Friday, December 3, 2010

The 12 Tags of Christmas - Day 3

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!

20 comments:

Jason said...

love it -- I was going to use my hand stamp too, you beat me too it

~Jason

oh yeah happy birthday!

Sandra said...

lovely - a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush!
Sandra

2amscrapper said...

You are sooooo creative!

Vic said...

Love them both!

Sara Carns said...

Ohhh.. FAB tags, Eileen!!! Love them!!!

Tammy D said...

Super duper cool!

Kathy Eddy said...

Great spin on the Tim tag and ypour Wendy version is so cute and soooo Wendy! You amaze me with all your talent and always so quick!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

I was actually going to finally update my blog, and I got distracted by your blog! Love both of these tags! It's a tough one, but I think I like the Tim tag more. Keep 'em coming!

Wanda H said...

Both tags are fabulous!!!!!

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Oh Eileen I LOVE those tags!!!!!! What awesome creations and I pray you had the most BLESSED birthday ever!!! You DEFINATELY deserve it!!!!

Elaine A said...

Great tags Eileen! I especially love " a bird in the hand"! Quite inventive of you. I hope you enjoyed your birthday?!!

Elaine Allen

Nancy said...

Wonderful tags!! I like Sandra's interpretation ... a bird in the hand ... lol
I used the dandelion stamp last year on one of the tags - GMTA!

Angie Hall Haviland said...

LOVE THEM LOVE THEM LOVE THEM!!! Eileen, they are FABULOUS!!! :) Love the bird on the hand...so fun!!

Chrystal S said...

Wonderful tags! I love that you used the hand! And I really like the Wendy inspired tag. Love that pink!

Anonymous said...

Eileen,
Your tags are marvelous! Love them both. Looks like snow crystals to me. Hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Gail in Oklahoma

Diann said...

I'm becoming a bore by saying your ART is just fabulous, but I do mean and believe that! I love both bird tags - love the bird in the hand on the Tim inspired one but I really feel and love the peace you passed on in the Wendy inspired tag....you go girl! Diann

Bearcrazyman said...

Wow, What a great idea. Definitely worth 2 in the bush. LOL

Love them both

wendy vecchi said...

the bird in the hand is PURE...genius!

SusanK said...

The hand holding a bird's nest..well, duh. Now why didn't I think of something clever like that???? Love your spin!

Lori said...

Love them both, of course. The use of the hand is brilliant, and I love how you used Wendy's berry tree on it's side. Again, brilliant. I really love viewing your interpretations.