I grabbed a small clothespin adorened with a Christmas tree that I found in the dollar bins at Michaels for my "tag tie". I decorated it with a remnant rub and used it to attach an Ideology charm and one of Tim's Holiday Greens die cuts to the tag.
I had to end with a close-up of this little boy with Santa. I was always afraid of going to see Santa at Christmas. (Hence the "brave" charm on the tag!) However, when I saw this found relative, I got the feeling that Santa had just told him that he had better straighten up his act and be good or else he may get coal in his stocking!
Here are a couple of other details to note. I used Tim's musical score stamp from his Joyful Song set on the left of the tag. I also fussy cut the "holiday lights" box front from some of Tim's Ideology holiday papers.
I decided to include the first version of this tag. I do like it, but I found the stamping and remnant rubs on the front were just a little too busy for me. I loved using Tim's snowflake Movers and Shapers die to add the snowflake to the die cut overlay. Snowflake pattern paper was used as the background layer. I went a bit lighter with the inks and "grunging" because it is a snow-themed tag. I did use some silver acrylic paint for the "splatters here. I didn't add any charms because it was so busy.
I will end this post with a pic of both tags side by side for comparison. As usual, it was such a blast to create these. Thanks Tim for a wonderful August inspiration tag and the time you took to share your creativity with us! -- Mary Elizabeth