Tuesday, December 13, 2011

12 Tags of Christmas TAG 12

It was certainly fun while it lasted. Today is the end of the Tim Holtz 12 Tags of Christmas. And although I am sad that it's over, I'm also happy to get busy getting ready for Christmas. These tags take a lot out of ya! I'm not sure how long it takes everyone else, but I spent at least 4 - 5 hours each day on mine, from start to finish including blogging about it.

So let's get right to Tim's final tag...

Very vintage shabby, right? I love it. There were a LOT of steps to make this one, so be sure to go to Tim's blog post here to check it all out. 

Here is my ornament inspired by Tim...

Due to my smaller, shorter sized tag I had to leave out a few things like the greenery in the lower right corner and the sparkly Stickles around the border.

I didn't have any of Tim's new tissue wrap so I gave it a go with good old tissue tape instead, and it worked out fine. I couldn't do the wrinkling like Tim did, but I achieved a similar look and feel.

I didn't have a fractured doll and after three different craft stores, I finally gave up and used the Mini Sewing Room die of the dress form, cut it twice: once from thin white cardboard, then with glossy card stock and glued those together for a thicker look and the same glossy shine as the fractured doll. I used two foliage metal pieces for the chest, crimping each flowers petals up and inward slightly, then dusted them with Snow Cap White paint.

I love Tim's new Christmas charms. The snowflake is beautiful with a bit of Snow Cap White on it.

And here she is on the tree. I'm so happy I participated in the tags "real time" as best as I could this year. I loved looking forward to what Tim was going to come up with each morning. Now I have 12 beautiful new ornaments for our Christmas tree that we will cherish forever. 

Thank you Tim!


  1. They are all so gorgeous, Annette! I love how you kept the feel of the original ornaments but weren't afraid to change the shape and some of the elements. Bravo, my friend!! Would love to see a picture of you whole tree now that they're done! :)

  2. Whoops -- meant the feel of the original *tags*!

  3. Your tag is just fabulous! I love that you used the sewing room die instead and your tissue flower is great too :)

  4. So gorgeous Annette, as are all of them! What a lucky tree to have all these beauties on it! It has been a joy viewing all your works these 12 days! Merry Christmas!!!

  5. Following your progress with the tags was a great pleasure. I looked forward every day to seeing how you altered Tim's tags and I loved every one of yours. Thank you for taking the time to post and share.

  6. This is drop dead gorgeous.....what a great way to use what you have had...I'm not a huge fan of the fractured dolls; love the way you used paper to get the same glossy look. It's been fun.

  7. Love it! I am not fond of the dolls either so this is a great alternative. Thanks for sharing!

  8. I really enjoyed your take on the 12 tags of Christmas. I'm saddened that it's over already :( What fabulous treasures!

  9. Love it!!...in fact I like your's better because those "fractured dolls" kind of creep me out;) You are so talented and it is always so exciting to visit your blog. Merry Christmas!

  10. Thank you for generously sharing your talent this past year. I come to your blog on a regular basis to be inspired by your creativity.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours,

  11. Love your final tag! I love the way you incorporated the dress form into it.

    I was just searching for ideas for the Vintage Valise die and your blog came up - really cool album! I have no idea what to do with that die, lol. Guess I'll have to play around a bit!

  12. Congrats Annette - all the hours you spent really paid off. I love how you transformed your tags onto a gorgeous shape and are using them as tree ornaments. Fabulous job. I bet your tree is gorgeous. Happy New Year.


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