Monday, December 7, 2015

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2015 - December

I just posted Tim's November tag a few days ago (JUST made the Nov 30th deadline!)  -  and here I am with my version of his December tag - an early bird!  Here is Tim's tag and link to his tutorial.
 For my tag, I used a piece of green burlap and the Festive Stencil that I sprayed with Iced Spruce Spray stain - LOVE how this came out!
I don't have Tim's bow die - so I used my Bow Die Small from Lil' Inker Designs.  I also don't have his foliage punches but I have some very similar ones from Martha Stewart - so I used those, punching sanded pieces of 3 colors of green Kraft Core paper from the Nostalgic Collection. I added 3 Jingle Brads to the wreath and used my brandy new Distress Splatter Brush to flick some Picket Fence Distress Paint over bow and wreath (what a fun tool! I've always had trouble 'splattering' and this tool works wonderfully!)   I rubbed my Crinkle Ribbon into Scattered Straw Distress ink spritzed with water on my craft mat, dryed it and looped it through the hole of my tag.
I sewed around the edges of my tag with black thread, varying straight and zig zag stitching.  I added 3 Small Talk Occasions sentiments and a Mirrored Star - colored as Tim did, with Mushroom Alcohol Ink
I love the green burlap and wreath with the red bow - what a fun technique - stenciling with Spray Stains over burlap!  I always learn something new doing Tim's monthly tags!
I'm also linking my tag to:
Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Silver and Gold (my bells)
I hope that your holiday preperations are going well so you're not too stressed!



16 comments:

~amy~ said...

julia! This is absolutely lovely!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous tag Julia! I love your big oversized bow, reminds me the wreath on my parent's front door! So warming and welcoming! Excellent version of Tim's tag! hugs :)

Annette Allen said...

this tag is amazing.. awesome designing..

Team Clark said...

Oh Julia, love your green version! This is fabulous!!!

A Pink said...

Love your take on Tims tag! Julia in that gorgeous green. so festive x

Brenda Brown said...

Absolutely delightful Julia, I just love your version.
Have a great week.
hugs Brenda xxx

Redanne said...

Wow, wow and wow again Julia, I just love your green version, it looks amazing. The subtle stenciling in the background is so beautiful and the bow - it looks fanatastic. This is such a great tag! Hugs, Anne xx

Loll said...

Sweet!! LOVE your tag Julia. Stamping on burlap ... cool idea. xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous tag Julia! Your wreath looks fantastic! So fun and festive!

Monika Gulyas said...

This is an absolutley fabulous version of Tim's tag!

Karen Crossen said...

Julia, this is just stunning!! I love the sentiment, the stamping on burlap and the stitching around the edges! Lovely! Thank you so much for playing with us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Beautiful tag!

Anita Houston said...

LOVE that green background!!! So gorgeous! Merry Christmas!!!

Mylissa Stout said...

Julia.....Your GREEN background is Stunning....it really makes everything POP!...THanKs for the visit and MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Donna B. said...

Beautiful tag!! Thanks so much for playing at the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Rachel said...

lovely take on tim's tag! i really like the look of the green background, it's so much more subtle than the red. love that. Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge! Happy New Year!

-Rachel
rwkrafts.com

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