Thursday, March 31, 2011


Oh Boy! You get a rare before and after look at my project for the first Grungy Monday's challenge at Studio L3. I have a whole new respect for everyone that completes Tim Holtz's "12 Tags of Christmas"-during Christmas! This is easily a 2-session affair--and this looks far less involved than some of his other tags!

This first week we were to use the technique from week 10 in 2008. I started Tues., this first picture is from Wed. morning before I left for work. I used Eclipse masking paper to do masks--has always worked great for me...I can get many uses out of one mask. See the mangled mess to the right; that was what was left of the Elegant Flourishes mask from the TH die.

And this 2nd shot?? Wed. night--even I'm a-bit shell-shocked from all of this!! LOL! It's going to take another precious session to clean up for next week! (Again--high kudos to all of you who follow Tim's "12 Tags"--I'm not even going to feel guilty when I make excuses next year!)


  1. I think your tag turned out awesome. Once you get used to the techniques everything moves a little faster. Its fun to see what you can accomplish. Thanks for sharing. Vickie #83

  2. It may have taken a lot of effort and created a bit of mess but I would say that tag was well worth it! It looks fabulous!
    Can I ask what the ball of ribbon is to the right? Who makes it, where to get it? It looks gorgeous and I am getting a bit of a ribbon obssession, lol!
    Happy WOYWW!
    xoxo Karen

  3. Oh this is me - I love the results but feel the investment is swallowing up my time!! Crazy really, because you're just mean to enjoy it! What's in the white basket? Does it stay there all the time?

  4. I am guessing that the ribbon is sari ribbon and the basket holds your ink pads?

    The tag looks great, and well worth the effort.


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