December 19, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Tim and Tags

Hi everyone!

This week's theme on the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge is "Tim and Tags".  I had so much fun doing Tim Holtz' 12 Tags of Christmas this year - I couldn't wait to do another Tim-inspired Christmas tag.

I started with some Christmas kraft resist paper, the tags and bookplates Sizzix die and winter seasonal distress inks for the background, then added an ornate plate with stamping from Christmas mini 3 stamp set, adding rock candy crackle paint on the greeting.

Then I cut the pine tree out of grungeboard, used peeled paint and walnut stain distress stains to color the tree, and added diamond dust on the branches using art glitter glue (my wet glue of choice... dries clear with a matte finish... sets quickly - love it!).

Finally, added a christmas muse token, a stacked mini rosette cut from Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium paper, and some of Tim's trimmings and lace to finish it off.

If you're still working on this year's 12 Tags, make sure you post it on the challenge site and you'll have a chance to win a $50 shopping spree from Simon Says Stamp! And remember - this week's challenge will last for TWO weeks so you have plenty of time to join in over the Christmas Holidays.

I'll be back with the next SSS&S challenge on January 2nd - hope you all have a very merry Christmas and enjoy celebrating the New Year!  See you in 2012!

~ ellen.


Helen said...

What a fabulous Tim tag, Ellen! Hope you and yours have a truly magical Christmas.

betjunroe said...

Love the tag Ellen. Wish I had purchased the Christmas muse tokens! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely tag Ellen, I love the diamond dust on the branches, it glistens and the rosette is gorgeous. A great tag. Have a wonderful Christmas Ellen and Best Wishes for The New Year. Tracy x

Kirsten Alicia said...

Such a lovely tag Ellen, the rosette is beautiful.

Candy C said...

Ellen...your Tim inspired Christmas tag is beautiful! Such lovely traditional red and green colors with Tim's wonderful Ideaology added to the mix. I also love the diamond dust as snow on the branches of your pine tree. Your rosette with a Tim button in the center is beautiful as well. Merry Christmas my friend! <3 Candy

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Gorgeous tag, Ellen! I love the glitter effects on the pretty!

Simon Says Stamp!

inkypinkycraft said...

Great tag! Happy Christmas, trace x

Hels Sheridan said...

Love that little rosette, sooo cute! have used all my Graphic 45 papers up, knew I shoulda got more lol Hope you having a good week hun xx