Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Tim Holtz: 12 Tags of 2014 - March


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


Here's the tag I created.

As I didn't have any of the stamps Tim used, 
instead of a Spring theme, I chose sewing.
(The stamps are from PaperArtsy - HP1216 and
Creative Expressions - Vintage Sewing)

This month it was about getting smudgy with
the stamping - something I usually avoid at all costs!
The effect was very subtle though and just
created a softening around the edges. 

I must admit I had to discard my first attempt
at a tag as I made a mess of spritzing
technique with the distress markers.
I bought the little tool but found it quite
hard to get working - and when I did, found
that the stencil I used didn't give a nice effect.
When I tried again on this tag, I still wasn't
happy but luckily could cover it with some of
the tissue tape as shown below. 

The colours of Distress Ink I used were
Seedless Preserve, Peeled Paint,
Frayed Burlap, Pumice Stone and Black Soot.
I didn't intend the Seedles Preserve (purple) to
be quite a dominant as it turned out to be -
I was a bit heavy handed with the blending tool!

I didn't have any of Tim's new coloured jute string,
but did have some garden string in just the right
colour for my tag.

So, it didn't go completely to plan, but I like it!

Looking forward to next month's tag already!

Thanks for looking :)



JansArtyJunk said...

Gorgeous tag Sherry, LOVE your choice of stamps and colour combo...must get an ink pad of that seedless preserve!! My crafty attempts never go to plan LOL....but as long as you have fun experimenting and playing, and the end result is as beautiful as this!... who cares about plans! x x

Deborah said...

Like your take on the tim tag, Sherry. You've made it yours. I have to confess that I preferred his tags with the plain background.

Vic said...

You persevered and the tag turned out beautifully, makes me want to sew something. This months tag was hard. Nice work!

Elaine said...

Loving your purple colourway and the stitching theme on your tag. I think the fun of this challenge is the improvising!!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

I really like your touch with the staples. So cool!

Jackie said...

Your tag is wonderful. I always think it is good when people create a variation of Tim's rather than just copy directly.