Tim’s last tag of the series showcased a number of products, including how to use his printed tissue paper to make backgrounds and flowers. This tag was brimming with good ideas, but unfortunately I was struggling to turn some of those ideas into something pleasing with stuff I had at my disposal. I found a paper napkin with music print on it, to use for my background – that turned into a mess. I found a small angel ornament to add to my tag – didn’t like it. I cut out a house shape and painted it – all wrong. I decided I need to take a different approach to this tag, and this is what I came up with.
I loosely translated Tims tag into a sketch, and went from there, making my tag with mostly bits and pieces I already had out in front of me. My background is a spare I had from tag nine. The stamped woman was rejected for tag eight. The arch window, aka a bird cage, was a left over from another unremembered tag. And by now you’d be familiar with my many varied scraps of lace.
Lacking tissue paper, I made my tattered flower from lace, organza and prima petals. Lacking adhesive foil, I silver embossed the lacy diecut. And lacking imagination, I couldn’t think what to use for a sentiment. I tried a few different words, but nothing was really working for me, so in the end I left that space blank. If I had some other items at my disposal, I’d probably try adding mistletoe over her head and adding words like ‘Kiss me’. Or maybe a bright shining star overhead. But I was lacking those things as well. LOL. What I’m not lacking is another pretty tag to add to my wall. Wanna see!
Ta da! This was so worth the effort and the messes I made, to create this colourful piece of art work hanging beside my dining room table. I’ll keep it hanging there even after Chritmas has past, until I start working on something else to replace it. Then I’ll archive it to the hallway,LOL.
Thank you to all my visitors and commentors as you followed me thru all my 12 tags. It was great to have you along as I shared my Tim Holtz inspired 12 Tags of Chirstmas. Maybe we can do it all again next year!