Thursday, 28 May 2015

12 Tags of Tim Holtz - May 2015


Hi there, 
a little later than I had hoped n only just in time for the deadline ( where has this month gone ?? ) I'm here to share my take on the 12 Tags of Tim Holtz - May 2015. 

This months tag was about using a combination of elements- texture, photos, ephemera, flowers n embellishments to create a sense of nostalgia . You can see Tims version by clicking on the link above .

I followed Tims Tutorial for the most part but had to make a few changes, mainly due to a lack of some of the supplies needed .  

So heres what I did - focusing particularly on the elements I changed!

I covered my tag in a creamy coloured jute using double side adhesive sheet. I used texture paste through the chevron layering stencil . At this point I I decided that my tag was to have a feminine feel so I inked over the dry texture paste with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink . I inked the edges of the tag with  Brushed Corduroy n Walnut Stain Distress Ink aswell as applying a very light touch of the brown inks  over the jute to give a more aged appearance to the finished tag .


then selected a photo of a very 'well kempt'  young lady n some ephemera  and followed Tims direction painting in a touch of colour, adding remnant rubs to the photo and adhering them to the background. I embellished with a few mini staples down one side of the ephemera n an ideology arrow .
 


My crinkle ribbon was created in the same way as Tim had shown in the tutorial  n once tied around the tag I adorned with three bead pins and a small brass button sewn to the centre of the bow. I decided to mount my quote onto brown card leaving only a very thin border which I then scuffed round the edges, again to give an aged effect! 
As I  don't have the lovely Tiny Tattered florals thinlits die I resorted to my other flower dies and then remembered I had a stash of pre cut flowers -ya know the ones that ya cut for other projects and  don't end up using but WON'T throw away because they WILL come in for something, someday hahaha !
Well it just so happened that today was that day n the tag was that something - So I used a spiky flower from the stash inked it  with Victorian Velvet and Walnut Stain Distress Inks and then combined it with a couple of ideology flowers and adhered them together with a brad. 
I then place a memo pin underneath the flower to create a 'kind of stem' for the flower n adhered in place.

All that remained was fixing an eyelet in place to finish off the hole in the top of the tag n double threading a length of taupe cotton ribbon through the hole to create a hanger! 

 N here it is My take on Tims tag for May 2015! 
  

Thanks so much for stopping by to view my tag  its always lovely to see you ! 
A big THANK YOU  too for all the fab comments  left for me about Crazy Bird moving in. they really were so much appreciated!! 
Hope to see you again soon  n be sure to have a lovely weekend





23 comments:

Buttons said...

Stand up round of applause for this take on Tim's tag Amanda!!! LOVE that pin flower and the softness of the background. Jenny x

Samantha Read said...

This is so very beautiful :)
Wishing you a lovely weekend, big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

Astrid Maclean said...

Totally fabulous!!! Such a great take on the original! Love the photo you chose and great choice of other embellishments!!

Redanne said...

Amanda, your tag is gorgeous, I just love the light colour burlap, it really sets off the elements SO beautifully! Love your take on Tim's tag!! Hugs, Anne xxx

Karen Garrard said...

A wonderful tag! The wonderfully light background and great choice of embellishments make this really stand out. Love it! Karen.x

diana said...

beautiful tag!!! I love the little details!! congrats on your mention on tim's blog!!

Marci said...

Beautiful tag! I love how you made it more feminine. Congratulations on being on Tim's list!

Redanne said...

Congratulations on your win with your gorgeous tag Amanda!! Hugs, Anne xxx

pmstamper said...

Awesome tag. Congrats on being a May challenge winner. Love your detailing on this, including the flower, buttons, pins, and tiny attachers. Thanks for sharing.

Buttons said...

What a winner!!! SO pleased for you Amanda - richly deserved. Jenny x

Jess M said...

Such a pretty pink tag!

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love your interpretation of Tim's May tag, adding the stick pins and the eyelet were wonderful additions and really love the 'Tread' stenciling in pink. Congratulations of being chosen as one of Tim's May winners!

Kay Wallace said...

Congratulations on being featured as one of Tim's 12 May tags, Amanda! Well deserved. I am lovin' the pink here!

Sara Barker said...

FAB-U-LOUSSSS! A huge congratulations; well deserved! This is beautiful! Newest follower!

Sara Barker said...

PS, Call me blind, but I don't see a follow button on your blog. Please think about adding so we don't miss any more of your amazing work!

Lee-Anne said...

I love all of the soft, feminine elements on this! Beautifully done and well deserving of top honors over at Tim's this month!

Brenda Brown said...

So pleased to see this in Tim's line - such a gorgeous tag - huge congrats xxxxx

Heather Jacob said...

love love love ....perfectly spectacular x

Nicole Wright said...

Pretty in Pink... This is stunning... What a beautiful tag! Big Congratulations!!!!

Karen Garrard said...

A HUGE Congratulations Amanda. Beautiful tag! Karen.x

Kim Evans said...

Love it!

Kimberly Cobb said...

Your tag is beautiful...Love the spiky flower and your pin bow embellishment. Congratulations on your win.

Christy - www.hokiecoyote.com said...

Very nice tag. I especially love all the details like the staples that criss cross and the chevron paste in the background. Congratulations!