Thursday, December 02, 2010

12 Tags a la Karen

Well, it's that time of year again. Tim Holtz does his 12 Tags of Christmas on his blog. I can't get over how popular this has become -- but then again ... look at the tutorials! I shouldn't be surprised.

I decided to take Tim's Tags as inspiration this year and not do them as taught. It's that wild streak in me coming out I suppose! hehe Some days you will see things quite similar, other days not BUT one thing will remain the same.... EACH DAY I WILL TAKE AT LEAST ONE TECHNIQUE AND USE IT ON MY TAG!

If you haven't seen this before or have been debating on whether or not to join in... DO IT!! This time of year is very stressful to many of us and by making a pledge to do this you are making a pledge to take some time for yourself and create!!! And that's never a bad thing!!

Anyway ... here are mine -- TAG ONE AND TAG TWO.
Tutorials for both can be found on Tim's Blog. Have fun and enjoy!!

Tag one - Backgrounds with Distress Inks and Perfect Pearls Mists, 3d Snow, Grunge
I used Claudine Hellmuth's Dwelling Stamps but the Distress Inks are "as shown"

Tag 2 - Making a custom Ink Pad!! YES!! I see this popping up again and again in my work and perhaps even a class or two!!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful tags Karen.
Beautiful Tim!
pAM b.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely gorgeous Karen!

Artyjen said...

Hi Karen...that time of year has come round quick don't you think?!
Love your take on the tags :) Want to link to the splinter group again this year? Love you to pop by
xoxo Sioux

Regan said...

wow...great stuff

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness gracious ... the girl one is divine!!!! j

Netty said...

Both terrific takes on the challenges. Annette x

Anonymous said...

Both are absolutely fabulous Karen!
Alison x

Artyjen said...

Hi me again! Here's to the 3rd day....might have to get inventive again ;)! Thanks for joining the splinter group ;)
xoxo Sioux
This is so much fun :)

Tracey said...

Wow love the way you have taken T!ms techniques and then used them to do your own thing, stunning tags - cant wait to see the rest of them, thanks for sharing xxx

charlotte said...

Wow Karen, now I have two sites that are on my "Can't wait to see it" list each morning!!!!! I LOVE how you take Tim's tags and create you own masterpiece ;) Awesome job!!!!

Donna said...

Love both your interpretations of Tim's techniques, such gorgeous work!
Donna x

Fliss said...

Really gorgeous tags Karen and I absolutely love your totally different take on the second one - really inventive!

Minxy said...

both lots of fun, i like the second one best