My Tim-inspired tag:
My Wendy-inspired tag:
Unless you've been busy orbiting earth, you know that Tim Holtz has once again made all Timoholics happy with his 12 Tags of Christmas. As usual, I'm following along, but this year I've made it my goal to be inspired by Tim, but do my own thing.
Another twist this year, is that some of us are doing the tags using more of Wendy Vecchi's stamps and/or style. I'm doing both. So really, I should be calling this the 24 Tags of Christmas. But wait.....my Tim tag today isn't even a Christmas tag. How that tag came to be is a question for another time. All I know is, I was browsing through my binder(s) of Tim's stamps, looking for something to use other than the tree he chose, and as soon as I saw the hand, something clicked. Why a tree stamped sideways inspired me to use a hand is beyond me. Any analysts out there care to venture a guess? Hah!
For both tags I used the background technique Tim used. As for the bird.....same technique on the Tim tag. For the Wendy tag, I went with ink and one of her background stamps instead of the tissue tape collage technique.
On both tags, instead of using a Christmas salvage sticker on the memo pin, I just created words with letters from the original salvage sticker book.
On the Tim tag, I colored the tissue tape flower with Perfect Pearls mist and put a brad in the center. On the Wendy tag, I used stickles on the flower and put a Jenni Bowlin chipboard button in the center (with Tim's Tiny Attacher.....I love how the staple is just the right size to go in both holes at once.)
Other big difference....Tim used white paint on his splatter stamp around the edges. On my Tim tag I did use that stamp, but instead of white paint, I used a very pale blue/green. For the Wendy tag, I didn't use the splatter stamp at all. I used the little dandelion stamp from the Botanical Art set, dabbing white paint on the flower heads only. Call me crazy, but I think they look a lot like snowflakes.
Just so you know, Blogger has been giving me fits all afternoon. I couldn't create links or insert pictures until I changed my settings back to their old editor. Which I hate. But at least I was able to blog. I hope. I haven't clicked on "publish post" yet. LOL!