Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - September

Hello and welcome to "Unofficial-End-of-Summer-Unofficial-Start-Of-Fall!" I know that Fall does not really begin until the Autumnal Equinox on September 22, but I am more than ready to dispense with the heat!

Here is my version of the Tim Holtz tag of the month. Instead of butterflies, I decided to go with my favorite embellishment - gears. For my tag, I used the following supplies:
Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Classics#1, Classics#2, Classics#5, Mercantile CMS189, and Stampin Up background stamp "En Francais."
Dies: Sizzix Movers & Shapers Mini Gears Set and Spellbinders Sprightly Sprockets
Stencil: Tim Holtz layering stencil THS010 Eye Chart
Card stock: Glossy card stock, black card stock (I made my own tag)
Ranger Archival ink in black
Many different colors of Adirondack alcohol ink

Here is a link to the tutorial I followed to make this tag: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-september/.

I hope you like my tag, and if you have any comments, I would love to hear from you! Peace.


Monday, August 18, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - August

Hi again! I am happy to present to you my version of the Tim Holtz tag of the month for August 2014.  What I love most about this tag is the way you can use tissue tape to highlight a focal image on your project. But honestly, I really love everything about this tag.  Oh, and the rust technique using Vintage Photo distress embossing powder is pretty cool too. If you would like to see Tim's tag and tutorial, you will find it here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-august/. As always, thank you for visiting my blog, and have a great day. Peace.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - July

Hello everyone! It's getting close to the end of July and I just finished my Tim Holtz tag of the month. I almost didn't make it, because I had absolutely none of the dies and embossing folders that he used. That is unusual for me, since I am a TH addict! But now that it's done, I am very glad I did, because I learned that you can use Distress Paint, Distress Stain AND Distress Ink on a background to get an awesome result! Since I had to improvise all the way here, I went online and snagged some free SVG files for the seahorse, sand dollar and starfish and cut them with my electronic cutting machine. Also, I opted for using some Distress Glitter in Mustard Seed instead of Tim's "sand" and I used Crackle Accents instead of Distress Crackle (which had dried up on me in the jar). The crackle on the seahorse turned out strangely, but that's OK with me! If you would like to see Tim's tag and tutorial, you can click here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-july/. Thank you for visiting. Have a great day! Peace.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Father's Day Card 2014

Hello everyone! I wanted to share with you a Father's Day card that I made which is based on Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - January. I did not make the tag for January (yet), but I love this tag so much that I shamelessly stole Tim's design for this card. If you would like to see Tim's tag and tutorial, you can click here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-january/. Supplies include Sizzix Alterations "Mini Clock Key & Pocket Watch" (Movers & Shapers), Sizzix Alterations "Cargo Stencil Number Set" (Movers & Shapers), Sizzix Alterations "Word Play Alphabet" die,  Sizzix Alterations Gear embossing folder, and Stampers Anonymous Cling Stamp Set CMS189 "Mercantile". I am so glad you stopped by.  Oh, and BTW, Happy 59th Birthday, Disneyland!  Peace.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - June

Hello friends!  This month's Tim Tag is all about watercolor, which is really popular right now.  I have been having fun with this medium lately.  I recently took an online class where I learned tons of ways to use watercolor in my cardmaking.  It's pretty amazing what can be done, even as a beginner!  The distress colors I chose for this month's tag are Worn Lipstick, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Peacock Feathers, Tumbled Glass, and Dusty Concord.  Thanks for stopping by!  Peace.

Monday, May 26, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - May

I'm on a roll! Here is my version of Tim Holtz' May 2014 tag.  It was fun digging through my stash of trinkets and embellishments to make this tag.  For Tim's tag tutorial, click here: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-may/.  Thanks for stopping by!  Peace.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014 - April

Hallo!  Today I present to you my version of the April 2014 Tim Holtz tag of the month.  I love his new Frameworks dies and the fact that you can mix and match the shapes into the frames.  Lots of possibilities here, I think!  Here is the link to Tim's tutorial: http://timholtz.com/12-tags-of-2014-april/.  I tried to mimic Tim's design and colors for this tag, and even though I am the worst hot glue gun operator in the world, I brought mine out for the "pinecone" roses.  I admit that I need to practice on the roses, but I think that they can be beautiful!  Thanks for stopping by.  Peace.