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Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Tim Tag December 2013 and something different

Tim's tag for December is, I think, my most favourite one this year.  I cannot think of a better marriage than Tim's Frosted Film and Wendy Vecchi's Clearly for Art!  This tag was such fun and the resulting flower is just stunning.  To see Tim's original you can go HERE.

Without further ado, here is my effort:


I actually loved Tim's tag so much that I didn't want to do anything different, although sadly, I do not yet have the sentiment stamp that Tim used and I did improvise by using a Stampendous stamp.  Other than that I followed Tim's tutorial exactly.  If you want further details then please have a look at Tim's link above.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous flower and you can just see a hint of the stencilling I did in the background, using Tim's star stencil.

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And now for something a little different.  I think you know how much I love using Tim's new skate die, I have made lots of cards with it this year and will never tire of using it.  My lovely blog friend Angela (if you have not looked at her blog before, I hope you will, she is a very talented lady) put a note on my blog telling me of some Dutch friends she has, who have a very old pair of brown leather skates.  Well that got 'the little grey cells' awakened and then they went into overdrive!  I don't have any leather but I do have a pack of Tim's Kraft Glassine so I did some experimenting and this is the result (click on the photos for a closer look):


I did a couple of attempts which did not work, the Kraft Glassine on it's own is not strong enough to put laces through so I used some double sided adhesive sheets.  I screwed up and crumpled up the Glassine, put some double sided adhesive sheets on the back and then attached this to some Kraft card stock and bingo - it was strong enough to take the laces.

I used a white base card, matted and layered with some more Kraft card.  The top layer is some patterned paper from my stash and I randomly stencilled over the top with Tim's Dot Fade stencil.  I added the Merry Christmas from the Simple Sayings stamp set and some greenery in the corner from the Festive Greenery strip die.



To make the heel and the blade of the skate I did this on white card, coloured the heel with Wendy Vecchi Potting Soil Archival ink (my current favourite) and covered the blade with Treasure Gold in Pewter.

To age the faux leather of the skates I took a piece of cut and dry foam and randomly brushed Potting Soil Archival ink over the skate.  I am really pleased with the result, in real life it does look like aged leather.

Thank you for looking and in the event that I do not post again before Christmas, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a very happy and healthy New Year!  Thank you all for being such wonderful and caring and supportive blog friends.  Big hugs, Anne xxx






49 comments:

  1. They both look awesome, Anne!

    Love the Kraft Glasseine skater shoes AND the tag!
    Have a very merry X-mas and I wish you all the best of 2014!

    Take care!
    Claudia x

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  2. Fabulous tag Anne. I love that stamp and your Poinsettias are glorious in all their splendour on your tag. As for the vintage skates, they look like real old leather. Wonderful card. My followers are gone too, so it must be blogger. Here's to a Healthy and Prosperous Festive Season. Hugs Rita xxxx

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  3. Oh not looked at my followers...guess it is blogger?! lets hope hey all come back soon.gorgeousbtag and great card x hugs x

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  4. gorgeous tag Anne and I agree Tim's was so beautiful there was no point in messing around with it...love the texture on those skates...they look like well loved old leather and on the followers problem...it seems to have disappeared from everyone's blog...Google having a little tantrum...wishing you a very Happy Christmas and hopefully we can meet up sometime soon in 2014...sending big hugs kath xxx

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  5. Scrummy take on Tim's tag Anne but what an excellent make with the skating boots very inventive sweets, they could almost be real.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

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  6. Beautiful poinsettia and take on Tim's December tag! Those skates do so much look like leather and glassine is great for that! And Merry Christmas to you and the best of everything in 2014! Take care and sending hugs!

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  7. Fabulous Tim tag! Especially love your skates - what a wonderful card! Btw - followers missing here too! Chrisx

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  8. they both look GREAT!
    happy holidays!

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  9. Beautiful tag, the poinsettia is stunning - I need frosted film and clearly for art to make some jewellery and embellishments. I've also fallen in love with the skating boots die! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas Anne x

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  10. Hi Anne, well my list has disappeared too, as have others by the look of it, so must be a blogger problem. If memory serves me correctly, I think it happened before. Your tag is beautiful, I love the poinsettia. Your skating boots are also gorgeous, I think they will be a must have die for next Christmas, sending crafty hugs and happy Christmas wishes, Carole Z xx

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  11. WOW...Anne that flower is AmAzing...Love it....fabulous tag... Love those ice skates too...Brilliant job.. Hugs May x x x

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  12. Hey Sugar Plum - your tag is gorgeous and I am going to have to find out how to do this technique!! The Poinsettia looks like a Sugar Plum Fairy Poinsettia! Yum!
    Your skates look like REAL leather -- you are so clever. Great makes and a Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!!
    Love'
    Sandy

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  13. WOW! Stunning creations Anne.
    I LOVE your poinsettia, it really does look amazing. Those ice skates look fantastic, they definitely look like leather.
    Thank you for all the inspiration Anne and I wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
    hugs Sue xx

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  14. Your Tim tag is gorgeous, Anne - absolutely lovely, and very clear how much you loved making it! And your leather skates look completely amazing - what a brilliant piece of creative experimentation - gorgeous!

