa takes pride of place and the holly was from a Forever Friends Christmas set. I coloured it with promarkers and added some stickles.

The label was hand cut, painted with green acrylic paint and Peeled Paint DI rubbed over the top, the music was from an old torn sheet of music with Walnut stain DI rubbed along the ripped edges and the 25 was cut on my Slice, painted with white acrylic paint and rubbed around the edge with black ink. The little flower and leaves were hand drawn. Unfortunately, I didn't line up the Merry Christmas very well but as we are being arty I lived with it!!

Onto Tag 6 and again here is Tim's

And here is mine.

I embossed the tag with a cuttlebug leaves folder and inked with Broken China, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain DI. There is a swirl stamped onto it as well but it didn't work very well. Lastly I inked the edges with gold ink using a texture sponge.

The little deer was cut on my slice, embossed with a Cuttlebug snowflakes folder and painted with pale blue acrylic paint and rubbed over with Walnut Stain which I also used to colour his antlers and then they were glazed with glossy accents. The music ribbon is from the same piece of old sheet music and the greeting from a set of Hero stamps. I added a green ribbon and red bell instead of the garland. The Christmas decs are still in the loft so I couldn't raid them for this bit of embellishment!

I know Tim's are far far superior to mine but I really enjoyed having a go. I'll show you the others another day as promised but as Frankie at Tag It On is also playing along this week for her challenge I shall enter either tag , take your pick Frankie, you can have them both!!!!

Sioux's Splinter group is also having a lot of fun with their tags and there are some brilliant works of art being created. It's definitely worth having a look at.

Thanks for stopping by and have a lovely evening and enjoy your Sunday.


ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Both your tags are gorgeous!!!
Julie xx

Tracey said...

Wow both your tags are so good, I love the way you have been so creative and used what you have to hand, it is not all about getting exact copies in my opinion, in fact I get as much inspiration from seeing everyone elses tags as much as I do Tims and yours are no exception, thankyou for sharing xxx

PetraB said...

Your tags are terrific, well played.

Jill said...

I just love all the tags that you make, they are all so different but equally gorgeous Lisa! Jill x

Lynda said...

Your tags are wonderful Lisa - it's good to just have a play and enjoy it!

Love Lynda xxx

Sally H said...

Both your tags are gorgeous, and dare I say it...I prefer them to Tim's!

Dragon said...

Thanks for such great dreams, Lisa... But you always do such good work!!! It has been fun to be inspired by the man... You certainly came up trumps!!


Fabulous tags Lisa, and well done for using the stash you already have - you've given Sir Tim a run for his money!!
Hugs, Sylvia xxx