Saturday, 1 February 2014

Tim Holtz: 12 Tags of 2014 - February


Tim's tag above - click on the picture to go to his blog
 and see in detail how he did it.


My tag below - I must warn you though
this is a lesson in how not to do it!

I put it on some nice music score to distract you!

I'm always too hard on myself I know, and I actually like
the finished result - the background's quite nice, but
what let it down was the rubber stamping.
It should have been a nice chalky effect - I love the
blackboard effect on Tim's tag.
Mine shows how it turns out if you don't have any of
the 'frosted crystal embossing powder'.
I used regular Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel.

Once it's stamped and heat embossed, chalk is
rubbed all over the image and the chalk is supposed to stick
 onto the texture of frosted crystal embossing powder.

Not in my case as can be seen from the photo above.
This is the first time I've used Distress Embossing Ink
and I think I may have applied too much heat
as it went shiny - oh well, I'll know for next time. 

I didn't have any Distress Glitter for the heart
(mine's cut from mountboard)
so instead used some tiny little balls which are
actually for nail art which I'll never use on my nails.

Just in case you're wondering what the lettering says -

"Change is to give up what we are
to become what we could be"
from Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection
'Pattern Pieces CMS012"

If I get some of the proper embossing powder, I
may have another go - I'll have no excuses then
if it still doesn't turn out right!

Thanks for looking :)


Mrs A. said...

Well I think this is super. Maybe not what you had envisaged or turned out quite right to your mind but I think Tim would be giving ou the thumbs up ! Hugs Mrs A.

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

I think it's quite beautiful, and that red lace seems rather familiar! Are you supposed to replicate the process and products from his blog, or make it your own?

Netty said...

How boring it would be if every tag Tim created everyone copied and not given it their own particular flair. I love your tag Sherry. Annette x

JansArtyJunk said... are quick off the mark Sherry!...and I love the originality of your lovely tag...those little nail art balls are a fabby addition on your heart :) Jan x x

Sue Fraser said...

Sherry your tag is awesome. It isn't supposed to be a copy and what you've done is very clever considering you had ti improvise with the products. Love the little red nail art balls!

Jackie said...

Your tag is fabulous - I like the little heart especially. It's always good to have some differences to Tim's, I think. Jx

Ira Huberts said...

You're joking right? For your tag looks super duper Sherry, love the metal embossed look, so cool! And hey, this is YOUR creation, which makes it unique ;-) Speaking of which: gosh, I really LOVE your box, fab stamping work! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Deborah said...

Well it was worth a try, Sherry, and it still looks good. Your red heart reminds me of those sweets you get in the liquorice allsorts packets with the tiny sprinkles on. Yum :-)

Cheryl Hartmann said...

Really cool take on this month's tag! Love the embossed look - it turned out so cool!

Elaine said...

I think it looks great! You've learnt something, you've had fun and the result is fine. Elaine x

WendyK said...

It's a great tag Sherry, love the heart, and the whole thing has turned out really well.