Saturday, November 19, 2011

Stamp Man challenge- Tim's tags- DT project.

There's a doozy of a challenge over at The Stamp Man this fortnight. You know those goooorgeous Christmas tags that Tim Holtz makes each year? Well we want you to pick one and then use it as inspiration for a project of your own!

I must admit to using several tried and tested "Tim" techniques and ideas on my tag- I dipped the tag base in distress inks that had been spritzed with water, I sploshed more water on to create an aged effect, I used Perfect Pearls and lots and lots of stamping!

The green Perfect Pearls really catch the light. I've loved this project, cos this year I'm already feeling extra Christmassy. We've been watching Christmas films with the kids (we have so many we have to start early to fit them all in, well that's my excuse anyway!), my job is more secure this year, and I've already done the major part of the pressie shopping. The plan is to relax and really enjoy it all this year. I can't wait!!!!

Lots of fibres and charms, most of which are salvaged from last year's Christmas crackers and choccy reindeers.

Right, over to you, there are some fabulous projects on the Stamp Man challenge blog to inspire everyone, along with all the rules, so have a go!

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Happy Daze- explosion of colour
Fussy and Fancy- gift or anything but a card
Artistic Stamper- backgrounds
Try it on Tuesday- Wish you were here (bit of a cheat this one, but I do really, really, really wish Christmas was here!!!! I'll understand if it's too far wide of the mark, lol!)
Sunday Stampers- use pine colours (lots of pine green in the background!)


  1. Fabulous tag Lisa, I love the Olde worlde Santa!
    Anne xx

  2. This is fabulous Lisa, I love the background and all the colours you have used.
    Sounds like you are super organised and here's me not even started a list yet!!
    Have a great weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  3. wowza ~ totally lovin your creation! the colors and image and techniques are spectacular! beautiful work chickie!

  4. Gorgeous tag, love the colours and the attention to detail
    Lindsay xx

  5. It's gorgeous Lisa, and no shame in using tried and tested techniques, good grief, if it ain't broke...

  6. Absolutely fantastic project Lisa.

  7. oooohlalaaaaaa, GORGEOUS!!!! Love love love love love it... thanks for joining in with teh Sunday Stamper....

    **quickly changes hat**

    And thank you for playing along with The Artistic Stamper challenge! x

  8. gorgeous tag. Love it.
    Thanks for joining us a Crafty Cardmakers this week
    Hugs, Doreen

  9. Gorgeous tag. Glad you job is more secure but I'm a bit worried that you say you have so many kids you have to start early . . . LOL. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

  10. Stunning tag...thanks for joining us at TIOT this week...hugs Nikki xxx

  11. Beautiful tag and I don't think it's a cheat for the TioT challenge as I followed the Santa theme myself. Your Santa is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us this week. xx

  12. This is quite stunning, thank you for entering it into the Happy Daze Challenge this month, Ginger x

  13. Fabby background on your tag :)
    Thanks for joining in at The Artistic Stamper this month
    xoxo Sioux

  14. Lisa, it's always a pleasure stopping by your blog and admiring your crafty creations and this one is gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our recycling challenge.

    Lin xx

  15. This is fabulous Lisa, i love all of the stamping, and theSanta image is gorgeous x


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