Saturday 30 January 2016

12 Tags of Tim Holtz - January 2016

 Hello again Everyone
What a week its been - 3 blog posts in as many days  - think that's a record for me!! Its definitely been a creative , productive week and I have the inky fingers to prove it. So pleased I got my 'scrubbie' !

So today it's time to share my take on Tim Holtz tag for 12 tags of 2016- January
You can see Tim's tag for January 2016 and how he created it here and as he's the 'Master of his Game' and explains everything so well there really is no need for me to go into detail so lets get started!
Here's my tag

I used the same embossing folder as Tim did and I have to say I have always LOVED this Industrial Metal technique from the first time I ever tried it. 
Now the Chalkboard technique is something I haven't tried before until now. I tried a few times but I wasn't getting a result I was happy with so I decided that I would come back to it (I'm not one to give in) when I had more time and I would use the chalk in a slightly different way to Tim on my chosen blueprint stamp - the padlock from Tim's Industrial Blueprint stamp set 
I stamped the padlock in Versamark, embossed with white embossing powder, heat set and then delicately applied Silver gilding wax over the embossing. I then used the chalk to outline the image and smudged the chalk as I worked. Its been a while since I last used chalk back in my teaching days so thanks Tim for the memories ! 

As Tim did on his tag I layered my image also - the centre panel on the lock. I also added an embellishment - an Ideology long fastener fed through an Ideology washer and adhered over the keyhole. 

I painted my chosen wordband with Black Soot distress paint,

punched an eyelet over the tag hole and fed a length of silver chain through the hole. 

and here it is again - My finished Tag for Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 - January 
the first of this years collection. 

I do enjoy making my 'Tim' tags, just hope I can make all 12 this year - fingers crossed !! 

Thanks again for taking the time out to stop by today - I really do appreciate it . I hope I make your visits worthwhile and you leave feeling a little inspired and/or motivated to go and connect with your creative self.
Be sure to have a lovely weekend 
Stay safe and warm 
Take care
 Amanda x 


  1. LOVE this version Amanda! Jenny x

  2. What a great take/make of Tim's tag Amanda. So fun to see the chain through the hole - it goes perfectly! j.

  3. What a great take on Tim's tag Amanda! I love the addition of the chain, and the little metal bit on the lock is quite genius! hugs :)

  4. Wow! What a stunner!!!
    You have such a talent and every time I visit your blog it's a real treat :)
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

  5. Just love this take Amanda the lock chalkboard has worked perfectly and looks fabulous on the industrial numbers.
    happy Sunday.
    hugs Brenda xxx

  6. Your industrious technique has turned out beautifully and I love the padlock, it looks a-maz-ing. Like others, I love the chain too, it goes so well with all the other elements. A brilliant take Amanda! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Great take on your Tim tag Amanda, I love how you improvised the chalk technique! Bobbi xx

  8. Great job with the tag....will be trying your method with the gilding wax...yours is lovely!

  9. Love the lock here and thethe chain too. Great take!!!

  10. Great tag and love the metal chain at the top xx hugs x

  11. Terrific take on the January tag - love that typewriter background. Looks like I'll be mainly sitting this year out, given I'll be away from my craft stash for at least half the tags... sigh!
    Alison xx

  12. I love your take on Tim's tag, Amanda, and the unique touches you have added. Makes it totally yours and a stunner!

  13. Wonderful industrial look to this from top to bottom! I love your take on Tim's tag! That chalk board technique had me scratching my head, since I didn't own the products, but you sure did figure it out! Looks great with the lock!

  14. Oh Amanda, you blew it away with this fabulous take! The lock is gorgeous here, what a fabulous design! Hugs, Autumn


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