Today I want to share my Tim Holtz November tag. The original can of course be found HERE.
I followed Tim's instructions pretty much exactly, so I won't go into how I made it as you can read all about that on Tim's blog. I just used a different colour scheme, as here in Scotland, the Autumn colours have pretty much disappeared, so I kept it more wintery. The colours I used were Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and Aged Mahogany, for the background, and Walnut Stain and Brushed Pewter on the corrugated card.
I don't have the Ranger foil, so I used Pebeo instead, it's actually much lighter gold than it came out on the photos, so really goes quite well with the pewter colour, even though I normally would not mix gold and silver....
I did not have the embellishments Tim used, so used a word band and enamel number instead.
I decided at the beginning of the year to mount all of my 12 tags on a larger size 10 tag, so stuck with that idea, here is the background to the larger tag:
I painted the tag with Snow White Fresco Finish paint and then spritzt with Brushed Pewter, Iced Spruce and Walnut Stain sprays and did a little bit of background stamping too.
I cut a little tab for the top with the tiny tags and tabs die out of silver Mirri card and then aged it with Brushed Pewter and Walnut Stain sprays. When I heat set it, it started to bubble and gave a cool metal effect, - great new discovery that..
I added the month with the little Tim Holtz letter stickers, sanding them a bit first to distress them, a cool trick I learnt from the wonderful Paula Cheney a while back.
I adhered the smaller tag onto the larger one at a slight angle and that was pretty much it.
Now while I was at it, I decided to turn the leaf which had been cut from corrugated card into a Christmas card, using a very similar colour scheme:
I decorated the inside of my card in a similar way as my previous set of cards, as all the stamps etc were still on my desk.
Well, that's it for today. I'll be back on Friday when there is a new challenge over at A Vintage Journey.
I am of course adding my tag to Tim's Tag Challenge for November. Not much time to spare, but at least I made it...
Now to the Happy Mail: A while back I did some translating for the wonderful Dagmar, who lives in Germany and struggles with English. Well, look what arrived in the post a couple of days ago:
|This stunning tag! It was a project she posted on the Countryview Challenge blog as she was a winner and I helped her translating the description, it's so stunning!|
But, that was not all, look at this:
|A stunning little folder, not only beautiful, but practical too, for inside it looks like this:|
|There is a space to keep notes: Gift ideas, To do list, shopping list and Christmas cards.|
Such a clever and practical idea.
And last but not least, a lovely little desk calendar booklet:
|Love the mail art style of the covers!|
Here is the inside:
Thank you sooooo much Dagmar!!!
Well that is it for now. Have a fantastic week everyone!!