    Yup, mine are gone too... hope Blogger recovers from the tantrum soon. That's so mean...

    Much love and Merry Christmas to you too!!
    Alison xx

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  15. I love these Anne, your Tim tag is perfect and the skates are fabulous. Your wonderful card came yesterday and is in pride of place, mine are on the way, just posted! Thank you for all your terrific posts this year, they are inspiring and up-lifting. Big hugs, barb xx

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  16. Wow, wow, wow Anne, your tag looks amazing and as to those brown skates, those little grey cells of yours sure work well, they look incredible!! Very, very clever!

    As t followers, - mine disappeared too, so I am guessing it is a blogger glitch and will probably sort itself out (lets hope so). I remember it happening before once (though not as long s today). I am kind of glad it's not just me....this probably will mean they will sort it out)

    Have the most wonderful Christmas and all the very, very best for 2014!!!

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  17. The leather skates look amazing, Love them!! A beautiful TH tag to!

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  18. I agree with you Anne On this technique being a match made in creative heaven! Love your vintage leather skates to "boot".

    Amy*

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  19. Anne, my blog followers disappeared also- 2 nights ago I think. This delicate tag is so very lovely with the dainty poinsettia. This little flower looks so real! Love this tag! Then I got to the skates. Again another Oh My Goodness! I thought the cream pair were gorgeous, but this pair looked so much like real leather. Your experiments with the glassine worked wonders, and just think now of all the things you can use this technique for (luggage?!). Both of these are marvelous & tfs. So happy for you that you felt well enough to get some crafts done. Merry Christmas & many hugs

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  20. I'm assuming your followers are back - they appear right on your side bar for me. anyway - love your tag - its absolutely beautiful - but I love the faux leather on the boots more than anything ..... it looks amazing! You're so very clever xx

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  21. Hi Anne, Those leather ice skates are amazing, I cant believe how like real leather the glassine looks and I love the delicate stamping of the stars and the poinsettia on your tag. Thank you for a lovely meet up again yesterday, have a lovely Christmas, see you in the New Year. Hugs Mo x

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  22. WOW!!!! I love your version of Tim's tag (great improvisation) and totally understand why it's your favourite. And then, oh my goodness, those brown suede skating boots!! Ingenious, gorgeous, vintage perfection, I could go on and on. You my friend are a creative genius. Where you lead others will definitely follow. Huge hugs, Jenny xxx

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  23. Oh these are both fabulous Anne. I love the gentleness of your tag (those little subtle stars are so pretty) and how pretty the flower is. It's very beautiful. Then your skate card is fabulous - and makes for such a different card entirely compared to the white. Well done for perseverence - the sufficiently thick faux leather looks fantastic.

    Don't worry Anne, I have lost all my followers today too, and I honestly don't think I've done anything to upset them. Fingers crossed they will reappear tomorrow,

    Nicola xx

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  24. Popping back Anne - I noticed my followers have delightfully reappeared. Any so have yours!! Nite nite, Nicola x

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  25. Oh my, Anne! You are so incredibly clever, that is a fabulous pair of skates and the tag is beautiful.
    Have a very Merry Christmas & A happy, healthy & fabulous 2014 *hugs* xx

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  26. Redanne what a beautiful tag. I am so loving the use of glassine on the skates....what a fantastic idea. Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas. Karen.x

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  27. Hi Anne, you clever girl, the skates look great. I must try and get the die and make Ad a similar card for next year, I am sure he will love it. The Kraft Glassine is perfect for this project and gives just the right texture, they look just like the real thing.
    Big Crafty Hugs, Angela x

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  28. Hi Anne, love your December tag, the poinsettia looks gorgeous (can't wait to start mine it's going to have to wait until after the weekend though)
    What a fab job on the skates too .... they sooooo look like leather.
    Have a lovely Christmas Anne, and a very happy and healthy New Year. Maybe we'll actually meet in 2014 ...... that would be nice. Hugs Linda xx

