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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 







14 comments:

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

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

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

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  4. Ooooooh Amanda............I love it...........fabulous!!!
    Sheila-x-

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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  14. Love this tag Pink๐Ÿ’— I just got this die to and can't wait to get started! Thanks for your inspiration ๐Ÿ’“

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