Wednesday 24 June 2015

12 Tags of Tim Holtz -June 2015

Hi there, 
what a lovely sunny day it's been here today in my little corner of the world - hope its been the same where you are . 
Fancy a coffee?
Well I hope my take on the  12 tags of Tim Holtz- June 2015  will provide you with a caffeine hit! 
A lack of some of the craft supplies meant I have had to improvise a little but on the whole I followed Tim's Tutorial which you can find if you click on the link above . 

So here are the changes I made either by choice or necessity:

I spritzed my tag using Antique linen and I used Peacock Feathers and Stormy Sky Distress Ink for my plaid effect. Both Walnut Stain and Black Soot DI were used to ink the edges of my tag.

As I don't have the fresh brew die in my craft stash I had to consider other options and at first I was looking at using one of my other Tim Holtz dies but then I thought maybe I could actually create my own fresh brew cup with my own fair hands !!  I had nothing to loose as my other dies would serve as a back up plan . 
So like Tim I took the various surfaces n instead of using the Fresh Brewed die  I created  templates for the the various parts of the coffee cup n cut them out free hand. I  then followed the rest of Tim's instruction to bring the parts together. I toned my circle in with my background by painting it in Peacock feathers Distress Paint .

It was a first airing for my bottle of mushroom alcohol ink n i do love the tone it gives to the silver star!

Though my Sewing Machine is ' in situ' it still needs to be set up so I hand sewed down the side of the natural burlap strip. I used natural jute to tie around the base of the cup and fixed an eyelet in place around the tag hole to  thread a length of natural linen ribbon through. Taking a 'genuine' ideology tag I sanded it  back and pinned it to the ribbon. To finish my tag off I mounted it onto a piece of brown card stock cut to size.
 N that's it - my take on Tim's tag for June 2015
   Now was that one sugar or two? 

Thanks for  stopping by today - always lovely to share your company.
 Look forward to seeing you next time 
keep on smiling  
Amanda x 


  1. Looks great - love your hand cut coffee cup ! Xx

  2. Lovely background Amanda and love the fact you made your own coffee cup, fab idea. Tracy x

  3. The background you created is wonderful and your improvisations are very clever! I love your take on Tim's tag. Hugs, Anne xx

  4. Ooooooh Amanda............I love it...........fabulous!!!

  5. Love your tag, Amanda! You've used my fav colors! great interpretation! Barbarayaya

  6. Love your tag, Amanda! you've used my fav colors! great interpretation !BArbarayaya

  7. Love your tag, Amanda! you've used my fav colors! great interpretation !BArbarayaya

  8. Fabby Amanda - very clever to make your own 'die cuts'.

  9. Fab - love your own die cut - would have had me fooled (no rude comments!!). Have a lovely day xx

  10. What a great tag, love it. Michelle x

  11. Absolutely love this Pink!!!! I just got this die too, so dang cute

  12. I'm sitting here, stalking you ;) and drinking, yes coffee!
    Just adore this tag. I love your attention to detail Amanda, awesome :)
    Wishing you a very lovely weekend, hugs from Poppy and me xxx

  13. Perfectly done, Amanda! Good luck in the June picks by Tim and Mario! It would be well deserved!

  14. Love this tag Pink💗 I just got this die to and can't wait to get started! Thanks for your inspiration 💓


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