Friday, 18 November 2011

Tim's Tag Techniques

It's time for another Stamp Man Challenge. This is a brilliant choice for a theme from Brenda. We had to chose a technique or techniques from a Tim Holtz Christmas Tag. 
I opted to try the technique used to create the background for the tag for Day 3 2009. This involves using alcohol inks on glossy card stock to create plaid backgrounds. It is a super technique that I had not tried before. I will not explain how to do it as Tim does that for you. Just click on the link above to go straight there.
It took me a little while to get the colour combination right. I wanted blues and purples. Eventually I ended up with a piece that has an uncanny resemblance to a pair of my Marks and Spencer pyjama bottoms...!!!

I then over stamped with the pine branch and snowflakes using Archival Black ink. I used the texture stamp from Stampers Anonymous Urban Tapestry set with a pearl dabber to soften the background and make it look like snow.

The deer die-cut was stamped and coloured with distress ink then triple embossed with clear powder. Then as a finishing touch for the top I added a shimmery ribbon bow and a reindeer button.

All the supplies used for this tag are available from the Stamp Man (apart from the button). Be sure to visit the Stamp Man Challenge blog for lots of inspiration from the team and also details on how to enter the challenge. Remember there is a £10 voucher for the winner. I am also going to enter this into the Grungy Monday challenge at Studio L3.


  1. Hi Siobhan,
    This is an amazing tag. Beautiful colours and embellishments. Fabulous work.
    Fiona x

  2. Love the tag Siobhan, the plaid background is very effective paired with the coordinating reindeer. Lovely work. Tracy x

  3. Gorgeous tag Siobhan, the plaid background looks amazing ! Sue C x

  4. This is a gorgeous work of art Siobhan, your colours are superb and the plaid technique has got to be one that I have a go at. Your choice is so inspirational.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

  5. Love the tag. I like the colours very much

  6. A fabulous tag Siobhan, lovely colours and a fabulous background.
    xxx Hazel.

  7. This is lovely Siobhan, the colours are perfect, and that looks like a very interesting technique. This die is one of my favourites x


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Siobhan x

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