12 Tags of 2014- June

Oh My goodness it feels like time flies and I am always doing things at the last minute lately

I totally love the technique for this months Tag and had a basic Idea I wanted to try though far less colourful

I love the stencil I used from crafters workshop (and can not wait to get my hands on some of Tim’s I have one on its way here atm) everything else, the inks, the stamps is all from the Distress and Tim Holtz lines of products.

I sat with it for 2 days and as much as part of me wants to add to this I so love the simplicity of it I have decided to leave it be and let it be simple.

I really love how the spooky trees stencil works so well with the distress browns. I adore this elephant stamp and have been itching to use it since I got it for a bargain price on ebay (under $10 can you believe I got that set so cheap)

 

Anyway this is my Tag: Hope you enjoy it!!

junetag

12 Tags of 2014- May

May tag

My take on Tim’s May tag.

Have to say this was a bit difficult for me as I am not great with straight lines and well tons of stuff on one thing (I have always struggled with what I tend to think feels a bit cluttered)

 

Anyway the Paper Is a mix from 2 diff Kaiser Pads (I am yet to have any of the Tim Holtz stuff but have some on it’s way at long last)

Vintage Photo Distress ink and a couple of various brown stains.

Idea-ology, mirrored sheeting as well as watch parts and a Kaiser rub on.

As well as a Sizzix ornate fram die cut and Tim Holtz movers and shapers Butterfly.

 

I am rather proud of how this turned out some wonky edges and all.

A Mothers Day Card

Mums card

I set myself a challenge after purchasing two new Kaiser Pads this week, to use one of them to create a card without adding any other embelishments or bits from my stash, The only thing I have added is a little distress ink water colour and a little around the outside edge of the card and matting.

Everything on the card came from the Art of Life Paper Pad and I have to say I am really happy with how this turned out and am sure my Mum will like it as well.

12 Tags of 2014 – April

My life seems to have turned into a juggling act where I feel like I am on a bit of a treadmill always trying to catch up.

So today I took some me crafting time to do my Tag for this month, sadly I do not as yet have any of the new dies, cork sheeting or Tattered Pinecone die (believe me it has been on my wishlist for a while now)

 

Tim’s Tag showcases 3 techniques this month, the first with Distress Paint and tissue tape, one with the new dies, and the last with the tattered pinecone rose.

So I had to get really creative with it. I like to include at least 2 of techniques that we have been taught.

 

Here is My tag

 

My Tak on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014

My Tak on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014

I started with the background and used stormy Sky Distress Paint and a mix of the blue inks and ye olde vintage photo, the paint does not stand out as much as I got a bit confused and forgot to mist before I set them oh well live and learn I am still really happy with the finished product so all good.

I then Die cut a Quickutz boarder die I have out of thin chipboard as well as some pattern paper and a piece of mirrored sheeting to fill in some of the hearts. I used my blending tool with vintage photo on the patter paper (which is from the Prima Pad Almanac) and misted it to tone it back down. I also painted stormy sky onto the thin chip and blended a little vintage photo over the top.

I coloured some Crinkle ribbon with my blending tool and misted it, dried it and added it along the bottom with a tag, and some blue paper string. Along with an Idea o logy Key.

I then cut out some small royal roses from the same paper I used in the heart, added some vintage photo to the back and over the pattern as well as the edges. Decided where I wanted them

and Viola this months Tag. Well not quite it took me quite a long time to do I really struggle with tags. I don’t know why but I find them harder than making a card or layout. So what sounds simple actually took me a good few hours to sort out and execute.

I’ve got a Golden Ticket

golden tickets

 

A friend of mine posted on her facebook status that her daughter made a wish to go to Willy Wonka’s  Chocolate factory, and whilst we can not quite make that wish come true she is doing her best to at least make as much of it come true as possible.

I totally love this Inkadinkado stamp set and it has gotten quite a workout over the years.

I could not help but want to assist in making this friends Daughters dream of finding a golden ticket and going to a chocolate factory come true.

So with a ticket die, the Inkadinkado stamps and some gold DCWV cardstock all stamped in Archival Jet Black ink I made these and sent them off to her.

 

Can not wait to hear about the rest of the adventure and her reaction when she finds her golden ticket.

Aged Pirate Card

Have to say I am so happy with how this turned out.


pirate card

 

I made it for a friend who reminds me of a Pirate and when I set out to make the card I thought oooh I want to do a treasure type map card.

I forgot how much I love to make something look old and aged even if it was white to begin with.

The background is a combo of Handmade distress re-inker mists, glimmer mist, and Tsukinedo walnut mist.

I used stamps from Tim Holtz, prima and some from a cheap pirate and princess set I have mostly stamped in Distress ink and Archival Jet Black.

There is tissue tape underneath the film strip ribbon (my first use of it on a card or anything of my own work other than the Tim Holtz workshop a couple of years ago)

And I even parted with one of the Idea-ology skull and crossbones charms which I rubbed a little bit of distress paint over to make it fit the card a wee bit better.

Anyway that is my Aged Pirate Card that I had a lot of fun experimenting and stepping out of my usual clean uncluttered style with.

12 Tags March 2014

March tags

 

Of Course this is inspired by Tim’s original Tag.

 

This month focused on 2 main things Smudge stamping a technique I really love to give a fuzzy worn look to images and things and the new craft spritzer.  Which I have yet to add to my stash.

 

I did two lots of tags for this month because I ruined the first set you know that gut wrenching feeling when you use a colour that is normally light and it goes on way to dark yep that happened.

 

Anyway I used a Hero Arts Burlap Background stamp in Picked Raspberry just for something a little different. Smudged (See Tims Blog post for the technique)

Then used the Compass and the butterfly stamp from my Tim Stamp Stash.

Also using the same technique.

I added a quote from Tim’s say it stamps and some tissue   tape and viola this months tag.

I rather like the pinkness of it as its something a little different for me.