Christmas in March!

My sister Lesley and I have always wanted to do Tim Holtz’ 12 Tags of Christmas but have never been able to find the time. We also were impressed by Ellen Hutson’s 12 Tags of Christmas with a Feminine Twist and decided that this year we would block out the time to get together to do her tags.  We set aside 3 days to play with Christmas in March!


These tags are not in the order that Ellen did them and we ended up substituting some products but we had fun trying some new techniques and we like the results!


We used the Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecones die for the roses and cut the foliage from the same die using Ranger Foil Tape. The wreath was made with May Road Tulle Pleat trim woven around 20 gauge wire with mini jingle bells interspersed around the wreath.


The background of this tag is very simple, just a damask design stamped with Versamark and then rubbed with green dye ink. The resist is pretty. The wings were from a pattern downloaded from the internet as we didn't have the Angel Wings die, then embossed and sprayed with Glimmer Mist and the edges embellished with gold glass glitter. The angel image was from a collage sheet and transferred onto packing tape, then put on the Ranger Foil Tape and adhered to a Tim Holtz Facet piece. It looks like mercury glass!



This cute one was pretty simple. The background is just acrylic paint let dry and then Ranger Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint dribbled on to make it look "icy." We cut out three "houses" from cardboard, painted with acrylic paint and while the paint was wet pressed Tim Holtz' tissue (I used the musical score)on and let it dry, then trimmed the edges. Snow on the rooftops, then the musical score tissue was crumpled for the bottom trim, swiped with Tumbled Glass Distress stain, covered with a matte gel medium (ModPodge would work)and sprinkled with glitter. Then that was adhered to the tag and butcher string was wrapped around with a tiny jingle bell. The number "24" was used for a little window to signify Christmas Eve - one more touch to add is a little Santa hanging from the ribbon above the houses - he'll be coming in the mail soon and my tag will be complete!


Three more to show tomorrow!  See Ellen’s blog for her tags and instructions.


2 Comments to “Christmas in March!”

  1. Gorgeous Robyn! Bring them with you when you come to Franklin, will you? I want to see them in person and admire your work! 🙂 Thanks for sharing….Robin

  2. What a great idea – and they have turned out so lovely – look forward to seeing the rest of them !!!!

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