Monday, December 19, 2011

Simon Says Stamp and Show A Tim Holtz Themed Tag!

Happy Monday People ... Thank you for playing along with last week's challenge ... The winners will be announced on Wednesday .... so don't forget to check back ... this could be your lucky week! This week Simon Says Stamp and Show wants to show Tim some love for all the fun he gives us with his 12 Christmas tags every year ... So ... Simon Says Stamp and Show a Tim Themed Tag! Due to everyone being so busy with Holiday preparations this challenge will run for two weeks ... which means we will be back on Monday 2nd January 2012 with a new theme.
You can join in the fun as many times as you like over the next two weeks... all you need to do is ... create something that ties in with our theme ... pop it on your blog ... and come back here and link up so everyone can see what you made! To start you on your way... take a look at some inspiration from the Design Team ...
Ellen had a blast making this Tim Holtz inspired Christmas themed tag. She used Christmas kraft resist paper, the tags and bookplates Sizzix die and winter seasonal distress inks for the base of her tag, then added an ornate plate with stamping from Christmas mini 3 stamp set, adding rock candy crackle paint on the greeting. Then she 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.
Tracy has not had chance to join in with the 12 tags of Christmas so this was her ideal opportunity to indulge in a little tag creativity, creating a tag accordion. Each tag has a little inspiration from Tim thrown in for good measure using many of the Alterations dies including Winter Wonder, Reindeer Flight, Carved Ornaments, Tag & Bookplate, along with the Mini Reindeer & 25, and Joy.
Nancy was having so much fun creating Christmas tags she just couldn't stop at one. The tag on the left uses Ice Resin on 7 Gypsies tissue collage paper to create the background before adding a Spellbinders die and a stamped image from Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium stamp set. The image was colored with pencils before adding *snow* to the little girl's outfit. 
Candy has created three tags to share with you.  Her first tag was inked with Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky and Picket Fence Distress Stains and dry embossed using Tim's Tall Pines Texture Fade embossing folder.  Add some Snow, some Tim Holtz Reindeer, Tim's Newsprint Alpha Parts distressed with a Gold Paint Dabber, and you have "PEACE".  The traditional Christmas tag in the center features a background stamped with images from Tim's Holiday Minis and inked using his new Winter Seasonal Distress Inks plus Scattered Straw then topped with Pearl Perfect Pearl Mist. Her Crackled Snowman tag on the right is dry embossed with Tim's Vintage Holiday Texture Fade
Lynne created her own tag by using a piece of paper from Tim's ~ Kraft Resist Paper and the Tag and Bookplate die. Using Distress Embossing Ink and White UTEE, she created the snowflakes. With Picket Fence and Faded Jeans Distress Stains, she covered the tag. Next, she inked up her music stamp with Black Soot and stamped the tag. She followed the instructions from Tim's Kraft Glassine video, and created the leaves using Meadow and Lettuce Alcohol inks, Gold Mixative and Blending Solution.
Sarah created two festive tags inspired by Mr. Tim and sprinkled them with a little Wendy Vecchi magic. She used her Red Pepper, Snow Cap and Pool Paint Dabbers and an array of crafting goodies including the Seasonal Silhouettes stamps, Grungeboard Letters, Art Parts, Idea-ology and scrumpled Kraft Glassine paper flowers...and even gave Rudolph a bit of bling on his nose!
Terry made several tiny tags and one huge one.... She used The Tim's newest Winter Edition Distress Inks, embossed the background with the Stars folder and then embossed the stars with white embossing powder. For decoration she used some pine-cones and a self-made strip underneath.The pine-cones were worked on with an Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber, the stamp set is Tim's Season's Silhouettes and Gold Stickles  was used on the sentiment. For more details visit Terry's blog.

Linda was inspired by Tim's #10 tag featuring a vintage Santa image and a fragment charm.  She broke out her new Tim Holtz Seasonal Distress Inks and used the Festive Greenery, Styled Labels and Hardware Findings dies.  She stamped the Believe stamp from Tim Holtz's Holiday Minis set into hot gold embossing.  A few smears of gesso finished her tag off.  
Although Dan usually colours with Promarkers, for this tag he decided to return to a favourite technique he hadn't used in a while - painting with a waterbrush.  Santa from Tim Holtz's Letter to Santa stamp set was coloured using Distress Stains in Barn Door and Peeled Paint, with some Tattered Rose on his face and then layered on top of a panel from the Seasonal paper stash.  Finally, as a finishing touch, Dan added a Chain Tassel and an Accoutrement Button!
I wanted to move away from my usual Christmas Colours so I went for Tumbled Glass Distress Stain; Vintage Photo Distress Ink and Heirloom Gold Perfect Pearl Mist. All the elements of my tag are Tim Holtz including the adorable Christmas Muse Tokens apart from the Fired Brick coloured Holly ... which is from Wendy Vecchi's Studio 490 Card Art Essentials.
Please stop by The Design Team's individual blogs for more detailed pictures and further information on their work ... Just click on their names! We are looking forward to seeing your interpretation of this theme! Our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp is giving away a $50 gift voucher!
The prize will go to a random entry chosen by Random Generator. The challenge will close at Midnight Eastern time on Sunday, 1st January 2012 and the winner will be announced during the following week. To qualify all you need to do is create a new piece of work ... post it on your blog ... with a link to this site and then pop a link below so everyone can come see what you made!


  1. Everyone's Tim themed tags are just gorgeous!! Well done - and a very Happy Christmas to everyone.

  2. Such wonderful Tags! I love the Tim Holtz theme and look forward to checking out all the entries and even linking one of my own!

  3. What a wonderful selection of varied Tim techniques!!!

  4. Wonderful inspiration from the DT as always!

  5. I had so much fun participating this year along with Tim! Thanks for having this show and tell here! Great idea!

  6. So if you have something made before December 19th, it shouldn't be linked for this challenge right?


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