Thursday, December 8, 2011

Tinsel Tag - Tim's #2

Eeeuuuwww, I thought this one would be so easy.  I loved the background and colors of Tim's tag and I am partial to using textiles.  So I thought #2 would be a walk in the park but it didn't play out that way.  I waited to do this tag because (here's my dirty little secret - on the first day of Tim's tags, I jumped off the cliff and ordered 5 of his BIGZ dies) this ornament die was on order and I thought it would work great for embossing the canvas.  And it did. I don't have the sticky back canvas, so I just glued canvas to chipboard and when completely dry, die cut it.  Then I embossed it with the Snow Flurries embossing folder and sponged it with Broken Twigs DI.  I don't have any of the seasonal kraft resist paper so I made my own - no problem there - stamped Tim's music stamp on a kraft tag and clear embossed a couple of images - it came out fine.  I swiped it with Picket Fence distress stain according to the Master's instructions - that worked out pretty okay too.  The Perfect Pearls mist didn't create droplets like Tim's did - maybe I had the wrong shade - I used Biscotti - but it did make a nice shine.  

Then what to do??  I had a great lump of blaaaaah. So I snazzed it up a bit with gold tinsel pipe cleaners I found at Jo-Ann's and then plopped one of my shabby crinoline poinsettias (handmade from crinoline and the Tattered Florals die) on it, which really ratcheted up the zing factor.  And there you have it.  I'm interested to know if you like it.  I do like it, but not sure if everyone will.  It has a bit of the retro garishness about it, sort of like Tim's #6 metal piece; not something everyone will appreciate.  Thanks so much for stopping by and for all your lovely comments!  You really make my day.  

Linked to:  Inspiration Emporium/Inspiration Journal 12 Tags, Tag 2

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Judy said...

Well, I like it! I think the retro tinsel look is awesome and I love your shabby poinsettia and the embossed ornament. I don't always leave comments (shame on me - I know!), but I have really enjoyed seeing how you make Tim's tags your own rather than just copying him. Your work is always wonderful! - Judy

Nancy Jensen said...

Hi Linda, I came by to tell you how much I like this tag! I get to see your creativeness via email but I just had to come by today. I LOVE your crinoline flowers and I've made some white ones using your tutorial... now I need to dive into dying my flowers too. Yours are gorgeous! The ornament and "shiny" is lovely too. Thanks for sharing!

Pam said...

I like your tag! I really love how you make Tim's tags your own. The crinoline poinsettia was just what it needed. I LOVE mine that you made & nope - haven't used them on anything for anyone else. They're mine! :)

Ellie Knol said...

I adore this one!

Susan said...

I love the ornament and, of course, the red flower. Great tag.

iReneM said...

I LOVE it, Linda.
Good use of the fancy pipecleaners :-) and your flower is gorgeous - as always.

Sharon said...

I like it!! I think you did a great job improvising the background (not having the resist paper). The tinsel adds the bling factor.

Anonymous said...

I have to agree, I love your take on Tim's's sooo retro how you did the crinoline poinsettia. It's right up my alley. I am just checking out your blog thru Tim's link, so am off to check out more.
My blog is if you care to visit.

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