Saturday 28 May 2016

12 Tags of Tim Holtz - May 2016

HI Everyone and Welcome 
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend so far and the sun is shining down on you all.  I'm set to head back to my 'happy 'place ( Craft HQ) today but before I do I would like to share with you my take on Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016- May.
You can see Tim's tag for May here and as you will see I have mixed things up a little- not with the techniques they remain the same, primarily with the stamps. I don't yet have the Lady Rose stamp set so I have had to use an alternative and that has then influenced the colours, stencils and dies I have used.
So the stamp set I have used is 'Roadtrip'. It was a real 'must have' set when I first saw it as I have always dreamed of one day traveling down Route 66 in the U.S.A on a Harley Davidson! Alas, it is still just that - a dream but at least now I have this tag to keep the dream alive.
and a a few close up .... 
the tissue tape resist technique which not only is a great technique but also provides the 'white' for my red, white and blue American colour scheme. (Fired Brick, Salty Ocean distress spray stains). I also added a sticker and some remnant rubs befitting of my tags theme.
I used Tim's  'Traveller' layering stencil, and Tim's new gearhead thinlit dies. I cut the gears out twice and adhered them together to create thicker gears that would give some dimension when adhered to the tag. 
Another gear with brad, ideology arrow, Pewter distress spray stain and silver gilding wax provide the metallic touches 
and of course the Route 66 road sign.
Here it is again - my take on Tim's tag for May 2016
 Thanks again Tim for yet another great tag full of creative inspiration. Life just wouldn't be the same without a monthly Tim tag to make .
As you've probably guessed I will be entering this into 
Tim Holtz 12 tags of 2016- May 
and I would also like to enter this into the following challenge
 Frilly and Funky Challenge - Oh The Places You'll Go!  
 Time now to head back  to my 'happy place' and see where my creative muse takes me . 
Thank you so much for taking time out this holiday weekend to stop by. I do appreciate it, as I do your comments and follows. 
Hope you all have a lovely weekend
Take care 


  1. Ooo this is wonderful, I love retro/vintage Americana!
    So beautifully made, you're an inspiration.
    Big hugs from Poppy and me xxx

  2. Love your take on the tag Amanda and the choice of stamps and dies....just finished mine xx hope you have time to get lots of inky playtime xx hugs x

  3. Love your theme, love the red, white and blue, love the cogs, love the images - actually I love everything about this fabulous take on Tim's tag!! Hugs, Anne xx

  4. It's great to see this stamp set used so well and it's perfect for this month's technique. Love your color choices. Nicely done!

  5. Love love love this idea!!!! Absolutely stunning interpretation! Barbara

  6. Your choice of stamps is inspirational Amanda, I love the composition and design. A great remix tag xxx

  7. Wonderful interpretation of Tim's tag Amanda, your colour palette fits the theme to a tee and great images to evoke your motorcycle dreams! Thank you for sharing it, Deb xo

  8. Oh how fabulous and timely! The color is fantastic! Love your images, really amazing tag! <3

  9. Fantastic travel-themed tag. Love the vintage elements, especially the gas (petrol) station attendant. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie.

  10. Hi Amanda!
    I am so in love with your take on Tim's tag! The palette, depth and texture are fabulous! As a child my parents took me out west a few times via Route 66. So many wonderful memories, and now I'd like to take that same trip with my son. I hope you get to take your Route 66 vacation! Thank you so much for joining us at the Frilly and Funkie Challenge!

  11. What a great version of Tim's tag - love the red/white/blue and the images you used! Julia xx

  12. Absolutely love this bold, masculine take on the May combo - great stamp choices, and the stencilled lettering works perfectly with the images.
    Alison x

  13. I loved this take on Tim's May tag from the moment I saw it, being a lover of anything related to old gas stations (some of my fondest memories from childhood!) Just got the chance to pop over to say congratulations on your well deserved Top Pick at Frilly and Funkie! Hugs!

  14. Wonderful! Thanks for your nice comment on my blog... :)


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