How many of you are playing along with Tim Holtz and his 12 Tags of Christmas? I've wanted to with the previous two years but didn't, so I thought I'd try this time. Making a tag following his examples has been fun stress relief after work...although I'm not really getting any of my Christmas CARDS that I need to send out done........maybe I should sent out Christmas TAGS? Hmmmm........ Anyways, I think the great thing about his tutorials on his blog are the techniques he shows - it's always fun to learn something that you can use in other projects, and it can also be fun to come up with a suitable substitute when you don't have what he's using. These are the tags I made for days 1,2 and 3.
Day 1: Stamps are from Stampers Anonymous. This was my first time using Rock Candy Distress Crackle - I seemed to get a fine crackle that's not real obvious even with inking. Has anyone tried a really thick application? Did it give a better crackle?
Day 2: I loved the flecks from the gold Perfect Pearls and water mix, and his idea with the dimensional metal rose was so cool. Stamps: Stampers Anonymous and Inkadinkado.
Day 3: I ended up with this subtle plaid background using alcohol inks on glossy cardstock. Some of the colors I tried were way to vibrant for my tastes. I thought the overall look with the with paint stamped splatters was like a snowy woods scene. Stamps: Stampers Anonymous and Stampin' Up.
I hope if you're playing along that you'll leave comments about how the various techniques are working out for you. Have fun with your Christmas creating!