Saturday 21 February 2015

12 Tags of Tim Holtz - February 2015

Hello there
Just a quick post today -having always wanted to join in  'The '12 tags of Tim Holtz '  this month, with my blog up n running ,  I decided to give it a shot.

In keeping with Valentines day, Februarys tag was based on Tims simple love of making things !(n as we all know , he does it so well!) The technique - to  layer ephemera to create a patchwork inspired collage tag !
Though ,in essence, I followed Tims tutorial  which can be found here  I did choose to put my own spin on it as I didn't have all the necessary 'ingredients' in my craft stash to replicate Tims entirely .

I chose to use papers instead of ephemera  to create my patchwork arrangement n then pretty much followed the tute to create a 'shabby' kind of effect .
I opted for a cardboard heart ( using the heart wings die )  peeled back in places to reveal the corrugation, triple embossed  n rubbed with wax to highlight the corrugation lines n edges! I finished it off with a simple brad n stapled it to the tag. 

I used a  brass 'love ' token to wrap around a brass arrow to created my charm n all were distressed!

I added a touch of lace which again I embellished with a brass brad, opened n glued to a washer n I also attached a distressed mini brass corner!


Once the tag was all assembled I highlighted the word 'love' with light n shadow, rubbed the edges of the tag with a little wax , gave it a quick spritz n used twine looped back on itself to hang !   

Hope you like the creative versatility I used in making my version of Tims February tag !


 Thanks for popping by - all visits are much appreciated as are all your lovely comments ! 
 Hope to see you again soon 
Have a great weekend  !


  1. Gorgeous Amanda, colours, textures, embellishments, the lot! Xxx

  2. So glad you could join in and what a way to start! I LOVE this version Amanda! Jenny x

  3. Thx Samantha, Wendy n Jenny for your lovely comments n for stopping by ! x

  4. Thx Samantha, Wendy n Jenny for your lovely comments n for stopping by ! x

  5. So glad to see you joining in, a gorgeous tag xx

  6. I LOVE your take on Tim's tag, it is just simply gorgeous! The cardboard heart looks so beautiful and I love the collage of papers you used in the background. I think you might just get hooked on creating these Amanda (like lots of us!). Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Great tag -love the papers xx

  8. Thx Inkypinkycraft, Redanne n Carol for your lovely comments - much appreciated :) x


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