Monday, November 19, 2012

It's snowing!

No, not really.  In fact, it's supposed to be quite warm this week...mid 60s for Thanksgiving.  Oh well, I can dream.  It's challenge #29 over on the CCCc2 challenge hosted by Linda of StudioL3.  You'll find the instructions for using Tim's Texture Fade embossing folders to create 2 techniques on page 64 of his 2nd book.. 

I've used both methods on this #8 tag.  I wanted to see if I preferred one over the other...and I think I do.  The first one he describes was used on the large tag and tag topper.  The second idea is on the snowman inset.

To create my art I used the following items:

Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz:  Mini Holidays 3 stamps set

Sizzix/Tim Holtz Texture Fades: Christmas Background, Snowflurries, Snowman 3

Ranger:  Clear Rock Candy Distress Stickles Dry Glitter, paint dabbers (Snow Cap, Sunset Orange, Mushroom, Pitch Black); distress inks (browns, Pumice Stone, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Faded Jeans, Chipped Sapphire) and the black Distress Marker

Misc.:  brad, ribbons, 2 #8 tags

This challenge ends 11/22 at 8 p.m. MTD...hope you'll have a few moments to try this technique.  I know it's a busy, busy week.  Do you prefer one method over the other?


  1. Beautiful Tag, I love the snow and snowman. I wish it would snow here in Northern Virginia, we are supposed to be warmer this week too.

  2. Thank goodness it's not snowing yet, from my point of view. But I do love the virtual snow on your tag, and how you di that gorgeous snowman's body.

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

  3. WONDERFUL!!! The icicle is great here with the snow! I can feel the cold! Love your snow guy too!