Thursday, 9 October 2014

Tim Holtz's 12 tags of 2014, October, Jane's Journal style.

This month Tim is in Halloween mode. I have already made 4 Halloween tags for my "kids" and I do not really celebrate Halloween so I thought I would crack on and make a Christmas card instead. This is his tag this month and you can see the great step by step on his blog page here
12 tags of 2014 - october... |
For my card I wanted to replicate the cool technique Tim uses where he masks off the spider, adding texture with paste and then removes the mask so that the image sits behind the paste. He also uses glossy accents on only part of the pumpkin stamp which I also thought was a cool effect which I would use. I also wanted to have a go using  the new Distress Sprays for the background but guess what.... I don't own any! However I do have some Dylusions sprays in a couple of colours so I decided to dig those out  and have a play and get very inky fingers.

I decided to use my Visible Image sleigh stamp as the masked stamp and I first embossed it in black on my card.
I made a mask out of paper and cut it out.
I then put the mask in place and pressed Grunge Paste through my Imagination Crafts winter trees stencil. I placed the moon over Rudolf.
 I also used my Tim dot fade stencil randomly over the page to represent snow
I left this to dry, removed the mask  and then got out my sprays.

I loved the splattering and the mixing.
I left a small part of the sky white as I really
like this effect.

I also added some metallic distress paint to the trees and glamour dust to the moon.

I used this cute very old wood mounted snowman stamp in place of the pumpkin Tim used.

I coloured him up with Distress inks,using a paintbrush and some water and then added the Glossy accents and some Distress glitter.

I just added the Glossy Accents to the head and body of my snowman to add some dimension. I also added some Pumice Stone distress glitter for extra sparkle.

Once dry I fussy cut him out and then added him and some finishing touches to my are some details. I added Glamour dust to the branches of the trees and also to the snowtex which I spread onto my card and sat Mr Snowman in.

and here is my finished card. It was so difficult to photograph as it really does sparkle incredibly in real life especially the moon, trees and the snow.
I would like to enter my card into the following challenges;

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2014 October
Country View Craft Sparkle and shine
Penny Black and More get ahead for Christmas
Imagination Crafts anything goes I used my tree stencil
Deep Ocean Christmas in October
ABC Christmas T for tree ornament
Ribbon Girl glitz and dazzle
Simon Says stamp use watercolour I painted my snowman with Distress inks as watercolours
Crafty Ribbons vintage

Enjoy the rest of the week...I am starting to get into cake decorating mode as Daisy is 1 in 5 weeks time and my SIL celebrates his 30th at the end of November....time to plan some cakes. I have Friday off work again this week to see my girlies and I am off to a crafty day with my friend Brenda today. I will then catch up with my darling son on Saturday. I always take him up some lunch as he works all day will probably walk Bear for him too.  All in all it's a good end to the week of me.

Back soon,

Bye for now,

Jane x


  1. gorgeous love all the texture and your wonderful step by steps
    hugs Kate xx

  2. Beautiful Jane, the masking technique has a lovely effect and the litte snowman is cute! I'm not even going to complain about 'C' anymore, no point in this little space!! ;)
    Enjoy your family and crafty time and have a great weekend.
    V x

  3. Oh Jane, what a magical Christmas card and I can see a lot of pre-planning went on with this one. Brilliant result love all the different textures.
    Julie x

  4. Hi Sweet Jane, I took a peek at Tim's blog, wow he is really amazing with his card making too! I loved his charm and wish bone : )
    Now to your darling Christmas card, I love it and the snowman is so cute. I want to squeeze him.
    Enjoy all your coming "C" cards. I know this is just the beginning. xoRobin

  5. a super make Jane and a fabulous use of the techniques! Hugs rachel x

  6. What a great make, love what you did here! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Countryview Challenges!

  7. Lovely ink and stamp work Jane.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  8. Lovely to see how you created this very festive card, Jane! Love all the sparkly snow effects and the textures which make it so Christmassy!
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

  9. I wish I could see how sparkly this is in reality. I like your Halloween tag too. Keep creating! I love seeing your processes.

  10. hi Jane! fabulous...thanks for sharing all the details...I luv the glitter! So glad you played along with Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  11. TYFS the techniques you used - the overall effect is amazing.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More this month.
    Lynn x

  12. Soooo vibrant creation,,,, so colorful one,,,,,,,.Really amazing Jane.


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