Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I DID IT!!! LAST ONE! Tim Holtz 12 Tags 2015 December

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I did it!! I did it!!! I did it!!!!!!!!!  

#12 of Tim's 12 Tags of 2015!!!!!!!!  

When I began in January... I had sincere doubts I would get to do all twelve due to health challenges.  I am so grateful to be typing this to you now.... saying that I MADE IT!! I did it!!!! 
I'm grateful and blessed!  

I guess I should put them all out in a row and get a picture.
Didn't even think of that... hmmm - ok... hold on.... ok.. done!

Here they are... yeah!!! Wow. Can't believe it!!!
And all before the deadline... but I will admit...
a couple were like one minute before the linky closed!! 


And here is the December Tag!!


I totally loved doing this one. Painting on the burlap was just tooo fun and looks so neat too!  First I cut the burlap to match my tag!


I used a stencil that came in a lot of old stencils so it has no name.
I followed Tim's instructions - put the burlap on a paper towel and sprayed with Ranger Distress Spray Stain Fired Brick. 


While that was drying I began cutting out the leaves with my Vagabond. I didn't have the set Tim used in his tutorial so I improvised with a leaf die I already had on hand! 
Quickutz Leafy Vine with Tim Holtz Kraft-Core Cardstock.


Before I cut - I sanded each piece!


And here are my leaves... then I began putting together my wreath!


The wreath has Ranger Stickles in copper and crystal ice. I used some an old necklace from my stash that had some jewels attached to the chain for decor of the wreath. I also had some star charms and some rhinestone bling!  

Oh and the bow.... didn't have the die so just followed Tim's pattern from his tutorial and cut it out as best I could. I have never made a paper bow before like this - challenging!


The red balls are silver filigree balls I painted with Ranger Watermelon Alcohol Ink!


Hubby sliced me a piece of cedar wood from the ranch and I added a small picture/sentiment from Tim Holtz Idea-ology Christmas Paper Stash.  It's the red square at the bottom left in the picture below.  I fussy cut out the ivy and added it to each side of the Christmas Greeting sentiment!  I added Stickles to it also!

And of course the edges of the wood as well as all the paper/burlap etc are all done with Ranger Distress Inks. 




And that about sums it up.  



This is the back with another piece of Tim's Christmas paper on it!!  


Thanks bunches for sharing my excitement.  And yes... I did it fast - early - just so I could be sure and complete my set of 12!!!
Still smiling big.... Wow.  I did it. I made it. Heheheheh!!! 
Hugs to you all! j. 


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I would like to share this project with: 
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December

Thank you so much Tim and Mario for this monthly challenge. For me (just doing this type of art work for a little over a year) it was exactly that - challenging.  I was so humbled and thrilled to be one of your winners early in the year.  Sorta too the pressure of perfection down a notch or two for me!!!  It's been WONDERFUL being with you.  Merry Christmas to you both. XO j. 



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MIXED MEDIA PLACE
Creative Gym - Exercise 14

Create A Christmas Card, Tag or ATC

I'm not the best at cards so sharing a tag instead!! 

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Stamplorations
Artplorations Stencil Blog Hop


December Flash Stencil Linky Party

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We don't have a tree but I have all my little Christmas projects ornamentally displayed here in my studio including this tag. 
It's about as ornamental as I get!!  But I am proud of it! j. 

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