Monday, December 30, 2013

December Tag…Thank you Tim Holtz

Here is the last tag for Tim Holtz monthly tag challenges.
I really loved this month's tag as it was so so pretty.
Here is Tim's Tag
I loved the colour of the poinsettia against the light background and also the dimension to the flower.

I didn't have many of the materials Tim used, but if you know me, then you know I like a challenge ;)
One thing I did have was his poinsettia die. But I didn't have the material he used for his flower layers.
I still think mine turned out pretty good.
I used Shrinky Dink…or Shrink Plastic. You could also use plastic packaging.
It took a couple of tries to form the plastic the way I wanted.
I also like the flecks of paint to represent snow on both the flower and the tag.

Tim used detailed embossing powder for embossing his sentiment, I just had regular embossing powder…it worked just as well.
I also used a different stencil and distress ink colours for my tag.

Like I mentioned I used Shrinky Dink plastic for my poinsettia's.
When I used the heat gun, the flowers shrunk fast like they were suppose to.
So I got out the hair dryer, called Kristy to hold it for me as I formed the plastic as she put the heat on it.
See how tiny they turn out when heated all the way…so cute. And the colour intensifies.
I used Copic markers to get the colours on the plastic.

I have really enjoyed following Tim along on this year long creative adventure.
I may just get my tags done in the nick of time, but I really have enjoyed creating them.
I also want to thank my friend Nicole from Canadian Nickel Scrap'n.
We have been encouraging each other to create these tags each month….even though Nicole is always done way ahead of me each month, no matter how much I tease that I am going to get my tag done early, teehee.

I hope you all had a creative Monday :)

Tracy :)


  1. Tracy glad to see you feel crative today ..
    and your poinsettia looks amazing -
    those shrinky dinks would be a blast to play with

    I remember when they first came out -
    I have Smurfs. all you had tot do was colour & bake

    I also remember baking Old Dutch chip bags when they were thicker, they went rock hard - barbie size >>>>

    Seams like eons ago & I am young .....


    have a great day -

  2. It looks amazing and it was so fun to play with someone! You should try and find some of the frosted stuff. It's so pretty. But you can't tell you didn't have all the goodies Tim used. So much fun!

  3. Nice job on the tag. Very pretty. Hope you are feeling better!

  4. Fabulous job on the tag, it's every bit as gorgeous as Tim's. I like your background better too. You sound like you are feeling better, how is Wayne?

  5. Very cool tag!
    Using the shrinky dink worked well.
    Happy New Year!!

  6. I love that flower! What a beautiful way to end your year of tags :) Shrinky dinks, huh? Now you've got me thinking! Lol!

  7. Wonderful tag - love that poinsettia! TFS and have a Happy New Year!

  8. Lovely poinsettia and looks great on the wall :) Congrats on your win on Tim's blog!! -- Mary Elizabeth

  9. very pretty take on the Dec. tag...congrats on the win!

  10. Lovely tag ! Love the brick wall background , congrats on your win x

  11. A great background and poinsettia.
    Congrats on your win.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  12. Love your December tag. Congratulations on the win. xx

  13. This is a beautiful tag. I love the poinsettia you have on your tag. The smaller one, to the side in a photo, are quite bright with color. I like the one you used on your tag. You did an awesome job with the products you had on hand!

    Hugs to you my friend, Leslie

  14. Love this tag! The shrinky dink plastic is really cool!

  15. Oo, the poinsettias turned out so pretty!


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