Wednesday, December 3, 2008

12 ATC's of Christmas


I love to read tutorials online, but I rarely ever actually try them step by step. This time I thought I'd give it a go. These ATC's are my take on Tim Holtz's 12 Days of Christmas Tags. I started on Day 2, but am planning to try to give all the days a go. I was fortunate enough to have been able to take a full day of 3 classes with him last year at my local scrapbook store. He is such a great teacher and to be able to have online tutorials from him is amazing. I'd love to know how he got the speckles on his tags without getting the mixative everywhere. I made quite a mess last night with a toothbrush.

Other than the colors of alcohol ink and the glossy cardstock, everything I used was a variation of what he used in the tutorial. It's really about the process, so don't fret if you don't have all the supplies he uses. I used pearl mixative instead of silver because I don't have silver. I used black soot ink with clear embossing powder since I threw out my black embossing powder. I hated getting little black spots in stray places. I used regular brads with my grungeboard pieces instead of the idea-ology line goodies. Of course I used different stamps too. I do love the stamp set he used on day 2, just didn't have it. Ok, well now I'm off to read what he's created for day 3.

8 comments:

Kim H. said...

WOWZERS this is stunning! I love the colors and the images you used! AWESOME!

ScrappyPam said...

Beautiful ATCs, Tami! And I think Tim got that mixative everywhere, too - don't see how he couldn't have! ;)

Julie Prichard said...

Super advice....not to get stuck in supply anxiety. Make it work. Beautiful ATCs!

christie said...

Yours is just as beautiful as his!!!! These turned out terrific!!!!

Far North said...

Your ATC's are terrific! I laugh because I too threw out nasty black EP!! But I think I got too much mixative on my craft sheet and all of my backgrounds. I think I may start tag 2 over...Like I said your ATC's are terrific!!

Deborah March said...

FABULOUS Tami!

Lesa said...

Beautiful! Magical! I LOVELOVE these!

Anne said...

Hi, Tami! I really love how these turned out! Can't wait to see what you do next!