Friday 18 November 2011

Tim Holtz inspired at The Stamp Man

Yay the end of the week and the beginning of the weekend.

Today it is my turn to host the challenge at The Stamp Man and I am asking that you choose any of Tim's Tags of Christmas - (so that gives you 48 to decide from) - and use his techniques to create your own Christmas project, that could be a card, tag or altered item. Just tell us which tag you have chosen and the techniques you have used from it. This really gives you the opportunity to be as creative as you want, but with a TH Christmas theme.

I chose Tim's very first tag, which you can find here. If you want to go directly to Tim's home page to find the others you could choose from, then click HERE. Scroll down and you will find them listed under Categories.

The main technique I used was a crackle paint background. 
When this was dry I stamped over it and added torn music paper, ribbons and embellishments.

Tag 1 - The Snowman

Tag 2 - Christmas Snow 1

Tag 3 - Snowflakes

Tag 4 - Christmas Snow 2

Tag 5 - Santa Claus

Tag 6 - Merry Christmas

Supplies used -
Tim Holtz Crackle Paint - picket fence, old paper, tattered rose, brushed corduroy, brushed pewter, tarnished brass
Distress Inks - weathered wood, dusty concord, seedless preserves, black soot, tumbled glass, tea dye, pumice stone, chipped sapphire, tattered rose. stormy sky, vintage photo, bundled sage, barn door, antique linen, mustard seed, ripe persimmon
Tim Holtz stamps - mini holidays 2

 I hope we will see you over at Jill's great challenge blog entering your fabulous creations and please go take a look at some amazing work for you inspiration by my teamies.

I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Ginger Gem at Gingersnap Creations 
this week for my 'Ravens' piece.

Have a wonderful day and a great weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Gina said...

Fabulous tags Brenda :D I am so struggling to get in a christmassy mood, maybe these will inspire me :D XXX

Margreet said...

Lovely tags Brenda....they are all beautiful....congrats on your so deserve it....have a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Netty said...

Great to see you are a Gingergem again Brenda.
wow thats a load of tags and all so pretty, enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Wow you have been busy Brenda, love your tags, great details on each one. Enjoy your weekend. Tracy x

Terry said...

Brenda, this is a fabulous collection of Christmas tags! Just love them all and I see I am not the only one with those mini lights! I think I will join in on the festive fun with you! Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous collection of tags Brenda, really enjoyed this challenge. Sue C x

Martina said...

A big aplause, Brenda!
What you make is a feast for my eyes to look at !!
Well done!!

Siobhan Fyffe said...

What a great selection of tags Brenda. I love your style!! Thanks for a great choice of theme, I really enjoyed this one!!
Have a good weekend.
Siobhan x

Cazro said...

Fabulous set of tags, I am inspired. Off to visit Tim! Caz

Fliss said...

You have been busy Brenda and they're all gorgeous and a great idea for a challenge theme. Will certainly have a go at this one.
Congratulations on your well deserved Ginger Gem too and hope you have a lovely weekend yourself.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Vicky said...

They are fabulous Brenda...!

big hugs Vicky xx

Kathyk said...

Glorious selection Brenda and I'm loving the string of lights!

Have a fab and craft-y weekend


Asia King (aka Joanna K) said...

What a superb collection of tags! All so different, yet beautifully complimenting each other ;) Just fabulous!!!

trisha too said...

What a gorgeous lot of tags--will have to check out the challenge, thank you for inviting us, Brenda!


Caroline said...

You made not one but 6.. Wow to all of them! You are right, there are so many techniques to choose from and it's great fun.

Thank you for picking this lovely theme.

Wishing you a crafty weekend!

cheryl said...

oh wow hun these are all amazing tags gosh the detail on each one is just brilliant hun,hugs cherylxxxx

Unknown said...

Oh my hon, all these are so special. I dont even have a fav as they are all brilliant. Your style is amazing xxx

Unknown said...

Hi Brenda, what gorgeous tags - so wish I was feeling Christmassy, but not yet. Maybe next month.

Hope work has calmed down for you now, or are you all gearing up for the Christmas play?


Sue said...

What a lovely selection of tags Brenda. Just think it will be the end of term before you know it :o) x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, you've been very creative, your Christmas tags are wonderful and very inspiring.

craftytrog said...

Gorgeous tag art Brenda! x

Juls said...

fabulous tags!! Hugs Juls