Saturday, 10 December 2011

Twelve Days of Christmas 9 - Oh Little Tree

Wow - I was so blown away by the techniques in today's installment of Tim Holtz's blog that several hours into playing with the new techniques - and making funky little samples,  I realised that I hadn't actually made a tag at all! So this one was made in a happy rush.

 I have just remembered, I have a set of Basic Grey Stamps with a great tree branch and owls...ooh hurry up tomorrow! So many tags, so little time.

My photo doesn't do this justice at all and I have no editing software. Never mind - it is very sweet in 'Real Life' I don't own many background stamps, but used Fired Brick, Vintage Photo (my favourite of my little collection) and Peeled Paint Distress inks, clear Embossing Powder and Ranger Black Embossing Powder to create the upper part of the tag. The stamp is one of my favourites - it is from Hobby Art Ltd. The photo makes the top of the tree look more orange than the original.Lastly, I added a mix of Diamond and Rock Candy Stickles onto the tree -they/re still wet in the picture, I was too impatient to wait for them to dry!

I hope you are enjoying the 12 Days of Christmas - I'm loving it!

I hope you all have a great weekend. Anna x


Maria said...

Wonderful tag, Anna!! Aren't the 12 Tags fun?? Well, after doing 9 of Tim's tags, I definitely have a long list of things I need for next year! Are you going to stock up for next year as well? It will be fun creating projects with all the new things we have learned so far! We'll get to apply these techniques to next year's 12 Tags!

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

at least you've made more than ONE tag the entire time Tim's been posting this year (like me)! lol Your background is very pretty and is that purple behind the tree? love it, now back to playing

Jennie Atkinson said...

A lovely tag Anna - lovely colours and great use of the tree!

Thank you for your lovely comments and delighted that you wish to follow my blog. I hope we get to know each other over time.


Sue said...

LOVE your tree...wet Stickles and all!It's so shimmery. (Is that even a word? Shimmery?!)

We are sisters in the fact that Vintage Photo is our fave Distress Ink color!There aren't many things that leave my desk un-Vintage Photo'd in some way!

TonyR said...

love your work!
if you want free photo editing software go to for their easyshare software!

xx tony

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Great tag, hope to do mine today.