Monday, December 10, 2012

Be Inspired by Tim Holtz's 12 Tags!

Happy December 10th!
I hope you had a great weekend!!  This week, we have another fabulous challenge theme at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!  What is it, you ask?  Inspired by Tim's 12 Tags!

Made by Suzz Czosek!
Suzz had this to say:
I went back and spent time meandering through the beautiful tags from last year and tag twelve jumped out at me.  I love the soft icy blues on Tim's tag and the fragment doll with wing  inspired me to think of angels. My tag started with a layer of tissue tape and I added color with a coat of white acrylic paint and blue dye ink.  My stamped angel is the La Blanche Cherub, I love her pensive expression.  I added a few flourishes in the background for movement. I finished the tag off with some of the Melissa Frances tinsel and Ideology Baubles.  This tag will be used on a Christmas package of a dear friend.


Made by Sandra Mouwen!

Here is what Sandra had to say:
Last year was my first year of doing the 12 tags of Christmas and I had the best time ever! Everyday when I woke up, I had to look at the new tag. Thought about it all day and raced home from work to make it. It was such a wonderful rush and learned so much! My inspiration for this tag is day 1 of 2009, because I'm so mesmerized by the beautiful background with the Rock Candy Crackle Paint. For my version I did it in my Christmas home decor colors, which are lime, black, gold and a little bit of silver. So I used Shabby Shutter, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive Distress ink for the background. The Snowflakes are stamped with Archival Jet Black ink. The reindeer and holly are covered with Rock Candy Dry Glitter which is colored with Pitch Black, Lettuce and Citrus Alcohol Ink.



Made by Ashli Oliver!
Ashli had this to say about her project:
When I saw Tim's tag from May of this year, I was immediately inspired by his use of stitching on tissue paper. I just love the delicate texture this gives! To create my Christmas banner, I stitched lines down the tissue paper and then cut in between the stitching to create a chenille-like texture. Some Basic Grey papers die cut into circles were then stitched to form a garland. These colorful circles were attached to my little chenille pennants. A bit of Doodle TwineStudio Calico Snowflakes, and hand written letters finish off this holiday decor piece.



Make sure to stop by the Simon Says Stamp & Show blog for more vintage-inspired goodness!  I am IN LOVE with what our team made this week!!!  Plus, you can get more details about the impressive projects if you stop by the designers blogs! Here are links to the rest of the DT's blogs:
Anna-Karin Evaldsson
Candy Colwell
Dan
May Flaum
Sarah Engels-Greer
Terry
Tracy Evans
Tracey Kuzniak

Happy Crafting!
 -Sarah
SarahN@SimonSaysStamp.com

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64 comments:

  1. Beautiful projects! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Fabulous tags and wonderful banner!!

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  3. Love Sandra's tag, that reindeer wearing a scarf is soo fun!

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  4. I haven't jumped on the tags bandwagon yet, but am always impressed by the artistry involved. I may have to change my ways. ;-)

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  5. Th tags are full of art and technique! A great source of inspiration

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  6. Tim Holtz is always a source of inspiration for everyone and his tags are works of art. It's fascinating to see all the different interpretations of his art. His work encourages us to be more creative in our art, and I appreciate his talent and that encouragement!

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  7. Oh, the colors of Sandra's tag are great!

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  8. Stunning inspirational projects, as always thanks for sharing amazing creative ideas!!!

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  9. I especially like the angel tag. The tinsel looks great, and the bauble, too!

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  10. This is a challenge I can definitely participate in! I love the projects shown, the cherub and the yellowish colors covered in rock candy stickles! Thanks for sharing.

    Katie B.

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  12. Beautiful Tag´s.. Great use of stamps. and Gorgeous put together.. Fantastic Colors..
    I would love to win! .. Thank you for the chance! :o)

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  13. Suzz tag is delicious. Just my colors.
    The tag and banner are nothing short of wonderful. Where would we all be without Tim???

    Anni

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  14. WOW these tags are sooo awesome, really great work again here.

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  15. THANKS for sharing!! I LOVE the INSPIRATION!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  16. Love these! Thanks for more inspiration.

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  17. Lovely tags, especially the first one. Thanks for the chance to win that cute set of papers.

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  18. Lovely tags!!! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  19. O my goodness! I nearly missed seeing my name as I scrolled down to comment about the gorgeous deer on the second tag (don't you just think he looks like he is standing in the breeze the way his head and the ribbon is?!?!).

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  20. Move over Tim Holtz! You ladies ROCKED these tags! Great job!

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  21. Tags were awesome. I love the sharing of ideas, projects, and hints. The talents are so inspiring!

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  22. Those tags are just so pretty :)

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  23. The tags people make following in the footsteps of Tim Holtz are so fantastic! I especially like these!

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  24. Thanks for sharing the tags with us, they are beauty's.

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  25. Beautiful tags! Thanks for the chance to win.

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  26. Thanks for sharing these beautiful tags. And thanks for a chance to win.
    Kat..

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  27. Beautiful tags! I've only been card making for 1-1/2 years and I've yet to attempt anything so creative! Maybe next year. :)

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  28. gorgeous projects, makes me wanna play with ink!

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  29. beautiful tags, always inspires. thanks!

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  30. Wow those tags are simply beautiful and so is the christmas banner ...Amazing work !!..TFS

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  31. cool I love that yellow looking tag with the deer on it. wow how stunning. I love all of the projects today. as usual

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  32. Love Tim Holtz, so I can't wait to start making my project for this challenge. So inspiring!

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  33. Suzz, i really like how you designed your tag by stamping just off the tag a bit with the stamp image and flourish, nice technique. Great post today, ladies you really showcase well, lucky simon to have a great supportive team.....
    ava g

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  34. Love the take on Tim Holtz tags. I always look forward to these. The Christmas banner is very festive. How hard was it to stitch on the tissue paper? I would think it would tear easily.

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  35. Fabulous tags and inspiration.

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  36. Beautiful tag inspiration! Love that valentine paper too!

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  37. Ohmygoodness! Was going to say how I love the soft blue of Suzz's tag. Well I do. And have to try to make the deadline at SSSS. But then I saw my name as a blog candy winner. Yippie - Thank you!

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  38. Beautiful tags, always inspires. thanks!

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  39. Beautiful projects from the DT! Thanks so much for the inspiration. :) hugs, Kimberly

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  40. love all the beautiful tags....the colours are so mesmerizing...!!

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  41. WOW! Love the BEAUTIFUL tags and banner! Thank you for sharing :)

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  42. I wish I had time to do Tim's tags. They are so much fun. Thanks for a chance to win some fun papers. Thanks for these great inspirations.

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  43. Gorgeous tags! Tim is SO creative. Thanks for the chance to win this great 6x6 paper pack. :D

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  44. I had company all weekend, and a full week this week, but perusing the twelve tags is on my radar! These projects are wonderful!

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  45. Sandra, I love your use of the Shabby Shutter, Peeled Paint and Crushed Olive Distress inks on your tag! Stunning!

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  46. Makes me wish I made tags!

    Kris in Alaska
    funamom at yahoo dot com

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  47. I adore Tim's tags. I am going to have to make time to make some myself....

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  48. gorgeous creations^.^ and thanks for the chance to win this fabulous paper pack

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  49. so excited for all the tim holtz tags!

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  50. The papers in this collection are so adorable! Great tags/banner, ladies!!

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