Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2013 December

Merry Christmas!

Wishing you joy, laughter, and love this season and for 2014.  Hope that you are spending the holiday doing what makes you happy.

Hubby and I are staying home for Christmas as this is a busy time of year for me at my pay the bills job.  We spent a few days last week with family for an early celebration.  Right now I'm hanging in my craft room playing with my inks, papers, dies, and paints.

Thank You so much to all of you!  I appreciate your support and comments.  Each one means a great deal to me.  Thank You for letting me share my passion with all of you.  Looking forward to another creative year in 2014.

Ah, the final Tim Holtz tag for 2013.  Wow, what a cool technique!  Check out Tim's tag and tutorial here.  I have had a great time creating my versions of his tags.  Hope you have enjoyed them too.

I don't have the Tattered Poinsettia die so I used the Apothecary Bottles die instead.

I inked up the bottle with Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink in Fern Green and Cornflower Blue.  Very subtle color but I love that it looks like a real glass bottle.  

My background is a combination of Distress paint, ink, and stencils.  The bottle label is foil tape with a rub on.  I inked a left over piece of a manila tag with ink and stain and punched out some stars which are "inside" the bottle.

The Merry Christmas sentiment is also a rub on.  The bottle and stopper were glued down with glossy accents.

The Festive Greenery Sizzlits Decorative Strip was used to cut out some accents.  I used white core'dinations card stock and inked with Distress Ink.

The final touches included flicking some white paint all over, and inking up some crinkle ribbon to match the stars.

Supplies Used:

Dry Media:  Ranger # 8 Manila Tags, idea-ology Frosted Film, Studio 490 Clearly for Art Modeling Film, idea-ology Crinkle Ribbon, idea-ology Remnant Rubs - Christmastime, foil tape

Inks:  Wendy Vecchi Archival Ink in Fern Green and Cornflower Blue, Tim Holtz Distress Inks in Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Forest Moss, Iced Spruce, Festive Berries, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Vintage Photo, Tea Dye, Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Picket Fence, Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Antique Bronze

Dies:  Apothecary Bottles (658715), Festive Greenery (657467)

Tim Holtz Stencils:  Dot Fade (TH006), Burlap (TH007)

Other:  EK Success star punch, paint brush, blending tools and foam

Ho, ho, ho!  Enjoy your festivities!  Thank You so much for stopping by and commenting if you so wish.

Happy Creating!

Hugs, and Merry Christmas,



  1. Oh my word! The bottle was a perfect choice with the frosted film!!! Fantastic! Merry Christmas!

    1. Thanks Anita! I know, huh? Got the idea from one that Wendy Vecchi did. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

  2. Love the bottle, fabulous! Hope you and your family had a great Christmas!
    Hugz, Z

    1. Thanks Zandra! Hope your Christmas was great too. Looking forward to seeing you next week!

  3. Great idea to make a bottle of wishes with that frosty film. Happy New Year to you X

    1. Thanks for stopping by Helen. I'm glad you like it. Happy New Year to you!


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