Monday, 7 December 2009

Christmas Tag - Day 6

Day 6 of Tim Holtz's 12 Tags of Christmas - see his amazing one here.

As I mentioned in my previous post I didn't have his old car and tree stamp - or anything remotely like them.  He had stamped and embossed them onto Grungeboard - well I did have some Grungeboard at least, so I roughly drew a tree, coloured it with some Adirondack marker pens and glittered it (supposed to represent snow!).  Now for the big cheat (ssshh don't tell anyone!), I printed out an image of the old car with my inkjet printer and applied it to the Grungeboard with some Gel Medium, once dry, rubbed the paper back off, and hey presto!  To achieve the embossed look I coloured the black areas of the car with a black glaze Sakura pen and then wiped some Distress Ink (Tea Dye colour) over the whole lot to colour the grey areas in.  I love the 3D effect of the car with the tree tied on the roof and through the windows - what a great idea - why can't I think of things like that for myself - lol.

The tag for Day 7 has now been posted on Tim Holtz's blog and the theme is masks/masking - hmmm!


Cindy Is Crafty said...

Sherry, I love this one! I like the truck and tree that you used! Awesome!

Deborah said...

That's not cheating, that's thinking creatively!And it looks fab.

Viv's Visuals said...

Another great tag Sherry!

sassy said...

oh love in all the work whilst i have neen awol...and thank you so much for my angel she arrived today and also for the bits sending mine to you on Monday...loys of hugs sassyxxxx