Sunday, 7 November 2010


...Tim Holtz day.

Andy always makes his classes fun and yesterday he had rather a big class for the amount of stuff he had lined up for us to do. As a result we had the fun of cutting out a lot of the pieces needed and slight chaos as dies/cuttlebugs and A/B/C plates got passed around the class.

Although we made the wreath first, I thought I would show you the tags to start with as they are very much a 'work in progress'. There was lots of inking & embossing involved but they were intended just to give folks a chance to play with some of the "Tim" type techniques.
I think some of my tags will need backing as the embossing folders were a little harsh on the PP used (from Tim Holtz Holiday stack) and won't stand up to much decorating otherwise. I will link them all together with a book ring when finished.

The wreath involved lots of inking, die cutting and embossing before construction could even start to take place.

We used a 7 petal 'poinsettia type' Nestie for the flowers - cutting them out of Grunge paper and then colouring them before embossing them to give texture (doesn't really show in the photos). With 12 folk in the class each needing 8 flowers that was a lot of cutting so we kept to a single layer but the flowers could have been more detailed with an extra layer if required (a couple of ladies decided to make do with just 4 flowers so that they could double layer them).
The leaves were cut from Bazzill bling using the Tattered Leaves die. Again, 8 cuts per person were required so that we each had 8 of the 3 different leaves on the die. These were then inked to 'distress' and give a bit of tone before being curled over the edge of the table to give more dimension.

I thought about adding some more leaves and some ribbon when I got home but seeing it actually hanging on the door I'm quite happy with it as it is.
This angled close up might not be as clear as I would like but it does show how much depth there is to this project...Pinflair glue is marvelous for these occasions.

I really like this wreath idea and I have loads of ideas buzzing round my head of how I could adapt this...I just need to find some more time....................


Scrappy~Sarah said...

gorgeous work :)

Jules said...

Looks like you had great fun at your Tim techniques day. Your wreath is gorgeous, and I'm looking forward to seeing the finished tags :D

gwyneth said...

This is gorgeous Toni.

Glen said...

WOW Toni....that is a beautiful wreath...and the tags look like they will look equally as nice. TFS. ~Glen~