I’m back with Tag #4 from Linda’s 12 Tags of Christmas. The challenge is sponsored by the Funkie Junkie Boutique. For this tag, I swung a bit toward tartan. I was inspired by Linda’s tag to use a silhouette and the idea of going to a concert, the theatre, or a show.
Initially, when I die cut the image from Tim Holtz Sizzix Dapper die, I wanted the outline to be in the tartan paper from the Christmas Paper Stash. And then it just sat on my craft room table. I just was not working for me. So, I left it for several days and finally returned to it last night. I futzed around and turned the die cut over and it got me thinking how it could work. I had to giggle because I realized that the “words” in the paper (one-liners from Christmas songs) were upside down and then I recalled by the theatre days that most people never know the words anyway so who cares!
Once I had my Dapper guy, I wanted to dress it up a bit. I put the tartan paper on the tag, I grabbed white Ranger texture paste and the Tim Holtz Merry Christmas mini layering stencil (set 32). As I let the texture paste dry, I wanted a “theatre ticket” so I stamped a ticket from Tim Holtz Stamp #100 (Odds and Ends) on Bazill Paper (Quicksand) in Hickory Smoke Distress Ink. I then added a title of a Christmas movie from the Tim Holtz Remnant Rubs. (I had to do this twice because the first ticket I used “baby it’s cold outside” and then thought that could sent the wrong message!)
When the texture paste dried, I tried to use the new Tim Holtz Distress Crayons to color the “Merry Christmas” but that was a miserable failure. So I tried Prima’s Finnabair Metallique Wax (Vintage Gold) and while it took a fair amount of the wax, I did managed to get the texture paste to have a goldish tone. I’m bummed because it seems to fade into the background a bit.
For the other pieces, I recycled extra bits that were on my craft table. I used greenery cut from Peeled Paint Coredinations paper (die cut from Tim Holtz Sizzix Mini Holiday Greens and the smaller ferns from the Tim Holtz pine paper punch). I grabbed pieces the Cherry Lynn Die Cuts Poinsettia Strip (Coredinations Barn Door and another darker red that I think is a Double Dot paper but I’m not sure of the color).
Lastly, I grabbed some stickles (Tidings and Cranberry) for the buttons on the Dapper guy’s shirt and the holly berries on the hat and lapel. I added some Tim Holtz Ideaology Fluted Stars, a Honey Bee dew drop for the poinsettia, and crinkle ribbon in Black Soot Distress Ink.
I hope you have a lovely day and get to do some creating. If you want to join in the fun, you can find the rules of the challenge on Linda’s blog. I’m off to tag #5…