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12 Tags of 2014 – November

My goodness time flies

As always Tim Holtz had some great ideas and techniques for this months tag.

I am a huge fan of recycling or upcycling in my crafts so always love using boxes and their corrugated cardboard for projects

I could not find my stamping film so used some Mona Lisa variagated Gold Leaf instead

I love this tag. In case you do not know this already I really love butterflies they are a huge symbol in my life .

When I saw the tag I thought it would be so great to play with In fact I ended up with a few extra backgrounds just from what I had on my craft mat.

november tag

I was aiming for a sort of sunset sky look to my background, I really need to get one of the brighter orange distress paints for my collection.

I am so happy with how this turned out and have to say totally loving the Distress Stain Sprays just so totally awesome 🙂

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12 Tags of 2014 – September

I was so excited when I saw this Months tag Tim Holtz is really bringing some colour and fun into the tag this month with what is a huge symbol in my life Butterflies. And better yet I actually had all the right product to do my own take on this months tag.

I am super happy with how it turned out, the only thing being that the pic does not show up the Alcohol Ink background technique,

When I saw the original tag I knew I had to have a play, making fluttering butterflies has been a staple of my crafting since I first began my tentative steps into the wonderful world of papercrafting. In fact I was heartbroken last year when my favorite butterfly punch (I own very few punches as I really do not use them much but this one I used a lot) died it was only $2 and I got a good 8 years out of it so not to bad at all anyway The New Butterfly frenzy die makes me very happy as it is much easier to use than a punch and gives loads of shapes and sizes.

So here is my Tag, I decided I wanted to use my New French Flight Framelits and Stamp Set and so below is my take on this Months tag 🙂

Eiffle Butterfly 1

12 Tags of 2014- August

It is that time of the Month again 🙂 Time to Share my Take on Tim’s Tag.

 

Have to say I really loved working with the Ranger Texture Paste, I have used impasto, modelling paste, gel medium and even Embossing paste all have their good and bad points but I have to say the Ranger Texture Paste is so quick and simple and easy to remove mostly cause it does not coat onto the outside of your stencils the way others do.

 

Anyway I did leave out one element and that was further stamping my tag which by the time I realised it was just far to late so I left well enough alone.

 

August tag

12 Tags of 2014 – July

I know cutting it fine yet again….

I have had this almost finished for about a week but was stuck on what I wanted the finishing touches to be.

There were so many awesome techniques it was hard to decide what I wanted to do.

Click here to see the original and to learn the techniques

I used some plastic packaging, the Cracked embossing folder, Peacock feathers distress – ink, paint, stain and marker (I know), silver distress paint, A muse token, the paper twine in striped, rock candy crackle, milled lavender stain and paint, Worn Lipstick (I think) paint, Picked Raspberry Marker, Mini Gears and a wing from that Idea-ology set as well as grungeboard from a basics plain set (the heart and wing), film strip ribbon, and Linen ribbon (I know my how my stash has grown). I also used the Spritzer and my new fav go to must have tool wish I had had one sooner the Tiny Attatcher.

Here is my Tag

july tag

It is funny how things that look so simple can be so involved I used the paint and stain technique for the background tag, the embossed plastic, the stained crackle (although mine does not show as much), the outlining with a distress marker though I slightly blended it for the look I wanted). The only technique I have yet to try is the making of my own sand and that is on my list to try at some point I have an idea in mind for it actually.

So that is my Tag for July wonder what August will bring 🙂

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.

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.