Sunday, December 6, 2009

The 12 Tags of Christmas, Day 6

People were wondering what materials Tim would use on today's tag.  Who would have guessed sparkly fluff?  I'm not sure what it is, but know I don't have any.  My fifth grade teacher made us memorize a proverb a day, so I'm thinking....necessity is the mother of invention.  Anyway........... here is Tim's wonderful, nostalgic tag (the sparkly fluff is what makes the snow on the tree):


I have the car stamp, though a smaller version of it, and I have a beautiful and similar tree stamp from Stampin' Up.  Don't have that greeting stamp, don't have any jute, and again don't have that flourish stamp Tim uses almost every day.  No problem.  Remember the proverb.   Here is my version, followed by some explanation:


Tim covered his tag with dictionary paper and showed us a cool technique for pulling off some of the text with masking tape.  I do have old dictionary sheets, but decided to go with an old music sheet instead.  And I did use the masking tape technique.
Instead of the sparkly fluff, I mixed together some white flock and glitter shards for my snow.  I doubt if the sparkle shows up in the photo, but it is very nice soft fluffy and glittery snow.
I did find an old game piece, but opted not to use it.  My car is smaller than Tim's and the piece was just out of proportion.
Instead of the jute, I used plain old string, the kind you keep around the house to tie up stacks of newspapers.  Except mine is in the studio for art projects.  Oh, I do recycle, but get my news from TV and the internet.
So, here it is, all of 8:00AM, and Tag 6 is done!  On to other projects.

17 comments:

Wanda said...

Oh Eileen I just LOVE your tags!!! The are BEAUTIFUL!!!! Thanks for sharing.

Dorothy said...

Wonderful Eileen!!! I love it!

Carol's Crafts said...

Beautiful, Eileen. I like the size of your car. It's more in proportion.
Tim's is too large, in my opinion. Great job in improvising.

Hugs

Lori said...

Yea, I'm like three behind at this point. Too much stuff going on! I see some late nights in my future! Nice job! I don't have the car, but I have an idea brewin'!

inge said...

hello busy bee :)

I like your quote... I like what you came up with, not having all Tim's stuff. Your "fluff" does sparkle. I don't have the fluff also, but haven't figured out yet what to use instead.
I'm still busy on the previous tags...

greetings from belgium
Inge

Helena said...

Oh wow lady, I'm so envious!! I'm stuck at Day 2 (life got in the way) and I want to do all the tags but when?? Hmm, during the night? I could skip sleeping, who needs sleep??

Diann said...

Oh, this Tim tag too is just wonderful...you have thrilled me each day with your version! I like yours today and thanks for sharing how you achieved your tag.
Diann

Sherry Goodloe said...

Love your tag Eileen. The tags using other stamps, ephemera and products are my favorites with these tim-inspired tags!

Chrystal S said...

I love it Eileen! Great job and great use of what you did have! :)

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh WOW.....LOVE LOVE LOVE your interpretation!!!! FANTASTIC job ma'am!!!

Nancy said...

Love it! Like you, I don't have all of Tim's stash, so ... I'm off to improvise.

Cariena said...

you glitter fluffy queen, you!! i am now off to try my hand at makeshift fluffy glitter!!!WELL DONE!!!

Tracy kaufman said...

Wow your tag is wonderful

Earlene said...

Love it Eileen.
of course all your tags and art have been above and beyond.

Juliet A said...

You nailed it! It's exactly right!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

FUN, Eileen. The only car stamp I can find in my stash is a vintage Corvette LOL so I will certainly be improvising :O)

Julie Ann said...

Gorgeous tag!! In fact, I like it better than Tim's- to me, it's a lot more girl-y!! (Which I love!) :D