December 1, 2010

My Three Hour Tag

Wow, Tim's 12 Tags of Christmas really started up with a bang!  I can so appreciate those of you who commented yesterday that they didn't think they'd have much time to play along with his Christmas tag fun.  I wouldn't have even attempted this one -- except I woke up at three in the morning.  So by the time six o'clock rolled around, I was just waiting for enough light outside to take a picture.

As you can see, mine is substantially different than Tim's.  Didn't have the house or fence die, so I created those on my own.  With my tree I went in a totally different direction, using corrugated cardboard and then white embossing it for a snow effect.  Speaking of snow, I had none of the stuff he used, so I opted for flower soft.  I added a little garland to my fence, too, which I quite liked.
Actually, I like the way my tag turned out, even though it I had to venture out of the Tim Zone for quite a bit of it. 
Best little gimmick of his from this tag:  Love using the bit of cotton from a cotton swab for the chimney smoke!

29 comments:

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Louise!
Oh my gosh.. when I saw this in my reader I thought 'when the HECK did she have time'??? 3am??? I did that yesterday:)

Such a great tag! I don't have the items either and will be creating my own as well!!!

Way to go!!!!!!! And it's 6:28am here and dark, dark, dark, dark!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, Louise, your tag looks fantastic, you've used great elements.

Leslie said...

This is amazing. I haven't seen Tim's tag yet, but who cares - this one is great. All the little details, and all the STUFF on one tag. Who cares how many Tim items you have when you can turn out something like this! Ingenuity and imagination are what counts. Hooray for 3am!

Rhonda said...

Wow! Louise, this is awesome!! Can't believe you were up at 3am! Insomnia or Christmas Tag excitement?? Too funny - this tag is fabulous, love your tree and love the fence garland touch. Cheers!

Helen said...

I love it! And it's all about interpreting it your own way - fortunately, because I don't have much of the right stuff for this one either! not sure what I will be doing yet (mind you I am still at work!) Yours is the first one I've seen- well done you!!

Lori said...

LOVE your version! Yep, I'll have to get creative also, as I don't have either of the dies. Really love the way your house turned out!

Val said...

Great tag. So glad to seem that someone other than myself works on things @ 3 in the morning.

ScrappyPam said...

Well done! I can't believe you spent 3 hours on a tag, though! ;) I like all the little touches you added - like the garland.

The Sparkly Fairy said...

wow its amazing!

Lululiz said...

Wow, you were quick of the mark, and the tag turned out so beautifully. What the heck were you doing up at 3am though, lol?

peggy gatto said...

Details make this tag "over the top"!!!

JeanFB said...

It's gorgeous, Louise! Your improvisations are wonderful. I think it actually makes it more fun, once you get over being a bit "stuck", LOL! TFS :)

Deb (dcorder) said...

Is it ok to say I like your tag better than Tim's?? LOL. I love that you got the same look without the die.

Robin said...

I agree with Pam....I can't believe you spent 3 hours on a tag! It turned out beautifully and I love that garland on your fence. I find it too frustrating to even try to do Tim's tags without having all the "stuff" and I'm not very good at improvising, so I applaud your efforts here Louise!!!

Vicki Romaine said...

WOW! What a neat tag!

Sarah said...

Way to go, Louise! Looks fabulous. It will take me three hours just to figure out what substitutions to use. LOL

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

wow...you did yourself proud girl!!! What a masterpiece! I think you deserve one of Tim´s awards for the first day Whopper!!
I really like the way you used what you had and rolled with it as it went along. Good for you!

Shelly Hickox said...

You have so many great ideas on that little tag! I love the tree - great texture. I'm happy to see you're doing these. I'm hoping they pull me out of my stamping funk!

Joan said...

Love your take on the Tag, I,ve had a go although it doesn't look much like the original !

Erica said...

This is STUNNING!!!! You put so much effort into this - you should frame it :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Worth every minute!!! Great original verion of Tim's tag. I adore the garland you added to the fence!! Now go get some sleep ,you deserve it!

Paula said...

love your take on T!ms tag.

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the details! WOnderful inspiration in coming up with alternative solutions to the pieces on the tag.

Jann said...

This is adorable, Louise--you did such a beautiful job with it!

penny4thoughts said...

I love your variations! This tag also took me a ton of time to complete - so much detail in one piece!

Vicky said...

this is gorgeous , I love that you have your own spin on it :)

Jen said...

Wonderful tag! Your house is fabulous! I'm playing along too! I can't wait for tomorrow's tag!

Lyneen said...

Fantastic! I wish I had time during the holidays to keep up with your challenges!

Elizabeth said...

Your tag is awesome and you proved to me anyway, that one does not have to have every single Tim goodie and we can still make great art! I was feeling very jealous about that Vagabond die cutter until I saw the price - Oh my gosh...will just have to make do with my Sizzix original die cutter LOL
Thanks for sharing and giving me lots of ideas, die free :D
Beth