Friday, December 3, 2010

12 Tags of Christmas - Day One!! New Design Team Info!!

***Please scroll down for details on the new Tiffany Doodles design team!!***

WooHoo!! I am so excited about the arrival of the 12 Tags of Christmas! This is such a fun time of year when creating these tags allows you to learn new techniques, experiment with new products, and stretch your creativity! Love it!! If you follow Tim's tags, you'll recognize this as the first one he created on December 1. For this tag, I decided to recreate it as closely to Tim's tag as possible because of the great technique used to create the house. However, I don't own the house die (now on my wish list!) or the picket fence die or the twig trees from Prima (another item for the wish list!). I didn't even have the ticket die or stamp but since I work in the best scrapbook store on the east coast...grabbing those bad boys while at work yesterday was a piece of cake! :-) (PS - ADORE the ticket die and coordinating stamps!!) Let's get started!! For my house I asked my hubby to draw one for me on cardstock and then I followed Tim's directions for creating the amazing "wood" shingles....Fabulous technique!! I opted to create the look of light coming through the windows so I colored a piece of vellum with a yellow Copic marker before attaching it to the underside of the house. I then used white embossing powder (a VersaMark pen was used to adhere the powder) to create the snow and then added Stickles to the top of the embossing powder. Even though I don't have any of those nifty tree twigs from Prima (I ended up, after I created the tag of course, thinking of a way to recreate the twigs with just cardstock), I did have Tim's pine tree die cut, which I used for my tree. White embossing powder and Stickles added more snow to the tree. And...no picket fence die either but I did just pick up a Martha Stewart fence punch, which worked perfectly. I also didn't have white crackle paint so I used my green and then aged it, added snow, etc. (After finished, I realized I would have preferred the white fence...next time...)

I used markers to create different colors on the ticket stamp but Tim's technique on creating your own custom inkers is wonderful. Check it out here...
As for that fun little wreath that Tim added to his tag....yup...didn't have that either. ;-) So...I punched out a scalloped circle and then crinkled the daylights out of it until I could pull apart the paper layers. I then folded and smooshed some more until it was in a good wreath shape (oh yeah, I also punched out the middle of the circle) before attaching to the house. I added some ribbon and red stickles as decoration. A tiny puff of cotton smoke was the finishing touch! Exciting, exciting, exciting!!! Now on to day two... And now for Tiffany Doodles news!! We thrilled to announce a few design team! You can link to the new gals blogs from the list below...And get ready for the December challange, which will be announced on December 7th. There will be an opportunity to win lots of free digis!! Tiffany Richards Tiffany's Garden Cammy Wall Pink Room Therapy Collette Landwer Heaven Sent For You Donna Mikasa 3 Umbrellas Jeannie DeGruccio The Polka Cabana Jillian Foster Inspired By Jodi Ann Lee Inked Inspirations Joy Taylor Less is More Karen Baker The Bald Dragonfly Lindsay Amrhein Note to Self Lisa Summerhayes Lisa's Handmade Cards Pattie Goldman The Pampered Paper Patch Peet Roeven Scrap Album Shannon Neparko Desert Design Studios Simone Naoum Designs by Simone Sue McRae Inky Fingers Willemien Katerberg Styles in Paper

8 comments:

Karen B. said...

Wow, that is one amazing tag! So excited to be working with you at TiffanyDoodles!

Tiffany said...

Love your tag!! Thanks so much for sticking with me at TD! I always look forward to your creations!

Willemien's Blog said...

Great detail on the tag, very nice! I'm looking forward to working with you on the design team!

Jodi said...

Beautiful tag!! Looking forward to working with you on this team!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Stampvanwinkle said...

Kim, You ROCK. This is wondeful and all the techniques. Great work.

Joy said...

Wonderful to be working with you Kim, so looking forward to the journey with you, oh and by the way what an awesome tag.

polkacabana said...

Hooray that we are team buddies! Your cards are soooo cute! We should all have such fun together...be seeing your name a lot of our term!!

I was in a bit of hurry and will come back to read your full post...but did you say your hubby drew that house???

Simone said...

Wow Kim your tags are all fantastic! I look forward to working with you at TD :)