Tuesday, 8 November 2011


2009 was when I joined in with the 12 Tags of Christmas led by the master himself, Tim Holtz.
I tried to follow his instructions to the letter because I was new to grunge and needed to learn. My version of the 2009 tag #7 that I did at that time can be seen HERE.
However, Linda has asked that we use Tim's tutorial to make our own version this time round. I searched high and low for the mask sheets that I thought I had but couldn't find them so I am assuming I never had any in the first place!!! der! I remember cutting some of the spare mask sheet from the corner of my large flourish mask to make the Santa face one in 2009, so decided I would have to use that again. This time though, I have the new winter distress inks and the little festive Sizzlets die so that is what I have used. Apart from the bell, everything else is from Tim's range and I followed his instructions once more.
So Grungy Monday has reminded me of a set of techniques that I found really difficult the first time around, but had fun with this time.
List of Items Used:
A tag sent from Mario
Distress Inks - evergreen bough, festive berries, iced spruce, pine needles, aged mahogony
Snow cap paint dabber
Tim's Santa, greeting, snowflake and pine needles stamps
Tissue tape
Peeled paint distress stickles
Xmas red stickles
mini safety pin,
mini paper clip
Festive Greenery alterations die


fairy thoughts said...

very true to the original, like the holly leaves at the bottom. I too cur the corner of my large florish mask, well its recycling isn't it?

Ruby Craft said...

Beautiful tag. I love the new seasonal colors. You did a great job with them. I don't have aged mahogony but love the way it looks on your tag. I might have to pick some up next time I go shopping. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous tag Joanne! Love the holly! x

Shelly Hickox said...

Gorgeous! The new Distress inks look fantastic.

Sandra said...

Love your tag, the background is amazing!

Maggie said...

Great Tag Joanne!

Terry said...

Love your Santa tag! Great use of colors and elements!