Sunday, December 2, 2007

On the first day of Christmas!

During the first 12 days of December Tim Holtz is offering tutorials on his blog for 12 Christmas tags. The following pics is my experimentation with his techniques. I am using his tutorials as inspiration to make tags and adapt into cards.


Day 1-Saturday December 1-Grungeboard and crackle
paint Moose searches forest for perfect Christmas tree.


I had to try my crackle paint (antique linen) on regular chipboard which provided a green base. (Thanks Linda for the tree tucked into my stocking!) I also added crackle paint to the tag and sponged fired brick distress ink after the paint was dry. Birch trees and pines fill the forest at my house so I added a piece of birch bark to the background.








Day 2-Sunday December 2-Dabbler Acrylic Paint
Let it Snow!

Tutorial was using the acrylic paint as a resist. Lots of bling was suggested for this one--that's the fun part for me!

18 comments:

  1. I was just visiting Tim's site and saw his great tags. You've done a great job on these yourself!

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  2. I just love these two especially the top one. Love your blog and read with interest about your weather brrrr keep warm.
    Love Cynthia x

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  3. These are both wonderful! I just love that crackle paint!

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  4. Cool work. Kim H. said she had crackle paint when we were talking, and now I see you have it too. I must run out and get me some. I'm so sorry that I haven't played with your challenges at the SS lately--I'm rarerly there these days; too many other comittments until the new year.

    Hugs,
    Beth

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  5. Those are beautiful,you've done an
    amazing job!!!

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  6. I love your crackly tree. I'll have to check out Tim's tutorials.

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  7. Gorgeous tags. I love the Tim Holtz style but don't own some of the fabby stuff yet!!

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  8. I am loving the TH tutorials, I have all this stuff as well and hardly use it, and your results are so gorgeous, I think I'm inspired to try something now!! I love tags anyway, so these are both super.

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  9. Both are great tags, have been keeping an eye on tim's fab tutorials, keep up the good work jan:)

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  10. what a fantastic variation on the crackle card! I like yours even better than Tim's (shhh...don't tell, LOL!) That moose is perfect!

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  11. Ooh, you are rocking Tim's tutorials this week. I adore the moose in the forest. Really wonderful work. The bling snow is so fun. I hope to play with these tonight.

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  12. Beautiful! So very beautiful!!

    ~ Jennifer

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  13. Absolutely love your snow card! You have a good eye for composition. Can you tell me
    how I get involved in this art form? I write poetry so would love to incorporate. Also interested in your challenges.

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  14. Wow Jan The Tag Cards of the Moose and snowman are amazing.

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  15. Jan, you must know more techniques than anyone else i know . Once again this is stunning work.
    Keltie

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  16. Wonderful tags.
    http://barnie.wordpress.com/

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  17. These are fab - Tim is so inspirational, and you've interpreted his techniques with your own style.
    Ros

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