Hi Everyone and Welcome .
Some of you maybe meeting me here from seeing one of the tags I created and blogged already for
Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016- July and for some of you it maybe the first stop by my blog today and you won't have seen that tag yet. So for those who haven't hopped over here with me here's the link you will need to see the post and tag I am referring to.
Time now for the other one of the two tags I have created for this months 12 tags of 2016. Again as before and as mention in my earlier post I followed Tim's tutorial and techniques (which can be found here) but changed it up a little due to my craft stash lacking in some of the supplies. Forget the summer holidays/vacation season,here at Ink-A-Pink its all about the winter holiday season.
I used Tim's Stampers Anonymous Christmas Blueprint 2 stamp set - love the skate blueprint stamp (brings back happy memories of my teenage weekends spent at the local rink speed skating- still have my 'Bauers' up in the attic somewhere) and Broken China, Stormy Sky, Hickory Smoke, Black Soot and Picket Fence Distress markers and Inks to watercolour and distress, not forgetting the resist with the Distress Micro Glaze. Such a fab product that I really must use more often. All thanks goes to Tim for reminding me of this .
The words are created using Tim's Sissix Handwritten Holidays thinlit dies and Holiday Words Thinlit dies. I also used a silver pen this time to add highlights to the word 'peace'. Love how this makes it 'pop'. You'll notice too that I have chosen to use a deep blue tag this time , die cut using Tim's Bigz L Tags and Bookplates die.
I finished off the hole on my tag with an eyelet- in this case aged silver. The hanging snowflake was silver/pewter but it was too shiny (imho) so I toned down the shine using silver Alcohol ink and Hickory Smoke distress crayon and added an brad to the centre. Of course there had to be some paint splatters (you know I love my splatter brush) to give the impression of falling snow and the white ice dust that blades on ice create. Tim's new Distress Mica sprays give the image a delicate shimmer - you're gonna have to trust me on this one as the lens has failed me yet again
This tag has five aged silver star fasteners in line with all the other metal embellishments and silver highlights and shimmer and a micron Archival ink pen created the faux stitching( yes, my sewing machine is still sat on the naughty step after refusing to play fair)
and here again is the other of the two tags I have created for Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016
I really have enjoyed creating both tags (the other can been seen here) just as I always do. Tim's monthly tag is something I always look forward to seeing and creating. So thanks once again Tim for providing the continual creativity and inspiration that you do.
Don't forget I'd love to know which of the two tags you prefer. Despite my earlier indecision I think its this one that has my heart - probably because of those happy ice skating memories and smiles it brought to life whilst I was creating it.
A huge thanks goes out to you all for the time you have spent with me today. I really do appreciate it but its time now to love you and leave you
look forward to seeing you all again soon .
keep on the happy side