Sunday, 27 March 2016

Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016- March goes 3D !

Hello Everyone , 
Hello Springtime and Happy Easter!.
Hope you are all enjoying/ have enjoyed your weekend and are all refreshed for the week ahead . 
If you remember at the end of my Tim Holtz 12 tag of 2016- March post, I said to 'watch this space' as I was going to try and create another version of Tims tag if time allowed. Well,as it is said 'Time waits for no man. - in this case woman so I heeded those words and headed back into my happy crafty world .
So today I am sharing with you my 'Take 2' version of Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016 - March. I have remixed it by using one of the fabulous ATB dies designed by Eileen Hull .

I cut the ATB from mount board using Eileen Hull's ATB die, gave it a coat of gesso and then painted it using Tim Holtz Ground Espresso distress paint and set it aside to dry.  (Sorry for the lack of photo at this stage but the one I had taken came out all blurry.)

Whilst the ATB was drying I made the panels to cover the sides of the ATB using the same techniques as Tim has for the March tag, which you can find here and as Tim explains the 'how to' so well there really is no need for me to attempt to .

Here are the panels before adding colour ,using distress crayons, and adhering them together . 

I also created a panel for the top of the ATB  in the same way but created a circle aperture rather than a butterfly .
(( see the  photo's coming up )  
I altered a spare wooden door knob I found lurking in my odds and ends drawer by giving it a coat of gesso and a  few coats of Ground Espresso distress paint.  Once dry I added some gold gilding wax as a finishing touch . 

Here are some photos of the assembled ATB  starting with an aerial shot

 and closer

I added a chit chat sticker to each of the sides- 'believe', 'create'

'inspire', 'imagine'.   
'If you can imagine an idea, you can believe you can create it and inspire others to do the same!' 

I do hope you like this as much as I enjoyed creating it !
 I have to say I am really pleased with how its turned out and my thanks goes to Tim Holtz for inspiring and enabling me to take his fabulous March tag techniques and run with them and to Eileen too for designing such a fabulous die. 
Thanks Guys - you Rock !! 

Time now for me to head off n enter this into Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016- March 
aswell as the following challenge

so I'll love you n leave you n thank you so much for stopping by today  
Have a great week everyone 
 Take care 


  1. Lovely Amanda. I love how,you took the techniques and made them your own. Fabulous ATB. Tracy x

  2. wow - awesome work amanda - I love this to bits xx

  3. I love your 3D tag Amanda- so clever!

  4. Such a fabulous project Amanda and cleverly put together. Love the panels they look superb using the remix techniques and a great idea to combine them on an ATB. I still haven't tried this and you've inspired me to go relate today, thank you.
    Have a lovely bank holiday Monday, hopefully the storm will abate soon.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

  5. Just INCREDIBLE in every way... WOW.... Gorgeous. Xj.

  6. I don't like it at all Amanda... I LOVE IT!!! You know already how much I love Eileen's dies but using the Tim tag for inspiration is just genius! I love this version of the tag, it is stunning. Your attention to detail, as ever, is superb! Hugs, Anne xx

  7. Amanda, this ATB is the coolest take on this technique! So fabulous. I really love your colorful layering. Gorgeous! Hugs, Autumn

  8. Completely wonderful! Great spin and design!

  9. This is beautiful too!
    I always love your attention to detail.
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xx

  10. AWESOME - so clever too - to mix the techniques xxx LOVE IT xx

  11. oh, I love that you made it an ATB!! simply fabulous. =)

  12. That is fabulous Amanda, brilliant idea to use Tim's techniques on the ATB, love it! Deb xo

  13. I mean, that's just, INSPIRED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SUCH a clever idea! I LOVE this version Amanda x

  14. That is really beautifully done. I hadn't seen those dies before, now will have to look into them. Thanks for sharing your awesome creation.

  15. Your colored butterfly panels sure do make such a statement with the cardboard backing-the statement is: I'm fabulous! Wowzers and awesome sauce idea to use the ATB and make this a signature design. Your use of the inspirational words are just icing on this artist cake. Gorgeous colors and genius ATB!

    Thanks for joining our "Crazy for Colour" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

  16. Super cool project, Amanda! What a genius idea to use Tim's technique on the ATB! I absolutely love it!
    Thank you so much for joining in our Crazy For Colour challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT x

  17. Hmmmm, I left you a comment yesterday, but for some reason it doesn't appear.

    What a wonderful, creative way to use Tim's tag inspiration this month! Your colors are fabulous and the knob you altered is the icing on the block, I mean-- cake! Well done!

    Thank you for joining our Crazy For Color Challenge at Anything But Cute. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

  18. Genius - what a fabulous way to take the March combo and turn it into something really special - love, love your ATB!
    Alison x

  19. Brilliant absolutely brilliant! I think this work is outstanding! LOve love love !Every little detail is perfect! BArbara

  20. Fun project!
    Thank you so much for joining our Crazy for Colors challenge at Anything But Cute!
    Samra DT
    Paper Talk with Samra


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