Friday, December 31, 2010

CCC Week 25

No excuses, just totally lost track of time and missed week 24. I have about 3 different weeks to get caught up on. I loved this week's technique, and decided it was time to stray from Holiday stamping since I've madly been getting my Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas completed and loaded (Take a look on my blog). I used victorian velvet and concord grape, with burlap dribbled. Can't say the pink survived all the other colors. The technique is fun, and I love the way the tags pick up the color. No more using the excuse of not having the right paper to make a project! I am loving the tag alterations die, and what about all those fun ideology embellishments! Anyone else had to go in search of just the right storage bin? I think I found the best one out there - I am using the bead organizers they sell for $1.99 at Michaels. They are clear so you can see everything at a glance. Well, it's good to be back in the swing of stamping and creating - finally using up some of the 'collection'! Happy New Year Everyone!

Tim Holtz - Tag 11

So - how cool is it that you can create a stamp from any of the dies you have! Kind of like getting 2 things for the price of one! I didn't have any foam, and wanted to get these tags done, so I cheated a little and stamped a few snowflakes from other stamps I had in the 'stash'. I think I am finally getting the hang of the ink blending - you be the judge. It seems more 'blended' on the last few projects than it did at first. I have been using the tools so much, I finally broke down a bought a few of the blending handles so I could have one for each basic color. My holiday treat to myself. Well, just one more tag to go. I am waiting for the crackle paint to dry so I can cut out the image.

Tim Holtz - Tag 10

I didn't have that darling snowman, but did have the beautiful ornaments. The snowflake texture folder is from Sizzix a few years ago. I was glad I had saved some of the old packaging from some purchases. I took some extra time and cut out a few clear tags for later projects. I was looking back over Tim's last few years of tags, and thinking to myself, He sure outdid himself with techniques this year!

Tim Holtz - Tag 9

Wow, How beautiful is this! The shimmering gold, which didn't photo well, really set this apart. And, I finally broke the hammer out of the packaging - it's been in my drawer forever! AND - I have the packaging for one of the next tags. What a fun week this has been. I should probably send work a thank-you note for giving me the week off to play!

Tim Holtz - Tag 7

I really had fun with this one, although it took me what seemed like most of an afternoon. I got to enjoy Julie and Julia all the way through. I had to improvise on the sprays - but had some from Radiant pearls that seemed to do quite a good job. The wood sure photo'd yellow, but it is a much more earthy tone in person. I can see alot of uses for the sticky back canvas/grungeboard combination. I 'm glad it comes in a 5 pack!

Tim Holtz - Tag 6

Okay, so how fun was this one! Are you like me and wondered why Tim would make a texture plate with so much open space? And, do you really wonder if he had this technique in mind - or came up with after the fact. Either way - how cool. I have become kind of texture plate crazy and seem to be using them on each and every project somehow these days.

Tim Holtz - Tag 5

This was one of my favorites. It is chocked full of new ideas and techniques with items I already had in the drawer! Since we can't get very many Tim supplies locally, ordering them and getting them in time was out of the question. Probably saved my checking account a serious hit anyways...

Tim Holtz Tag 4

Well, Better late than never. I have been making the tags, slow but sure. I like most, have had to substitute a few things along the way. I really liked the facet and how it turned out. The rest of the tag - not so much. Learning the new techniques has been a blast and I can't wait to do my first card challenge for my stamp club later this week.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 3

Wow, Already day 3. I have had a blast with these new tags, techniques, old and new. It is so fun to use up the 'stash' of Tim products. Join in all the fun with Tim's 12 tags of Christmas. This is a very fun time - I can't always do one a day - in fact today I did 2, plus my cards for an upcoming swap - using Tim's techniques of course.... Happy Holidays everyone. Thank you for looking.

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas - Tag 2

Here is my 2nd tag in the Tim Holtz 12 tags of Christmas. This is the greatest challenge. 12 days of tags, all with a Christmas theme, new techniques, products, etc. This one did NOT photo well. So sorry... But - if you have not used the Cut and Dry foam stamping technique before - do yourself a favor had check it out. Amazing is all I have to say....

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas - 1st tag

OMG - It's that time of year again. Tim Holtz is doing his 12 Tags of Christmas 2010. His art, innovation, imagination, and techniques are of course amazing as always. Check out Tim's Blog for all the pics and details. If you are Tim fan - this is a MUST. Enjoy