Happy Hellos Everyone!
I hope your week has kicked off to a fantastic start. A couple months ago I shared I had an opportunity to take a class with Jennifer McGuire. If an opportunity every presents itself, be sure to take advantage and attend the class. I learned so many different techniques. I also became better acquainted with both Hero Arts—which I absolutely fell head over heels with. I received an excellent introduction to a brand I was intentionally avoiding. I didn’t want to learn anything about this line. A new line warranted new money—if there’s such a thing. LOL I totally managed to play the reverse psychology game. That is literally until I sat down in Jennifer’s class. (One of the projects was already underway.) I was hooked. Unfortunately, every time I come across a card and/or a project made by this line, I become weaker. That is I began to admit aloud the good things I saw about the product line. This weekend, I hit rock bottom. I’m now hooked. I was blogging over at Scraps of Color when I stumbled upon two of my SOC sistahs blogging about tags they were making. I read tags, the 12 Days of Christmas, and…..Tim Holtz. That was it. I quickly opened another window and before I knew it I was over at Tim Holt site just drooling. I learned this weekend, for the past four years Tim Holtz has created a series each year of the 12 Tags of Christmas. He creates a new tag as many of us begin to count down to Christmas—each one uniquely designed. Well, I couldn’t do much more than drool for the moment. I had so many things going on this past weekend. You know, the typical stuff, salon on Friday evening, barber shop on Saturday morning, car appointment, tree trimming party to attend, and then there was Sunday--the bazaar and the Baltimore Raven’s game (which we will not discuss). I still licking my wounds from that game. So, I wasn’t able to do anything about this addiction—the desire to create a tag. A tag I’m not exactly sure what I’ll do with now that I have it. Perhaps, I’ll place it on a bottle of wine. I was invited to attend a Fling Before the Ring Party this coming Saturday. Maybe I’ll take a bottle of wine or I’ll save it for the next holiday gathering I’m invited to or I can place it on a gift I plan to give; maybe use it as a holiday decoration. Who knows?
As I sat down at my create table to begin, I quickly realize there were several of Tim’s supplies I did not have on hand. It can be hard to find a neighbor to borrow a cup of sugar from during this time of year since so many people get into the baking mode. You can imagine finding a neighbor that happens to have Tim Holtz products on hand is even harder. So, of course I had to improvise. I gleaned a few things from other lines I currently have to make the best tag that I possibly could. I think the tag turned out pretty good for a first time attempt. By now, you’ve probably heard enough of my ramblings. Below is a photo of one of Tim’s tags:
…and here is what I created.
I used everything from my Tim Holtz's rowhouse die and ink to ranger Ink products to SU stamp and inks and Copic markers to create this Christmas Eve scene.