Sunday, 11 December 2011

Christmas Tags

Like many other people I've been following the progress of Tim's (Holtz) 12 tags of Christmas with the intention of making each one or something like it day by day but somehow time has been running away from me as usual.  I have however made three (two of which you might see another day) all based loosely on some of his techniques.  Needless to say despite the huge number of dies and other things I have there are items he's used which I don't have - yet!!  The background on this one is his 'rusty' embossed look but I used a brocade stamp from Chocolate Baroque.  I don't have his fab pine cone die so I used a rose die to make flowers, leaves used a Marianne die and the border is a Tim Holtz die.  The lamp post is also a Marianne die and the letters were cut out using X-cut dies so as I said this is very loosely based on more than one of his 12 tags but it was fun to make.


  1. Well done Val for joining in the Timmy tags....your tag is lovely its got lots of texture and elements on it....


  2. This is lovely Val I like the die border and the flowers and leaves, makes for a beautiful collage.
    Val x

  3. A gorgeous tag Val. You are good having a go and making some of Tim's lovely tags, I've just not got enough time. Looking forward to seing the others.

    Sue x

  4. A real Tim Holtz tag Val - well done in joining along with him.......... I've just not had the time and as I realised most of my cards are "dimensional" I have been frantically making more "flat" ones so I don't pay a fortune in postage!!!

  5. I love the way you have adapted & I'll have to go investigate the "rusty embossing". I can't wait to get into the tags business (wink! wink!). I love the way your gold ribbon picks up on the little studs across the border.
    Hope time doesn't continue flying during the week.
    Paula (PEP)