it's a friggin party every night!
i didn't realize how
timaniacs - n. a person who stays up until midnight to get the first look at a tim tag, after spending several hours following on twitter, making shopping lists for the next day, and trying to be the first to post a comment when the tag goes live at midnight.
timania - n. state of being one with the timaniacs
i'm not saying i do all those things....ok, maybe i am just a little.
so in the spirit of timania i am starting my own set of tim inspired tags. i'm not doing a literal one-for-one, but rather creating tags that might be inspired by techniques from a couple of tim's tags. so are you ready gypsies? well here we go!
timaniac tag #1 - inspired by tim's day #1 tag
so my first decision was to not copy the tag, as copying is boring
so, i started off with one of my newest and most fun techniques - i made sweater letters out of the "noel". for those of you who visited during my "so knotty" tutorials, you'll remember my sweater letters, and i hope you're as excited as i am with the result.
next i added my other favorite new technique - homemade icicles
then i created some paper flowers from tim's cool tape. next i die cut some leaves and then crumpled and inked them for extra gypsiness.
final bits were the reindeer, which cut from a ribbon of them, and the lace at the bottom that i misted with water and then inked with "walnut stain" distress ink. some dabs of gold stickles and we're almost done!
to finish off the tag, i misted and inked some plain white ribbon with "iced spruce" and "festive berries", added some twine and sparkle charms and tied everything together around a glittered twig i
stole from a decoration found around the house.
i really had a lot of fun with this one, and i hope you're now inspired to try your own tag! don't forget to join the party on twitter tonight as we all await tim's #8 tag. and come back tomorrow for my timspired tag #2!
"wonder" collection paper - authentique
"maraccinno" twine - the twinery
"iced spruce" and "festive berries" inks - tim's seasonal ink set
tim tape, bits and pieces, this and that
caffeine - starbucks