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.
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.