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 .
I 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