Wednesday, December 7, 2011

TH tags - tag 1 black cat style

hi all!

the weatherman is talkin' snow!  yay! oh i hope i hope i hope!  i LOVE snow!  maybe not 5' like a couple years ago but enough to blanket the whole area in sparkling white drifts is always nice.  i was watching the weather in my chiropractor's office - i am hoping he can do something to get rid of these headaches.  at this point i don't go one full day without excruciating pain although the issue of my hand going numb has improved since the first visit last week.  i was even able to color some images with no numbness at all!  but those are not in today's post - you have to wait a few more days.  they have videos to go with them that need approval from FaveCrafts first!

i have been watching tim holtz's 12 tags again this year like i have done since the first year he did them. the first year's tags were always my fave until this years - i am really liking them!  i have not been able to do many of them over the years but i do try and get a couple in and it is one of the kinds of things i wanted to have time for again when i gave up all my design team positions.  however, i don't have any of his stuff - no winter distress inks, no xmas embossing folders, no xmas dies, no kraft core paper.....well you get the idea.  it's not that i don't desperately want them but until i win the lottery i have to narrow down my shopping list.  and so i had to make do but i am actually quite happy with the end result for TAG 1:

in case you are not following tim here is his tag 1:

for starters i made a card instead of a tag that i will be sending out.  i did not have the kraft core cardstock so i started with regular blue cardstock and this cool snowflake embossing folder i dug out - no idea when or where it's from.  anyway, i put versamark on the embossing folder, embossed and then added white embossing powder.  my first try i followed tim's directions - some areas were totally covered and others had just speckles of powder and i really liked that so i started over.  this time instead of dumping on the white embossing powder i sprinkled it so i had more of a snow flurry speckled look.

next, the little pine cone cluster and glittered die cut noel.  i did not have any of these items and i wanted it to be flat anyway for mailing.  after considering several options i decided to go with a cute tree branch with a bird house from the Winter Re-Tweet  cut file at My Scrap Chick - cut with my Black Cat of course!

i still wanted a bit of the "cluster" look so i added a stack of die-cut felt, fabric yoyo, glittered skittle and a fabulous flourish by Make It Crafty from SCACD.  i gave the snowy cuts a dose of stickles and the flourish is covered by bundled sage distress ink and bundled sage distress stickles.

i am hoping i get another one done tomorrow!

bubba kitten has been up to no good as most kittens are.  he has quite a vicious battle going on with the roll of paper towels in my studio:

and then there was round 2:

which as you can see thoroughly exhausted him and he had to nap.  luckily these are the paper towels in my art studio so i can still use them - i just pick up some shreds from the pile...good thing he is so stinkin' adorable!

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