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  29. Oh you are right those frosted poinsettia's are gorgeous! I love the look and the soft tag with the sentiment is done perfectly. Your pretty gray head is full of creativity and the skates are fabulous, love the glassine and aged effect! I enjoyed your cards! Have a very Merry Christmas with your family!
    Hugs Kelly

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  30. Well I didn't know where to look first Anne the gorgeous tag or the wonderful card!! those frosted poinsettia's are so stunning and the way you have done the skates simply wow! hope you are improving everyday and have a wonderful Christmas !!! lots of huggles Sue xxx

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  31. Your tag is gorgeous! Beautifully made as always ...... But ... Those skates truly genius ! They look just like old soft leather fantastic idea Anne Superb ! Xx

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  32. Gorgeous tag and super duper card too what a treat you blog is. BJ

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  33. Oh my goodness...impossible to choose a favourite...these are both stunning. This is a gorgeous tag. That flower is perfection. BTW, I like your sentiment stamp on this tag!!!

    Now the boots...Wow! The kraft glassine is perfect for this. Think of all the things you can do with this technique. The skates are superb and I really like the DP behind them which looks like hessian.

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  34. I'm sorry I'm a little late in visiting, Annie. Except for my WOYWW post, I locked myself in my Playhouse the last couple of days to finish my cards. Last night I cleaned it all and, man, does that ever feel good!! But that's enough about me, let's talk about me. Today I'm finally baking. Oh, okay, we'll talk about you.

    First of all, that tag just stuns me! The poinsettia looks like it is made out of crystal sugar and intended for eating! You know I don't do Tim, but I have to say I especially love this feminine and fragile design. Your sediment is perfect!!

    Secondly, please, it's hard to believe that you did not fussy-cut those skates out of an old piece of leather!. They look SO real! Tim should be CASEing you on this one! I love them; I also love the white ones with the perfect shading you did, too.

    You are one seriously talented lady and I'm so delighted to call you my friend! Happy, Happy Holidays to you and David!! Mistletoe kisses and hugs, Darnell

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  35. Love your Tim tag Anne, it's a fabulous take and those skates are simply delicious looking. You are so inventive and creative.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  36. Exceptional tag!!!!! Love it! AND, the skates with glassine are MARVELOUS!!!! Pinning!

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  37. Redanne the ice skates with Kraft glassine are totally wonderful idea and the tag of the month of December is just beautiful! BArbarayaya

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  38. Wow! Oh! wow! Anne these projects are absolutely amazing........wonderful just wonderful.
    Wishing you and yours a Wonderful Christmas and a Healthy, happy and very creative 2014
    Hope the hip is healing well.
    Hugs

    Patricia xxx

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  39. Both beautiful, Anne. I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year,
    Rosie x

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  40. thank you Anne for your kind words...the feeling is mutual...you are a wonderful friend and hopefully we can meet up again in 2014...sending big hugs kath xxx

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  41. A gorgeous tag Anne.the flower looks fab. Have a brilliant Xmas and new year xx

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  42. Anne....my gosh.... I cannot thank you enough for all of the sweet comments you have left me. Your latest comment also touched me so much. Thank you for sharing your heart with me. I wish you and yours a magical Christmas and everything good in the new year. I absolutely love your tag with that gorgeous poinsettia. Just gorgeous! And....the "leather" skates...OMG! I love them! You did a fantastic job on those! Much love- Candy

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  43. muy agradable y buen funcionamiento tarjeta gemela día de Navidad :)



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  44. Happy Christmas Anne and a creative 2014
    Jo x

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  45. Just stopping by to wish you a Merry Christmas! Hugs!

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  46. Oh, Anne, taking the glassine to the skates die was a genius move. I love how you've made these skates so unique. Merry Christmas, my friend!

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  47. wonderful ARTWORK!
    Happy New Year to you!

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  48. Gorgeous tag and card Anne. I am loving your faux leather skates. I still need that die. Hope you have had a good Christmas. Thank you for all your lovely encouraging comments on my blog, I really appreciate them. You always make me feel good about my work. Happy New Year. Tracy x

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  49. Everything you do is gorgeous - even when you are incapacitated you turn up with the goods. I must say I have not joined in anything this year (Sir Tim things) but now seeing what you have posted I wish I had.
    I do hope you are feeling much better, have had good reports fro the hospital and that 2014 brings you lots of happiness, joy and good health.
    Lots of Love
    Neet xx

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Apologies, due to a spate of unwanted Spam comments I have had to resort to comment moderation. Hugs, Anne x

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