Saturday, November 1, 2014

Tim Holtz 12 Tags of 2014: November

Hello again!  Two posts in one day is totally unlike me, but I love Tim's tags and I had some time to play today so I made a tag to enter this month.
I loved the way he created this month's tag and while I didn't have all the supplies he had, I made do with what I had (which is still a LOT!).  I started with a manila tag and distress paints (colors are listed below).  I put some on my mat, spritzed it with lots of water, then dragged my tag through it until I got the colors I wanted.  Then I dried it with a heat gun and set it aside. 
Next, I took a kraft tag and used an impression plate to get a wood grain effect.  I distressed it with walnut stain then die cut the leaf.  I don't have the distress sprays (yet!), so I took a black soot distress ink and spritzed it with water then created the drips of ink with a paint brush.  The arrow was die cut five times and stacked together.  To distress it a bit, I rubbed some gold metallic rub onto it.  The top and bottom of the tag looked bare, so I inked it up with a checkmate stencil and walnut stain distress ink.  The peach seam binding was added with the tiny attacher and I adhered the arrow on top of it.  Lastly, I stamped the sentiment.
I laid the kraft tag over the manila tag and stamped the veins of the leaf in chocolate chip ink.  Then I took the dot fade stencil, inked Versamark through it, and embossed it with gold powder.  The two tags were then adhered together and the seam binding and twine were tied through the top hole.
Phew!  These tags always take some time, but they are oh so fun to create!  I just love techniques!
I don't know if you can tell, but I purchased a new camera.  I bought a Canon Rebel T3i.  I love it because I don't have to alter the photo at all when I upload it other than to crop it.  I just love how the background is faded.  I can't wait to play with it some more!
That's it for me!  Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps:  Leaf Prints (PTI), Just Sayings (Tim Holtz)
Paper:  Manila and kraft tags
Ink:  Distress inks:  mustard seed, ripe persimmon, walnut stain, black soot; Versamark; chocolate chip
Distress Paint:  Mustard seed, wild honey, rusty hinge, ripe persimmon, crushed olive, pealed paint
Accessories:  Leaf prints die (PTI), arrow (Reverse Confetti), checkmate stencil (Wendy Vecchi), dot fade stencil (Tim Holtz), wood grain impression plate (PTI), tiny attacher, gold metallic rub, gold ep, seam binding, black twine



Tenia Nelson said...


Cheryl said...

Love your tag and with all the great detail I can see why they take a while to create! This is stunning!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done. Love the maple leaf :)

sally said...

Love your tag! Always fun to make the monthly challenge tag :-)


Linda said...

I love your take on the tag. You are fight. They are fun to do.

Tajanna said...

Fantastic tag! I like this style and technique


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